Understanding Our Being: Introduction to Speculative Philosophy in the Perennial Tradition

The Catholic University of America Press, 2008

"The Catholic University of America Press is pleased to announce publication of Understanding Our
Being: Introduction to Speculative Philosophy in the Perennial Tradition by John W. Carlson.
In the encyclical Fides et ratio, Pope John Paul II called upon teachers of philosophy “to recover, in
the flow of an enduringly valid philosophical tradition, the range of authentic wisdom and truth.”
Understanding Our Being responds to this call with a much-needed introduction to speculative
philosophy."

Excerpt from the Introduction:

"Throughout history, and across cultures, there have been many expressions of the search for wisdom. We might note, for example, the Vedas of ancient India, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish people, the teachings of Confucius and Lao-Tzu in China, as well as of the Buddha and his followers in India and East Asia. More recently, of course, there have appeared the Gospels of Christianity and the Koran of Muslim peoples. We also should note, within the heritage of the West, the discourses of the Greek philosophers (especially Plato and Aristotle), as well as those of later thinkers. Each of the above, we might say, has offered a path to understanding—a more or less formal and rigorous means by which persons concerned with ultimate matters might pursue their objective...."
 

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