Just the Arguments 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy

ISBN-10: 144433638X

ISBN-13: 9781444336382

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael Bruce, Steven Barbone

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Just the Arguments presents a concise, formally structured summation of 100 of the most important arguments in Western philosophy. Represents the first book of its kind to present the most important and influential arguments in a premise/conclusion format, the language that philosophers use and students are expected to know Offers succinct expositions of key philosophical arguments without bogging them down in commentary Translates difficult texts to core arguments
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction: Show Me the Arguments
Philosophy of Religion
Aquinas' Five Ways
The Contingency Cosmological Argument
The Kalam Argument for the Existence of God
The Ontological Argument
Pascal's Wager
James' Will to Believe Argument
The Problem of Evil
The Free Will Defense to the Problem of Evil
St. Anselm on Free Choice and the Power to Sin
Hume's Argument against Miracles
The Euthyphro Dilemma
Nietzsche's Death of God
Ockham's Razor
Parmenides' Refutation of Change
McTaggart's Argument against the Reality of Time
Berkeley's Master Argument for Idealism
Kant's Refutation of Idealism
The Master Argument of Diodorus Cronus
Lewis' Argument for Possible Worlds
A Reductionist Account of Personal Identity
Split-Case Arguments about Personal Identity
The Ship of Theseus
The Problem of Temporary Intrinsics
A Modern Modal Argument for the Soul
Two Arguments for the Harmlessness of Death
Epicurus' Death is Nothing to Us Argument
Lucretius' Symmetry Argument
The Existence of Forms: Plato's Argument from the Possibility of Knowledge
Plato, Aristotle, and the Third Man Argument
Logical Monism
The Maximality Paradox
An Argument for Free Will
Frankfurt's Refutation of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities
Van Inwagen's Consequence Argument against Compatibilism
Sartre's Argument for Freedom
The Cogito Arguments of Descartes and Augustine
Descartes' Cogito
Augustine's "Si fallor, sum"Argument (If I Am Mistaken, I Exist)
The Cartesian Dreaming Argument for External-World Skepticism
The Transparency of Experience Argument
The Regress Argument for Skepticism
Moore's Anti-Skeptical Arguments
The Bias Paradox
Gettier's Argument against the Traditional Account of Knowledge
Putnam's Argument against Cultural Imperialism
Davidson on the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme
Quine's Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Hume and the Problem of Induction
Hume's Problem of Induction
Hume's Negative Argument concerning Induction
Argument by Analogy in Thales and Anaximenes
Quine's Epistemology Naturalized
Sellars and the Myth of the Given
Sellars' "Rylean Myth"
Aristotle and the Argument to End All Arguments
Justice Brings Happiness in Plato's Republic
Aristotle's Function Argument
Aristotle's Argument that Goods are Irreducible
Aristotle's Argument for Perfectionism
Categorical Imperative as the Source for Morality
Kant on Why Autonomy Deserves Respect
Mill's Proof of Utilitarianism
The Experience Machine Objection to Hedonism
The Error Theory Argument
Moore's Open Question Argument
Wolff's Argument for the Rejection of State Authority
Nozick's Taxation Is Forced Labor Argument
Charity is Obligatory
The Repugnant Conclusion
Taurek on Numbers Don't Count
Parfit's Leveling Down Argument against Egalitarianism
Nozick's Wilt Chamberlain Argument
Liberal Feminism
Moral Status of Animals from Marginal Cases
The Ethical Vegetarianism Argument
Thomson and the Famous Violinist
Marquis and the Immorality of Abortion
Tooley on Abortion and Infanticide
Rachels on Euthanasia
Philosophy of Mind
Leibniz' Argument for Innate Ideas
Descartes' Arguments for the Mind�Body Distinction
Princess Elisabeth and the Mind�Body Problem
Kripke's Argument for Mind�Body Property Dualism
The Argument from Mental Causation for Physicalism
Davidson's Argument for Anomalous Monism
Putnam's Multiple Realization Argument against Type-Physicalism
The Supervenience Argument against Non-Reductive Physicalism
Ryle's Argument against Cartesian Internalism
Jackson's Knowledge Argument
Nagel's "What Is It Like to Be a Bat" Argument against Physicalism
Chalmer's Zombie Argument
The Argument from Revelation
Searle and the Chinese Room Argument
Science and Language
Sir Karl Popper's Demarcation Argument
Kuhn's Incommensurability Arguments
Putnam's No Miracles Argument
Galileo's Falling Bodies
Eliminative Materialism
Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument
Fodor's Argument for Linguistic Nativism
Fodor and the Impossibility of Learning
Quine on the Indeterminacy of Translation
Davidson's Argument for the Principle of Charity
Frege's Argument for Platonism
Mathematical Platonism
Learning the Logical Lingo
Rules of Inference and Replacement
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