Philosophical Horizons Introductory Readings

ISBN-10: 0534518818
ISBN-13: 9780534518813
Edition: 2006
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Description: Under the experienced editorial guidance of Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, PHILOSOPHICAL HORIZONS introduces your students to the central issues of philosophy through an engaging combination of classic and contemporary sources. Placing a premium  More...

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Book details

List price: $163.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Under the experienced editorial guidance of Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, PHILOSOPHICAL HORIZONS introduces your students to the central issues of philosophy through an engaging combination of classic and contemporary sources. Placing a premium on accessibility for today's beginning philosophy students, the editors have put together a book of more than 70 non-technical readings, many of which have been edited for maximum comprehensibility. Despite its wealth of material the book is remarkably concise and easily manageable in a semester-long course. Wherever possible, the editors have sought to juxtapose historical philosophers alongside their contemporary commentators, thereby emphasizing both the timelessness and timeliness of philosophical inquiry.

Preface
Introduction: The Elements of Argument
Philosophy of Religion
Euthyphro (complete)
The Ontological Argument
The Five Ways
The Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection)
A Defense of Atheism
Why God Allows Evil
The Moriarty Hypothesis
The Wager
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
Theology and Falsification
The Hiddenness of God
Metaphysics
Being vs. Becoming
Achilles and the Tortoise
The Divided Line and the Myth of the Cave
Substance, Cause and Change
Universals
Of Identity and Diversity
Of Personal Identity
Of Identity and Mr. Locke
The Self as a Narrative Center of Gravity
Compulsion
Freedom and Necessity
Freedom and Determinism
Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
Epistemology
Meditations on First Philosophy (complete)
Descartes' Evil Genuis
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (selection)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
The Justification of Induction
The New Riddle of Induction
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
A Reply to Gettier
Critical Common-Sensim
Philosophy of Mind
Descartes' Myth
Sensations and Brain Processes
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Eliminative Materialism
Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?
Could a Machine Think?, Paul Churchland, Patricia Churchland
What is it Like to be a Bat?
Asymmetries and Mind/Body Perplexities
The Body Problem
Ethics
The Nature of Ethical Disagreement
A Proof of the Objectivity of Morals
Egoism and Moral Scepticism
Happiness and Immorality
Nicomachean Ethics (selection)
The Pleasant Life
The Meditations (selection)
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection)
Utilitarianism (selection)
A Critique of Utilitarianism
Beyond Good and Evil (selection)
Moral Luck
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Active and Passive Euthanasia
A Defense of Abortion
The Case for Animal Rights
Political Philosophy
Apology (complete)
Crito (complete)
Leviathan (selection)
Second Treatise Concerning Government (selection)
Federalist #10
Estranged Labor
On Liberty (selection)
A Theory of Justice (selection)
Anarchy, State and Utopia (selection)
Letter from a Birmingham City Jail

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