The Seekers

The Seekers

The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World

Book - 1998
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Chronicles the human search for meaning and purpose as revealed through the lives and words of Moses, Plato, Machiavelli, Voltaire, Marx, Emerson, Einstein, and other great thinkers.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679434450
Branch Call Number: 909/BOO 4565nf 1
Alternative Title: From seer to prophet : Moses' test of obedience
A covenanting God : Isaiah's test of faith
Struggles of the believer : Job
A world self-explained : evil in the East
Socrates' discovery of ignorance
The life in the spoken word
Plato's other-world of ideas
Paths to Utopia : virtues writ large
Aristotle : An outsider inAthens
On paths of common sense
Aristotle's God for a changeful world
Fellowship of the faithful : the church
Islands of faith : monasteries
The way of disputation : universities
Varieties of the protestant way : Erasmus, Luther, Calvin
The legacy of Homer : myth and the heroic past
Herodotus and the birthof history
Thucydides creates a political science
From myth to literature : Virgil
Thomas More's new paths to Utopia
Francis Bacon's vision of old idols and new dominions
From the soul to the self : Descartes's island within
Machiavelli's reach for a nation
John Locke defines the limits of knowledge and of government
Voltainr'e summons to civilization
Rousseau seeks escape
Jefferson's American quest
A gospel and a science of progress : Condorcet to Comte
Hegel's turn to "The divine idea on earth"
Karl Marx's pursuit of destiny
From nations to cultures : Spengler and Toynbee
A world in revolution?
"All history is biography" : Carlyle and Emerson
Kierkegaard turns from history to existence
From truth to streams of consciousness with William James
The solace and wonder of diversity
The literature of bewilderment
Acton's "Madonna of the future"
Malraux's charms of anti-destiny
Rediscovering time : Bergson's creative evolution
Defining the mystery : Einstein's search for unity


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