A philosopher looks at other philosophers, modern thinkers who have contributed their ho and whys of a war-torn civilization, and -- if any -- the roads to salvation. In capsule form he summarizes the basic philosophies of those named above and others. He analyzes the points at which they agree or disagree. In conclusion, he finds them as creative as any other group of social and humanistic scholars of our age. Rigorous but rewarding reading, this should provide a fine introduction to the study of the works of the philosophers under dissection.