Questions That Matter An Invitation to Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0072975016

ISBN-13: 9780072975017

Edition: 3rd 2006

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Book details

List price: $133.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 8/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Nature Of Philosophy
What Is Philosophy? The Word Itself The Fields of Philosophy A Rational, Critical Enterprise Differing Conceptions A Working Definition Professor Miller's Four Principles Chapter 1 in Review
A Little Logic The Three Laws of Thought What Is An Argument? Informal Fallacies Chapter 2 in Review
The Question Of Reality
The Idea Of Form Plato and Socrates The Two Worlds: Appearance and Reality The Theory of the Forms Degrees of Reality and Knowledge The Good, the Sun, and the Cave Aristotle's Criticism of Plato Aristotle's View of Form After Plato and Aristotle Chapter 3 in Review
Mind And Matter Descartes: The Father of Modern Philosophy "What Can I Know for Certain?" The Intuition of Mind The Deduction of God The Deduction of Matter Some Objections The Mind-Body Problem Mind: A Set of Dispositions or Functions Chapter 4 in Review
Materialism What Is Materialism? Man a Machine The New Materialism Are the Mind and Body Identical? Beyond Freedom and Dignity: Skinner Are All Things Determined? Chapter 5 in Review
The Question Of Knowledge
The Way Of Reason Two Main Theories about the Basis of Knowledge Reason as the Basic of Knowledge The Rationalism of Plato The Rationalism of Descartes A Contemporary Version: Chomsky Chapter 6 in Review
The Way Of Experience What Is Empiricism? Classical Empiricism: Aristotle and St. Thomas Modern Empiricism: Locke Radical Empiricism: Hume Chapter 7 in Review
The Problem Of Certainty Kant and Hume Some Important Terminology Is There Synthetic A Priori Knowledge? The Limits of Reason Chapter 8 in Review
The Question Of God
God And The World Natural Theology The Cosmological Argument The Teleological Argument The Problem of Causality Chapter 9 in Review
Religious Experience The Experience of the Numinous The Mystical Ascent Mysticisms East The Way of Zen Is Religious Experience Evidence for God? Chapter 10 in Review
God And Evil What Is the Problem? Some Solutions Evil as a Privation of Goodness The Free-Will Defense Evil as Therapy Evil Is Irrational Chapter 11 in Review
The Question Of Morality
Challenges To Morality The Challenge of Relativism The Challenge of Determinism The Challenge of Existentialism Chapter 12 in Review
Utilitarianism What Is Utilitarianism? Bentham's Version: Quantity over Quality Mill's Version: Quality over Quantity Some Objections Chapter 13 in Review
The Role Of Duty Morality as Unconditional The Good Will Kant's Categorical Imperative The Test of Moral Actions Some Objections Chapter 14 in Review
Virtue Character and Action Aristotle on Happiness and Virtue The Virtues Objections Is There a Natural Law? Chapter 15 in Review
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index
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