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The Resource The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world, Daniel J. Boorstin

The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world, Daniel J. Boorstin

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The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world
Title
The seekers
Title remainder
the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world
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Daniel J. Boorstin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we? Why are we here?" "Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers - men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation - seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us." "Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit." "Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein." "These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us."--Jacket
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1914-2004
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Boorstin, Daniel J.
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
CB151
LC item number
.B66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • Civilization
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Filosofie
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte
  • Religion
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The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world, Daniel J. Boorstin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-277) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Struggles of the Believer: Job.
  • 4.
  • A World Self-Explained: Evil in the East.
  • pt. II.
  • The Way of Philosophers: A Wondrous Instrument Within.
  • 5.
  • Socrates' Discovery of Ignorance.
  • 6.
  • The Life in the Spoken Word.
  • Bk. 1.
  • 7.
  • Plato's Other-World of Ideas.
  • 8.
  • Paths to Utopia: Virtues Writ Large.
  • 9.
  • Aristotle: An Outsider in Athens.
  • 10.
  • On Paths of Common Sense.
  • 11.
  • Aristotle's God for a Changeful World.
  • An Ancient Heritage.
  • pt. III.
  • The Christian Way: Experiments in Community.
  • 12.
  • Fellowship of the Faithful: The Church.
  • 13.
  • Islands of Faith: Monasteries.
  • 14.
  • The Way of Disputation: Universities
  • pt. I.
  • The Way of Prophets: A Higher Authority.
  • 1.
  • From Seer to Prophet: Moses' Test of Obedience.
  • 2.
  • A Covenanting God: Isaiah's Test of Faith.
Control code
ocm38580254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 298 pages
Isbn
9780375704758
Lccn
98015430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38580254
  • (OCoLC)38580254
Label
The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world, Daniel J. Boorstin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-277) 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
  • 3.
  • Struggles of the Believer: Job.
  • 4.
  • A World Self-Explained: Evil in the East.
  • pt. II.
  • The Way of Philosophers: A Wondrous Instrument Within.
  • 5.
  • Socrates' Discovery of Ignorance.
  • 6.
  • The Life in the Spoken Word.
  • Bk. 1.
  • 7.
  • Plato's Other-World of Ideas.
  • 8.
  • Paths to Utopia: Virtues Writ Large.
  • 9.
  • Aristotle: An Outsider in Athens.
  • 10.
  • On Paths of Common Sense.
  • 11.
  • Aristotle's God for a Changeful World.
  • An Ancient Heritage.
  • pt. III.
  • The Christian Way: Experiments in Community.
  • 12.
  • Fellowship of the Faithful: The Church.
  • 13.
  • Islands of Faith: Monasteries.
  • 14.
  • The Way of Disputation: Universities
  • pt. I.
  • The Way of Prophets: A Higher Authority.
  • 1.
  • From Seer to Prophet: Moses' Test of Obedience.
  • 2.
  • A Covenanting God: Isaiah's Test of Faith.
Control code
ocm38580254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 298 pages
Isbn
9780375704758
Lccn
98015430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38580254
  • (OCoLC)38580254

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