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ISBN13: 9780393322989
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Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted black and forth across America, to cafe's and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" (Utne Reader). Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, 'Philosophy for Dummies'-type guide" (USA Today); he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and others among Life's big Questions.

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"A testament to Phillips's conviction that Americans are hungry to start probing questions." Arizona Republic

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"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." O magazine

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"[B]ring[s] philosophy out of the ivory tower and back into the lives of ordinary people, where it belongs." Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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"Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted black and forth across America, to cafe's and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" Utne Reader

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"Phillips mixes the fresh, unscripted dialogue of his subjects with the texts of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato and so many others; he weaves his own personal history into the larger history of ideas; and introduces us to the friends he has made throughout his travels. It is a hopeful, energetic book, on that never loses sight of its purpose." Beth Kephart, Book

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everyonehasadesire, October 2, 2007 (view all comments by everyonehasadesire)
It's a amazing read. Don't be afraid to pick it up even if your a down to earth biology major and don't believe anything unless 500 experiments have been conducted to prove it. It's not about drilling ideas into your mind, but more discovering you have a deeper level of thought than you could ever imagine before. PARENTS! Introduce it to your children! CHILDREN! or TEENS! introduce it to your parents. It's something any age can enjoy and understand.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322989
Author:
Phillips, Christopher
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x5.46x.72 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393322989 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A testament to Phillips's conviction that Americans are hungry to start probing questions."
"Review" by , "A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions."
"Review" by , "[B]ring[s] philosophy out of the ivory tower and back into the lives of ordinary people, where it belongs."
"Review" by , "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted black and forth across America, to cafe's and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry"
"Review" by , "Phillips mixes the fresh, unscripted dialogue of his subjects with the texts of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato and so many others; he weaves his own personal history into the larger history of ideas; and introduces us to the friends he has made throughout his travels. It is a hopeful, energetic book, on that never loses sight of its purpose."
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