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Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy 9th Edition

Douglas J. Soccio

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  • Previous Editions 2013
  • 624 Pages
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Overview

ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM, 9E uses a historical approach to bring philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history’s greatest philosophers, drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques.

Douglas J. Soccio, Shasta College

Douglas Soccio was professor of philosophy at Shasta College for nearly 30 years. In addition to ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E, he is the author of HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, and, with Vincent E. Barry, PRACTICAL LOGIC, all of which are published by Cengage Learning. For three years he wrote a weekly philosophy column for the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT. Now devoted to writing on a full-time basis, he is presently developing a collection of philosophical stories that express what he describes as “philosophy with a heart,” a generous notion of philosophy that infuses all of his writing.
  • Enhanced focus on women and contemporary philosophers brings the text to life like never before.
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  • New Chapter 2 is devoted entirely to expansive detail on Pre-Socratic Sophos.
  • Updated Learning Objectives make the material more skill-oriented and measurable to help students learn more effectively.
  • All-New “Archetypes in Progress” section in Chapter 18 shows students how Philosophy can truly be a way of life.
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  • A broad range of philosophical traditions introduces students to different schools of thought: from the Eastern and Western traditions to the important works from contemporary philosophers, women, and minorities.
  • An easy-to-rearrange format works with both historical and topical approaches, and provides flexibility for a variety of course structures.
  • Secondary commentary illuminates the primary source material and helps students think critically about philosophy.
  • Narrative elements throughout the text, along with brief biographies of main philosophers, provide cultural and historical context.
1. The Asian Sages: Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Buddha.
2. The Pre-Socratic: Sophos.
3. The Sophist: Protagoras.
4. The Wise Man: Socrates.
5. The Philosopher-King: Plato.
6. The Naturalist: Aristotle.
7. The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius.
8. The Scholar: Thomas Aquinas.
9. The Rationalist: René Descartes.
10. The Skeptic: David Hume.
11. The Universalist: Immanuel Kant.
12. The Utilitarian: John Stuart Mill.
13. The Materialist: Karl Marx.
14. The Existentialist: Søren Kierkegaard.
15. The Pragmatist: William James.
16. The Anti-Philosopher: Friedrich Nietzsche.
17. The Twentieth Century: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger.
18. Philosophy as a Way of Life.
Notes.
Glossary.
Bibliography of Philosophical Delights.
Index of Margin Quotes.
Index.
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“[Soccio’s text is] [e]asy to understand, applicable to twenty-first century, unbiased.”

“The greatest strength of Soccio is that it covers a great deal of material and includes most of the salient ideas. It also conveys the “trajectory” of the Western philosophical history and emphasizes how the philosophers were influenced by history and have influenced history. It’s also accessible to students.”

“Soccio’s pedagogy and methodology are masterful. I have used this text in several incarnations starting with the second edition. I keep coming back to it because it makes my job easier. He works hard to make things clear to beginners without obvious “dumbing down.” College students notice when they are being condescended to, and it destroys their motivation.”

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