Experiencing Philosophy

ISBN-10: 013012267X

ISBN-13: 9780130122674

Edition: 2004

List price: $172.20
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For one-semester courses in Introductory Philosophy. In addition to providing detailed content coverage and critical reasoning skills development, this text pays serious attention to the personal and practical relevance of philosophy by focusing on its experiential, therapeutic, and social applications. The applied focus, intended to inspire students to further their studies in philosophy, is complemented by a built-in study guide and substantial excerpts from classical original sources. By combining the theoretical with the practical through the integration of descriptive outlines, readings, and numerous pedagogical aids, this book strikes an educationally productive balance between accessibility and academic rigor.
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List price: $172.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 457
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Note to the Instructor
Message to Students
What is Philosophy? What's in it for Me?
Take It Personally
Know Thyself: My Preconceptions about Philosophy
Philosophy and Philosophers: Caricatures, Myths, and Realities
The Philosopher's Profile
Wisdom: The Object of Love
The Practical Value of Philosophy
Therapeutic Applications of Philosophy: Back to the Future
Philosophy's Relevance in an Age of Information and Emerging Technologies
Fields of Philosophy
Approaches to Philosophy
Historical Periods of Philosophy
Original Sourcework: The Problems of Philosophy
Study Guide
Philosophies of Life
Take It Personally
Know Thyself: The Philosophy of Life Preference Indicator
Stoicism: A Prescription for Peace of Mind
Original Sourcework: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Existentialism: Born Free, Let Me Be Me
Know Thyself: The Purpose in Life Test
Original Sourcework: The Humanism of Existentialism
Philosophical Segue: Fate, Free Will, and Determinism
Hedonism: Pleasure Is the Measure
Original Sourcework: Letter to Menoeceus
Buddhism as a Philosophy of Life
Original Sourcework: Basic Characteristics of Buddhist Culture
Study Guide
Philosophical Argument ... That Sounds Logical!
Take It Personally
Original Sourcework: "Euthyphro" featuring the Socratic Method
Know Thyself: How Rational Am I?
Opinions versus Arguments
Factual Statements versus Value Judgments
Deductive Arguments
Inductive Logic
Faulty and Fallacious Reasoning
Informal Logical Fallacies
Study Guide
Epistemology, Metaphysics, and God
Take It Personally
Know Thyself: My Philosophical Presuppositions about Knowledge and Reality
Preliminary Questions and Definitions
Plato's Metaphysical Epistemology
Original Sourcework: Simile of the Sun
Original Sourcework: Allegory of the Cave
Rationalism: Rene Descartes
Original Sourcework: First Meditation Concerning Things that Can Be Doubted
Original Sourcework: Second Meditation of the Nature of the Human Mind, and That It Is More Easily Known than the Body
Original Sourcework: The Wax Example
British Empiricism: Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
Original Sourcework: Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding
Original Sourcework: An Afrocentric/Feminist Standpoint Challenges the Tradition of Positivism
Immanuel Kant's Synthesis of Rationalism and Empiricism
Original Sourcework: The Distinction between Analytic and Synthetic Judgments
Original Sourcework: The Language of the Hopi Provides a Metaphysics Without Space and Time
Philosophical Segue: Proofs for the Existence of God
Original Sourcework: Whether God Exists?
Study Guide
Ethics and Moral Decision Making
Take It Personally
Know Thyself: The Ethical Perspective Indicator
Character Ethics: Plato
Know Thyself: Platonic Character Type Index (PCTI)
Plato's Character Types
Original Sourcework: Virtue and Justice in the Individual and in the State
Utilitarian Ethics: Jeremy Bentham
Original Sourcework: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Deontological Ethics: Immanuel Kant
Original Sourcework: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Feminine Ethics: Carol Gilligan and Nel Noddings
Original Sourcework: Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education
Existentialist Ethics: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Original Sourcework: The Gay Science
Objectivist Ethics: Ayn Rand
Original Sourcework: The Objectivist Ethics
Philosophical Segue: Religion and Ethics: Islamic, Hindu, and Christian Perspectives
Original Sourcework: Islamic View of Human Rights
Original Sourcework: Transcreation of the Bhagavad Gita
Original Sourcework: Roman Catholic Ethics: Three Approaches
Study Guide
Political Philosophy
Take It Personally
Know Thyself: My Political Outlook
Political Philosophy versus Politics and Political Science
Plato's Republic
Original Sourcework: The Nature of Woman
Social Contract Theorists: Hobbes and Locke
Thomas Hobbes
Original Sourcework: Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth
John Locke
Original Sourcework: Of the Ends of Political Society and Government
Karl Marx
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