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Twenty Questions : An Introduction to Philosophy (with InfoTrac)

ISBN-10: 0534604897
ISBN-13: 9780534604899
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

TWENTY QUESTIONS, one of the best selling introduction to philosophy anthologies available today, presents a proven, well-acclaimed forum for introducing students to the rich variety of philosophical reflection. Animated by some of philosophy's more concrete questions--questions that students are likely to have pondered long before signing up for their first philosophy classes--TWENTY QUESTIONS fosters the creative exploration of many renowned classical and contemporary thinkers' responses to the very same questions.

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. vii
Religion and the Meaning of Lifep. 1
Does Religion Give My Life Meaning?p. 2
Religion Reconsideredp. 4
Some Important Buddhist Doctrinesp. 7
Many Paths to the Same Summitp. 17
A Taoist View of the Universep. 18
God and Gods in Africap. 20
Why I Am Not a Christianp. 22
God is Deadp. 30
The Anti-christp. 31
The Image of God's Goodnessp. 33
Love as the Practice of Freedomp. 35
Memorial Servicep. 40
The Absurdp. 41
The Internet as Metaphor for God?p. 45
How Do I Know Whether God Exists?p. 49
Faith and Reasonp. 52
The Ontological Argumentp. 53
Whether God Existsp. 55
The Teleological Argumentp. 57
Why Does God Let People Suffer?p. 60
Rebellionp. 64
The Leap of Faith and the Limits of Reasonp. 67
The Will To Believep. 70
I'm No Believerp. 74
Godsp. 77
Science, Mind, and Naturep. 79
What Does Science Tell Me About the World?p. 80
The Deductive-Nomological Model of Sciencep. 83
The Structure of Scientific Revolutionsp. 90
Science: Conjectures and Refutationsp. 98
Feminism and Sciencep. 106
Seeking New Laws of Naturep. 113
Gravityp. 120
Which Should I Believe: Darwin or Genesis?p. 122
Genesisp. 126
The Descent of Manp. 128
Creationist Science and Educationp. 133
Against Creationismp. 143
Is Evolutionary Theory a Secular Religion?p. 154
How Is My Mind Connected to My Body?p. 164
Mind as Distinct From Bodyp. 168
The Concept of Mindp. 172
Robots and Mindsp. 180
The Myth of the Computerp. 186
Woman as Bodyp. 192
The Mysterious Flamep. 201
Thinking and Knowingp. 215
What Do I Know?p. 216
The Myth of the Cavep. 219
Meditationp. 221
Descartes' Evil Geniusp. 225
Knowledge Regainedp. 232
Through the Looking Glassp. 235
The Circular Ruinsp. 236
Appearance and Realityp. 239
Where Our Ideas Come Fromp. 241
To Be Is to Be Perceivedp. 245
The Sex of the Knowerp. 250
Does Language Make Me Think the Way I Do?p. 255
Getting Rid of Wordsp. 258
Meaning as Usep. 259
Language, Thought, and Realityp. 265
Newspeakp. 274
The Language Instinctp. 276
How Words Hurtp. 286
Communication and Consciousnessp. 292
Humpty Dumptyp. 294
The Dilemas of Personhoodp. 297
Who Am I?p. 298
The First Nightp. 301
Of Identity and Diversityp. 315
Of Personal Identityp. 320
Persons, Brains, and Bodiesp. 323
How To Build a Personp. 325
I Am a Womanp. 332
"But What Are You Really?": The Metaphysics of Racep. 337
Bad Copies: How Popular Media Represent Cloning as an Ethical Problemp. 349
Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloningp. 357
To Clone or Not to Clonep. 364
Why Are My Emotions Important to Me?p. 369
On Angerp. 372
The Passions of the Soulp. 375
On Pridep. 378
What Is an Emotionp. 381
Emotions as Transformations of the Worldp. 386
Uncivil Rites--The Cultural Rules of Angerp. 388
Two Speeches on Lovep. 391
What Love Isp. 395
Feminism, Feelings, and Philosophyp. 399
How Should I Feel About Abortion and Embryo Research?p. 405
The Abortionp. 409
A Defense of Abortionp. 410
Abortion Through a Feminist Lensp. 421
Right to Life: What Can the White Man Say to the Black Woman?p. 426
The Moral Duty to the Unborn and Its Significancep. 429
Stem Cells, Cloning, and Abortion: Making Careful Distinctionsp. 433
