Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom  A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

ROOTS OF WISDOM, Seventh Edition, invites students to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. Mitchell presents striking images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life for students. This edition includes a new discussion of logos and mythos as laid out by Karen Armstrong, material on calculative vs. meditative thinking from Heidegger, expanded treatment of sovereignty and citizenship with new discussion on the so-called Arab Spring, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom  A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

ROOTS OF WISDOM, Sixth Edition, invites students to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, Peoples of the Americas, and Africa. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. Mitchell uses striking color and black and white images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life for the student. This new edition features four new color inserts to illustrate philosophical themes as well as new material on animal intelligence, brain science, Asian approaches to war, and from President Obama’s memoir on race and identity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Roots of Wisdom

Roots of Wisdom

Roots of Wisdom

Dealing primarily with Proverbs 10-31, Westermann demonstrates how the wisdom literature evolved into a form of poetry that had greater universal appeal as the people of Israel became more urbanized. He also uses other wisdom sayings, particularly those from ancient Africa, to illustrate the logical progression of wisdom poetry from being simply observational in character to becoming more universal in character.

Roots of Wisdom

Roots of Wisdom

Roots of Wisdom

Focusing on universal, current issues of concern to all people, ROOTS OF WISDOM leads students to the understanding that philosophical inquiry can provide. The chapters are framed by issues, but move chronologically using the canon of traditional philosophy as the thread. Women philosophers and non-western philosophies are integrated throughout as they relate to the canon. Mitchell uses popular culture to illustrate timeless philosophical problems. Her examples of cartoons, poetry, movies, and references to popular music bring the issues of philosophy to life for the student.

The Roots of Wisdom

The Roots of Wisdom

The Roots of Wisdom


Readings from the Roots of Wisdom

Readings from the Roots of Wisdom

Readings from the Roots of Wisdom

The anthology is a collection of readings from a wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. Interesting and reader-friendly selections were purposely selected so as to be accessible to a wide range of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's ROOTS OF WISDOM, it can also be used with any other introductory text.

Wiser

Wiser

Wiser

From the field's pioneer, an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom: what science says it is and how to nurture it within yourself—at any stage of your life. What exactly does it mean to be "wise?" And is it possible to grow and even accelerate its unfolding? For over two decades, Dr. Dilip Jeste has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. What's emerged from his work is that wisdom is a very real and deeply multilayered set of traits. Across many cultures and centuries, he's found that wise people are compassionate and empathetic, aware of their gifts and blind spots, open-minded, resolute and calm amid uncertainty, altruistic decision-makers who learn from their experiences, able to see from many perspectives and "altitudes," and often blessed with a sense of adventure and humor. "The modern rise in suicides, opioid abuse, loneliness, and internet addiction is damaging people’s health and destroying the social fabric," Dr. Jeste reflects. But we all have the ability to nurture and grow every facet of wisdom to face these challenges and others more effectively. If you seek to be a wiser person—with your family, at work, and in your community—this book will show you how, with the researcher who's launched and advanced this exciting new path to our highest human potential.

Study Guide for Roots of Wisdom

Study Guide for Roots of Wisdom

Study Guide for Roots of Wisdom

Contains vocabulary and grammar sections, study suggestions, and practice questions to help students prepare for quizzes and tests, and to help them in their overall approach to philosophy.

Roots of World Wisdom

Roots of World Wisdom

Roots of World Wisdom

This book collects edited readings from a very wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. The readings are purposely selected to be interesting and accessible to all levels of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's text, THE ROOTS OF WISDOM, it can be used with any introductory text.