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Metaphysics and Epistemology A Guided Anthology

ISBN-10: 1118542584
ISBN-13: 9781118542583
Edition: 2014
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Description: Metaphysics and Epistemology: A Guided Anthology presents a comprehensive introductory overview of key themes, thinkers, and texts in metaphysics and epistemology.Presents a wide-ranging collection of carefully excerpted readings on metaphysics and  More...

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List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Metaphysics and Epistemology: A Guided Anthology presents a comprehensive introductory overview of key themes, thinkers, and texts in metaphysics and epistemology.Presents a wide-ranging collection of carefully excerpted readings on metaphysics and epistemologyOffers insightful commentary to introduce and inter-link the themes of each selection Blends classic and contemporary works to reveal the historical development and present directions in the fields of metaphysics and epistemology Provides succinct entries that serve to extract the essential elements of philosophically central texts

Source Acknowledgments
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Philosophical Image
Life and the Search for Philosophical Knowledge
Plato, Republic
Philosophical Questioning
Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy
Philosophy and Fundamental Images
Wilfrid Sellars, "Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man"
Philosophy as the Analyzing of Key Concepts
P.F. Strawson, Analysis and Metaphysics
Philosophy as Explaining Underlying Possibilities
Robert Nozick, Philosophical Explanations
Metaphysics: Philosophical Images of Being
How Is the World at all Physical?
How Real Are Physical Objects?
Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy
Are Physical Objects Never Quite as They Appear To Be?
John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Are Physical Objects Really Only Objects of Thought?
George Berkeley, The Principles of Human Knowledge
Is Even the Mind Physical?
D.M. Armstrong, "The Causal Theory of the Mind"
Is the Physical World All There Is?
Frank Jackson, "Epiphenomenal Qualia"
How Does the World Function?
Is Causation Only a Kind of Regularity?
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Is Causation Something Singular and Unanalyzable?
G.E.M. Anscombe, "Causation and Determination"
How Do Things Ever Have Qualities?
How Can Individual Things Have Repeatable Qualities?
Plato, Parmenides
How Can Individual Things Not Have Repeatable Qualities?
D.M. Armstrong, Nominalism and Realism
How Are There Any Truths?
Do Facts Make True Whatever Is True?
Bertrand Russell, "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism"
Are There Social Facts?
John Searle, Mind, Language and Society
Is There Only Personally Decided Truth?
Plato, Theaetetus
How Is There a World At All?
Has the World Been Designed by God?
David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Is God's Existence Knowable Purely Conceptually?
St. Anselm, Proslogion
Has This World Been Actualized by God from Among All Possible Worlds?
G.W Leibniz, Monadology
Does This World Exist Because It Has Value Independently of God?
Nicholas Rescher, Nature and Understanding
Can Something Have Value in Itself?
Plato, Euthyphro
How Are Persons Persons?
Is Each Person a Union of Mind and Body?
Ren� Descartes, "Meditation VI"
Is Self-Consciousness what Constitutes a Person?
John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
How Strictly Does Self-Consciousness Constitute a Person?
Roderick M. Chisholm, "Identity through Time"
Are Persons Constituted with Strict Identity At All?
Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons
Are We Animals?
Eric T. Olson, "An Argument for Animalism"
How Do People Ever Have Free Will and Moral Responsibility?
Is There No Possibility of Acting Differently To How One Will in Fact Act?
Aristotle, De Interpretatione
Could Our Being Entirely Caused Coexist with Our Acting Freely?
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Would Being Entirely Caused Undermine Our Personally Constitutive Emotions?
P.F. Strawson, "Freedom and Resentment"
Is a Person Morally Responsible Only for Actions Performed Freely?
