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Introducing Philosophy A Text with Integrated Readings

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ISBN-10: 0199764867

ISBN-13: 9780199764860

Edition: 10th 2011

Authors: Robert C. Solomon, Clancy Martin, Kathleen M. Higgins

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List price: $88.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Robert C. Solomon is the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of, among many other books,From Hegel to Existentialism. Kathleen M. Higgins is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author ofNietzsche's Zarathustra. Together, Solomon and Higgins have writtenA Short History of PhilosophyandReading Nietzsche. They live in Austin. From the Hardcover edition.

Philosopher Biographies
History of Philosophy
Plato, from The Apology
from The Crito
from The Phaedo
from The Republic
Laozi, from Dao De Jing
A Brief Introduction to Logic
Deductive Arguments
Inductive Arguments
Argument by Analogy
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions, "Logical Possibility," and Arguments by Counterexample
Reductio ad Absurdum
The Most Insidious Kinds of Fallacies
Key Terms
Bibliography and Further Reading
The World And Beyond
What Is Religion?
The Western Religions
The Traditional Conception of God
Proving God: The Ontological Argument St. Anselm, On the Ontological Argument
God as Creator: Intelligence and Design St. Thomas Aquinas, On the Cosmological Argument
Religion, Morality, and Evil
Religion and "Practical Reason"
The Problem of Evil St. Augustine, from Confessions
Hinduism, Buddhism, Karma, and Compassion From The Bhagavadgita
Beyond Reason: Faith and Irrationality
God as Experience
The Leap of Faith
God as Ultimate Concern
Doubts about Religion Fyodor Dostoyevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov
"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 Parmenides, from Fragments
The Sophists
Ultimate Reality in the East: India, Persia, and China
Reality as One: The Upanishads From Upanishads
Reality, Good, and Evil: Zarathustra From Zend-Avesta
Confucius: Confucius, from The Confucian Analects
Laozi, or the Poets of the Dao De Jing Laozi, from Dao De Jing
Buddha Buddha, from "Fire-Sermon"
Two Kinds of Metaphysics: Plato and Aristotle
Plato Plato, from The Symposium; from The Republic; from The Meno
Aristotle Aristotle, from Metaphysics; from Physics; from Metaphysics
Modern Metaphysics
Ren� Descartes Ren� Descartes, On Substance; from "Meditation VI"
Benedictus de Spinoza Benedictus de Spinoza, from Ethics
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, from Monadology
Knowledge Bertrand Russell, from The Problems of Philosophy
The Rationalist's Confidence: Descartes Ren� Descartes, from "Meditation I"; from "Meditation II"; from "Meditation VI"
Innate Ideas Concerning Human Understanding: John Locke
Two Empiricist Theories of Knowledge John Locke John Locke, from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Bishop George Berkeley Bishop
The Congenial Skeptic: David Hume
Kant's Revolution
The Battle in Europe After Kant: Relativism and Absolutism
Hegel G. W. F. Hegel, from The Phenomenology of Spirit; from Reason in History
Schopenahuer Arthur Schopenhauer, from The World as Will and Representation
Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche, On Truth
Phenomenology Edmund Husserl, from "Philosophy as Rigorous Science"; from The 1929 Paris Lectures
Hermeneutics and Pragmatism: Relativism Reconsidered
The Analytic Turn Bertrand Russell, from The Problems of Philosophy
Feminist Epistemology Elizabeth Grosz, On Feminist Knowledge
Know Thyself
Consciousness and the Self: From Descartes to Kant Ren�Descartes, from "Meditation VI"
Existentialism: Self-Identity and the Responsibility of Choice
The Individual and the Community S�ren Kierkegaard, On "The Public"; On Self and Passion
Voices of Protest Malcolm X, On Being "African"; from "At the Audubon"
One Self? Any Self? Questioning the Concept of Personal "Essence" Hermann Hesse, from Steppenwolf
Mind And Body
What Is Consciousness? Ren� Descartes, from "Meditation VI"; from "Meditation III"
The Problem of Dualism Ren� Descartes, from "The Passions of the Soul"
The Rejection of Dualism
Radical Behaviorism
Logical Behaviorism Gilbert Ryle, from The Concept of Mind
The Identity Theory J. J. C. Smart, from "Sensations and Brain Processes"
Eliminative Materialism Paul M. Churchland, On Eliminative Materialism
Functionalism: The Mind and the Computer
The Problem of Consciousness Sigmund Freud, On the "Unconscious"
Changing Our Minds: Holism and Consciousness Aristotle, from De Anima
Fatalism and Karma Sophocles, from Oedipus the King
Predestination St. Augustine, from On Free Choice of the Will
Hard Determinism Baron Paul Henri d'Holbach, from System of Nature
Determinism Versus Indeterminism Robert Kane, On Indeterminism
The Role of Consciousness
Soft Determinism John Stuart Mill, On Causation and Necessity
Compulsion and Ignorance Aristotle, On Voluntary Action
Freedom in Practice: Kant's Solution
Radical Freedom: Existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre, On "Absolute Freedom"
The Good And The Right
Is Morality Relative?
Egoism and Altruism Plato, from The Republic
Are We Naturally Selfish? A Debate Mencius, On Human Nature: Man Is Good
Morality as Virtue: Aristotle Aristotle, from The Nicomachean Ethics
Morality and Sentiment: Hume and Rousseau David Hume, On "Reason as Slave of the Passions"
Morality and Practical Reason
The Creation of Morality: Nietzsche and Existentialism Friedrich Nietzsche, On "Morality as Herd-Instinct"; On "Master and Slave Morality"
Pragmatism in Ethics John Dewey, from The Quest for Certainty
Ethics and Gender Virginia Held, On Feminist Ethics
The Problem of Justice
Two Ancient Theories of Justice: Plato and Aristotle Plato, from The Republic
Two Modern Theories of Justice: Hume and Mill on Utility and Rights
The Social Contract
Fairness and Entitlement
Justice or Care: A Feminist Perspective
Individual Rights and Freedom
Fighting for Rights and Justice: Civil Disobedience