Philosophy Basic Readings

ISBN-10: 0415337984
ISBN-13: 9780415337984
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Nigel Warburton
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Description: Exploring philosophy with the aid of an imaginative selection of writings, this text mixes classical philosophical discourse with newer pieces from contemporary writers.

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List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 588
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Exploring philosophy with the aid of an imaginative selection of writings, this text mixes classical philosophical discourse with newer pieces from contemporary writers.

Preface
Preface to second edition
Introduction: What is Philosophy?
'What Makes someone a philosopher?'
'Analytic Philosophy'
'The Method of Philosophy'
'The value of philosophy'
'What is Philosophy'
'Philosophy'
'What Makes a Philosopher?'
God
'The Wager'
'Proofs of God'
'Evil and omnipotence'
'Why God allows evil'
'Of miracles'
'Viruses of the mind'
'The Makropulos case: Refections on the tedium of immortality'
'Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man'
'Do we survive death?'
Right and Wrong
'The Categorical Imperative'
'The Experience Machine'
'Higher and lower pleasures'
'A critique of utilitarianism'
'The Solzhenitsyn principle'
'Neo-Aristotelianism'
'A defence of abortion'
'Moral Luck'
'Relativism'
'What's wrong with gay sex?'
'Paternalistic Lies'
'Desire and the Meaning of Life'
'Moral Experts.'
Politics
'What is political philosophy?'
'Of the natural condition of mankind'
'Two concepts of liberty'
'Freedom to Box'
'Discrimination and sexual justice'
'Letter from Birmingham Jail'
'All animals are equal'
'A New Map of Censorship'
'Playthings of Alien Forces: Karl Marx and the Rejection of the Market Economy'
The external world
'About the things we may doubt'
'Descartes'
'Colours'
'Of the origin of ideas'
'Epistemology Naturalized-nature know thyself'
'Disembodied Telepresence and the Remoteness of the Real'
'Existence and Absurdity'
Science
'The problem of demarcation'
'Anomaly and the emergence of scientific discoveries'
'How to defend society against science'
'Feyerabend: anything goes
'Wittgenstein and the Two Cultures'
'The Lebenswelt'
Mind
'The diary' and 'The beetle in the box'
'Sensations and brain processes'
'Minds, brains and programs'
'What is it like to be a bat?
'Where am I ?'
'The Strange Case of the rational dentist'
' The Lost Mariner'
Art
'Significant form'
'The Intentional fallacy'
'Of the standard of taste'
'What is wrong with a forgery'
'Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote'
'Art and Mimesis in Plato's Republic'
suggestions for further reading
acknowledgments and sources

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