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Philosophy and This Actual World An Introduction to Practical Philosophical Inquiry

ISBN-10: 0742513998

ISBN-13: 9780742513990

Edition: 2003

Authors: Martin Benjamin

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Martin Benjamin bridges the gap between academic philosophy and the questions of educated nonspecialists.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Agent and Spectator
No Way Out
The Cartesian Subject
The Pragmatic Subject
Agent and Spectator
The Irrepressible Skeptic
Language, Meaning, and Truth
Language
Meaning
Truth
Summary and Conclusion
Knowledge and Reality
Knowledge
Reality
Knowledge and Reality: Pragmatic Questions
Mind and Will
Mind
Will
Conclusion
Ethics
Origins
Moral Reasoning and Reflection
Democratic Pluralism
Moral Pluralism
Democratic Temperament
Compromise
Physician-Assisted Suicide
Determining Death
Background
The Main Question
The Subject of Life and Death
Law and Public Policy
Meaningful Lives
God, Meaning, and Mortality
Meaning without God
Pragmatism and Religion
The Priority of Democracy
Conclusion
Bibliographical Essay
Introduction
Agent and Spectator
Language, Meaning, and Truth
Knowledge and Reality
Mind and Will
Ethics
Democratic Pluralism
Determining Death
Meaningful Lives
Bibliography
Index
About the Author