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by Emile J. Piscitelli

Category: Humanities
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Author: Emile J. Piscitelli
ISBN: 1451233353
ISBN13: 978-1451233353
Language: English
Publisher: America Star Books (July 23, 2010)
Pages: 234
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A Passion for Wisdom: A . .has been added to your Cart. In fact, this is by far the best short book I know of for that purpose.

BUT he misses the point: a true quest for wisdom should protect against taking pleasure in false evidence; karma .

BUT he misses the point: a true quest for wisdom should protect against taking pleasure in false evidence; karma arises when derailed by emotional attachment to falsehoods and fixation on truth is lost. In an upsurge of karmic fervour Motoyama even warns against a passion for music; attachment to joy, laughter and fun can also bring the wrath of karma – he sees unemotional reason as the saviour of man, relegating emotions to a dangerous subconscious realm. BUT emotions are necessary for interaction between world and body enabling us to set priorities to survive our lives

The book is enlivened as well by telling anecdotes and sparkling quotations.

The book is enlivened as well by telling anecdotes and sparkling quotations. We're treated to Thomas Hobbes' assessment-"Life is nasty, brutish, and short," Hegel's description of Napoleon as "world history on horseback," Schopenhauer's assertion that Art allows us a "Sabbath from the penal servitude of willing," and many other memorable and provocative observations.

by Emile J. Piscitelli. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9781451233353. Release Date: July 2010. Publisher: America Star Books.

SOCRATES: Well, then: our playful amusement regarding discourse is complete

SOCRATES: Well, then: our playful amusement regarding discourse is complete. Now you go and tell Lysias that we came to the spring which is sacred to the Nymphs and heard words charging us to deliver a message to Lysias and anyone else who composes speeches, as well as to Homer and anyone else who has composed poetry either spoken or sung, and third, to Solon and anyone else who writes political documents that. The Failure of Commitment and the Fragmenting of Human Communities. by Professor Emile J. Rectification of Names.

Home Browse Books Book details, A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History o.A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy. By Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins. Here, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins tell the story of philosophy's development with great clarity and refreshing wit. The authors begin with the most ancient religious beliefs of the east and west and bring us right up to the feminist and multicultural philosophies of the present.

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Similar books and articles. A Passion for Wisdom. James S. Spiegel - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (4):412-413. Passions and Constraint': The Marginalization of Passion in Liberal Political Theory. - 2004 - Prentice-Hall. Marcos Bisticas-Cocoves - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 4 (4):375-376.

Passions in religion and philosophy have a different connotation from the popular concept of passion which is generally seen as a positive emotion

Also dovetailing with that is a book, which I believe Katherine Blanche King from Ravitch’s blog recommended, Philosophy: A Passion for Wisdom (one could substitute truth for wisdom actually) by Emile J.

Also dovetailing with that is a book, which I believe Katherine Blanche King from Ravitch’s blog recommended, Philosophy: A Passion for Wisdom (one could substitute truth for wisdom actually) by Emile J. For is not wisdom actually the ability to recognize and utilize truth as the main source of being, thinking, doing? Journals of Ed Justice. Journals of Ed Justice.

Comments to eBook Philosophy: A Passion for Wisdom
FireWater
Absolutely brilliant. Not an easy read though but we know this topic is challenging.
fr0mTheSkY
What is the philosopher's way? What do they think and how do they think it? What is the true value of the philosopher's way to a democratic way of life? Anyone who wants to know the answers to these questions, and many more -- including: What does a philosopher do on his day job?, then this is the book to read.

Beginning with the Greeks, we are told that philosophy is an inquiry into how to live life well, with or without material possessions. Philosophy thus is the "soul therapy" of a noble way of life, a way of life that comes from the knowledge and wisdom of always living thoughtfully. In fact, knowledge and wisdom only can come from living thoughtfully. And true knowledge, as well as the true path to the good life, must begin with intelligent self-examination. As Socrates reminded us in an oft repeated aphorism: "An unexamined life is not worth living."

But since knowledge, including self-knowledge, requires an inquiry into what it means to have a mind, the philosophical life depends on a tacit faith in intelligence, both hard and soft intelligence. Most people are scared to conduct the inquiry into what intelligence means, that is, into what it means to have a mind. They prefer instead to live their lives out in blissful double ignorance: The ignorance of not knowing but thinking that they do; followed by the ignorance of not knowing what it is that they do not know? Thinking that they know when in fact they are ignorant, makes them resistant to conducting the necessary inquiry into what undoubtedly would reveal their own ignorance. As a result, they fail to go about the business of asking relevant questions.

Blissful double ignorance is the hallmark of both an unaware person and an unexamined life.

Ms. Piscitelli tells us that it is insight and understanding acquired through experiencing life that makes us human. This is true in part because the fundamental principle of reality is to be found in experiencing our own intelligence. Put simply, the world is intelligible because reality responds to the human mind. It does so because the real and the intelligent, thought and being, are isomorphic: intelligence and reality have the same self-relating dynamic structure. And indeed the fundamental principle of reality lies in experiencing it authentically. The good life thus is not only a passion for knowledge and wisdom, but it is also a passion for experiencing life authentically. Thus the good life is a kind of falling in love with the passion of advancing intelligence.

This summary of chapter one is just an example of how dense, rich and thought-provoking the entire book is. Five stars
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