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Feb 01, 1999
| ISBN 9780140275162
Feb 01, 1999
| ISBN 9781101174050
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Feb 01, 1999 | ISBN 9780140275162
Feb 01, 1999 | ISBN 9781101174050
“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.
Roger Scruton is the author of many works of philosophy, criticism and fiction. He lives in Wiltshire where, together with his wife, he runs an experimental farm.
Preface1. Why?2. Truth3. The Demon4. Subject and Object5. Persons6. Time7. God8. Freedom9. Morality10. Sex11. Music12. HistoryFurther ReadingIndex
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