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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140275169
ISBN-13: 9780140275162
Sku: 30422252
Publish Date: 2/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.75L x 0.25T
Pages:  176
Age Range:  22 to UP
 
A modern philosopher and author of Modern Philosophy presents a useful, refreshing guide for doing rather than studying philosophy, making the subject accessible and real to the layperson. 10,000 first printing. *Author: Scruton, Roger *Publication Date: 1999/02/01 *Number of Pages: 176 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 4.75 *Height: 7.75
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"Philosophy-the 'love of wisdom'-can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and practical light. The result is not a history of the field but a vivid, energetic, and personal account to guide the reader making his or her own venture into philosophy. Addressing a range of subjects from freedom, God, reality, and morality, to sex, music, and history, Scruton argues philosophy's relevance not just to intellectual questions, but to contemporary life.A renowned philosopher takes this enigmatic discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism" to present a user-friendly guide for "practicing" philosophy in the late twentieth century.
"Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and practical light. The result is not a history of the field but a vivid, energetic, and personal account to guide the reader making his or her own venture into philosophy. Addressing a range of subjects from freedom, God, reality, and morality, to sex, music, and history, Scruton argues philosophy's relevance not just to intellectual questions, but to contemporary life.
A modern philosopher and author of Modern Philosophy presents a useful, refreshing guide for "doing" rather than "studying" philosophy, making the subject accessible and real to the layperson. 10,000 first printing.
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A guide to understanding both classical and modern philosophy, written by one of the most highly regarded philosophers of our day. Scruton, a professor of philosophy at London University, is the author of "Modern Philosophy" and a well-known literary and social critic in Great Britain and the United States.
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Roger Scruton
An English philosopher of a conservative temper, Scruton has often been described as Margaret Thatcher's "court philosopher." He has taught at Birbeck College, London and at Boston University.

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Wall Street Journal
"...a lucid and accessible introduction to some of the central problems of this notoriously difficult subject. But more importantly, Mr. Scruton shows that these are no mere mental games for introverts with too much time on their hands." - Nora Rawlinson 03/22/1998
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