Life's Ultimate Questions, Second Edition
Life's Ultimate Questions synthesizes three distinct approaches—topical, historical, and conceptual—to help students gain breadth and depth of perspective on key philosophical concepts.
Introductions to philosophy typically focus on one of three tracts to presenting philosophical ideas: topical, historical, or conceptual. Life's Ultimate Questions takes a unique approach and synthesizes all three to ensure students gain both breadth and depth of perspective, ensuring a more engaging experience for students who may feel overwhelmed by philosophy's ultimate questions.
Now thoroughly revised and updated by Nash's former student Thor Madsen, this newest edition of Life's Ultimate Questions retains the book's multipronged approach and accessible tone. Madsen has greatly expanded the discussions on epistemology, the nature and existence of God, humanity, and ethics and added brand-new chapters on logic and pantheistic monism, along with a section on Reformed epistemology. New and improved graphics throughout further enable the book to meet the needs of today's classroom for both instructors and students.
Unique and thorough, Life's Ultimate Questions invites students to pursue the "love of wisdom," in a thought-provoking and engaging text useful for formal students and lay learners alike.
About the Authors
Ronald H. Nash (PhD, Syracuse University) was professor of philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was author of numerous books, including The Concept of God and Faith and Reason.
Thor Madsen (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is dean of graduate studies and professor of New Testament, ethics, and philosophy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. A research fellow in ethics for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Madsen is also a former graduate assistant for Ronald Nash.