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Fundamentals Of Philosophy

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Edition:
6th
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9780131930025

ISBN10:
0131930028
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

An accessible reader/text for beginning students of philosophy, this volume offers a broad scope of diverse classic and contemporary selections with a narrative and format that presents difficult issues and readings in a simplified but not condescending manner. The readings are grouped around major philosophic themes: logic, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of art, and social and political philosophy. It also offers a selection of readings from Eastern philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part 1 What is Philosophy?
1(44)
The Activity of Philosophy
3(8)
Philosophy and Popular Culture
11(14)
Philosophical Themes in Popular Culture
12(13)
David Stewart
Philosophy's History
25(8)
Philosophy and the Examined Life
33(12)
In Defense of Philosophy
35(6)
Socrates
Recent Developments in Philosophy
41(4)
Part 2 Thinking About Thinking (Logic)
45(56)
The Life of Reason
47(7)
Argument Forms
54(14)
Induction and the Philosophy of Science
68(12)
Strategies for Philosophical Arguments
80(21)
Are You a Critical Thinker? A Test
96(2)
Thomas A. Shipka
Recent Developments in Logic
98(3)
Part 3 What is Real? (Metaphysics)
101(66)
Introduction to Metaphysics
103(11)
Materialism
114(18)
First Principle of Materialism
122(10)
Epicurus
Idealism
132(13)
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
135(10)
George Berkeley
The Mind-Body Problem
145(12)
Materialism and Personal Identity
149(8)
Richard Taylor
Metaphysics and Language
157(10)
Philosophical Investigations
161(2)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Recent Developments in Metaphysics
163(4)
Part 4 How Do We Know? (Epistemology)
167(60)
Introduction to Epistemology
169(7)
Appearance and Reality
176(14)
The Visible and the Invisible
181(9)
Plato
The Quest for Certainty
190(13)
Meditations
193(10)
Rene Descartes
Trust Your Senses
203(8)
Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding
206(5)
David Hume
A Compromise
211(16)
Two Sources of Knowledge
217(4)
Immanuel Kant
Recent Developments in Epistemology
221(6)
Part 5 What Ought We to Do? (Ethics)
227(64)
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
229(7)
The Need for Morality
236(16)
Leviathan
242(10)
Thomas Hobbes
The Morality of Self-Realization
252(13)
Nicomachean Ethics
258(7)
Aristotle
Morality Depends on the Consequences
265(12)
Utilitarianism
272(5)
John Stuart Mill
Morality Depends on Motives
277(14)
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
280(5)
Immanuel Kant
Recent Developments in Ethics
285(6)
Part 6 Philosophy of Religion
291(62)
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
293(6)
Religion and Life's Meaning
299(9)
A Confession
302(6)
Leo Tolstoy
Arguments for God's Existence: The Ontological Argument
308(11)
Proslogion
311(8)
St. Anselm
Arguments for God's Existence: The Cosmological Arguments
319(21)
The Five Ways
322(8)
St. Thomas Aquinas
Natural Theology
330(10)
William Paley
The Problem of Evil
340(13)
The Value of Soul-Making Theodicy
342(5)
John Hick
Recent Developments in Philosophy of Religion
347(6)
Part 7 Philosophy of Art (Esthetics)
353(46)
Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
355(9)
The Value of Art
364(9)
The Esthetic Attitude
365(8)
H. Gene Blocker
Art as Ideal
373(11)
The Naked and the Nude
374(10)
Kenneth Clark
Esthetics and Ideology
384(15)
The Politics of Representation: The Role of the Gaze in Pornography
385(10)
Jennifer Jeffers
Recent Developments in Esthetics
395(4)
Part 8 Social and Political Philosophy
399(54)
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
401(8)
The Liberal, Secular State
409(12)
A Letter Concerning Toleration
415(6)
John Locke
The Individual and the State
421(9)
On Liberty
423(7)
John Stuart Mill
Individual Happiness and Social Responsibility
430(10)
Happiness and Justice in ``Liberal'' Society: Autonomy as Political Integration
431(9)
M. Andrew Holowchak
Minority Group Rights
440(13)
Minority Groups and the State
441(8)
Elizabeth Smith
H. Gene Blocker
Recent Developments in Social and Political Philosophy
449(4)
Part 9 Eastern Thought
453(42)
Philosophy East and West
455(4)
Chinese Theories of Human Nature
459(18)
The Book of Mencius
466(3)
Mencius
The Nature of Man is Evil
469(4)
Xun Zi
Man's Nature is Neither Good Nor Evil
473(2)
Dong Zhongshu
The Tao Te Ching
475(2)
Lao Tzu
Indian Theories of Human Nature
477(18)
The Bhagavad Gita
479(1)
The Upanishads
480(4)
The Vedanta Sutras
484(1)
Shankara
The Vedanta Sutras
485(3)
Ramanuja
Recent Developments in Eastern Philosophy
488(7)
Glossary of Terms 495(10)
Index 505


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