Philosophical Horizons Introductory Readings

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  • Copyright: 1/10/2005
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Explore the central issues of philosophy through more than 70 non-technical reading. PHILOSOPHICAL HORIZONS: INTRODUCTORY READINGS has put together the easiest to follow and yet most informative philosophy selections ever. Whether it's the ancient philosophical masters or more recent thinkers, it's all here and clearly presented.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Elements of Argument
Philosophy of Religion
Euthyphro (complete)
The Ontological Argument
The Five Ways
The Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection)
A Defense of Atheism
Why God Allows Evil
The Moriarty Hypothesis
The Wager
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
Theology and Falsification
The Hiddenness of God
Being vs. Becoming
Achilles and the Tortoise
The Divided Line and the Myth of the Cave
Substance, Cause and Change
Of Identity and Diversity
Of Personal Identity
Of Identity and Mr. Locke
The Self as a Narrative Center of Gravity
Freedom and Necessity
Freedom and Determinism
Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
Meditations on First Philosophy (complete)
Descartes' Evil Genuis
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (selection)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
The Justification of Induction
The New Riddle of Induction
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
A Reply to Gettier
Critical Common-Sensim
Philosophy of Mind
Descartes' Myth
Sensations and Brain Processes
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Eliminative Materialism
Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?
Could a Machine Think?, Paul Churchland, Patricia Churchland
What is it Like to be a Bat?
Asymmetries and Mind/Body Perplexities
The Body Problem
The Nature of Ethical Disagreement
A Proof of the Objectivity of Morals
Egoism and Moral Scepticism
Happiness and Immorality
Nicomachean Ethics (selection)
The Pleasant Life
The Meditations (selection)
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection)
Utilitarianism (selection)
A Critique of Utilitarianism
Beyond Good and Evil (selection)
Moral Luck
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Active and Passive Euthanasia
A Defense of Abortion
The Case for Animal Rights
Political Philosophy
Apology (complete)
Crito (complete)
Leviathan (selection)
Second Treatise Concerning Government (selection)
Federalist #10
Estranged Labor
On Liberty (selection)
A Theory of Justice (selection)
Anarchy, State and Utopia (selection)
Letter from a Birmingham City Jail
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