Philosophers Behaving Badly by Nigel Rodgers,Mel Thompson

By Nigel Rodgers,Mel Thompson

these looking in philosophy a advisor for the confused might be warned. whereas philosophy can enlighten, it might additionally deceive and delude. As Descartes saw, 'The maximum souls are able to the best vices in addition to the best virtues.' This ebook explores the perils of philosophy. It indicates that philosophers' personal behaviour, occasionally undesirable, occasionally unhappy, sometimes downright mad, is seldom completely unconnected with their considering. Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of 8 nice philosophers: Rousseau, whose perspectives on schooling and the social order look interestingly at odds together with his personal outrageous lifestyles; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, giants of the 19th century whose phrases appear ever extra proper this present day; and 5 immensely influential philosophers of the 20 th century: Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre and Foucault. All of that allows you to exhibit that the lifetime of cause doesn't unavoidably bring about an affordable life.

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