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The Resource The philosopher : a history in six types, Justin E. H. Smith

The philosopher : a history in six types, Justin E. H. Smith

Label
The philosopher : a history in six types
Title
The philosopher
Title remainder
a history in six types
Statement of responsibility
Justin E. H. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What would the global history of philosophy look like if it were told not as a story of ideas but as a series of job descriptions--ones that might have been used to fill the position of philosopher at different times and places over the past 2,500 years? The Philosopher does just that, providing a new way of looking at the history of philosophy by bringing to life six kinds of figures who have occupied the role of philosopher in a wide range of societies around the world over the millennia--the Natural Philosopher, the Sage, the Gadfly, the Ascetic, the Mandarin, and the Courtier. The result is at once an unconventional introduction to the global history of philosophy and an original exploration of what philosophy has been--and perhaps could be again. By uncovering forgotten or neglected philosophical job descriptions, the book reveals that philosophy is a universal activity, much broader--and more gender inclusive--than we normally think today. In doing so, The Philosopher challenges us to reconsider our idea of what philosophers can do and what counts as philosophy"--
Assigning source
Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Justin E. H
Dewey number
100
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD21
LC item number
.S57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy
  • Filosofie
  • Philosophie
Label
The philosopher : a history in six types, Justin E. H. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Singular things and timeless truths, featuring the curiosa -- Philosophy and philosophia, featuring the sage -- Inside and out, featuring the gadfly -- Body and soul, featuring the ascetic -- Mountains and valleys, featuring the mandarin -- Money and love, featuring the courtier
Control code
939909039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780691163277
Lccn
2015034074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026189095
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)939909039
Label
The philosopher : a history in six types, Justin E. H. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Singular things and timeless truths, featuring the curiosa -- Philosophy and philosophia, featuring the sage -- Inside and out, featuring the gadfly -- Body and soul, featuring the ascetic -- Mountains and valleys, featuring the mandarin -- Money and love, featuring the courtier
Control code
939909039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780691163277
Lccn
2015034074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026189095
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)939909039

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