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Philosophy didn't just drop out of the air. Discover how philosophers used each other's works to develop their own with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. Inside you'll be able to retrace philosopher's intellectual journeys and then figure out how to use that information in your own life. Plus, it's packed with stories, examples, illustrations, and study tools, so you'll be able to master the material with no problem.

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William Lawhead received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas. Presently, he is Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Mississippi where he focuses on History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Language.

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Preface. Introduction: A Brief Tour Guide to Philosophy. Part I: THE ANCIENT PERIOD. 1. The Greek Cultural Context: From Poetry to Philosophy. 2. Greek Philosophy before Socrates. 3. The Sophists and Socrates. 4. Plato: The Search for Ultimate Truth and Reality. 5. Aristotle: Understanding the Natural World. 6. Classical Philosophy after Aristotle. Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES. 7. Cultural Context: The Development of Christian Thought. 8. St. Augustine: Philosophy in the Service of Faith. 9. Early Medieval Philosophy. 10. Philosophy and Theology in the 11th and 12th Centuries. 11. St. Thomas Aquinas: Aristotle's Philosophy and Christian Thought. 12. The Unraveling of the Medieval Synthesis. Part III: THE MODERN PERIOD. 13. Cultural Context: Renaissance, Reformation, and the Rise of Modern Science. 14. Early Empiricists: Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes. 15. Rene Descartes: Founder of Modern Philosophy. 16. Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza: Rationalist and Mystic. 17. Gottfried Leibniz: The Optimistic Rationalist. 18. Cultural Context: The Enlightenment and the Age of Newton. 19. John Locke: The Rise of Modern Empiricism. 20. George Berkeley: Following the Road of Empiricism. 21. David Hume: The Scottish Skeptic. 22. Immanuel Kant: Finding the Powers and Limits of the Mind. 23. The Nineteenth-Century Cultural Context: Romanticism, Science, and the Sense of History. 24. G.W.F. Hegel: Biographer of the World Spirit. 25. Karl Marx: A Philosophy of the Changing World. 26. Soren Kierkegaard: The Founder of Religious Existentialism. 27. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Founder of Secular Existentialism. 28. Nineteenth-Century Empiricism: Comte, Bentham, and Mill. Part IV: THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD. 29. The Twentieth-Century Cultural Context: Science, Language, and Experience. 30. Pragmatism: The Unity of Thought and Action. 31. Analytic Philosophy and the Linguistic Turn. 32. Phemenology and Existentialism. 33. Recent Issues in Philosophy. Glossary. Index.

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