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Renowned philosopher John Kekes develops and defends a humanistic conception of wisdom as a personal attitude-one that guides how we face adversities and evaluate the often conflicting possibilities and limits of life in the context in which we live. The book is a radical departure from traditional works on wisdom. It stresses the humanistic, pluralistic, and personal aspects of wisdom. The book is a defense of philosophy as a humanistic discipline.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Renowned philosopher John Kekes develops and defends a humanistic conception of wisdom as a personal attitude-one that guides how we face adversities and evaluate the often conflicting possibilities and limits of life in the context in which we live. The book is a radical departure from traditional works on wisdom. It stresses the humanistic, pluralistic, and personal aspects of wisdom. The book is a defense of philosophy as a humanistic discipline.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 296
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Juli 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 211mm x 147mm x 28mm
  • Gewicht: 408g
  • ISBN-13: 9780197514047
  • ISBN-10: 0197514049
  • Artikelnr.: 59082572
Autorenporträt
John Kekes was for many years Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at SUNY Albany, and is now Research Professor at Union College, Schenectady, New York. His latest books are Enjoyment (2008), The Human Condition (2010), Hard Questions (2019) all from Oxford University Press, and How Should We Live (2014) from Chicago University Press. He was Visiting Professor in Estonia, Singapore, Hungary, Canada, Portugal, and the United States Military Academy.