Great Thinkers

The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to ...

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780993538704

Category: Idea (Philosophy)

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Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

Great Thinkers A Z

Julian Baggini, Jeremy Stangroom. in memory of Lori Fells, whose kindness and good humour will be long remembered by her friends in the philosophical community. intrmtuittian: Great Thinkers AME: fit Sser's Guide The great thinkers.

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826467423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Great thinkers A-Z brings together 101 lively and concise snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from ancient times to today. The key figures from all major Western philosophical traditions and periods are here. Also included are other major thinkers, such as Freud, Darwin and Einstein, Who, while not philosphers themseleves, have nevertheless had a major impact on philosophy. Togehter, these snapshots offer a full and fascinating overview of Western philosophy. Each entry locates a philosopher in their historical and intellectual context: provides a clear account of their principal writings and ideas: assesses their impact and importance; illustrates how they influenced, and were influenced by other, other philosophers; and gives suggestions for further reading. Great Thinkers A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of Western thought and a valuable reference resource for students of philosophy and related disciplines.

Insights and Oversights of Great Thinkers

Thus the "subtlety of nature,” upon which Francis Bacon sagaciously remarked, fools many a philosopher, and might have fooled me had not several great thinkers seen through the situation before I came along.

Author: Charles Hartshorne

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438406010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

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One learns a great deal about a major philosopher by coming to appreciate his perspective on the history of philosophy. Here Charles Hartshorne gives us just such a perspective on the history of philosophy and thereby on himself. This is a reexamination of the history of philosophy, looking at neglected aspects of the philosophers’ thought, interpreting their views in a sharply focused, controversial manner in order to show the origins and development within the Western tradition of the metaphysical and moral views represented by process philosophy. The result is a fresh look at the tradition. This is a clearly written, readable, original, and constructive interpretation of the history of philosophy in hte West from the sixth century before Christ to the present. As the best-known living representative of process philosophy, Hartshorne shows that it has anticipations in Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Hegel, Schelling, and many others, even including the materialist Epicurus and the atheist Nietzsche. Process philosophy and theology have significant overlap with the views of most of the creative, constructive philosophers and theologians of recent times, including Peirce, William James, Bergson, Heidegger, Paul Weiss, Berdyaev, John Findlay, Paul Tillich, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others. This philosophy takes creative freedom, transcending causal determinism, and a generalized idea of sympathy—“feeling of feeling,” love—as universal principles of life and nature.

Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 1

In other words, the meaning of the World and thus of our own lives remains, among philosophers, a topic of great controversy. One thing, though, is sure, each thinker has struck one spark out of that complex crystal that is the truth.

Author: Walther Ziegler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741241458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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"Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 1" comprises the five books, already published as separate volumes, "Plato in 60 Minutes", "Rousseau in 60 Minutes", "Smith in 60 Minutes", "Kant in 60 Minutes", and "Hegel in 60 Minutes". Each short study sums up the key idea at the heart of each respective thinker and asks the question: "Of what use is this key idea to us today?" But above all the philosophers get to speak for themselves. Their most important statements are prominently presented, as direct quotations, in speech balloons with appropriate graphics, with exact indication of the source of each quote in the author's works. This light-hearted but nonetheless scholarly precise rendering of the ideas of each thinker makes it easy for the reader to acquaint him- or herself with the great questions of our lives. Because every philosopher who has achieved global fame has posed the "question of meaning": what is it that holds, at the most essential level, the world together? There have emerged here a range of very different answers. In Plato, for example, the "Idea of the Good" is that to which we need to open our souls; in Rousseau, it is rather only in our own original nature that we need to trust; in Adam Smith, it is in self-interest, which spurs on each individual and is finally transformed, by an "invisible hand", into the common good; in Kant it is the application of Reason which frees us and makes us capable of extraordinary moral actions; and in Hegel, finally, everything is held together by the dialectical self-development of the World-Spirit, which drives onward from epoch to epoch through the deeds of individuals and of nations until it has finally reached its great goal. In other words, the meaning of the world and thus of our own lives remains, among philosophers, a topic of great controversy. One thing, though, is sure: each of these five thinkers struck, from his own perspective, one brilliant spark out of that complex crystal that is the truth.

Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 2

For, like all great philosophers, Camus posed the question: 'What is the meaning of life?' But the answer he gave to this question was of a new sort entirely. Different answers have been given, of course, down the ages to this question ...

Author: Walther Ziegler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741268356

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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"Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 2” comprises the five books “Marx in 60 Minutes”, “Freud in 60 Minutes”, “Sartre in 60 Minutes”, “Heidegger in 60 Minutes”, and “Camus in 60 Minutes”. Each short study sums up the key idea at the heart of each respective thinker and asks the question: “Of what use is this key idea to us today?” But above all the philosophers get to speak for themselves. Their most important statements are prominently presented, as direct quotations, in speech balloons with appropriate graphics, with exact indication of the source of each quote in the author’s works. This light-hearted but nonetheless scholarly precise rendering of the ideas of each thinker makes it easy for the reader to acquaint him- or herself with the great questions of our lives. Because every philosopher who has achieved global fame has posed the “question of meaning”: what is it that holds, at the most essential level, the world together? In Marx, it is the relations of production – that is to say, the conditions under which we labour and produce the goods we need – which ultimately determine our sense of our lives, our thinking, and our whole culture. In Freud, it is the libido and thus the energy of our drives, which we can either live out, repress, or sublimate. In Sartre it is the absolutely free human will which compels Man to make himself what he is. In Heidegger, what absorbs us is the struggle for the authenticity of ‘Dasein’ and the ‘care’ for the Being of the world. Camus is the only philosopher in this series who gives no answer at all to the “question of meaning”. There is no “meaning”, says Camus; life is absurd and depends merely upon a sequence of random chance events. In other words, the meaning of the world and thus of our own lives remains, among philosophers, a topic of great controversy. One thing, though, is sure: each of these five thinkers struck, from his own perspective, one brilliant spark out of that complex crystal that is the truth.

CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GREAT THINKERS

A person's responsiveness to being hypnotized is greatest when he believes that he can be hypnotised, ... neither subject nor hypnotist can readily tell whether 80 ANDREAS SOFRONIOU CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GREAT THINKERS.

Author: Andreas Sofroniou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291537864

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Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers Sociology through Literature Philosophy and Science

The great importance he attached to deductive thought brought him closer to Descartes and the physicians, ... confidential exchange of ideas in the circle of thinkers that Father Mersenne led in Paris, of which Hobbes was also a member.

Author: Christofer R Edling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384711

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers. • 32 short essays discuss sociological insights of scholars and writers who are not normally associated with any sociological school of thought • The organization of the work allows the reader to explore the broader ideas of sociology while moving towards insightful and current sociological debates • Contributors are leading sociologists from Europe and the United States, representing all streams of the discipline


Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

The Major Thinkers and the Philosophical and Religious Classics of China, India, Japan, Korea, and the World of Islam Ian Philip McGreal. - . History of Chinese Philosophy . Translated by Derk Bodde . Volumes 1 and 2 , Princeton , N . J ...

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

Great Thinkers A Z

Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas ...

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441144870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas and in contemporary thought. Entries include: Adorno, Arendt, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Avicenna, Ayer, Bacon, Baudrillard, de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Boethius, Brentano, Butler, Camus, Carnap, Chomsky, Churchland, Cixous, Collingwood, Comte, Craik, Croce, Darwin, Davidson, Deleuze, Dennett, Descartes, Derrida, Dewey, Dilthey, Duns Scotus, Einstein, Foucault, Frege, Freud, Gadamer, Godel, Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Hume, Husserl, Irigaray, James, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, Kristeva, Kuhn, Leibniz, Levinas, Lewis, Locke, Machiavelli, MacIntyre, Marx, Macmurray, Merleau-Ponty, Mill, Montaigne, Moore, Nagel, Negri, Nietzsche, Nozick, Nussbaum, Paine, Pascal, Peirce, Plato, Plotinus, Popper, Putnam, Pythagoras, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Rousseau, Russell, Santayana, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Searle, Seneca, Sidgwick, Singer, Socrates, Spinoza, Taylor, Turing, Vico, Weil, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Zeno

Philosophy

Philosophy: The Great Thinkers showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effects those ideas have had on the wider world.

