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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
Preface / Introduction
1. What Are We Doing in This Class?
Is Philosophy Possible? / The Origins of Philosophy / Contemporary Branches of Philosophy / The Philosophy of Socrates
2. Truth Is Beauty, Beauty Is Truth
Rationalist Epistemology / The Philosophy of Plato / René Descartes’ Rationalism /
3. What You See Is What You Get
Empiricist Epistemology / Aristotle as a Precursor to Empiricism / The Empiricism of John Locke / Berkeley’s Correction of Locke / Hume’s Radicalization of Berkeley’s Empiricism / Kant’s Compromise / Conclusion