Knowledge, Nature, and Norms: An Introduction to Philosophy

ISBN-10: 1133934951
ISBN-13: 9781133934950
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Find everything you need for a solid introduction to philosophy with this brief, powerful text. One of the most concise introductory philosophy anthologies available, KNOWLEDGE, NATURE, AND NORMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, Second Edition features classical philosophy readings, short fiction, and literature from popular writers, as well as a wealth of effective learning tools. Concise, well-edited selections are designed to give first-time philosophy students what you need to succeed--a well-crafted focus on the essential elements of philosophical debate. Integrated learning tools, such as a comprehensive introductory essay at the beginning of the text, provides an overview of how to approach philosophy. Engaging Chapter Introductions highlight key arguments, while Reading Comprehension and Review Questions draw your attention to key ideas. A robust companion website further enhances learning with self-assessment exercises, study guides, and links to philosophical and other helpful resources. With this anthology, you'll find a complete range of philosophical topics, including key issues in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. This thorough introduction is all within a book that's one-third the length of a typical anthology for cost savings and unmatched clarity.

Preface
Introduction
Personal Identity & Immortality
The Meeting
Phaedo
Vie Myth of the Soul
The Prince and the Cobbler
A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality
Narrative Identity
The Unimportance of Identity
The Mind-Body Problem
They're Made Out of Meat
Sensations and Brain Processes
In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Minds, Brains, and Machines
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
Free Will, Determinism, and Responsibility
Adjustment Team
The Illusion of Free Will
Has the Self 'Free Will'?
The Problem of Free Will
Freedom and Resentment
Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility
The Existence of God
Rebellion
The Ontological Argument/Tire Lost Island Objection
The Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
The Evidence of Miracles: An Exchange Between a Christian and an Atheist
The Wager
God
The Problem of Evil
Theodicies
Knowledge, Skepticism, and Belief
A Brain in a Vat
Within the Sphere of the Doubtful (Meditations I and If)
Certainty
A Defense of Skepticism
The Ethics of Belief
Is It Wrong Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone to Believe Anything on Insufficient Evidence?
Ethics
The Myth of Gyges
Vie Maze of Moral Relativism
Right and Wrong
In Defense of Utilitarianism
The Moral Law and. Autonomy of the Will
What Makes Right Actions Right
An Ethics of Caring
Virtue and Character
Glossary
Index

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