9781111186531

Philosophical Horizons Introductory Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9781111186531

  • ISBN10:

    1111186537

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Explore the central issues of philosophy through an engaging combination of classic and contemporary sources. With over seventy non-technical readings, the editors of PHILOSOPHICAL HORIZONS have put together the easiest to follow and yet most informative philosophy selections ever. Unlike any other introductory anthology, you can read fully annotated masterpieces from the history of philosophy in their entirety, including Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, the Encheiridion of Epictetus, Descartes's Meditations, Berkeley's Treatise, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Kant's Groundwork, Mill's Utilitarianism, James's The Will to Believe, and Sartre's The Humanism of Existentialism. These are juxtaposed with related work from contemporary philosophers so that you can experience how the issues raised in these classic works of philosophy are debated in contemporary times.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
What is Philosophy?
The Elements of Argument
Philosophy Of Religion
Euthyphro (complete)
The Ontological Argument
The Five Ways
The Teleological Argument
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (complete)
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
Metaphysics
Being vs. Becoming
The Divided Line and the Myth of the Cave
Substance, Cause, and Change
Universals
Of Identity and Diversity
Of Identity and Mr. Locke
Of Personal Identity
The Self as a Narrative Center of Gravity
Freedom and Necessity
Freedom and Determinism
Compulsion
Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
Counterfactual Intervention and Agents' Capacities
Epistemology
Rene Descartes
Meditations On First Philosophy (complete)
Descartes' Evil Genius
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
A Treatise Concerning The Principles Of Human Knowledge (complete)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (complete)
Critique of Pure Reason
The Argument from Illusion
The Argument from Illusion: A Critique
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
Tracking the Truth
Philosophy Of Mind
Descartes' Myth
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Eliminative Materialism
Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?
Could a Machine Think?
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Assymetries and Mind-Body Perplexities
Rethinking the Mind-Body Problem
Ethics
The Nature of Ethical Disagreement
A Proof of the Objectivity of Morals
Egoism and Moral Skepticism
Happiness and Immorality
Nicomachean Ethics
The Pleasant Life
Encheiridion (complete)
Groundwork Of The Metaphysics Of Morals (complete)
Utilitarianism (complete)
A Critique of Utilitarianism
Beyond Good and Evil
The Humanism Of Existentialism (complete)
The Ethics of Care
Moral Luck
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Active and Passive Euthanasia
A Defense of Abortion
Political Philosophy
Apology (complete)
Crito (complete)
Leviathan
Second Treatise of Government
The Federalist, #10
Estranged Labor
On Liberty
The Solitude of Self
A Theory of Justice
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Letter from a Birmingham City Jail
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