Theory and Practice of Philosophy by Abraham Edel
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Theory and Practice of Philosophy
By Abraham Edel

The Theory and Practice of Philosophy

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Theory and Practice of Philosophy by Abraham Edel

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There is an historical element throughout philosophy. As Edel notes, this is always in the context of problems, so emphasis will fall on the major objective of reflective analysis of ideas. The major objective of Edel's analysis in "The Theory and Practice of Philosophy" is the fundamental interrelatedness of problems of method, metaphysics, and value. Each part is an integral whole, complete in itself.That philosophy has this central role in human practice indicates that it should be neither discarded nor deified. This is the explicit premise of the book. Students are likely to be faced increasingly with a demand for clarification on the fundamental issues of life and value. The expectation that philosophy will provide ready-made answers to these kinds of questions is as naive as the demand for any panacea, but this task cannot be turned over to any other department of human knowledge or any other branch of social activity.By placing emphasis on the importance of theory in matters of practice, the need for clear and systematic understanding of the world and man within it, and on the constant role of reflection in the management of human affairs, Edel seeks to shed light on the larger questions of philosophy by examining them in a systematic way. The result is a great text and tool for students and teachers that deals directly with the fundamental issues of our civilization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412808224
ISBN-10: 1412808227
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: Transaction Publishers
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Abraham Edel

Abraham Edel (1908-2007), a distinguished American moral and social philosopher was research professor of philosophy at The University of Pennsylvania and before that the City College of New York. Some of numerous books are Science and the Structure of Ethics, Aristotle and His Philosophy, and Ethical Judgment. Peter Hare was Distinguished Service Professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author of numerous journal articles and is the author of most recently A Woman's Quest for Science: Portrait of Anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons. Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt University Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and Chairman of the Board at Transaction Publishers. He is the author of numerous journal articles and books, most recently The Idea of War and Peace (Third Edition) available from Transaction.

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