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Knowledge, Nature and Norms An Introduction to Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0495097225
ISBN-13: 9780495097228
Edition: 2009
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Description: Find everything you need for a solid introduction to philosophy with this brief, powerful text. One of the most concise introductory philosophy anthologies available, KNOWLEDGE, NATURE, AND NORMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY features classical  More...

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Book details

List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Find everything you need for a solid introduction to philosophy with this brief, powerful text. One of the most concise introductory philosophy anthologies available, KNOWLEDGE, NATURE, AND NORMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY features classical philosophy readings, short fiction, and literature from popular writers, as well as a wealth of effective learning tools. Concise, well-edited selections are designed to give first-time philosophy students what you need to succeed--a well-crafted focus on the essential elements of philosophical debate. Integrated learning tools, such as a comprehensive introductory essay at the beginning of the text, provides an overview of how to approach philosophy. Engaging Chapter Introductions highlight key arguments, while Reading Comprehension and Review Questions draw your attention to key ideas. A robust companion website further enhances learning with self-assessment exercises, study guides, and links to philosophical and other helpful resources. With this anthology, youll find a complete range of philosophical topics, including key issues in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. This thorough introduction is all within a book thats one-third the length of a typical anthology for cost savings and unmatched clarity.

Preface
Introduction
Personal Identity & Immortality
The Meeting
Phaedo
The Myth of the Soul
The Prince and the Cobbler
A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality
The Unimportance of Identity
The Mind-Body Problem
They're Made Out of Meat
In Defense of Dualism
Dualism: For and Against
The Mind-Body Problem
Minds, Brains, and Machines
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
Free Will, Determinism, and Responsibility
Leopold and Loeb
The Illusion of Free Will
Has the Self 'Free Will'?
The Problem of Free Will
The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility
Freedom and Resentment
The Existence of God
Rebellion
The Ontological Argument/The Lost Island Objection
The Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
The Evidence of Miracles: An Exchange Between a Christian and an Atheist
The Wager
God
The Problem of Evil
The Mirror of Evil
Knowledge, Skepticism, and Belief
A Brain in a Vat
Within the Sphere of the Doubtful
Certainty
A Defense of Skepticism
The Ethics of Belief
Is It Wrong Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone to Believe Anything on Insufficient Evidence?
Ethics
The Myth of Gyges
A Defense of Ethical Relativism
Right and Wrong
In Defense of Utilitarianism
The Moral Law and Autonomy of the Will
An Ethic of Caring
Virtue and Character
Glossary
Index

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