ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM, 9E uses a historical approach to bring philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history's greatest philosophers, drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques.
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.
1. The Asian Sages: Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Buddha. 2. The Pre-Socratic: Sophos. 3. The Sophist: Protagoras. 4. The Wise Man: Socrates. 5. The Philosopher-King: Plato. 6. The Naturalist: Aristotle. 7. The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. 8. The Scholar: Thomas Aquinas. 9. The Rationalist: Rene Descartes. 10. The Skeptic: David Hume. 11. The Universalist: Immanuel Kant. 12. The Utilitarian: John Stuart Mill. 13. The Materialist: Karl Marx. 14. The Existentialist: Soren Kierkegaard. 15. The Pragmatist: William James. 16. The Anti-Philosopher: Friedrich Nietzsche. 17. The Twentieth Century: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger. 18. Philosophy as a Way of Life. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography of Philosophical Delights. Index of Margin Quotes. Index.