The Path of Philosophy: Truth, Wonder, and Distress
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The Path of Philosophy introduces you to the study of philosophy through a compelling narrative in which the world's most important philosophers appear as characters. The text traces the history of western philosophy from its beginnings in ancient Greece to contemporary developments in the modern world. Threads running through the text demonstrate how philosophy is unique...more
Paperback, 435 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
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John Marmysz holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from State University of New York at Buffalo. His primary research interests focus on issue of nihilism and its cultural manifestations. Marmysz is the author of The Nihilist's Notebook (Moralinefree Publishing, 1996), Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism (SUNY Press, 2003) and The Path of Philosophy: Truth, Wonder and Distress (Wadsworth, 2...more
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“Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress.” 11 likes
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