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.
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