Discovering Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0135080037
ISBN-13: 9780135080030
Edition: 1996 (Abridged)
Authors: Thomas I. White
List price: $70.80
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Description: For introductory philosophy courses. Discovering Philosophy, is a comprehensive introduction to philosophy that is specially designed for students who are more comfortable with secondary, rather than primary sources. Using more accessible content  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.80
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/29/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 489
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

For introductory philosophy courses. Discovering Philosophy, is a comprehensive introduction to philosophy that is specially designed for students who are more comfortable with secondary, rather than primary sources. Using more accessible content that is unintimidating yet intellectually engaging, it relates the philosophical issues to students' own experiences and challenges them to do philosophy on their own.

INTRODUCTION
What Is Philosophy?
Philosophical Thinking
EXPLORING THE BASICS OF WHO WE ARE AND DEALING WITH OTHERS
The Case for Determinism
The Case for Freedom
Right and Wrong
Why Virtue?
Democracy
THE WORLD OF THEORY
The Nature of Reality
What Is Knowledge?
Does God Exist?
The Purpose of Life: Marx and Buddha
EMERGING ISSUES
Scientific Explanations of Reality
Does Gender Affect How We Think?
Is a Dolphin a "Person" ?
A FINAL WORD
Glossary
Appendix: Writing about Philosophy
Index

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