9780078038266

Looking At Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078038266

  • ISBN10:

    007803826X

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/6/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years of teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and nearly 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the reader without compromising the importance of the subject matter. In the author's words, "This book takes philosophy seriously, but not gravely."

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. THE PRE-SOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS: SIXTH AND FIFTH CENTURIES B.C.E.

Thales / Anaximander / Anaximenes / Pythagoras / Xenophanes / Heraclitus / Parmenides / Zeno / Empedocles / Anaxagoras / Leucippus and Democritus

2. THE ATHENIAN PERIOD: FIFTH AND FOURTH CENTURIES B.C.E.

The Sophists: Protagoras, Gorgias, Thrasymachus, Callicles and Critias / Socrates / Plato / Aristotle

3. THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PERIODS: FOURTH CENTURY B.C.E THROUGH FOURTH CENTURY C.E.

Epicureanism / Stoicism / Skepticism / Neoplatonism

4. MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY: FIFTH THROUGH FIFTEENTH CENTURIES

Saint Augustine / The Encyclopediasts / John Scotus Eriugena / Saint Anselm / Muslim and Jewish Philosophies: Averroës, Maimonides / The Problem of Faith and Reason / The Problem of the Universals / Saint Thomas Aquinas / William of Ockham / Renaissance Philosophers

5. CONTINENTAL RATIONALISM AND BRITISH EMPIRICISM: THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES

Descartes / Spinoza / Leibniz / Hobbes / Locke / Berkeley / Hume / Kant

6. POST-KANTIAN BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Hegel / Schopenhauer / Kierkegaard / Marx / Nietzsche / Utilitarianism: Bentham, Mill

7. THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL TRADITION AND ITS AFTERMATH: THE LATE NINETEENTH INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES

Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre / Structuralism and Poststructuralism: Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, Lacan, Derrida

8. PRAGMATISM AND THE ANALYTIC TRADITION

Pragmatism: James, Dewey / The Analytic Tradition: Frege, Moore, Russell, Logical Positivism, Wittgenstein, Quine / Farewell to the Twentieth Century: Nussbaum

Glossary of Philosophical Terms

Selected Bibliography

Index

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