Philosophical Inquiry Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0872208672

ISBN-13: 9780872208674

Edition: 2007

Authors: Catherine Z. Elgin, Jonathan E. Adler, Jonathan E. Adler, Jonathan E. Adler

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This meticulously edited anthology provides a comprehensive, problems-oriented entre to philosophy. Substantial readings from major classical and contemporary thinkers - featuring many of Hackett's widely acclaimed translations - are supported by a general introduction, engaging introductions to each major topic, and a glossary of important philosophical terms.
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List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Why Study Philosophy?
The Nature of Knowledge
"The Myth of the Cave"
"The Nature of Knowledge"*
"How A Priori Knowledge Is Possible"
"The A Priori and the Necessary"*
"Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?"
"An Analysis of Knowledge"*
Skepticism and the Scope of Knowledge
Meditations on First Philosophy
"The Problem of the Criterion"
"How to Make Our Ideas Clear"
"Philosophical Scepticism and Everyday Life," selections
Perceptual and Inductive Knowledge
"Origins of Our Ideas and Knowledge"*
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, selections
"Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge"
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, selections
"Reflections on the Common Theory of Ideas"
"On Induction"
"The New Riddle of Induction," selections
Causation and the Nature of Reality
"Why Anything? Why This?"
"The Four Causes,"* selections
"Causation," selections
"Why Ask ''Why?'"
"Evolution as a Universal Acid"*
Identity and Personal Identity
"The Statue and the Clay"
"On Identity"*
"Of Identity," selections
A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality, selections
"Personal Identity"
Freedom of the Will
"The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism"
"Human Freedom and the Self"
"Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"
"Are We Free to Break the Laws?"
"Moral Luck"
"Sensations and Brain Processes"
"The Nature of Mental States"
"The Intentional Stance and Why It Works"
"Three Cheers for Prepositional Attitudes"
"What Is It Like to Be a Bat?"
"Epiphenomenal Qualia"
"Brains in a Vat"
Major Theories
Nicomachean Ethics
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
"Understanding and Defending Utilitarianism"*
"Against Slavish Moralities"*
Motivation, Self-Interest, and the Good Life
"The Myth of Sisyphus"
"The Experience Machine"
"The Emotive and Social Basis of Ethics"*
"The Subjectivity of Values"
"Two Concepts of Rules"
"What's Wrong with Lying?"
"The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect"
"A Defense of Abortion"
"Famine, Affluence, and Morality"
"War and Massacre"
"Active and Passive Euthanasia"
"The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn"
Leviathan, selections
"The Social Contract"*
"Social Liberty"*
"Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844," selections
"The Original Position and the Principles of Justice"*
"A Libertarian Critique of Rawls"*
The Existence and Nature of God
"The Ontological Argument"*
"The Five Ways - Question II, Third Article"
"The Cosmological Argument and the Principle of Sufficient Reason"
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, selections
"Theology and Falsification"
"A Refutation of Arguments from Evil"
"Evil and Omnipotence"
"The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: A Theodicy," selections
Reason and Faith
"On Miracles," selections
"On the Importance of Christianity and the Nature of Historical Evidence, and Miracles," selections
"The Wager"
"The Ethics of Belief," selections
"The Will to Believe"
"Deciding to Believe"
"Of the Standard of Taste"
"The Nature of Aesthetic Judgment"*
"What Is Art?" selections
"When Is Art?"
"The Artistic Enfranchisement of Real Objects: The Artworld"
"What Is Art? An Institutional Analysis"
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