Yes I do, and I have. For the person who is looking for a thoughtful and well presented survey of philosophical traditions, this book is ideal.
The theme was presented consistently across diverse philosophical traditions across the centuries.
Professor Garfield's passion for the topic is obvious in his presentation of the different traditions. He is even handed in his assessment and his personal biases were not obvious. I really liked his selection of readings from the texts and his appreciation for the artistic beauty of the writing.
No way - it took weeks. Even though I was very interested in the subject matter, I listened one lecture at a time and would at times repeat lectures if I felt I hadn't absorbed the material.
This book was a great fit for me. I found it enlightening and thought provoking, and the presentation by Prof. Garfield was well done.
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