Classic Philosophical Questions

ISBN-10: 0131949616

ISBN-13: 9780131949614

Edition: 12th 2007 (Revised)

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A proven classic, this anthology stimulates readers interest in philosophy through an innovative ldquo;sides of the argumentrdquo; presentation, representing positions on each of the fundamental philosophical principles. Each reading contains a biographical sketch of the author, with a group of further readings for those wishing to pursue issues in further depth. Using debate and argument as a vehicle, the eleventh edition ofClassic Philosophical Questionssimultaneously gives readers the fundamentals of philosophy while demonstrating that philosophy is a discourse that has spanned centuries. Topics covered include knowledge, metaphysics, religion, ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the meaning of life. This anthology offers both classic and contemporary selections that challenge readers with the basic inquiries that philosophers have discussed throughout the ages.
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List price: $82.80
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Plato and the Trial of Socrates What is Philosophy?
Defining Philosophical Terms
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito: The Trial, Immortality, and Death of Socrates
The Value and Methods of Philosophy
What is the Value of Philosophy?
The Value of Philosophy What is the Best Approach to Philosophy?
Four Approaches to Philosophy
The Scientific Approach
Philosophy of Religion
Can We Prove God Exists?
The Ontological Argument
Critique of Anselm and the Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
It Is Better to Believe in Godrsquo;s Existence Than to Deny It
Faith, Not Logic, Is the Basis of Belief Does the Idea of a Good God Exclude Evil?
A Good God Would Exclude Evil
God Can Allow Some Evil
Ethics Are Humans Free?
Humans Are Determined
Humans Are Free
Are Ethics Relative?
Ethics Are Relative
Ethics Are Not Relative
Are Humans Always Selfish?
Humans Are Always Selfish: Glauconrsquo;s Challenge to Socrates
Humans Are Not Always Selfish
Which Is Basic in Ethics: Happiness or Obligation?
Happiness is Living Virtuously
Happiness is Seeking the Greatest Pleasure for the
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