This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser's Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume. It offers an accessible historical survey of philosophical ideas and a wealth of primary source readings at an excellent value. The text is a comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy which communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. The chronologically organised reader features a wide selection of readings of both Western philosophy and Eastern philosophy.
In a provocative and engaging style, Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings consists of two main parts: the chapters, which contain the primary contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers, and the anthology of chronologically organized classic readings from Western philosophy. The first half of this book presents a sustained narrative of the great philosophers of Western civilization from ancient Greece until today. In the second half we offer a snapshot of the most famous discussions by many of the philosophers discussed in the first half. These readings are presented chronologically and parallel the order presented in the first half of the book.
This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser’s Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume. It offers an accessible historical survey of philosophical ideas and a wealth of primary source readings at an excellent value. The text is a comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy which communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization’s most influential philosophers. The chronologically organized reader features a wide selection of readings of both Western philosophy and Eastern philosophy.
This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. It provides ample detail without complicating minutiae. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
The fifth edition of Scriptures of the World's Religions brings together many of the world's most influential sacred texts. This text includes chapters on the 12 major religious traditions today, plus two chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize each religion's founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection, many of which were translated specifically for this book, are stylistically clear and up-to-date.
Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis have gathered a rich collection of annotated primary sources that illustrate the intersection of medicine and religion. Intended as a companion volume to Ferngren’s classic Medicine and Religion, which traces the history of the relationship of medicine to religion in the Western world from the earliest ancient Near Eastern societies to the twenty-first century, this useful and extensive sourcebook places each key document in historical context. Drawing from more than 160 texts, the book explores a number of themes, including concepts of health, the causes and cure of disease, medical ethics, theodicy, beneficence, religious healing, consolation, and death and dying. Each chapter begins with an introduction that furnishes a basic historical setting for the period covered. Modern translations, some of which have been made especially for this volume, are used whenever possible. The texts are numbered sequentially within each chapter and preceded by a short introduction to both the author and the subject. Touching on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, the European Middle Ages, Islam, early modern Europe, and the modern era, Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion brings a wide range of sources together to expand on the crucial lessons of Medicine and Religion. This book is a useful introduction for all students of history, divinity, medicine, and health.
Readings in Unitarian Universalist Faith Development
Author: Richard S. Gilbert
The role of religious education/faith development among Unitarian Universalists marks the uniqueness of this religious movement. Without dependence on dogma or creed, it is essential that a religious community be free to develop its own distinctive identity. The centrality of religious education was evident in the very beginnings of this liberal denomination. Rev. Richard Gilbert collects many of the most influential statements of religious education philosophy in the anthology In the Middle of a Journey. From William Ellery Channing’s eloquent “Sunday School Address” to the writings of stalwarts Sophia Lyon Fahs and Angus H. MacLean, these carefully selected essays trace the evolution of faith development from a Christian catechism to a broadly based faith-based quest for values, meanings and convictions. In an age that tends to belittle the past, it is refreshing to realize that if we are to chart where we are going, it is wise to know where we have been. The Unitarian Universalist movement has been in some interesting places, and eagerly seeks an adventurous future.
This popular text/reader combines clear, lively prose and non-technical primary sources to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to philosophy that relates the subject to your students' own self-understanding. With his proven approach, author Manuel Velasquez makes philosophy relevant to students' personal lives as well as the larger social world. PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, Tenth Edition covers a wide range of topics-such as human nature, feminist theory, diversity, and aesthetics-and is organized to encourage critical thinking and studying through questions and readings that always connect philosophy back to your students' personal experiences. With the Tenth Edition Velasquez's text is now more flexible than ever. TextChoice and Proteus allow you to customize the content and the readings to meet your specific course needs. And, when used with The Examined Life Telecourse, PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS is also ideal in distance learning settings. Whether you are teaching your course online or face-to-face, you will find unmatched support through CengageNOW for Velasquez's PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, a powerful online tutorial and course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The career of J. G. Fichte, a central figure in German idealism and in the history of philosophy, divides into two distinct phases: the first period, in which he occupied the chair of critical philosophy at the University of Jena (1794-1799); and the following period, after he left Jena for Berlin. Due in part to the inaccessibility of the German texts, Fichte scholarship in the English-speaking world has tended to focus on the Jena period, neglecting the development of this major thinker's mature development. The essays collected in this book begin to correct this imbalance. Concerned in a variety of ways with Fichte's post-Jena philosophy, these essays by distinguished and emerging scholars demonstrate the depth and breadth of Fichte scholarship being done in English. With an introduction that locates the essays in philosophical and historical terms, the book divides into three related categories: Fichte’s development, his view of religion, and other aspects of his "popular" (or not-so-popular) philosophy. From a wide range of perspectives, the essays show how Fichte’s later development reflects the philosophical concerns of his time, the specific debates in which he engaged, and the complex events of his philosophical career.