studyguide for philosophy

Download Book Studyguide For Philosophy in PDF format. You can Read Online Studyguide For Philosophy here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Philosophy

Author : Nigel Warburton
ISBN : 0415341795
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 60. 68 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 715
Read : 1203

Download Now


Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide is a compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance. Nigel Warburton clarifies what is expected of students and offers strategies and guidance to help them make effective use of their study time and improve their marks. The four main skills covered by the book are: reading philosophy - both skimming and in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary work, understanding the examples and terminology used listening to philosophy - formal lectures and informal classroom teaching, preparation, picking up on arguments used, note taking discussing philosophy - arguing and exploring, asking questions, communicating in concise and understandable ways writing philosophy - planning and researching essays and other written tasks, thinking up original examples, avoiding plagiarism.

Republic

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9780674996519
Genre : Political science
File Size : 28. 45 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 447
Read : 1304

Download Now


Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family ca. 427 bce. In early life an admirer of Socrates, Plato later founded the first institution of higher learning in the West, the Academy, among whose many notable alumni was Aristotle. Traditionally ascribed to Plato are thirty-six dialogues developing Socratesâe(tm) dialectic method and composed with great stylistic virtuosity, together with thirteen letters. Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities, and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes.

The Confessions

Author : Saint Augustine
ISBN : 9780199537822
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 41. 45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 634
Read : 1080

Download Now


In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith. There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God, and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting. To make The Confessions accessible to contemporary readers, Chadwick provides the most complete and informative notes of any recent translation, and includes an introduction to establish the context. The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Study Guide To The Philosophy Of Physics

Author : W. Newton-Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015001053274
Genre : Physics
File Size : 52. 40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 531
Read : 962

Download Now



Review Notes And Study Guide To The Philosophy Of Aristotle

Author : Barbara Jancar-Webster
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041204483
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 78. 76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 713
Read : 904

Download Now



Meditations On First Philosophy

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : 9780191604942
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 84. 80 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 134
Read : 379

Download Now


'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Worldly Philosophers

Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
ISBN : 9781439144824
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24. 35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 753
Read : 421

Download Now


The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” (The New York Times). The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas—namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines. In a bold new concluding chapter entitled “The End of the Worldly Philosophy?” Heilbroner reminds us that the word “end” refers to both the purpose and limits of economics. This chapter conveys a concern that today’s increasingly “scientific” economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics. Thus, unlike its predecessors, this new edition provides not just an indispensable illumination of our past but a call to action for our future.

Beyond Good And Evil

Author : Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
ISBN : UVA:X002755709
Genre : Ethics
File Size : 22. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 656
Read : 769

Download Now



The Philosophy Of Andy Warhol

Author : Andy Warhol
ISBN : 9780547543437
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78. 88 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 795
Read : 1220

Download Now


A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.

Study Guide For Kahane S Logic And Philosophy 4th Ed

Author : Harrison Hall
ISBN : 0534012507
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 70. 41 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 417
Read : 238

Download Now


This text is designed for instructors who want a complete set of rules for first order predicate (Quantifier) logic, with identity, and a good range of other material. The authorsU approach through all of the editions has made this text the easiest for students to learn from among modern symbolic texts.

Top Download:

Best Books