The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
Author: Norman Melchert,David R. Morrow
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN: 9780190670610
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Book Excerpt:

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

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
Author: Belden C. Lane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 0190842679
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Book Excerpt:

"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.

The Great Conversation Pre Socratics through Descartes

The Great Conversation  Pre Socratics through Descartes
Author: Norman Melchert
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9781559344760
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Pre Socratics through Descartes Book Excerpt:

Great Books of the Western World The great conversation by R M Hutchins

Great Books of the Western World  The great conversation  by R  M  Hutchins
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Books of the Western World The great conversation by R M Hutchins Book Excerpt:

Great Books of the Western World The great conversation by R M Hutchins

Great Books of the Western World  The great conversation  by R  M  Hutchins
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education, Humanistic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
Author: Norman Melchert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780199999651
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Book Excerpt:

Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Seventh Edition, 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? 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. The Great Conversation, Seventh Edition, is also available in two paperback volumes to suit your course needs. Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes includes chapters 1-13 of the combined volume, while Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine includes chapters 12-26."

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
Author: Norman Melchert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2001-07
ISBN: 9780195175110
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Book Excerpt:

Volume I of this historically organized 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 anargument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. Volume I covers Hesiod through Descartes (Chapters 1-13); Volume II covers Descartes through Derrida and Quine (Chapters 13-25). It is also available as a single combined text, The Great Conversation: A HistoricalIntroduction to Philosophy.

The great conversation by R M Hutchins

The great conversation  by R M  Hutchins
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The great conversation by R M Hutchins Book Excerpt:

The Great Conversation Volume II

The Great Conversation  Volume II
Author: Norman Melchert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN: 9780199999682
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Conversation Volume II Book Excerpt:

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)."

Thinking Beyond the Test

Thinking Beyond the Test
Author: Paul A. Wagner,Daphne Johnson,Frank Fair,Daniel Fasko Jr.
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-12-07
ISBN: 1475823223
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Beyond the Test Book Excerpt:

In the wake of initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and the use of high-stakes testing, the emphasis in schools has been on drill and practice for the test. Genuine understanding and critical thinking have been increasingly shortchanged. As a result, students have fewer opportunities to advance their insight into cognitive and emotional challenges, even though both teachers and parents recognize the importance of developing deliberative and reflective thinking skills. This book uniquely combines two things. First, it provides resources for classroom teachers in grades 3 – 6 that make it possible for them, at a moment’s notice, to take advantage of a teachable moment by drawing students into productive intellectual discussions. Second, it gives the reader an overview of the rationale and the research base for engaging students in educational activities that are truly intellectual and that are not limited to training for testing success.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach
Author: Robin Sampson
Publsiher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2005-04
ISBN: 9780970181671
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach Book Excerpt:

Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

The Great Books Reader

The Great Books Reader
Author: John Mark Reynolds
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 1441259902
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Books Reader Book Excerpt:

Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton. Selected as one of 2011's Best Books for Preachers by Preaching Magazine

The Great Ideas of Religion and Freedom

The Great Ideas of Religion and Freedom
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 9004468013
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ideas of Religion and Freedom Book Excerpt:

This collective volume offers the radically new thesis that, generically-considered, philosophy and science are identical and great because they are mainly psychological forms of wondering about organizational formation and operation, forms of behavioral organizational and leadership psychology.

Plato and Modern Law

Plato and Modern Law
Author: Richard O. Brooks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351553992
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato and Modern Law Book Excerpt:

This audacious collection of modern writings on Plato and the Law argues that Plato's work offers insights for resolving modern jurisprudential problems. Plato's dialogues, in this modern interpretation, reveal that knowledge of the functions of law, based upon intelligible principles, can be reformulated for relevance to our age. Leading interpreters of Plato: Vlastos, Hall, Strauss, Weinrib, Annas, and Morrow, are included in the collection. The editor supplies an insightful introduction and extensive bibiography to the collection.

Focus on Thinking

Focus on Thinking
Author: Paul A. Wagner,Daphne Johnson,Frank Fair,Daniel Fasko Jr.
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 1475833539
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on Thinking Book Excerpt:

In the wake of initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and the use of high-stakes testing, the emphasis in schools has been on drill and practice for the test. Genuine understanding and critical thinking have been increasingly shortchanged. As a result, students have fewer opportunities to advance their insight into cognitive and emotional challenges, even though both teachers and parents recognize the importance of developing deliberative and reflective thinking skills. This book uniquely combines two things. First, it provides resources for classroom teachers in middle and secondary school that make it possible to, at a moment’s notice, take advantage of a teachable moment by drawing students into productive intellectual discussions. Second, it gives the reader an overview of the rationale and the research base for engaging students in educational activities that are truly intellectual and that are not limited to training for testing success.

Gateway to the Great Books

Gateway to the Great Books
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 5323
Release: 1990-10-01
ISBN: 1593392214
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gateway to the Great Books Book Excerpt:

Gateway to the Great Books are great writings which selections include short stories, plays, essays, scientific papers, speeches, and letters. Each selection represents a primary, original, and fundamental contribution to ones understanding of the universe and themselves. There are over 135 Authors, 225 Selections and 95 original illustrations. Selections include works from Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S Eliot, Mark Twain and more. This set will help introduce oneself to good literature and the Great Books of the Western World.

Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education

Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education
Author: N. Tubbs
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN: 1137358920
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education Book Excerpt:

This book argues for a modern version of liberal arts education, exploring first principles within the divine comedy of educational logic. By reforming the three philosophies of metaphysics, nature and ethics upon which liberal arts education is based, Tubbs offers a profound transatlantic philosophical and educational challenge to the subject.

Debating the Canon

Debating the Canon
Author: L. Morrissey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 1137049162
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Canon Book Excerpt:

Over the past two decades, the debate over the 'Great Books' has been one of the key public controversies concerning the cultural content of higher education. Debating the Canon provides a primary-source overview of these ongoing arguments. Many of these contributions to this debate have achieved 'canonical' status themselves; through the focus on the canon, the full spectrum of approaches to literary studies can be seen in the essays. Therefore, this collection places the recent debate within a larger context of literary criticism's development of a canon, going back to the eighteenth century.

The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal
Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1780634641
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Academic Journal Book Excerpt:

The world of the academic journal continues to be one of radical change. A follow-up volume to the first edition of The Future of the Academic Journal, this book is a significant contribution to the debates around the future of journals publishing. The book takes an international perspective and looks ahead at how the industry will continue to develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides a reliable and impartial view of this fast-changing area. The book includes various discussions on the future of journals, including the influence of business models and the growth of journals publishing, open access and academic libraries, as well as journals published in Asia, Africa and South America. looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers