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Chapter 6: Practicing Life

Print or download fully-formatted version here. ——————————— Chapter Outline: 1. Deciding Reality through Practice 2. The Fixation of Belief a. An Example from Charles S. Peirce b. Fixing Religious Belief 3. Putting into Practice a. Application, Experimentation, and Practice b. Meditat
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Chapter 5: Asking Questions

Print or download fully-formatted version here. ——————————— Chapter Outline: 1. Logic and Argumentation 2. Doubt 3. Inquiry 4. Hypothesis 5. Formal Evaluation Chapter Objectives: In this chapter you will develop the skill of “asking questions.” Asking questions involves both doubt and
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Chapter 10: What Does You (Language) Mean?

Print or download fully-formatted pdf version here. Chapter Outline: Introduction: Paying Attention to Language 1. Words and Names 2. Thoughts and Ideas 3. Reference to Reality 4. Sentences and Form 5. Interpersonal and Cultural Communication 6. Sign and Symbolization 7. Life Conclusi
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Chapter 9: What is (True) Knowledge?

Print or download fully-formatted pdf version here. Chapter Outline Introduction: Paying Attention to Our Knowing 1. What is Knowledge? a. Terms and Concepts b. Orientations c. Belief and Knowledge 2. Is Knowledge Possible? True? a. Propositional Knowledge b. Knowledge More Broadly Co
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Chapter 7: What is Right (Good, Happy)?

Print or download fully-formatted pdf version here. Part Three (chapters 7-14): The Questions, Beliefs, and Values of Wisdom Having begun to develop a few skills of wisdom, you are now ready to look at the different questions of philosophy. Note: I say philosophy. By “philosophy” here
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Chapter 4: Paying Attention

Print or download fully-formatted pdf version here Part Two (chapters 4-6): The Skills of Wisdom You have now concluded the first part of this book. Congratulations! In the first part of this book (chapters 1-3) you have been introduced to the whole idea of philosophy as a love of wis
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Chapter 2: Wisdom – The Examined Life

Print or download fully-formatted pdf version here. Chapter Outline The Examined Life The Life We Examine Contexts and Qualities Relationships Sources Forces The Currently Constructed Self Practices Triggers and Seeds Change The Examination of Life Using the Skills of Wisdom The Philo
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Chapter 1: Philosophy as the Love of Wisdom

Print or download fully-formatted version Philosophy and the Love of Wisdom A Practical Example: Shopping What Philosophy Can Do For You On Getting and Giving Wisdom: The Story of Plato’s Cave The Basic Elements of Philosophy as a Love of Wisdom Chapter Objectives In this chapter you
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