Harry G. Frankfurt, "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility"
Is Moral Responsibility for a Good Action Different to Moral Responsibility for a Bad Action?
Susan Wolf, "Asymmetrical Freedom"
How Could a Person Be Harmed by Being Dead?
Is It Impossible To Be Harmed by Being Dead?
Epicurus, "Letter to Menoeceus"
Is It Impossible To Be Harmed by Being Dead at a Particular Time?
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
Would Immortality Be Humanly Possible and Desirable?
Bernard Williams, "The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality"
Can a Person be Deprived of Benefits by Being Dead?
Fred Feldman, Confrontations with the Reaper
Further Readings for Part II
Epistemology: Philosophical Images of Knowing
Can We Understand What It Is to Know?
Is Knowledge a Supported True Belief?
Plato, Meno
When Should a Belief be Supported by Evidence?
W.K. Clifford, "The Ethics of Belief"
Is Knowledge a Kind of Objective Certainty?
A J. Ayer, The Problem of Knowledge
Are All Fallibly Supported True Beliefs Instances of Knowledge?
Edmund L. Gettier, "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?"
Must a True Belief Arise Aptly, if it is to be Knowledge?
Alvin I. Goldman, "A Causal Theory of Knowing"
Must a True Belief Arise Reliably, if it is to be Knowledge?
Alvin I. Goldman, "Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge"
Where is the Value in Knowing?
Catherine Z. Elgin, "The Epistemic Efficacy of Stupidity"
Is Knowledge Always a Virtuously Derived True Belief?
Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski, Virtues of the Mind
Can We Ever Know Just through Observation?
Is All Knowledge Ultimately Observational?
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Is There a Problem of Not Knowing that One Is Not Dreaming?
Ren� Descartes, "Meditation I"
What Is It Really to be Seeing Something?
David Lewis, "Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision"
Is There a Possibility of Being a Mere and Unknowing Brain in a Vat?
Hilary Putnam, Reason, Truth and History
Is It Possible to Observe Directly the Objective World?
John McDowell, "The Disjunctive Conception of Experience as Material for a Transcendental Argument"
Can We Ever Know Innately?
Is It Possible to Know Innately Some Geometrical or Mathematical Truths?
Plato, Meno
Is There No Innate Knowledge At All?
John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Can We Ever Know Just through Reflection?
Is All Knowledge Ultimately Reflective?
Ren� Descartes, Discourse on Method
Can Reflective Knowledge Be Substantive and Informative?
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
Is All Apparently Reflective Knowledge Ultimately Observational?
John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic
Is Scientific Reflection Our Best Model for Understanding Reflection?
C.S. Peirce, "Some Consequences of Four Incapacities" and "How To Make Our Ideas Clear"
Are Some Necessities Known through Observation, Not Reflection?
Saul A. Kripke, Naming and Necessity
Can We Know in Other Fundamental Ways?
Is Knowing-How a Distinct Way of Knowing?
Gilbert Ryle, "Knowing How and Knowing That"
Is Knowing One's Intention-in-Action a Distinct Way of Knowing?
G.E.M. Anscombe, Intention
Is Knowing via What Others Say or Write a Distinct Way of Knowing?
Jennifer Lackey, "Knowing from Testimony"
Is Knowing through Memory a Distinct Way of Knowing?
Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Mind
Can We Fundamentally Fail Ever To Know?
Are None of our Beliefs More Justifiable than Others?
Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Are None of Our Beliefs Immune from Doubt?
Ren� Descartes, "Meditation I"
Are We Unable Ever To Extrapolate Justifiedly Beyond Our Observations?
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Can Skeptical Arguments Be Escaped?
Can We Know at Least Our Conscious Mental Lives?
Rene Descartes, "Meditation II"
Can We Know Some Fundamental Principles by Common Sense?
Thomas Reid, Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man
Do We Know a Lot, but Always Fallibly?
Karl R. Popper, "On the Sources of Knowledge and of Ignorance"
Is It Possible to have Knowledge even when Not Knowing that One Is Not a Brain in a Vat?
Robert Nozick, Philosophical Explanations
Further Readings for Part III

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