The Great Conversation


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Product Details:

Genre Book History
Author Robert M. Hutchins
File Download 200 Pages
ISBN-10 0353262048
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation


"We are surrounded by a world that talks, but we don't listen. We are part of a community engaged in a vast conversation, but we deny our role in it." In the face of climate change, species loss, and vast environmental destruction, the ability to stand in the flow of the great conversation of all creatures and the earth can feel utterly lost to the human race. But Belden C. Lane suggests that it can and must be recovered, not only for the sake of endangered species and the well-being of at-risk communities, but for the survival of the world itself. The Great Conversation is Lane's multi-faceted treatise on a spiritually centered environmentalism. At the core is a belief in the power of the natural world to act as teacher. In a series of personal anecdotes, Lane pairs his own experiences in the wild with the writings of saints and sages from a wide range of religious traditions. A night in a Missourian cave brings to mind the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola; the canyons of southern Utah elicit a response from the Chinese philosopher Laozi; 500,000 migrating sandhill cranes rest in Nebraska and evoke the Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar. With each chapter, the humility of spiritual masters through the ages melds with the author's encounters with natural teachers to offer guidance for entering once more into a conversation with the world.

Product Details:

Genre Book Religion
Author Belden C. Lane
File Download 344 Pages
ISBN-10 9780190842673
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation


This best-selling introductory text presents philosophy as an ongoing conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns. The Great Conversation traces the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, demonstrating that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The Great Conversation is available in two separate volumes: Volume I covers Hesiod through Descartes (Chapters 1-13); Volume II includes "Moving from Medieval to Modern" (Chapter 12), and coverage of Descartes through Derrida and Quine (Chapters 13-25).

Product Details:

Genre Book Philosophy
Author Norman Melchert
File Download 744 Pages
ISBN-10 0767420381
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation


Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Eighth Edition, provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with lucid and engaging explanations. Extensive cross-referencing shows students how philosophers respond appreciatively or critically to the thoughts of other philosophers. The Great Conversation, Eighth Edition, is also available in two separate volumes to suit your course needs: The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes, Eighth Edition The Great Conversation: Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine, Eighth Edition

Product Details:

Genre Book Philosophy
Author Norman Melchert
File Download 800 Pages
ISBN-10 0190670614
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation


Product Details:

Genre Book
Author Robert Maynard Hutchins
File Download 131 Pages
ISBN-10 0852291639
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation Descartes Through Derrida And Quine


Ideal for courses in introductory or modern and contemporary philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine covers the same material as the second half (chapters 12-26) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Now in its fifth edition, this historically organized introductory text treats philosophy as a dramatic and continuous story--a conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, the book demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. It addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we live? and What sort of reality do we inhabit? The fifth edition retains the distinctive feature of previous editions: Melchert provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with his own lucid and engaging explanations. Ranging from Descartes to Derrida and Quine, the selections are organized historically and include a translation of Descartes'Meditations on First Philosophy (the complete work). The author's commentary offers a rich intellectual and cultural context for the philosophical ideas conveyed in the excerpts. Extensive cross-referencing shows students how philosophers respond appreciatively or critically to the thoughts of other philosophers. The text is enhanced by two types of exercises--"Basic Questions" and "For Further Thought"--and more than thirty illustrations. New to the Fifth Edition * A new chapter (25) on Simone de Beauvoir and her contributions to philosophy * New profiles of the Buddha and Jean-Jacques Rousseau * Review questions that are now dispersed throughout the chapters (instead of at chapter ends) to follow relevant passages and facilitate classroom discussion * Six new images, including explanatory cartoons that help students understand key concepts * A revised Instructor's Manual and Test Bank containing essential points, teaching suggestions, and multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay exam questions Also available to suit your course needs: The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Fifth Edition (combined volume covering the Pre-Socratics through Derrida and Quine) and The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes, Fifth Edition (includes chapters 1-13 of the combined volume).

Product Details:

Genre Book Philosophy
Author Norman Melchert
File Download 746 Pages
ISBN-10 0195306813
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation Volume Ii


Ideal for courses in modern philosophy or modern and contemporary philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine, Seventh Edition, covers the same material as the second half (chapters 12-26) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, it demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others inmind. It addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we live? and What sort of reality do we inhabit? Author Norman Melchert provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with his lucid and engaging explanations. Extensive cross-referencing shows students how philosophers respond appreciatively or critically to the thoughts of other philosophers. The text is enhanced by two types of exercises - Basic Questions" and "For Further Thought" - and numerous illustrations. Also available to suit your course needs: The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Seventh Edition (combined volume covering the Pre-Socratics through Derrida, Quine, and Dennett) and The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descarte (includes chapters 1-13 of the combined volume)."

Product Details:

Genre Book Philosophy
Author Norman Melchert
File Download 496 Pages
ISBN-10 0199999686
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Great Conversation


Product Details:

Genre Book
Author Mortimer J. Adler
File Download 100 Pages
ISBN-10 0852295316
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Prayer


In his typically lucid and original style, the popular spiritual writer Peter Kreeft explores many aspects and questions about prayer, the center of our spiritual lives. In a series of imaginative dialogues (like prayer itself), Kreeft shows how prayer can be an exciting adventure, an inexhaustible joy.

Product Details:

Genre Book Religion
Author Peter Kreeft
File Download 178 Pages
ISBN-10 0898703573
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Great Books Of The Western World


Product Details:

Genre Book Education, Humanistic
Author Robert Maynard Hutchins
File Download Pages
ISBN-10 OCLC:5640216
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German