Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult A Beginner's Guide to Life's Big Questions

ISBN-10: 0830827668

ISBN-13: 9780830827664

Edition: 2005

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Description: From time to time we all face life's big questions . . .- What is real?- How do we know what we know?- What is right?- Who or what am I?- How should we view science and its claims?And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It's a shame philosophy is so difficult.Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life's big questions.Students, pastors, campus workers and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 171
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Garrett J. DeWeese (Ph.D., University of Colorado; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of philosophy and philosophical theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He has also taught at Dayspring Center for Christian Studies, University of Colorado, Denver Seminary and Institut Biblique Europ�en (France). He is the author of God and the Nature of Time (Ashgate) and (with J. P. Moreland) Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult (IVP Academic).

Acknowledgments
Where Do I Start?
Logic
Method
Philosophy and Theology
What Is Real? Metaphysics
Getting Started
The Problem of Universals
Identity
Substances, Essences and Natures
Modality: The Necessary, the Possible and the Actual
How Do I Know? Epistemology
Kinds of Knowledge
What Is Knowledge?
The Problem of Skepticism
Concluding Applications
How Should I Live? Ethics
Metaethics
Normative Ethics
Why Be Moral?
What Am I? Philosophical and Theological Anthropology
Philosophy of Mind
Consciousness and Property Dualism
The Self and Substance Dualism
Objections to Dualism
A Critique of Physicalist Alternatives to Dualism
Freedom and Determinism
Theological Implications of the Free Will Debate
How Should Christians Think About Science? Philosophy of Science
Where Do We Go for Help?
She Blinded Me with Science (Scientism)
Theistic Science and Methodological Naturalism
The Realism/Antirealism Debate
Models for Integrating Science and Theology
Where Do I Go from Here? Worldview Struggle and Intellectual Crisis
Worldview Struggle and Intellectual Crisis
Saving the Soul and Saving the Mind
For Further Reading
Notes
Subject Index
Scripture Index
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