The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
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Author: Norman Melchert
Pages: 744
ISBN: 0767420381
Release: 2002
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This best-selling 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 an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The Great Conversation is available in two separate volumes: Volume I covers Hesiod through Descartes (Chapters 1-13); Volume II includes "Moving from Medieval to Modern" (Chapter 12), and coverage of Descartes through Derrida and Quine (Chapters 13-25).

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
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Author: Belden C. Lane
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780190842673
Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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"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

The Great Conversation
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Author: Norman Melchert,David R. Morrow
Pages: 800
ISBN: 0190670614
Release: 2018-09-17
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Robert M. Hutchins
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0353262056
Release: 2018-11-10
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Great Conversation Descartes through Derrida and Quine

The Great Conversation  Descartes through Derrida and Quine
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Author: Norman Melchert
Pages: 746
ISBN: 0195306813
Release: 2007
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ideal for courses in introductory or modern and contemporary philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine covers the same material as the second half (chapters 12-26) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Now in its fifth edition, this historically organized introductory text treats philosophy as a dramatic and continuous story--a conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, the book 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? The fifth edition retains the distinctive feature of previous editions: Melchert provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with his own lucid and engaging explanations. Ranging from Descartes to Derrida and Quine, the selections are organized historically and include a translation of Descartes'Meditations on First Philosophy (the complete work). The author's commentary offers a rich intellectual and cultural context for the philosophical ideas conveyed in the excerpts. 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 more than thirty illustrations. New to the Fifth Edition * A new chapter (25) on Simone de Beauvoir and her contributions to philosophy * New profiles of the Buddha and Jean-Jacques Rousseau * Review questions that are now dispersed throughout the chapters (instead of at chapter ends) to follow relevant passages and facilitate classroom discussion * Six new images, including explanatory cartoons that help students understand key concepts * A revised Instructor's Manual and Test Bank containing essential points, teaching suggestions, and multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay exam questions Also available to suit your course needs: The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Fifth Edition (combined volume covering the Pre-Socratics through Derrida and Quine) and The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes, Fifth Edition (includes chapters 1-13 of the combined volume).

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
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Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Pages: 131
ISBN: 0852291639
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown

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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
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007841609
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown

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The Great Conversation Volume II

The Great Conversation  Volume II
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Author: Norman Melchert
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0199999686
Release: 2014-01-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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)."

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation
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Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0852295316
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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Prayer

Prayer
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Author: Peter Kreeft
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0898703573
Release: 1990-12
Editor: Ignatius Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his typically lucid and original style, the popular spiritual writer Peter Kreeft explores many aspects and questions about prayer, the center of our spiritual lives. In a series of imaginative dialogues (like prayer itself), Kreeft shows how prayer can be an exciting adventure, an inexhaustible joy.

Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World
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Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:5640216
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown

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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
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Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X000665505
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown

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The Great Ideas

The Great Ideas
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Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Pages: 958
ISBN: 0684859211
Release: 1999
Editor: Scribner

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presenting major points of view on nearly three thousand intellectual questions that have been discussed for thousands of years, a distinguished scholar includes an introduction explaining why twentieth-century accomplishments are best viewed through the context of history.

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

The Lost Art of Good Conversation
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Author: Sakyong Mipham
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780451499431
Release: 2017
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.

The Great Conversation Volume I

The Great Conversation  Volume I
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Author: Norman Melchert
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0195397622
Release: 2012-05-03
Editor: OUP USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ideal for courses in ancient philosophy or ancient and medieval philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes covers the same material as the first half (chapters 1-13) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, the book demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The sixth edition features coverage of Taoism; key terms, boldfaced throughout and listed at chapter ends; brief and provocative quotations that stimulate thought and provoke questions; a new section on how to read philosophy; and a new appendix--Writing a Philosophy Paper.

Education for Freedom

Education for Freedom
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Author: Ward Wilbur Keesecker
Pages: 38
ISBN: HARVARD:32044031745185
Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown

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The Great Conversation Pre Socratics through Descartes

The Great Conversation  Pre Socratics through Descartes
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Author: Norman Melchert
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1559344768
Release: 1995
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

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The great conversation by R M Hutchins

The great conversation  by R M  Hutchins
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Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0852291639
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown

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Making Conversation

Making Conversation
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Author: Fred Dust
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062933911
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A former Senior Partner and Global Managing Director at the legendary design firm IDEO shows how to design conversations and meetings that are creative and impactful. Conversations are one of the most fundamental means of communicating we have as humans. At their best, conversations are unconstrained, authentic and open—two or more people sharing thoughts and ideas in a way that bridges our individual experiences, achieves a common goal. At their worst, they foster misunderstanding, frustration and obscure our real intentions. How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard? That it moved the people in it forward in some important way? You’re not alone. In his practice as a designer, Fred Dust began to approach conversations differently. After years of trying to broker communication between colleagues and clients, he came to believe there had to a way to design the art of conversation itself with intention and purpose, but still artful and playful. Making Conversation codifies what he learned and outlines the four elements essential to successful exchanges: Commitment, Creative Listening, Clarity, and Context. Taken together, these four elements form a set of resources anyone can use to be more deliberate and purposeful in making conversations work.

Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World
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Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Pages: 313
ISBN: OCLC:769469747
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown

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