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About Philosophy with CD-ROM

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780131916067

ISBN10:
0131916068
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For undergraduate Introduction to Philosophy courses. The most widely-adopted introduction to philosophy text for more than two decades, this classic text introduces the major fields, problems, theories, and personalities of philosophy through the biographies and writing of leading thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
About the Author xii
What is Philosophy?
3(44)
What Do Philosophers Do? The Study of Human Nature
4(12)
What Do Philosophers Do? The Study of the Universe
16(6)
What Do Philosophers Do? Human Nature and the Universe
22(9)
Rationality, Universality, Objectivity
31(3)
The Limitations of the Western Philosophical Tradition
34(8)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---The Watermelon Man: Questions About Race
42(1)
The Main Points in Chapter One
43(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
43(4)
Theory of Knowledge
47(44)
Descartes' Method of Doubt
48(13)
Rationalism and Empiricism: Two Responses to Cartesian Doubt
61(5)
Leibniz and Rationalism
66(3)
Hume and Empiricism
69(10)
Kant's Resolution of the Rationalism/Empiricism Debate
79(3)
New Turns in Epistemology
82(5)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---The Matrix: Brains in a Vat
87(1)
The Main Points in Chapter Two
88(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
89(2)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Virtual Reality
91(41)
Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind
99(33)
What Is Metaphysics?
100(2)
Hobbes' Materialism
102(6)
Free Will and Determinism
108(7)
The Mind and the Body
115(12)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---Existenz: Questions About Reality
127(2)
The Main Points in Chapter Three
129(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
129(3)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Do Computers Think?
132(45)
Philosophy of Science
141(36)
The Place of Science in the Modern World
142(1)
Francis Bacon and the Foundations of Scientific Method
143(6)
The Relation Between Theory and Observation
149(2)
Karl Popper and Falsifiability
151(3)
Thomas Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Revolutions
154(7)
Science as a Social Institution
161(6)
Voices Beyond Popper and Kuhn
167(6)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---The X-Files: Questions About Evidence
173(2)
The Main Points in Chapter Four
175(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
175(2)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Is Science Value-Neutral?
177(68)
Ethical Theory
191(54)
The Varieties of Ethical Theory
192(1)
Kant and the Commands of Duty
192(2)
Three Reasons to Think About Ethics
194(2)
Ethical Disagreement and the Categorical Imperative
196(11)
Utilitarianism and the Calculation of Pleasures and Pains
207(10)
Virtue Ethics
217(8)
The Feminist Critique of Ethical Theory
225(17)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---Ai No Corrida (Translated as In the Realm of the Senses): Questions About Sex
242(1)
The Main Points in Chapter Five, Part One
243(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
244(1)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Same-Sex Marriage
245(35)
The Ethical Dimensions of Medicine
256(1)
The Ethical Dimensions of Medical Decisions
256(5)
Withholding Food and Water
261(5)
The Buying and Selling of Human Organs
266(4)
What Should the Doctor Tell the Patient?
270(6)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---The West Wing: Questions About Ethics and Medicine
276(2)
The Main Points in Chapter Five, Part Two
278(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
278(2)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: The Ethics of Cloning Human Beings
280(62)
Social and Political Philosophy
289(53)
Mill and Classical Laissez-Faire Liberalism
290(13)
The Socialist Attack on Capitalism
303(9)
Rousseau and the Theory of the Social Contract
312(16)
The Pluralist Theory of the State
328(5)
The Racial Critique of the Social Contract Theory of the State
333(5)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---Fahrenheit 9/11: Questions About Democracy and Free Speech
338(1)
The Main Points in Chapter Six
339(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
340(2)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Affirmative Action
342(49)
Philosophy of Art
356(35)
Plato's Attack on the Poets
358(10)
Aristotle's Defense of the Poets
368(6)
Marcuse and the Uses of Negation
374(6)
Arthur C. Danto's Theory of Artistic Indentification
380(8)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---The Simpsons: Questions About the Philosophy of Art
388(1)
The Main Points in Chapter Seven
389(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
390(1)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Pornography, Art, and Censorship
391(59)
Philosophy of Religion
404(46)
Kierkegaard's Encounter with Faith
406(13)
Can We Prove That God Exists?
419(1)
William Paley: The Argument from Design
420(7)
St. Thomas Aquinas: The Cosmological Argument
427(5)
St. Anselm: The Ontological Argument
432(7)
The Problem of Evil
439(7)
The Main Points in Chapter Eight
446(1)
Philosophy and Popular Culture---Pleasantville: Questions About Religion and Ethics
447(1)
Questions for Discussion and Review
448(2)
ABCNEWS CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION: Cults: Religion or Fanaticism?
450(9)
Appendix: How to Write a Philosophy Paper 459(20)
Glossary 479(8)
Suggestions for Further Reading 487(2)
Photo Credits 489(2)
Index 491


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