Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: _ When the ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, was asked if he was a wise man, he humbly replied "No, I am only a lover of wisdom." This love of wisdom has been central to the philosophical enterprise for thousands of years, inspiring some of the most dazzling and daring achievements of the human intellect and providing the very basis for how we understand the world. Now, readers eager to acquire a basic familiaritywith the history of philosophy but intimidated by the task will find in A Passion for Wisdom: Philosophy Through the Ages, a lively, accessible, and highly enjoyable tour of the world's great ideas. Without simplifying their subject, editors Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins tell the story of philosophy's development with great clarity and refreshing wit. The brevity of their study, in fact, allows readers to see more clearly the connections and divergences between philosophers, as well as the way ideas change, reappear, and evolve over time. The authors begin with the most ancient religious beliefs and bring us right up to the feminist and multicultural philosophies of the present. Along the way, major philosophers are highlighted, from Plato and Aquinas to William James and Simone deBeauvoir, and major categories explored, from metaphysics and ethics to politics and logic. We also see the evolution of enduring ideas--how, for example, the value of subjective experienceis treated in Augustine, Luther, Descartes, and Kirkegaard, how the idea of dynamic change appears in the work of Heraclitus, Darwin, Hegel, and Nietzsche, and how the recurring dichotomies between faith and reason, belief and skepticism, mysticism and empiricism occupy philosophers from one generation to the next. The authors make clear the many ways philosophers have argued with, borrowed from, and built on each other's ideas throughout the ages. We see Francis Bacon rejecting Aristoteliandogma, the impact of Buddhism on Schopenhauer, and the influence of Hume and Rousseau on the monumental philosophy of Imanuel Kant. The book is enlivened as well by telling anecdotes and sparkling quotations. We're treated to Thomas Hobbes' assessment--"Life is nasty, brutish, and short," Hegel's description of Napoleon as "world history on horseback," Schopenhauer's assertion that Art allows us a "Sabbath from the penal servitude of willing," and many other memorable and provocative observations. Accessible, comprehensive, and delightfully written, A Passion for Wisdom is a splendid introduction to an intellectual tradition that reaches back over three thousand years. More than that, it is a much-needed reminder for the present of the power inherent in humanity's wonder before the world. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: An English manor house represents an architectural ideal and for generations it has embodied civilized taste. These houses have formed a core part of Country Life features over the decades and this book contains fantastic photography of them. Cranborne, Canons Ashby, and Chastleton?houses of timeless charm and tranquility?are presented as are many houses that fell upon hard times only to rise again, such as Sissinghurst and Hidcote. The architects of the English manor house are many of the great names in the field and displayed here are examples by Lutyens, Blow, and Blomfield. The book is a magnificent reminder of the architectural glory of the English manor house and charts the evolution of their different styles.
L'autore: Jeremy Musson is a writer for Country Life and is the author of several books on architecture and interior design, including How to Read a Country House and Plasterwork: 100 Period Details from the Archives of Country Life.
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Descrizione libro Aurum Press, -, 2008. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY 11.89 X 9.76 X 0.63 inches used oversized paperback edition. light shelfwear and mild bumping to the book. a bit of scuffing and some wear to the covers. pages and binding are still clean, straight and tight. no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Codice libro della libreria 10000000108513
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, UK, 2007. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softback 2007 Aurum 1st Paperback edition in Fine condition; 192 pages with many b/w photographs; 12 x 10 inches. The book weighs 1.2 kg so extra postage may be requested. Codice libro della libreria 009806
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-182-40-7117817
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-182-40-7117817
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111845132904
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 2007. Softcover. Condizione libro: gut. 2007. An English Manor House represents an architectural ideal. For generations it has embodied civilised taste. These houses have formed a core part of "Country Life" features over the decades and this book contains fantastic photography of them. Here are Cranborne, Canons Ashby and Chastleton which are houses of timeless charm and tranquillity. Also, there are many houses that fell upon hard times only to rise again, such as Sissinghurst and Hidcote. The architects of the English manor House are many of the great names in the field and here are examples by Lutyens, Blow and Blomfield. The book is a magnificent reminder of the architectural glory of the English manor house and charts the evolution of their different styles. There are over 200 images beautifully produced in duotone which conjure up the era of the Manor House. This is the first of 2 launch titles of paperback versions of the sumptuous "Country Life" series. It covers the great manor houses in England. It is illustrated with the pick of "Country Life's" archive of photographs of manor houses taken over the past hundred years. It is written by the foremost expert on manor houses. In englischer Sprache. 192 pages. 30,3 x 24,6 x 1,4 cm. Codice libro della libreria BN29479
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-182-40-7117817