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Does the Center Hold?is an entertaining, topically-organized introductory text with more than 500 original illustrations. The ideas and issues typically covered in introductory courses are presented here in a remarkably accessible and enjoyable manner. The author demonstrates that serious philosophical inquiry may be perplexing but is ultimately enlightening and liberating.
Table of Contents
|What Are We Doing in This Class?|
|Is Philosophy Possible?|
|The Origins of Philosophy|
|Contemporary Branches of Philosophy|
|The Philosophy of Socrates|
|Truth Is Beauty, Beauty Is Truth|
|The Philosophy of Plato|
|Rene Descartes' Rationalism|
|What You See Is What You Get|
|The Empiricism of John Locke|
|Hume's Radicalization of Berkeley's Empiricism|
|Logical Positivism: The Further Radicalization|
|Conclusion: Getting Up-to-Date|
|Who's on First, What's on Second?|
|Mount Olympus, Mount Moriah, and Other Godly Places|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Volitional Justifications of Religious Belief|
|The Largest Airline in the Free World|
|Philosophy of Freedom|
|Determinism: Ancient Greek and Enlightenment Views|
|Hard Determinism: Modern Views|
|The Attack on Free Will|
|Soft Determinism (a.k.a. Compatibilism)|
|Thou Shalt Become Perfected|
|Ancient Greek Moral Philosophers|
|Different Strokes for Different Folks|
|Critiques of Traditional Ethical Theories|
|Hume and the Naturalistic Fallacy|
|Ethics and Feminism|
|Ethics and Deep Ecology|
|Let Them Eat Cake|
|Political and Social Philosophy|
|But Is It Art?|
|Philosophy of Art|
|Analytic Philosophy of Art|
|Plato, Freud, and Art|
|Aristotle and Art|
|Marx and Art|
|Existentialism and Art|
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