A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy

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Contents
Preface ix
Timeline xi
Part I Is There Ultimate Truth?
In the Beginning 3
Whence the World? Early Philosophy in India 9
The Hebrews, Their God, and the Law 12
Why Suffering? Zoroastrianism and the Problem of Evil 15
What is Enlightenment? Buddhism and Jainism 18
In Search of Harmony: Confucius, Taoism, and Mo 22
The Stuff of the World: Early Greek Philosophy 26
How Should We Live? Socrates and the Sophists 33
The Philosopher's Philosophers: Plato and Aristotle 36
When the Going Gets Tough: After Aristotle 43
Before the "Discovery" of Africa and the Americas 45
Part II Faith and Reason
The Birth of Christianity 51
Neoplatonism, Augustine, and the Inner Life of Spirit 54
To Mecca: The Rise of Islam 57

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  • Part I - Is There Ultimate Truth? 3
  • Part II - Faith and Reason 51
  • Part III - From Modernity to Postmodernism 89
  • A Brief Bibliography 129
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