Philosopher's Toolkit A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods

ISBN-10: 1405190183
ISBN-13: 9781405190183
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Alphabetical Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Basic Tools for Argument
Arguments, premises and conclusions
Deduction
Induction
Validity and soundness
Invalidity
Consistency
Fallacies
Refutation
Axioms
Definitions
Certainty and probability
Tautologies, self-contradictions and the law of non-contradiction
More Advanced Tools
Abduction
Hypothetico-deductive method
Dialectic
Analogies
Anomalies and exceptions that prove the rule
Intuition pumps
Logical constructions
Reduction
Thought experiments
Useful fictions
Tools for Assessment
Alternative explanations
Ambiguity
Bivalence and the excluded middle
Category mistakes
Ceteris paribus
Circularity
Conceptual incoherence
Counterexamples
Criteria
Error theory
False dichotomy
False cause
Genetic fallacy
Horned dilemmas
Is/ought gap
Masked man fallacy
Partners in guilt
Principle of charity
Question-begging
Reductios
Redundancy
Regresses
Saving the phenomena
Self-defeating arguments
Sufficient reason
Testability
Tools for Conceptual Distinctions
A priori/a posteriori
Absolute/relative
Analytic/synthetic
Categorical/modal
Conditional/biconditional
De re/de dicto
Defeasible/indefeasible
Entailment/implication
Essence/accident
Internalism/externalism
Knowledge by acquaintance/description
Necessary/contingent
Necessary/sufficient
Objective/subjective
Realist/non-realist
Sense/reference
Syntax/semantics
Thick/thin concepts
Types/tokens
Tools of Historical Schools and Philosophers
Aphorism, fragment, remark
Categories and specific differences
Elenchus and aporia
Hume's fork
Indirect discourse
Leibniz's law of identity
Ockham's razor
Phenomenological method(s)
Signs and signifiers
Transcendental argument
Tools for Radical Critique
Class critique
Deconstruction and the critique of presence
Empiricist critique of metaphysics
Feminist critique
Foucaultion critique of power
Heideggerian critique of metaphysics
Lacanian critique
Critiques of naturalism
Nietzschean critique of Christian-Platonic culture
Pragmatist critique
Sartrean critique of 'bad faith'
Tools at the Limit
Basic beliefs
G�del and incompleteness
Philosophy and/as art
Mystical experience and revelation
Paradoxes
Possibility and impossibility
Primitives
Self-evident truths
Scepticism
Underdetermination
Internet Resources for Philosophers
Index

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