Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Living Issues In Philosophy

"Living Issues In Philosophy - Sixth Edition" is a philosophy book from Harold H. Titus & Marilyn S. Smith that came out more than 30 years ago. I usually don't read old works as I fear it may no longer be relevant today but some classics, like this one, still rings true.

I've only just began to read it and am pleasantly surprised at how fresh it all feels. See below:

"Knowledge seems divorced from values; it is possible to have great power without Insight."
-Harold H. Titus & Marilyn S. Smith

"Man has rapidly extended the range and quantity of his knowledge, but he has moved no closer to the age-old ideals of individuality and self-realizations. He has devised numerous plans and organizations for gaining greater security and comfort; at the same time, he feels insecure and anxious because he is uncertain about the meaning of life and of which direction he should take in life."
-P.7 of "Living Issues in Philosophy - Sixth Edition" book by Harold H. Titus & Marilyn S. Smith

This book was written before the internet and smartphones. If anything, the situation explained above is worse today than it was then.

Let's hope the information will be this interesting throughout!

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