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An Introduction to the Love of Wisdom: An Essential and Existential Approach to Philosophy

An Introduction to the Love of Wisdom: An Essential and Existential Approach to Philosophy

By: James A. Harold (author)Paperback

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The purpose of this engaging book is twofold: to explain and justify the primary objects and methods of the discipline of philosophy, and to show how philosophy is relevant to a person's life and happiness. Both purposes are implied in the idea of wisdom in its theoretical and existential dimensions. Philosophy is the 'love of wisdom,' and wisdom involves coming into a right relation to the world of beauty, goodness, and truth.

About Author

James A. Harold is Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy Department Chair at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Professor Harold holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the International Academy of Philosophy.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Philosophy and Our Everyday Life Chapter 4 Basics of Being Chapter 5 The Human Person Chapter 6 Empirical and Philosophical Methodologies Chapter 7 God-The Supreme Being? Chapter 8 Value as the Basis for the Moral Law Chapter 9 Morality and Person Chapter 10 Appearances, Illusions, and Realities Chapter 11 Fullness of Human Life Chapter 12 A Philosophy of Conversion Chapter 13 How to Write a Philosophy Paper Chapter 14 Dictionary of Terms Chapter 15 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761830061
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9780761830061
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0761830065

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