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In this CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of PHILOSOPHY IN CONTEXT: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION makes this often-times daunting subject approachable and engaging through it's easy-to-understand examination of paradigmatic philosophies and philosophers.

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Douglas Soccio was professor of philosophy at Shasta College for nearly 30 years. In addition to ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E, he is the author of HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, and, with Vincent E. Barry, PRACTICAL LOGIC, all of which are published by Cengage Learning. For three years he wrote a weekly philosophy column for the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT. Now devoted to writing on a full-time basis, he is presently developing a collection of philosophical stories that express what he describes as "philosophy with a heart," a generous notion of philosophy that infuses all of his writing.

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1. Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom. Overview of Classical Themes. 2. The Asian Sage: Confucius and Buddha. 3. The Presocratic: Sophos. 4. The Sophist: Protagoras. 5.The Wise Man: Socrates. 6. The Philosopher-King: Plato. 7. The Naturalist: Aristotle. 8. The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. 9. The Scholar: Thomas Acquinas. Overview of Modern Themes. 10. The Rationalist: Rene Descartes. 11. The Skeptic: David Hume. 12. The Universalist: Immanuel Kant. 13. The Utilitarian: John Stuart Mill. 14. The Materialist: Karl Marx. 15. The Pragmatist: William James. 16. The Existentialists: Soren Kierkegaard and Jean-Paul Sartre. 17. The Anti-Philosopher: Friedrich Nietzsche. 18. Philosophy As A Way of Life. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography of Interesting Sources. Credits. Index.

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