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About Christopher Panza
Chris has always been interested in the Big Philosophical Questions that touch on the meaning of life. An associate professor of philosophy at Drury University in Springfield, MO, he regularly teaches courses such as Confucianism, Existentialism, Asian Ethics (as well as Western Ethics), Logic, 17th and 18th Century Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Free Will, the Self and Feminist Theory.
On the weekends, Chris takes a break from the Big Philosophical Questions and focuses on adventures in Italian Cuisine, particularly on artisan bread baking (the big questions make you hungry. you know).
You can find him blogging on Big Questions, Food, and Teaching at www.akuindeed.com - Hope to see you stop by!
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Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more.
- Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmas
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Whether you're currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!
You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to:
- Trace the influence of existentialism
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- Explain what it means to say that “God is dead”
- See culture through an existentialist lens
- Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death
- Navigate the absurdity of life
- Master the art of individuality
Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.