November/December 2758 auc
Fr. Apulo Caesare C. Popillio Laena consulibus
Well, my friends I have jumped into the Philosophical Morass with both feet, and went down to the library to get a couple of books on the subject. The books recommended by the local librarian were as follow:
Simon Blackburn is Edna J. Koury, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. He was a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford from 1969 to 1990. His books include:
This is a book about the big questions in life; knowledge,
consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. The purpose of the
book is to
The author begins by placing before the reader a pursuasive and impressive argument for the further study of this idea and proceeds to appraise the reader of the ideas of the major figures in the study of philosoph such as Kant, and descartes of fairly recent years, and thier approach to the major philosophical themes.
The auhor addresses in detail, after his introduction, the topics of Knowledge. Mind, Free Will, The Self, God, Reasoning, The World, and What to Do.
This book is a well written and lively text which proves to be valuable for anyone desiring toprobe more deeply into the basic ideas of how thinking shapes outr universe, and our idividual aspects within that paradighm. There is also an extensive biblkiography for further and deeper studies as the reader may desire
In the book "Philosophy Made Simple," The authors
appoach the subject from a historical view view assumig that this work
would be appealing to those ordinary people who have no educational background
in this "abstract" subject, but rather who simly would like
to know something of it.
The Authors begin thier journey into Philosophy by defining what philosophy is and making the readers aware of popular usages and concptions of this subject trough the attempts of thoughtful people to explain the natural world in some consisant and rational fashion. This the authors attempt with some success to do in the seven chapters of the book:
For my part I have not completed either book although
I am working diligently at moving through the mazes of the "abstract"
as presented in both texts. I am essentially a "practical" individual,
and so the study of "abstract" subjects comes somewhat harder
for me than for those whose minds are geared to a more lofty and thoughtful
plane of existance.
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