Philosophy as a Way of Life
Historical, Contemporary, and Pedagogical Perspectives
1. Auflage Oktober 2020
336 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
This book offers a collection of essays on an emerging field of philosophical research, bringing historical views about philosophy as a way of life, coupled with their modern equivalents, more prevalently into the domain of the contemporary scholarly world. Essays cover topics in the history of philosophy, moral philosophy, and pedagogy.
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In the ancient world, philosophy was understood to be a practical guide for living, or even itself a way of life. This volume of essays brings historical views about philosophy as a way of life, coupled with their modern equivalents, more prevalently into the domain of the contemporary scholarly world.
* Illustrates how the articulation of philosophy as a way of life and its pedagogical implementation advances the love of wisdom
* Questions how we might convey the love of wisdom as not only a body of dogmatic principles and axiomatic truths but also a lived exercise that can be practiced
* Offers a collection of essays on an emerging field of philosophical research
* Essential reading for academics, researchers and scholars of philosophy, moral philosophy, and pedagogy; also business and professional people who have an interest in expanding their horizons
JAMES M. AMBURY, TUSHAR IRANI, AND KATHLEEN WALLACE
Part 1. History of Philosophy
1. Ancient Greek Philosophia in India as a Way of Life
2. Philosophy and the Good Life in the Zhuangzi
3. Esoteric Confucianism, Moral Dilemmas, and Filial Piety
4. Renaissance Humanism and Philosophy as a Way of Life
5. Cartesian Philosophy as Spiritual Practice
JOSEPH I. BREIDENSTEIN JR.
6. Leibniz's Philosophy as a Way of Life?
7. Philosophy as a Feminist Spirituality and Critical Practice for Mary Astell
8. Nietzsche and Unamuno on Conatus and the Agapeic Way of Life
9. Ways of Discourse and Ways of Life: Plato on the Conflict Between Poetry and Philosophy
10. Stoicism and Its Telos: Insights from Michel Foucault
Part 2. Moral Philosophy
11. Philosophy as a Way of Life Today: History, Criticism, and Apology
12. Setting Limits to Practical Reflection: Against Philosophy as a Way of Life
13. What It Takes to Live Philosophically: Or, How to Progress in the Art of Living
CALEB COHOE AND STEPHEN R. GRIMM
14. Why Practice Philosophy as a Way of Life?
Part 3. Pedagogy
15. On the Benefits of Philosophy as a Way of Life in a General Introductory Course
16. Philosophy as Empirical Exploration of Living: An Approach to Courses in Philosophy as a Way of Life
TUSHAR IRANI is an associate professor of philosophy and letters at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. Apart from his interests in philosophy as a way of life, he works on issues of philosophical method, the history and practice of rhetoric, virtue ethics, and moral psychology in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. He is the author most recently of Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (2017).
KATHLEEN WALLACE is professor of philosophy at Hofstra University. She is the author of The Network Self: Relation, Process, and Personal Identity (2019). In addition to her interest in philosophy as a way of life, her work spans interests in personal identity and anonymity, ethics, metaphysics, and American philosophy. She is currently on the Board of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and is also the book review editor for Metaphilosophy.