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Book details
  • Genre:PHILOSOPHY
  • SubGenre:Methodology
  • Language:English
  • Pages:469
  • eBook ISBN:9781617929441

10 Ways Philosophy is Practical . . . and Counting

by William Cole-Kiernan, Phd

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Overview
!0 Ways Philosophy is Practical . . . and Counting introduces you to a series of practical themes that have served the author throughout his life. Each theme is explored in depth in terms of it is meaning, its value and its limits. Exercises and readings are provided at the end of each theme exploration to facilitate you developing a better understanding of how you run your life, the assumptions you make and the principles you live by.
Description
!0 Ways Philosophy is Practical . . . and Counting introduces you to a series of practical themes that have served the author throughout his life. Each theme is explored in depth in terms of it is meaning, its value and its limits. Exercises and readings are provided at the end of each theme exploration to facilitate you developing a better understanding of how you run your life, the assumptions you make and the principles you live by. The heart of philosophical understanding lies in the depth and quality of the inquiries you pursue in your life. !0 Ways show you what an "inquiry" is, how to pursue one, and why this is the key to a better grasp of the principles and assumptions which you use to live your life. From such understanding comes the possibility of making better and more skillful choices in your life.
About the author
William Cole-Kiernan was a tenured philosophy professor at a medium sized liberal arts college in New Jersey. He taught Introduction to Philosophy plus a wide range of electives at the college for 43 years. Currently he is retired as Professor Emeritus. During the time of his teaching he consistently encouraged students to learn to think for themselves, to explore the hard questions in life and to develop the habit of pursuing a deeper understanding of their personal philosophy throughout their lives. He encouraged them to recognize how their personal philosophical beliefs deeply influenced the way they lived their lives.
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