The Heart of Philosophy

The Heart of Philosophy

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Philosophy as it is frequently taught in classrooms bears little relation to the impassioned and immensely practical search for self-knowledge conducted by not only its ancient avatars but also by men and woman who seek after truth today. In The Heart of the Philosophy, Jacob Needleman provides a "user's guide" for those who would take philosophy seriously enough to understand its life-transforming more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • TarcherPerigee
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585422517
  • 9781585422517
  • 745,474

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"His work now becomes a way station [for] those who are seriously exploring the transformation of consciousness."show more

About Jacob Needleman

The acclaimed author of The American Soul, Why Can't We Be Good? and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, more

Table of contents

The Heart of PhilosophyPreface to the Tarcher/Penguin Edition Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Philosophy, Where Are You? 1. Introduction 2. Socrates and the Myth of Responsibility 3. Pythagoras Part II: Wendy, Sim, and Other Philosophers 4. Nondepartmental Offering 5. Questions in the Margin 6. A Strange Warmth 7. Parents Part III: Remembering Philosophy 8. Eros and Ego: Toward a Redefinition of the History of Philosophy 9. Reality: The Problem and the Question 10. One Self: Two Words 11. The Indestructible Question Conclusionshow more

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