Philosophy For Dummies is for anyone who has ever entertained a question about life and this world. In a conversational tone, the book's author – a modern-day scholar and lecturer – brings the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges that we face now. This refreshingly different guide explains philosophical fundamentals and explores some of the strangest and deepest questions ever posed to human beings, such as
How do we know anything?
What does the word good mean?
Are we ever really free?
Do human beings have souls?
Is there life after death?
Is there a God?
Is happiness really possible in our world?
This book is chock full of all those questions you may have long wanted to think about and talk with someone about, but have never had the time or opportunity to tackle head on. Philosophy For Dummies invites you to discuss the issues you find in the guide, share perspectives, and compare thoughts and feelings with someone you respect. You'll find lots of material to mull over with your friends or spouse, including thoughts on
When to doubt, and when to doubt our doubts
The universal demand for evidence and proof
The four dimensions of human experience
Arguments for materialism
Fear of the process of dying
Prayers and small miracles
Moral justification for allowing evil
The ancient philosopher Socrates (fifth century, B.C.) thought that, when it comes to the Ultimate Questions, we all start off as dummies. But if we are humbly aware of how little we actually know, then we can really begin to learn. Philosophy For Dummies will put you on the path to wising up as you steer through the experience called life.
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|Ano da edição||1999|
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