Philosophy As a Way of Life Historical, Contemporary, and Pedagogical Perspectives.

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Main Author: Ambury, James M.
Other Authors: Irani, Tushar, Wallace, Kathleen
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2020.
Series:Metaphilosophy Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Series Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Composition of This Collection
  • Reference
  • Part 1 History of Philosophy
  • Chapter 1 Ancient Greek Philosophia in India as a Way of Life
  • 1. Introduction: Studying Philosophical Ways of Life
  • 2. Megasthenes' Indica and the Social Class of Philosophoi
  • 3. Megasthenes and Philosophical Ways of Life
  • 4. Before Megasthenes
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Philosophy and the Good Life in the Zhuangzi
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Metaphilosophical Skepticism: Zhuangzi's Criticisms of Disputation
  • 3. Philosophy Beyond Disputation
  • 4. Life Beyond Shi-Fei
  • 5. Coping with Death: Skeptical Philosophy in Action
  • 6. Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Esoteric Confucianism, Moral Dilemmas, and Filial Piety
  • 1. Confucian Ethics: An Overview
  • 2. Elements of Esotericism in Confucius's Education
  • 3. Filial Piety: The Supreme Principle?
  • 4. The Dogmatic Reading and the Pedagogy of Moral Dilemmas
  • 5. The Liberal Reading, Zhi, and Esoteric Confucianism
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Renaissance Humanism and Philosophy as a Way of Life
  • Historiography of Humanism
  • Petrarch
  • Leonardo Bruni
  • Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Cartesian Philosophy as Spiritual Practice
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Leibniz's Philosophy as a Way of Life?
  • 1. Common Conceptions of Leibniz's Philosophy
  • 2. Hadot's Conception of Philosophy as a Way of Life
  • 3. Leibniz's Conception of Philosophy
  • 4. Leibniz, Philosophy, and Philosophical Discourse
  • 5. Leibniz and Hadot's Conception of Philosophy as a Way of Life
  • 6. Leibniz and Spiritual Exercises
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Philosophy as a Feminist Spirituality and Critical Practice for Mary Astell
  • Introduction
  • Mary Astell
  • Foucault and Hadot
  • Care of the Self
  • Philosophy as Practice
  • Philosophy as Spirituality
  • Philosophy as Critique
  • Philosophy as Freedom Practice
  • Philosophy and Feminism
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Nietzsche and Unamuno on Conatus and the Agapeic Way of Life
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Spinoza's Conatus
  • 3. Nietzsche on Conatus: The Will to Power
  • 4. Unamuno on Conatus: The Natural Appetite for an Endless Existence
  • 5. Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Ways of Discourse and Ways of Life: Plato on the Conflict Between Poetry and Philosophy
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Discourse of Emotions and the Discourse of Measurement
  • 3. Oneness and Freedom, Truth and Creativity
  • 4. The Inner Need of Philosophy for Poetry
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Stoicism and its Telos: Insights from Michel Foucault
  • Foucault on the Telos
  • The Truth in Foucault's Analysis