The Consequences of Ideas
Studying the history of empirical thought can help us to understand the culture in which we live. From Plato and Augustine to Kierkegaard and Nietzche, Sproul's introduction to and analysis of philosophers and their ideas will help you to respond...
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Studying the history of empirical thought can help us to understand the culture in which we live. From Plato and Augustine to Kierkegaard and Nietzche, Sproul's introduction to and analysis of philosophers and their ideas will help you to respond as a Christian to the thinking that has shaped your world. 224 pages, from Crossway
If you think philosophy is irrelevant to your daily life, think again. You need only observe the world around you to discover how substantially the ideas of history's thinkers affect us still. You can hear it in the beliefs of your non-Christian friends. In the media, your music, your children's classrooms. You can see it in our public policies, on every bookstore shelf, in the way we understand our very existence--even in the church. ^We like to believe that we create our little worlds from scratch and then live in them. But the reality is, we step into an environment that already exists, and we learn to interact with it. The game has been conceived long before us; the rules and boundaries already decided. ^We may be amused when Rene Descartes labors so long in order to conclude that he exists, or puzzled by Immanuel Kant spending his life analyzing how we know anything. Yet these men were not simply contemplating minutiae. The foundational thinking of philosophy tries to lay bar
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R. C. Sproul (1939-2017), theologian, pastor and teacher, was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international teaching ministry based in Orlando, Florida. He holds doctorate degrees from Free University of Amsterdam and Whitefield Theological Seminary, and is author of more than sixty books, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. Sproul is senior minister of preaching at Saint Andrew's Chapel and can be heard daily on the radio broadcast Renewing Your Mind.