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Fundamentals of Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0205242995
ISBN-13: 9780205242993
Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: Thematically introduces students to the major philosophic thinkers. Fundamentals of Philosophy offers a broad scope of classic and contemporary selections from the world's major thinkers via a narrative format that presents difficult issues and  More...

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Book details

List price: $77.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Thematically introduces students to the major philosophic thinkers. Fundamentals of Philosophy offers a broad scope of classic and contemporary selections from the world's major thinkers via a narrative format that presents difficult issues and readings in a simplified manner for students. Its readings are grouped around nine major themes/chapters, and are organized as a debate on one central issue. This approach helps students understand the argumentative style of philosophy, and learn how philosophic issues and solutions they encounter can be applied to their everyday life. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here's how:Personalize Learning - MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking – "Questions for Discussion" and a "Glossary of Terms" help students study. Engage Students – "Biographies" and "Recent Developments" stimulate student interest and understanding of philosophy's contemporary applications.Support Instructors – MySearchLab and an Instructor's Manual to accompany the text are available. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205879306 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205879304.

J. David Stewart, retired Professor of Philosophy and Provost at Ohio University.nbsp; Author/co-author ofExploring Phenomenology, Political and Social Essays of Paul Ricoeur, Exploring the Philosophy of Religion. nbsp; H. Gene Blocker, retired Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University, specializing in philosophy of art, ethics, and non-Western thought.nbsp; Author/co-author ofPhilosophy of Art, Japanese Philosophy, Ethics,and others. nbsp; James M. Petrik, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ohio University.nbsp; Author ofDescartesrsquo; Theory of the WillandEvil Beyond Belief.

Preface
What Is Philosophy?
The Activity of Philosophy
Philosophy's History
Philosophy and the Examined Life
Socrates: In Defense of Philosophy
Thinking About Thinking (Logic)
The Life of Reason
Argument Forms
Induction and the Philosophy of Science
Strategies for Philosophical Arguments
What Is Real? (Metaphysics)
Introduction to Metaphysics
Dualism
Plato: The Immortality of the Soul
Plato: The Divided Line
Materialism
Epicurus: First Principle of Materialism
Idealism
George Berkeley: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
The Mind-Body Problem and Personal Identity
Alfred C. Lent Surviving in a Different Body
Freedom and Determinism: The Metaphysics of Human Agency
Peter van Inwagen: The Moral Argument for Freedom
How Do We Know? (Epistemology)
Introduction to Epistemology
Ren� Descartes: The Quest for Certainty
Ren� Descartes: Meditations
David Hume: Trust Your Senses
David Hume: Of the Origin of Ideas
David Hume: Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding
Immanuel Kant: A Compromise
Immanuel Kant: Two Sources of Knowledge
Knowledge and Human Practices: The Pragmatist Tradition
William James: What Pragmatism Means
Nathaniel Goldberg: Where Does Knowledge Come From? Quine, Davidson, and Traditional Epistemology
What Ought We to Do? (Ethics)
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
Moral Skepticism
J. L Mackie: The Argument from Relativity
Morality and Metaphysics
Matthew Carey Jordan: God and Morality
Eudaemonism: The Morality of Self-Realization
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
Utilitarianism: Morality Depends on the Consequences
John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism
Deontology: Morality Depends on the Motives
Immanuel Kant: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Ethics
Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
Religion and Life's Meaning
Leo Tolstoy: A Confession
A Priori Arguments for God's Existence
St Anselm: Proslogion
A Posteriori Arguments for God's Existence: Aquinas' Five Ways
St. Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways
The Problem of Evil
James Petrik: Inscrutable Evil and an Infinite God
Philosophy of Art (Esthetics)
Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
The Value of Art
H. Gene Blocker. The Esthetic Attitude
Art as Ideal
Kenneth Clark The Naked and the Nude
Esthetics and Ideology
Jennifer Jeffers: The Politics of Representation
Social and Political Philosophy
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
The Liberal, Secular State
John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration
The Individual and the State
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
Human Rights
H. Gene Blocker. Human Rights
Individual Happiness and Social Responsibility
M. Andrew Holowchak: Happiness and Justice in "Liberal" Society. Autonomy as Political Integration
Eastern Thought
Philosophy East and West
Confucian Theories of Human Nature
Mencius: The Book of Mencius
Xun Zi: The Nature of Man Is Evil
Dong Zhongshu: Human Nature Is Both Good and Evil
Hindu Debate on Monism
Buddhist Theory of Emptiness
Nagarjuna: Seventy Verses on Emptiness
Nagarjuna: How Phenomena Are Empty of Inherent Existence
Glossary of Terms
Index

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