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Exploring Philosophy : An Introductory Anthology,9780195177626

Exploring Philosophy : An Introductory Anthology

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9780195177626

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0195177622
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Pub. Date:
11/1/2004
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Oxford Univ Pr (Txt)
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Summary

Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, Second Edition, is a remarkably accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together extraordinarily clear, recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Mostimportantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The topics are drawn from the major fields of philosophy and include knowledge and skepticism, freedom and determinism, mind and body, the existence of God, the problem of evil, cultural relativism,abortion, euthanasia, democracy, capital punishment, affirmative action, and the meaning of life. Exploring Philosophy, Second Edition, contains, in preeminent translations and with explanatory notes, the complete texts of Plato's Meno, Euthyphro, Defence of Socrates, and Crito as well as specially selected materials by Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Mill. The secondedition has been expanded to present the material on knowledge and mind in two separate sections; the latter contains an essay on artificial intelligence by John Searle and updated selections on the mind-body problem by Thomas Nagel, Gilbert Ryle, and Richard Taylor. This edition also adds essays bySimon Blackburn, Martin Luther King, Jr., Norman Malcolm, and Robert McKim, and additional excerpts from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. An introduction to logic and scientific method and guiding commentary by the editor are also provided. Exploring Philosophy, Second Edition, is a landmarkcollection that enables all readers to appreciate for themselves the importance and fascination of philosophical inquiry.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction
What Is Philosophy?
3(10)
Monroe C. Beardsley
Elizabeth Lane Beardsley
Historical Source
Defence of Socrates
13(30)
Plato
Reasoning
The Scope of Logic
43(7)
Wesley C. Salmon
Improving Your Thinking
50(6)
Stephen F. Barker
Fixing Belief
56(3)
Morris R. Cohen
Ernest Nagel
Testing Hypotheses
59(4)
Steven M. Cahn
Patricia Kitcher
George Sher
Science and Common Sense
63(8)
Ernest Nagel
Knowledge
Appearance and Reality
71(3)
Bertrand Russell
What Can I Know?
74(6)
D.Z. Phillips
Knowledge and Belief
80(4)
Norman Malcolm
The Problem of Induction
84(2)
Bertrand Russell
Will the Future Be Like the Past?
86(5)
Frederick L. Will
Historical Sources
Meno
91(34)
Plato
Meditations on First Philosophy
125(4)
Rene Descartes
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
129(14)
David Hume
Mind
The Ghost in the Machine
143(4)
Gilbert Ryle
The Mind as a Function of the Body
147(7)
Richard Taylor
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
154(4)
Thomas Nagel
Do Computers Think?
158(2)
John Searle
Free Will or Determinism?
160(11)
Steven M. Cahn
Free Will and Determinism
171(3)
W. T. Stace
Historical Source
Meditations on First Philosophy
174(9)
Rene Descartes
God
Does God Exist?
183(8)
Ernest Nagel
Why God Allows Evil
191(11)
Richard Swinburne
Theology and Falsification
202(4)
Antony Flew
Basil Mitchell
Do Miracles Occur?
206(4)
Monroe C. Beardsley
Elizabeth Lane Beardsley
Pascal's Wager
210(2)
Simon Blackburn
The Hiddenness of God
212(6)
Robert McKim
Historical Sources
Euthyphro
218(18)
Plato
Summa Theologiae
236(3)
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Meditations on First Philosophy
239(2)
Rene Descartes
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
241(10)
David Hume
Morality
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
251(11)
James Rachels
How Not to Answer Moral Questions
262(4)
Tom Regan
The Nature of Ethical Disagreement
266(5)
Charles L. Stevenson
A Supreme Moral Principle?
271(5)
Steven M. Cahn
Abortion
276(15)
Joel Feinberg
Giving Birth
291(3)
Virginia Held
Active and Passive Euthanasia
294(6)
James Rachels
Active and Passive Euthanasia: A Reply
300(7)
Thomas D. Sullivan
Historical Sources
Nicomachean Ethics
307(6)
Aristotle
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
313(5)
Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism
318(9)
John Stuart Mill
Society
Democracy
327(5)
John Dewey
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
332(7)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands
339(5)
Michael Walzer
The Death Penalty
344(2)
Burton Leiser
Capital Punishment
346(15)
Hugo Adam Bedau
Two Concepts of Affirmative Action
361(9)
Steven M. Cahn
Are Quotas Sometimes Justified?
370(4)
James Rachels
What Is a Liberal Education?
374(9)
Sidney Hook
Historical Sources
Crito
383(13)
Plato
On Liberty
396(13)
John Stuart Mill
Conclusion
The Meaning of Life
409(8)
Richard Taylor
The Value of Philosophy
417(4)
Bertrand Russell
Historical Source
Phaedo
421(4)
Plato
Suggestions for Further Reading 425(4)
Index 429


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