The Moral Status of the Embryop. 436
The Puzzle of Profound Respect: Human Embryo Researchp. 437
Embryonic Stem Cell Retrieval and a Possible Ethical Bypassp. 440
What Is the Meaning of Death?p. 442
The Death of Socratesp. 444
A Taoist on Deathp. 446
Deathp. 447
Active and Passive Euthanasiap. 452
The Intentional Termination of Lifep. 456
Meanings of Deathp. 460
How Should I Respond to War or Terrorism?p. 470
Whether It Is Always Sinful to Wage Warp. 473
Power and Violencep. 475
Address to the Nation, September 11, 2001p. 480
The End of Our Holiday from Historyp. 481
The experiments of Ghandi: Nonviolent in the Nuclear Agep. 482
Defining a Just Warp. 486
In War Truth is the First Casualtyp. 491
Questions REgarding a War on Terrorismp. 492
War Against Terror or War to Govern the World?p. 495
How Does Racism Affect My Life?p. 497
Anti-Semite and Jewp. 500
What Good Am I?p. 502
I'm Black, You're White, Who's Innocent?p. 506
"But Would That Still Be Me?"p. 511
The Erasure of Black Womenp. 515
The Myth of the Immoral Black Motherp. 521
Two Kindsp. 530
Living a Good Lifep. 537
Why Shouldn't I Be Selfish?p. 538
Get it and feel goodp. 542
The Ring of Gygesp. 543
The Pursuit of Pleasurep. 546
People are Selfishp. 548
On Human Naturep. 550
Compassionp. 551
The Selfish Genep. 553
So Cleverly Kind an Animalp. 555
The Virtue of Selfishnessp. 559
Individual Rights, Welfare Rightsp. 562
Ethical Egoismp. 563
Can There Be Sexual Equality?p. 569
The Equality of Womenp. 572
The Inequality of Womenp. 576
The Inequality of Womenp. 576
The Subjection of Womenp. 577
Sexismp. 584
Monogamy vs. Promiscuity: Putting Evolutionary Psychology on the Couchp. 590
The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thoughtp. 598
Is Feminist Philosophy a Contradiction in Terms?: First Philosophy, The Second Sex, and The Third Wavep. 606
On the Ragp. 614
Selling Outp. 619
What Is the Right Thing for Me to Do?p. 622
The Ten Commandments and The Sermon on the Mountp. 625
The Analectsp. 628
The Unjustp. 629
Happiness and the Good Lifep. 630
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Moralsp. 638
Utilitarianismp. 642
The Natural History of Moralsp. 645
Emotivismp. 648
Freedom and Moralityp. 651
The Conscience of Huck Finnp. 652
One Feminist View of Ethicsp. 655
Through the Moral Mazep. 658
I Like It, but Is It Art?p. 663
The Nature of Tragedyp. 666
Of the Standard Of Tastep. 671
What Is Art?p. 675
The Motion Picture Production Codep. 678
The Culture Industryp. 681
The Art Worldp. 686
The Worship of Art: Notes on the New Godp. 690
Beauty, Kitsch, and Glamourp. 694
The Male Gazep. 699
Who Should Support the Arts?p. 702
Justice and Responsibilityp. 705
Am I Free to Choose What I Do?p. 706
Antigone's Fatep. 709
Voluntary and Involuntary Actionp. 712
Are We Cogs in the Universe?p. 714
Twilight of an Errorp. 716
Meaning and Free Willp. 718
Freedom and Responsibilityp. 725
Freedom and the Control of Menp. 727
The Significance of Free Will: Old Dispute, New Themesp. 732
Moral Luckp. 737
Autonomy and Identity in Feminist Thinkingp. 740
Oppressionp. 743
What Do I Justly Deserve?p. 747
Does Might Make Rightp. 749
Justice and the Social Contractp. 752
A Utilitarian Theory of Justicep. 756
Justice as Fairnessp. 760
The Principle of Fairnessp. 765
Economic Income and Social Justicep. 770
The Myth of Meritp. 775
Property and Hungerp. 778
Human Rights, Civil Rightsp. 784
Justice, Care, and Gender Biasp. 786
How Should I Make Money?p. 789
On Businessp. 793
Benefits of the Profit Motivep. 794
The Immorality of Capitalismp. 798
The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profitsp. 799
The Ford Pinto Memop. 802
Crime in the Suitesp. 803
Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsiblep. 804
Honest Workp. 806
A Bill of Rights for Employees and Employersp. 809
Making Money and the Importance of the Virtuesp. 811
Follow Your Blissp. 817
Creditsp. 818
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