Contemporary Voyage

ISBN-10: 0534561268
ISBN-13: 9780534561260
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Highly praised by reviewers for its clarity and rich exposition, this history of philosophy text illustrates philosophy as a process and not just a collection of opinions or conclusions. Lawhead helps students retrace the philosopher's intellectual journey rather than simply giving a report of the results so that the students see how the problems arose. Thus the philosopher's problem becomes a puzzle which the student has to face. Lawhead uses metaphors, analogies, vivid images, concrete examples, common experiences, and diagrams to bring the abstract issues down to earth and show the practical implications and contemporary relevance of positions.

Preface
Introduction to The Contemporary Voyage
The Twentieth-Century Cultural Context: Science, Language, and Experience
Living in Kant's Shadow
Philosophy: Piecemeal Analysis or Grasping the Big Picture?
The Role of Science in Philosophy
The Role of Language and Experience in Philosophy
Pragmatism: The Unity of Thought and Action
The Origins of Pragmatism
Charles Sanders Peirce
The Obscure Founder of a Famous Philosophy
The Nature of Inquiry
The Theory of Meaning
Truth and Reality
Fallibilism
William James
From Physician to Philosopher
James and Peirce
The Cash Value of Truth
The Subjective Justification of Beliefs
Freedom and Determinism
The Will to Believe
John Dewey
The Ambassador-at-Large of Pragmatism
Dewey's Task
Influences on Dewey's Thought
Instrumentalism
The Concept of Truth
Ethics as Problem Solving
Education, Social Philosophy, and Religion
The Significance of Pragmatism
Process Philosophy: Bergson and Whitehead
Henri Bergson
The Philosopher of Creativity
Two Ways of Knowing: Intellect and Intuition
Metaphysics: Mechanism Versus Vitalism
Time and Duration
The Experience of Being a Self
Evolution in a New Light
The Two Sources of Morality and Religion
Bergson's Influence
Alfred North Whitehead
Whitehead's Life: From Mathematics to Metaphysics
Whitehead's Task: Finding the Ultimate Categories
The Method and Possibility of Metaphysics
Metaphysics and the Imagination
Metaphysics and Language
The Fallacies of Scientific Materialism
Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Organic Process
Events as the Primary Realities
Feelings: How Events Are Related to One Another
Creativity: The Ultimate Category
The Realm of Possibilities: Eternal Objects
Enduring Objects: Societies of Actual Entities
The Mind--Body Problem
Whitehead's Natural Theology
God and the Harmony of the World
A God in Process
God's Influence on the World
The Problem of Evil
The Impact of Process Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy and the Linguistic Turn
The Turn to Language and Analysis
Bertrand Russell
Russell's Life: Mathematician, Philosopher, Reformer
Background: The Revolt Against Hegelianism
British Idealism
G. E. Moore
Russell's Task: Developing a Logically Perfect Language
Russell's Logical Atomism
How Language Connects with the World
Russell's Theory of Logical Constructions
Logical Positivism
The Verifiability Principle
The Demise of Metaphysics and Theology
The Status of Ethics
Problems with Logical Positivism
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein's Life: From Engineer to Philosopher
The Early Wittgenstein: From Logic to Mysticism
The Task of the Tractatus
The Picture Theory of Language
Wittgenstein's Mysticism
The Later Wittgenstein: The Turn to Ordinary Language
Language-Games
Meaning and Use
Forms of Life
Ordinary Language Versus Philosophical Language
Philosophy as Therapy
The Impact of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy
Conceptual Analysis
Gilbert Ryle
Category Mistakes
Descartes's Myth
Ryle's Analysis of Mental Terms
John Austin
Austin's Philosophical Method
Austin's Analysis of Excuses
How to Do Things with Words
The Significance of Analytic Philosophy
Phenomenology and Existentialism
Edmund Husserl
The Life of a Perpetual Beginner
Husserl's Task: Developing Philosophy into a Rigorous Science
Phenomenology as a Science of Experience
The Phenomenological Method
The Thesis of the Natural Standpoint
Bracketing the World
Consciousness as Intentionality
The Discovery of Essences
Transcendental Phenomenology
The Shift to the Life-World
Husserl's Significance
The Influence of Phenomenology
The Transition to Existential Phenomenology
Martin Heidegger
Heidegger's Life
Heidegger's Task: Understanding the Meaning of Being
Heidegger's Radical Conception of Phenomenology
Our Existence as a Window to Being
Being-in-the-World
Being-in
The World
Concern
Modes of Dasein
Facticity and Thrownness
Being-Ahead-of-Myself
Fallenness
The Fundamental Division: Authentic Versus Inauthentic Existence
Anxiety
Being-Towards-Death
Conscience
The Call of Being
The Question of Truth
The Problem of Language
The Task of the Poet
Letting-Be
Rediscovering the Holy
Heidegger's Significance
Jean-Paul Sartre
A Life Lived Amidst Books
Sartre's Task: A Human-Centered Ontology
Two Kinds of Reality: Objects and Persons
An Empty Universe
Existence Precedes Essence
Condemned to Freedom
Facticity
The Paradox of Human Existence
Bad Faith Versus Authenticity
Alienation and Other People
Optimism in the Midst of Alienation
Sartre's Turn to Marxism
The Significance of Existentialism
Recent Issues in Philosophy
Rethinking Empiricism
W. V. O. Quine
Rethinking Philosophy: Postmodernism
Michel Foucault
Jacques Derrida
Richard Rorty
Rethinking Philosophy: Feminism
Feminist Approaches to Epistemology
Feminist Approaches to Ethics
Philosophy in a Global Village
New Issues in Philosophy of Mind
New Issues in Ethics
A Parting Word
Glossary
Index

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