9780078038341

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/29/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach is a text with readings that enhances comprehension of philosophical study by encouraging students to ponder, explore, and actively participate in the learning process. Philosophy becomes a personal journey for students through Lawhead’s unique pedagogy that introduces philosophical concepts through practical application in the form of primary sources, interwoven exercises, and sections that encourage critical thinking and further exploration of core concepts.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction To The Philosophical Journey

1.0 OVERVIEW OF THE JOURNEY

1.1 SOCRATES AND THE SEARCH FOR WISDOM

FROM PLATO, Apology
FROM PLATO, Republic

1.2 PLATO’S ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE

FROM PLATO, Republic

1.3 ARGUMENT AND EVIDENCE: HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TO BELIEVE?

CHAPTER 2 The Search For Ultimate Reality

2.0 OVERVIEW OF METAPHYSICS

2.1 OVERVIEW: THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM

FROM HUGH ELLIOT, Tantalus

2.2 DUALISM

FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Discourse on the Method
FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy
FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy

2.3 PHYSICALISM

FROM JEFFREY OLEN, Persons and Their World

2.4 FUNCTIONALISM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

FROM JERRY FODOR, The Mind-Body Problem
FROM MARVIN MINSKY, Why People Think Computers Can’t

2.5 OVERVIEW: FREEDOM AND DETERMINISM

2.6 HARD DETERMINISM

FROM B. F. SKINNER, Walden Two
FROM SAMUEL BUTLER, Erewhon
FROM CLARENCE DARROW, The Leopold and Loeb Trial

2.7 LIBERTARIANISM

FROM RICHARD TAYLOR, Metaphysics
FROM JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Being and Nothingness

2.8 COMPATIBILISM

FROM WALTER T. STACE, Religion and the Modern Mind

CHAPTER 3 The Search For Knowledge

3.0 OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE

3.1 SKEPTICISM

FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy
FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy

3.2 RATIONALISM

FROM PLATO, Phaedo
FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy

3.3 EMPIRICISM

FROM JOHN LOCKE, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
FROM GEORGE BERKELEY, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
FROM DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
FROM DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
FROM DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
FROM DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
FROM DAVID HUME, A Treatise of Human Nature

3.4 KANTIAN CONSTRUCTIVISM

FROM IMMANUEL KANT, Critique of Pure Reason
FROM IMMANUEL KANT, Critique of Pure Reason

3.5 EPISTEMOLOGICAL RELATIVISM

FROM FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Beyond Good and Evil

3.6 RETHINKING THE WESTERN TRADITION: PRAGMATISM

FROM WILLIAM JAMES, Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth

3.7 RETHINKING THE WESTERN TRADITION: FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY

FROM ANN GARRY AND MARILYN PEARSALL, Women, Knowledge, and Reality

3.8 APPLYING EPISTEMOLOGY: WHAT IS THE NATURE OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE?

CHAPTER 4 The Search For God

4.0 OVERVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

FROM PETER KREEFT, Does God Exist?

4.1 THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD

FROM THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica
FROM RICHARD TAYLOR, Metaphysics

4.2 THE DESIGN ARGUMENT FOR GOD

FROM WILLIAM PALEY, Natural Theology
FROM DAVID HUME, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

4.3 THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD

FROM ST. ANSELM, Proslogium

4.4 PRAGMATIC AND SUBJECTIVE JUSTIFICATIONS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF

FROM BLAISE PASCAL, Thoughts
FROM WILLIAM JAMES, The Will to Believe
FROM SØREN KIERKEGAARD, Selections

4.5 THE PROBLEM OF EVIL: ATHEISTIC AND THEISTIC RESPONSES

FROM ALBERT CAMUS, The Plague
FROM JOHN HICK, Evil and the God of Love
FROM C. S. LEWIS, The Problem of Pain

4.6 RETHINKING THE WESTERN TRADITION: ASIAN RELIGIONS

FROM THE UPANISHADS
FROM THE BUDDHA, Selected Teachings
FROM HERMAN HESSE, Siddhartha

4.7 APPLYING PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: HOW DOES RELIGION RELATE TO SCIENCE?

CHAPTER 5 The Search For Ethical Values

5.0 OVERVIEW OF ETHICS

FROM PLATO, Republic

5.1 ETHICAL RELATIVISM VERSUS OBJECTIVISM

FROM HERODOTUS, The Histories
FROM RUTH BENEDICT, Anthropology and the Abnormal
FROM JAMES RACHELS, The Challenge of Cultural Relativism

5.2 ETHICAL EGOISM

FROM W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, Of Human Bondage
FROM AYN RAND, The Virtue of Selfishness

5.3 UTILITARIANISM

FROM JEREMY BENTHAM, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
FROM JOHN STUART MILL, Utilitarianism
FROM ALASTAIR NORCROSS, Comparing Harms: Headaches and Human Lives

5.4 KANTIAN ETHICS

FROM IMMANUEL KANT, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals

5.5 VIRTUE ETHICS

FROM ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics
FROM CONFUCIUS, The Analects
FROM JANET SMITH, Moral Character and Abortion

5.6 RETHINKING THE WESTERN TRADITION: FEMINISTETHICS MARILYN FRIEDMAN, Liberating Care

CHAPTER 6 The Search For The Just Society

6.0 OVERVIEW OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

6.1 THE JUSTIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT

FROM ROBERT PAUL WOLFF, In Defense of Anarchism
FROM JOHN LOCKE, An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government
FROM THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (JULY 4, 1776)

6.2 THE QUESTION OF JUSTICE

FROM PLATO, Republic
FROM THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica
FROM JOHN STUART MILL, Utilitarianism
FROM JOHN RAWLS, A Theory of Justice
FROM SUSAN MOLLER OKIN, Justice, Gender, and the Family

6.3 THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE

FROM JOHN STUART MILL, On Liberty
FROM KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS, Communist Manifesto

6.4 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

FROM PLATO, Crito
FROM MOHANDAS GANDHI, Young India
FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., Letter from Birmingham Jail

CHAPTER 7 Philosophy And The Meaning Of Life

FROM LEO TOLSTOY, My Confession
FROM HAZEL E. BARNES, An Existentialist Ethics

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