Philosophy: A Passion for Wisdom
# Pages: 234 Pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Is a philosophical way of life a viable option in the twenty-first century? Perhaps it is the only real option that will make it possible for human beings to live together peacefully in a global community. More than ever before humankind has to learn how to resolve its conflicts. In a world of different cultures and different religions where agreements do not come easily, philosophy can offer an intelligent alternative to self-destructive behaviour. We explore the general principles of conflict resolution by tracing the source of conflicts back to the fundamental attitudes by which human beings live. It re-enacts the discovery of mind that brought philosophy to birth among the Ancient Greeks. Human beings relate to one another in four basic communities (family, academy, political communities, and religious communities&$41;, transcending every culture. Philosophy is presented as it was from the beginning, an all embracing way of life.