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Remember when you first realized that sex led to babies? Or someone finally 'splained to you the relationship of the clutch to the engine and wheels? When you realized that the flower on a tomato plant led to a tomato and the seeds in tomatoes are what you plant to get tomatoes. Maybe it was when you realized that electricity was not a religious event... No matter what that moment was. This book will be another...
If you've ever wondered why we think and believe the way we do well this book is the Pimsleur's guide to philosophy...
The things you teach your newborn, infant, child, teenager, young adult come from ideas that you were taught and your parents were taught. But who invented guilt and responsibility and justice and industry or self worth for that matter. Well behind the scenes pilosophers (working overtime at low wages) were developing thought that eventually became accepted into society as mores folkways and law. Your outrage at cruelty and your abhorence of injustice were not always a part of how we lived in the middle ages.
How did we become a society that is conscious of when we put the seat down after we use the loo? Why are we occasionally nice to stangers? Why do we expect to be treated fairly? OK do I have your attention?
The answer is "it goes back a long way" and "it continues to evolve today". and you owe it to yourself to find out some of the roots of the way we believe what we believe. Whew!
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