Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2011-01-01
ISBN 13 : 1621890090
Total Pages : 324 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (189 users downloads)
Last Book Review Life, the Universe, and Everything by Ric Machuga :
Download or read book Life, the Universe, and Everything written by Ric Machuga and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: --Has modern science made philosophy obsolete? --Is the soul real? --Do we have a free will? --Why should we be moral? --Does God exist, and if so, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? --What is the relation between faith and reason? Ric Machuga takes a holistic approach to these questions. No philosophical idea, no matter how small, can live alone. Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings--their "ecosystem." The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. The ongoing relevance of their philosophical thought to twenty-first century issues is opened up in fascinating ways. Life, the Universe, and Everything is the product of thirty years of teaching introductory courses in philosophy. Assuming no prior background, it only requires of readers an enquiring mind and a willingness to think carefully. An ideal guide to the big questions we face.