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About Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0131916068

ISBN-13: 9780131916067

Edition: 9th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Paul Wolff

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List price: $98.20
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

What Is Philosophy?
What Do Philosophers Do?
The Study of Human Nature
What Do Philosophers Do?
The Study of the Universe
What Do Philosophers Do?
Human Nature and the Universe
Rationality, Universality, Objectivity
The Limitations of the Western Philosophical Tradition
Theory of Knowledge
Descartes' Method of Doubt
Rationalism and Empiricism: Two Responses to Cartesian Doubt
Leibniz and Rationalism
Hume and Empiricism
Kant's Resolution of the Rationalism/Empiricism Debate
New Turns in Epistemology
ABC News: Contemporary Application: Virtual Reality
Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind
What Is Metaphysics?
Hobbes' Materialism
Free Will and Determinism
The Mind and the Body
ABC News: Contemporary Application: Do Computers Think?
Philosophy of Science
The Place of Science in the Modern World
Francis Bacon and the Foundations of Scientific Method
The Relation Between Theory and Observation
Karl Popper and Falsifiability
Thomas Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Revolutions
Science as a Social Institution
Voices Beyond Popper & Kuhn
Contemporary Application: Is Science Value-Neutal?
Ethical Theory
The Varieties of Ethical Theory
Kant and the Commands of Duty
Three Reasons to Think About Ethics
Ethical Disagreement and the Categorical Imperative
Utilitarianism and the Calculation of Pleasures and Pains
Virtue Ethics
The Feminist Critique of Ethical Theory
Contemporary Application: Same-Sex Marriage
The Ethical Dimensions of Medicine
The Ethical Dimensions of Medical Decisions
Withholding Food and Water
The Buying and Selling of Human Organs
What Should the Doctor Tell the Patient?
ABC News Contemporary Application: The Ethics of Cloning Human Beings
Social and Political Philosophy
Mill and Classical Laissez-Falre Liberalism
The Socialist Attack on Capitalism
Rousseau and the Theory of the Social Contract
The Pluralist Theory of the State
ABC News Contemporary Application: Affirmative Action
Philosophy of Art
Plato's Attack on the Poets
Aristotle's Defense of the Poets
Marcuse and the Uses of Negation
Arthur C. Dantorsquo;s Theory of Artistic Identification
ABC News Contemporary Application: Pornography, Art, and Censorship
Philosophy of Religion
Kierkegaard's Encounter with Faith
Can We Prove That God Exists?
The Argument from Design
The Cosmological Argument
The Ontological Argument
The Problem of Evil
ABC News Contemporary Application: Cults: Religion or Fanaticism?
How to Write a Philosophy Paper