By Nicholas Rescher
Nicholas Rescher offers the 1st finished chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the present period. He introduces us to the key thinkers, texts, and ancient classes of Western philosophy, recounting some of the tales philosophers have used over the years to have interaction with problems with philosophical quandary: questions of that means, fact, wisdom, worth, motion, and ethics.
Rescher’s anecdotes contact on a variety of themes—from good judgment to epistemology, ethics to metaphysics—and provide a lot perception into the breadth and intensity of philosophical inquiry. This ebook illustrates a few of the methods philosophers all through background have seen the problems of their box, and the way anecdotes can paintings to notify and inspire philosophical idea.
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Beall, J. , ed. Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox. Oxford: Clarendon, 2003. Gardner, Martin. Aha! Gotcha! San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1982. Rescher, Nicholas. Paradoxes. Chicago: Open Court, 2001. 2. It not only was discussed by Aristotle and Cicero but in medieval times became a staple in the extensive discussions of insolubilia. 35 12 PLATO’S REPUBLIC THE REPUBLIC OF THE great Greek philosopher Plato (428– 347 BC) is not only the first really substantial philosophical work but also one of the very greatest.
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Of the opposites that which tends to birth or creation is called war and strife, and that which tends to destruction by fi re is called concord and peace. 1 1. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, trans. R. D. Hicks (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), book 9, sects. 6–7. 20 a journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes Although fire was the archetypical element in Heraclitus’s theory of nature, water was his most famous analogy, and he will ever be known as the author of the famous “you cannot step into the same river twice” epigram: “Different waters even flow upon those stepping into the same river .