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.

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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

  • publication date: 28/08/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761830061
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9780761830061
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0761830065

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