Life's Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy  -     By: Ronald H. Nash
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Life's Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy

Zondervan / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.30 X 1.20 (inches)
ISBN: 0310514924
ISBN-13: 9780310514923
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Publisher's Description

Life's Ultimate Questions is unique among introductory philosophy textbooks. By synthesizing three distinct approaches—topical, historical, and worldview/conceptual systems—it affords students a breadth and depth of perspective previously unavailable in standard introductory texts.

Part One, Six Conceptual Systems, explores the philosophies of: naturalism, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, and Aquinas.

Part Two, Important Problems in Philosophy, sheds light on: The Law of Noncontradiction, Possible Words, Epistemology I: Whatever Happened to Truth?, Epistemology II: A Tale of Two Systems, Epistemology III: Reformed Epistemology, God I: The Existence of God, God II: The Nature of God, Metaphysics: Some Questions About Indeterminism, Ethics I: The Downward Path, Ethics II: The Upward Path, Human Nature: The Mind-Body Problem and Survival After Death.

Author Bio

Ronald H. Nash (PhD, Syracuse University) was professor of philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books, including The Concept of God and Faith and Reason.

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  1. northern Kentucky
    Age: 55-65
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    not your usual intro to Phil
    January 9, 2014
    Harold Orndorff
    northern Kentucky
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Because it was inexpensive in ebook form, and the author was Ronald Nash, I bought it. I have been very pleased so far (not quite finished with it yet). The late Nash had a prolific writing career, of which this is a useful part.

    Nash takes a somewhat different approach in this book that appears to be intended as an introduction to Philosophy. He uses some history of Philosophy, along with some broad analysis, to help us start thinking about those "Ultimate Questions." Having taught Philosophy for a long time using texts with a more 'traditional' approach, I find I like this, and might use it for a class text.

    Do be aware of two things: if you are an completely beginner to the field, you might find this approach a bit daunting. Also, Nash is a very 'Christian' philosopher, which is obviously reflected in this work.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best Introduction to philosophy
    August 26, 2013
    AR Reid
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    My brother, chaplain A.R. Reid, said what needs to be said about this book. I only have one word to add: MASTERFUL!
  3. Phila., PA
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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Clear and Concise
    November 26, 2010
    Marsha Mayo-hunter
    Phila., PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    I got this book as a compliment to a class I am taking. The information is presented in a clear and concise manner. The author makes a very complicated subject understandable to an average reader.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 28, 2006
    Chap. A.R. Reid
    Lifes Ultimate Questions is far more than an introduction to philosophy. Its a weapon for blowing away high-minded humanistic thinking. I read Lifes Ultimate Questions for the first time in 2003 while doing a combat tour in Iraq. Ive been reading Nash ever since. His books are meaty and yet clear as crystal, and a pleasure to read. But best of all Nashs works are practical. And this introduction to philosophy is no exception. I was sorry to hear that Ron Nash passed away this year. He will be missedat least by me.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 25, 2000
    Jeff Nash
    This book is more than an Introduction to Philosophy or a clear guide to such major philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas. It is an important resource for Christians who want a grounding in philosophy that will help prepare them to think more clearly about Christian truths.
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