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Invitation to Philosophy Issues and Options

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ISBN-10: 0534564607

ISBN-13: 9780534564605

Edition: 10th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Stanley M. Honer, Thomas C. Hunt, Dennis L. Okholm, John L. Safford

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Using a topics-and-positions approach in a handbook format, this text presents each major topic in philosophy through a succinct, relevant, and readable presentation, followed by critique of the representative positions (e.g., schools of thought, individual philosophers) within each topic. Used independently or as a core text to prime students for critical engagements with primary sources, the book?s illustrated continuums help students compare various philosophical standpoints as they seek to engage in a variety of basic philosophical questions. Positions found on the continuum are explicated and then followed by a case study drawn from contemporary life that helps students to apply what…    
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Stanley M. Honer (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Emeritus Professor at Mt. San Antonio College.

Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996.nbsp; He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.nbsp; He has authored or co-authored 20 books.

Okholm (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) teaches in the department of theology and philosophy at Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. Previously he was associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and an oblate of a Benedictine monastery (Blue Cloud Abbey, SD). He has coauthored and coedited several books, including two collections of papers presented at the annual Wheaton Theology Conference and Welcome to the Family: An Introduction to Evangelical Christianity (all in partnership with Timothy R. Phillips).

Preface
Prologue
What Is Philosophy?
Philosophical Thinking
Perception and Truth
Epistemology: How We Know
Metaphysics: What Is Real
Freedom and Determinism
Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy and Ethics
Philosophy and Esthetics
Philosophy and Human Nature
Philosophy and Politics
Epilogue
Glossary
Index