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Philosophical Traditions A Text with Readings

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ISBN-10: 0534570429

ISBN-13: 9780534570422

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Louis P. Pojman

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PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS introduces students to philosophy by combining the insights of Louis Pojman, one of contemporary philosophy?s foremost teachers, with an impressive, yet not overwhelming collection of primary source excerpts drawn from the canon of Western philosophy. Organized topically, this book encourages students to critically explore all of the major lines of thinking and all of the major schools of thoughts that have formed around philosophy?s basic fields--the philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and the meaning of life. With readings of manageable length for today?s typical undergraduate student, Pojman?s commentaries in PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS…    
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List price: $249.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 594
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy…    

Preface
A Personal Word to the Student
An Introduction
What Is Philosophy?
A Little Bit of Logic
The Beginning of Philosophy: The Ancient Greeks: The Sophists, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
The Rise of the Sophists
A Portrait of a Philosopher: Socrates
The Philosophy of Plato: Knowledge and Reality
Aristotle
Philosophy Of Religion
An Introduction
Arguments for the Existence of God
The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God
The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God
The Argument from Religious Experience
The Problem of Evil
Faith and Reason
The Theory of Knowledge
What Can We Know? An Introduction
Skepticism
Perception: Our Knowledge of the External World
Kants Copernican Revolution
Schopenhauers Transcendental Idealism
Truth, Rationality, and Cognitive Relativism
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Mind
What Am I? A Mind or a Body?
Materialist Monism
Functionalism
Who Am I? The Problem of Personal Identity
Is There Life After Death? Personal Identity and Immortality
Freedom of the Will and Determinism
Determinism
Libertarianism
Compatibilism: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
Ethics
What Is Ethics?
Ethical Relativism: Whos to Judge What Is Right or Wrong?
Egoism: Why Should I Be Moral?
Utilitarianism
Kantian Deontological Ethics
Religion and Ethics
Existentialism and the Meaning of Life
What Is Existentialism?
Freedom: The Core of Our Being
Appendix: How to Read and Write a Philosophy Paper
Glossary
Index