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Philosophy For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Published: May 3, 2022

Overview

You think, therefore you are. Get a straightforward rundown on philosophy from the ancient world to today If you’ve ever pondered your existence over your morning coffee or considered the nature of crime and punishment, you’re an amateur philosopher. From everyday questions about happiness and responsibility to deep, spiritual examinations about God and the cosmos, philosophy pervades every part of our lives. And even though it might seem complex at first glance, these questions that affect everyone on the planet can be understood and talked about by anyone! In Philosophy For Dummies, 2nd Edition Dr. Tom Morris delivers a refreshing and engaging exploration of the fundamentals of philosophy and shows you that philosophy can be fascinating and fun at the same time. You’ll be introduced to topics like the meaning of life, religious belief, and ways to live in the most satisfying ways. You’ll also learn about the insights of some of history’s greatest philosophers. This book is full of the questions—and proposed solutions—to the questions that keep philosophers up at night, like:
  • When should we doubt our beliefs and knowledge?
  • Is there a God? What is His/Her/Their nature?
  • Do we have free will or are we simply acting out physical imperatives?
Whether you’re interested in the nature of the mind/soul versus the body, or you want to learn more about morals and ethics, Philosophy For Dummies, 2nd Edition will be your personal guide to some of life’s most enduring problems and questions.
You think, therefore you are. Get a straightforward rundown on philosophy from the ancient world to today If you’ve ever pondered your existence over your morning coffee or considered the nature of crime and punishment, you’re an amateur philosopher. From everyday questions about happiness and responsibility to deep, spiritual examinations about God and the cosmos, philosophy pervades every part of our lives. And even though it might seem complex at first glance, these questions that affect everyone on the planet can be understood and talked about by anyone! In Philosophy For Dummies, 2nd Edition Dr. Tom Morris delivers a refreshing and engaging exploration of the fundamentals of philosophy and shows you that philosophy can be fascinating and fun at the same
time. You’ll be introduced to topics like the meaning of life, religious belief, and ways to live in the most satisfying ways. You’ll also learn about the insights of some of history’s greatest philosophers. This book is full of the questions—and proposed solutions—to the questions that keep philosophers up at night, like:
  • When should we doubt our beliefs and knowledge?
  • Is there a God? What is His/Her/Their nature?
  • Do we have free will or are we simply acting out physical imperatives?
Whether you’re interested in the nature of the mind/soul versus the body, or you want to learn more about morals and ethics, Philosophy For Dummies, 2nd Edition will be your personal guide to some of life’s most enduring problems and questions.
Philosophy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

There is a sense that philosophy is a very long conversation reaching through the centuries (and actually now millennia) about things that deeply matter, hopefully, leading to an understanding of human life and its place in the broader world. This Cheat Sheet provides a quick reference to what philosophy is and how it relates to knowledge, how people perceive themselves, the concepts of good, bad, death, God, and more.