Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy
by Jody Ondich
Publisher: Pressbooks 2018
Number of pages: 248
Philosophy is the study of wisdom, and can emerge in our conversations in social media, in school, around the family dinner table, and even in the car. The text uses materials that are 2,500 years old, and materials that were in the news this year.
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