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Exploring Philosophy An Introductory Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0195133528

ISBN-13: 9780195133523

Edition: 2000

Authors: Steven M. Cahn

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Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a remarkably accessible and inviting introduction to philosophy. In this unique volume, Steven M. Cahn brings together extraordinarily clear recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Most importantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The topics are drawn from the major fields of philosophy and include knowledge and skepticism, freedom and determinism, mind and body, the existence of God, the problem of evil, faith and reason, cultural relativism, abortion, euthanasia, democracy, privacy, capital punishment, affirmative action, death, and the meaning of life. The collection also contains, in preeminent translations and with explanatory notes, the complete texts of Plato's Meno, Euthyphro, Defence of Socrates, and Crito as well as specially selected materials by Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Mill. Also provided are an introduction to logic and scientific method and guiding commentary by the editor. Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a landmark collection that enables all readers to appreciate for themselves the importance and fascination of philosophical inquiry.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.50" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Philosophy?Historical Source
Defence of Socrates
Reasoning
The Scope of Logic
Improving Your Thinking
Fixing Belief
Testing Hypotheses
Science and Common Sense
Knowledge
Appearance and Reality
What Can I Know?
Knowledge and Belief
The Problem of Induction
Will the Future be Like the Past?
Historical Sources
MenoRene Descartes
Meditations on First Philosophy
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Mind
The Ghost in the Machine
The Mind as a Function of the Body
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Do Computers Think?
Free Will or Determinism?
Free Will and Determinism
Historical Source
Meditations on First Philosophy
GOD
Does God Exist?
Why God Allows Evil
Theology and Falsification
Do Miracles Occur?
Pascal's Wager
The Hiddenness of God
Historical Sources
Euthyphro
Summa Theologiae
Meditations on First Philosophy
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Morality
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
How Not to Answer Moral Questions
The Nature of Ethical Disagreement
A Supreme Moral Principle?
Abortion
Giving Birth
Active and Passive Euthanasia
Active and Passive Euthanasia
A ReplyHistorical Sources
Nicomachean Ethics
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
Utilitarianism
Society
Democracy
Letter From a Birmingham Jail
Political Action
The Problem of Dirty Hands
The Death Penalty
Capital Punishment
Two Concepts of Affirmative Action
Are Quotas Sometimes Justified?
What Is a Liberal Education?
Historical Sources
CritoJohn Stuart Mill
On Liberty
Conclusion
The Meaning of Life
The Value of Philosophy
Historical Source
Phaedo
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index