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Now it its ninth edition, Philosophy: The Power of Ideasoffers a comprehensive overview of Western Philosophy, Eastern Influences, Feminist Philosophy, and Postcolonial thought. Known for its engaging, conversational writing style, each chapter provides clear introductions to even the most difficult philosophical concepts and includes selected primary readings from some of the most important thinkers of all time. Throughout the book, the authors link philosophical ideas to historical developments that affect the lives of everyday people.
Table of Contents
Part One: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY: EXISTENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Chapter 1 Powerful Ideas
Chapter 2 The Pre-Socratics
Chapter 3 Socrates, Plato
Chapter 4 Aristotle
Chapter 5 Philosophers of the Hellenistic and Christian Eras
Chapter 6 The Rise of Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology
Chapter 7 The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Chapter 8 The Continental Tradition
Chapter 9 The Pragmatic and Analytic Traditions
Part Two: MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Chapter 10 Moral Philosophy
Chapter 11 Political Philosophy
Chapter 12 Recent Moral and Political Philosophy
Part Three: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: REASON AND FAITH