HELEN BUSS MITCHELL ROOTS OF WISDOM PDF

Which do we value more: This is an excellent text for introducing students to the field of philosophy. Sign in Create an account. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural Wisdomm in to use this feature. How can we do business or negotiate peace if we do not understand how others see the world? Jess rated it really liked it Aug 18, She treated each fairly.

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Ethnicity: "Caucasian. Mid-Maryland Private Industry Council, member, With Joseph R. Author of the television curriculum materials, including For the Love of Wisdom, produced by Howard Community College, distributed by Dallas Telelearning, Contributor to periodicals, including Baltimore News American.

Roots of Wisdom has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. In addition, I would cringe when students would ask: Have there ever been any women philosophers?

So, when sales representatives for the publisher of the text I was using asked me what a text would be like that really met my needs, I surprised myself by replying that it would have Asian and African philosophies and women philosophers in every chapter, and it would discuss logic in the context of chapter-specific arguments. Roots of Wisdom was my attempt to offer a text in world philosophy to a diverse student population.

I also try to tap into popular culture for examples that students can connect with as they read thinkers who can seem like historical artifacts.

Who or what are we and what are we doing here? Is there an Ultimate Reality? How do we know? What is truth? Which do we value more: the individual or the state, the individual or the community? How can we do business or negotiate peace if we do not understand how others see the world? There are also nationally known novelists and poets reading from their own works and commenting on the subjects that fascinate them.

Philosophical questions occupy artists as well as philosophers. I am continually inspired by events and our cultural conversations to think anew about what people have always pondered—the deepest meaning of our individual and social lives.

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