Introducing Philosophy A Text with Integrated Readings

ISBN-10: 019532952X

ISBN-13: 9780195329520

Edition: 9th 2008

Authors: Robert C. Solomon

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Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Ninth Edition, is an engaging introduction to the basic philosophical problems and the ways they are and have been answered. With Robert C. Solomon's discussion as the framework, the text features substantial excerpts from thinkers spanning the last twenty-five hundred years. Its chapters are organized topically - current alternative perspectives are juxtaposed with historical views from central philosophers. The philosophers included range from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant, to Emma Goldman, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X, on topics such as the nature of reality, the existence and nature of God, the possibility of human knowledge, the mystery of the self, the nature of truth, and the essence of freedom. Professor Solomon presents the varied ideas of these thinkers and encourages students to evaluate the theories themselves. As aids, he includes chapter summaries, key terms, suggestions for further readings, and review questions at the end of each section, chapter, and selection. The book also includes brief biographies of the philosophers and a glossary.
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List price: $82.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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Each chapter ends with a Summary and Conclusion
Chapter Review Questions
Key Terms
Bibliography, and Further Reading
History of Philosophy
Introduction: Philosophy
Aristophanes, from The Clouds
Plato, from The Apology; from The Crito; from The Phaedo; from The Republic
What Is Philosophy?
Plato, from The Apology
Karl Jaspers, from "The 'Axial Period'"
Tao Te Ching
A Modern Approach to Philosophy
Rene Descartes, from Discourse on Method
Deductive Arguments
Inductive Arguments
Argument by Analogy
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions, "Logical Possibility," and Arguments by Counter-example
Reductio ad Absurdum
The Most Insidious Kinds of Fallacies
The World And Beyond
"The Way The World Really Is"
Aristotle, from Metaphysics
The First Greek Philosophers
The Ionian Naturalists
Monism, Materialism, and Immaterial "Stuff"
Democritus, Atoms, and Pluralism
The Appearance/Reality Distinction
Parmenides, from Fragments
The Sophists
Ultimate Reality in the East: India, Persia, and China
Reality as Spirit: The Upanishads
From Upanishads
Reality, Good, and Evil: Zarathustra
From Zend-Avesta
Confucius, from The Analects
Lao-zi, or the Poets of the Dao De Jing
Lao-zi, from Dao De Jing
Buddha, from "Fire-Sermon"
Two Kinds of Metaphysics: Plato and Aristotle
Plato, from The Symposium; from The Republic; from The Meno
Aristotle, from Metaphysics; from Physics; from Metaphysics
Modern Metaphysics
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes, On Substance; from "Meditation VI"
Benedictus de Spinoza
Benedictus de Spinoza, from Ethics
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, from Monadology
From "The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics"
On the Plurality of Worlds
What is Religion?
From "Gods"
On the Design of the Universe
From "What Is Religion?"
The Traditional Conception of God
Proving God: The Ontological Argument
On the Ontological Argument
Rene Descartes, on the Ontological Argument
Immanuel Kant, Against the Ontological Argument
On the Ontological Argument
God as Creator: Intelligence and Design
Aquinas, on the Cosmological Argument
On the "Fifth Way"
On an Imperfect Universe
From The Mind of God
On the "Fine-Tuning" Argument
Religion and "Practical Reason"
On God and Morality
From "The Will to Believe"
The Problem of Evil
From Confessions
Hinduism, Bud
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