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 9781841937021

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This book brings together the world's greatest philosophers in one comprehensive and easy to use volume. Designed to be dipped into again and again, this book will please people with both a casual and more serious interest in philosophy.

Little Readers Big Thinkers

Let's take a look at the example of Nate the Great (Sharmat 1972), a beginning-reader chapter book about a boy detective who solves mysteries for friends in need. ... Little Readers, Big Thinkers by Amy Stewart.

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1625312121

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Little Readers, Big Thinkers: Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades Young learners are full of questions and wonderings, so much so that sometimes they need a guide for their curiosity. With Amy Stewart's manageable approach to close reading, you'll be able to harness the big thinking we know is inside their inquisitive minds. Stewart, a Chicago-based literacy coach and teacher, showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults. With its description of the pillars of close reading, multiple lesson sequences for grades K-2, and real-life classroom scenarios, Little Readers, Big Thinkers offers a trove of insights: What close reading is (and is not) How to encourage students to "read like detectives" Ways to weave close reading practices into your lessons How to cultivate real reading, organic thinking, and deep conversation Which books invite amazing learning and thinking experiences With Stewart as your guide, close reading will become your students' stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.

Small Business for Big Thinkers

Unconventional Strategies to Connect With and Win Big Business Cynthia Kay. small. It's a great read!” —Jim Dunlap, senior executive vice president, regional and commercial banking director, Huntington Bank “Cynthia Kay has presented a ...

Author: Cynthia Kay

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A small business is not just a scaled-down version of a big one. In fact, some of the strategies that work well for larger companies may actually be completely irrelevant for smaller firms. Small Business for Big Thinkers offers unconventional but proven strategies to run a better small business. It also provides a roadmap for owners looking to expand their small businesses by doing more business with Big Business. Cynthia’s down-in-the-trenches stories, along with those from other small-business CEOs and Big Business experts, show you how to connect with highly sought-after customers and win them over! You’ll learn how to: Create an organization that is operationally efficient, creative, and entrepreneurial Attract and win contracts from much larger companies Serve complex, global companies by forging strong relationships Evaluate Big Business opportunities and know when not to compete.

Great Philosophers

So too with the great philosophers. Philosophy has been under way for more than two thousand years, and in such a long stretch, it would be something of a miracle if all philosophers fitted a single mold. This book traces the biggest ...

Author: Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477704116

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Some of the most important principles of modern society were founded hundreds, even thousands, of years ago. Readers explore the lives of some of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of all time, from Socrates to Sartre. Topics covered include, how they lived, what their principles were, and what kind of an impact they have on modern society.

Briefly 25 Great Philosophers From Plato to Sartre

The Great Philosophers wrote about the big issues of life. Studying their lives and exploring their ideas can help us to answer some of the questions we face today. At least, it can help us to understand the questions more clearly.

Author: Davild Mills Daniel

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334048125

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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SCM Briefly 25 Great Philosophers offers a brief guide to the lives, writings and principal philosophical ideas of some of the world’s great philosophers, from Plato to Jean Paul Sartre. Here is a brief and accessible introduction to philosophy and its main proponents. In only five pages, readers get an introduction to the life, the context and the writing of each philosopher. A glossary of philosophical terms is provided at the end of the book

The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

Hence, some major thinkers have been gravely concerned that the historical outcome of such crumbling has to be a loss of faith in the meaning, purpose and value of life, the kind of loss that signals the emergence of nihilism: the view ...

Author: Stephen Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315385929

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a Postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase ‘the meaning of life’. Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics or comparative philosophy.

Children s Book of Philosophy

A kid-friendly introduction to some of life's biggest questions, from the nature of reality to the origins of life, includes engaging graphics, descriptions of conceptual thinking and profiles of leading philosophers.

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465429230

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A kid-friendly introduction to some of life's biggest questions, from the nature of reality to the origins of life, includes engaging graphics, descriptions of conceptual thinking and profiles of leading philosophers.

Great Thinkers Great Ideas

The Cheshire Cat answers , “ That depends a good deal on where you want to get to . ... These basic ideas , as put forth by some of the great thinkers of Western civilization , provide signposts to the many and varied roads which can be ...

Author: Vincent J. Falcone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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