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Philosophy Confronting the Unavoidable

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ISBN-10: 0534534767

ISBN-13: 9780534534769

Edition: 2003

Authors: Frederick C. Doepke

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PHILOSOPHY: CONFRONTING THE UNAVOIDABLE is a broad yet highly coherent presentation of philosophy in a story-like format, linking successively issues in logic (which, using the Kantian taxonomy, includes epistemology), metaphysics, ethics, and social philosophy. This book avoids the technical issues that are of interest only to specialists by following the theme suggested in the title, that philosophy deals centrally with the kinds of commitments made just by living a human life. With a continuously unfolding exposition of all the main areas of philosophy that is unified by the contention that philosophy is of primary value to everyone, this text provides a clear sense of direction that…    
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Philosophy and the Forms of Value
Logic
Knowledge and Understanding
Direct Knowledge
Empirical Knowledge
Metaphysics
Nature and the Transcendent
Mind and Matter
Basic Reality
Ethics
Happiness
Morality
Benevolence and Justice
Social philosophy
Good Society
Economic Justice and Prosperity
Political Authority and Responsibility
Epilogue: The Value of Philosophy