Brief Guide to Ideas, A  -     By: William Raeper, Linda Edwards
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Zondervan / 2000 / Paperback

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It is a relevant as tonight's news, as immediate as the choices you make in a career. If you want to interact wisely with the world you live in, you need to understand the ideas that shape its commerce, launch its humanitarian efforts, trigger its wars, and profoundly impact the way you yourself approach God, life and relationships. In this book, you'll gain essential insights into more than 40 of the world's major thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Augustine, Descartes, Locke, Marx, Freud, Wittgenstein, and others. You will also develop a working knowledge of numerous key ideas and movements, and you will learn how philosophers and religious thinkers through the ages have grappled with the critical questions influencing your life today.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310227747
ISBN-13: 9780310227748
Availability: Available to ship on or about 10/22/14.

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Philosophy -- dry and remote? Think again. It's as relevant as tonight's news, as immediate as the choices you make in a career. If you want to interact wisely with the world you live in, you need to understand the ideas that shape its commerce, launch its humanitarian efforts, trigger its wars, and profoundly impact the way you yourself approach God, life, and relationships. Postmodernism, Platonism, Humanism, Existentialism, Feminism, Rationalism, Fundamentalism, New Age . . . They're more than just terms. They're structures of thought you encounter constantly. This book gives you a fundamental grasp of what they are and how they influence your dealings with the world . . . and its dealings with you. You'll gain essential insights into over 40 of the world's major thinkers. Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes, Kant, Locke, Marx, Nietsche, Freud, Wittgenstein . . . A Brief Guide to Ideas introduces to you these and many more of the great philosophers. You'll develop a working knowledge of numerous key ideas and movements. And you'll learn how philosophers and religions through the ages have grappled with critical questions that influence your life today.

Author Bio

The late William Raeper was a writer and teacher based in Oxford. Linda Edwards and William Raeper together wrote the highly successful textbook "Luke: A Gospel for Today." Linda Edwards (M.A., Oxford University; M.Ed., Nottingham University) is visiting lecturer at Trinity College, Carmarthen, Wales, and a freelance writer and educational consultant. Together with the late William Raeper, she is author of Luke: A Gospel for Today.

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    a very useful survey type of overview introducing one to many philosophical and theological ideas and thinkers down through the centuries. a great place to start for those beginning in the study of philosophy and theology.
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