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Philosophy : The Quest for Truth

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0195189442
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Pub. Date:
8/18/2005
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Summary

Praised for its accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of classical and contemporary readings on nineteen key problems in philosophy. Louis P. Pojman has carefully organized the essays in each section so that they present pro/condialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Topics covered include the nature of philosophy, the existence of God, immortality, knowledge, the mind-body question, personal identity, free will and determinism, ethics, political philosophy, and the meaning oflife. The sixth edition offers selections from Plato, Rene Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, William James, Bertrand Russell, John Hick, John Hospers, and James Rachels--as well as essays by Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Hobbes, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, Gilbert Ryle,Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alvin Plantinga, and many others. In Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Sixth Edition, Pojman offers substantial introductions to each of the nineteen philosophical problems. In addition, each of the seventy-six readings is accompanied by an individual introduction with a biographical sketch of the philosopher, study questions,and reflective questions that challenge students to analyze and critique the material. Short bibliographies following each major section and a detailed glossary further enhance the text's pedagogical value. Invaluable for introductory courses in philosophy, this highly acclaimed text inspires andguides students' quest for wisdom. New to the Sixth Edition:: * Six selections: William Lane Craig: The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Anthropic Principle William Rowe: An Analysis of the Ontological Argument Daniel Dennett: Postmodernism and Truth William James: The Dilemma of Determinism Harry Frankfurt: Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person John Rawls: The Contemporary Liberal Answer * More exercises in the excursus on logic

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
What Is Philosophy?
1(46)
Introduction
2(27)
Socratic Wisdom
6(12)
Plato
Of Enthusiasm and the Quest for Truth
18(6)
John Locke
The Value of Philosophy
24(5)
Bertrand Russell
Excursus: A Little Bit of Logic
29(1)
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
30(4)
Abductive Reasoning
34(2)
Some Applications
36(2)
Fallacies of Reasoning
38(3)
Logic Exercises
41(4)
Suggestions for Further Reading
45(2)
Philosophy of Religion
47(116)
Introduction
48(1)
Is Belief in God Rationally Justified? Arguments for the Existence of God
48(1)
The Cosmological Argument
49(33)
Pro
The Five Ways
50(4)
Thomas Aquinas
The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Anthropic Principle
54(18)
William Lane Craig
Contra
A Critique of the Cosmological Argument
72(10)
Paul Edwards
The Teleological Argument
82(11)
Pro
The Watch and the Watchmaker
83(3)
William Palcy
Contra
A Critique of the Teleological Argument
86(7)
David Hume
The Ontological Argument
93(16)
Pro et Contra
The Ontological Argument
94(4)
St. Anselm
Gaunilo
An Analysis of the Ontological Argument
98(11)
William Rowe
Why Is There Evil?
109(16)
Why Is There Evil?
111(4)
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Why Doesn't God Intervene to Prevent Evil?
115(5)
B.C. Johnson
There Is a Reason Why God Allows Evil
120(5)
John Hick
Is Faith Compatible with Reason?
125(36)
Yes, Faith Is a Logical Bet
126(3)
Blaise Pascal
The Ethics of Belief
129(5)
W. K. Clifford
The Will to Believe
134(9)
William James
A Debate on the Rationality of Religious Belief
143(6)
Antony Flew
R. M. Hare
Basil Mitchell
Religious Belief Without Evidence
149(12)
Alvin Plantinga
Suggestions for Further Reading
161(2)
Knowledge
163(78)
Introduction
164(1)
What Can We Know? Classical Theories of Knowledge
164(45)
Cartesian Doubt and the Search for Foundational Knowledge
165(6)
Rene Descartes
The Empiricist Theory of Knowledge
171(12)
John Locke
An Idealist Theory of Knowledge
183(9)
George Berkeley
The Origin of Our Ideas and Skepticism about Causal Reasoning
192(9)
David Hume
An Argument Against Skepticism
201(8)
John Hospers
Truth, Rationality, and Cognitive Relativism
209(31)
The Correspondence Theory of Truth
211(5)
Bertrand Russell
The Pragmatic Theory of Truth
216(9)
William James
Dismantling Truth: Solidarity versus Objectivity
225(8)
Richard Rorty
Postmodernism and Truth
233(7)
Daniel Dennett
Suggestions for Further Reading
240(1)
Philosophy of Mind: The Mind-Body Problem
241(102)
Introduction
242(1)
What Am I? A Mind or a Body?
242(59)
Dualistic Interactionism
245(7)
Rene Descartes
Exorcising Descartes' ``Ghost in the Machine''
252(6)
Gilbert Ryle
A Contemporary Defense of Dualism
258(11)
J. P. Moreland
On Functionalism and Materialism
269(16)
Paul Churchland
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
285(8)
Thomas Nagel
Minds, Brains, and Computers
293(8)
John Searle
Who Am I? Do We Have Personal Identity?
301(17)
Our Psychological Properties Define the Self
305(4)
John Locke
We Have No Substantial Self with Which We Are Identical
309(3)
David Hume
Brain Transplants and Personal Identity: A Dialogue
312(6)
Derek Parfit
Godfrey Vesey
Is There Life after Death? Am I Immortal?
318(23)
Arguments for the Immortality of the Soul
319(5)
Plato
An Argument Against Survival: The Dependence of Consciousness on the Brain
324(9)
Paul Edwards
In Defense of Immortality
333(8)
John Hick
Suggestions for Further Reading
341(2)
Freedom of the Will and Determinism
343(52)
Introduction
344(49)
Contra
We Are Completely Determined
349(6)
Baron d'Holbach
Pro
The Dilemma of Determinism
355(10)
William James
Freedom of the Will and Human Responsibility
365(3)
Corliss Lamont
Pro et Contra
Compatibilism
368(6)
W.T. Stace
Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person
374(10)
Harry Frankfurt
Contra
Fate
384(9)
Richard Taylor
Suggestions for Further Reading
393(2)
Ethics
395(84)
Introduction
396(3)
Are There Any Moral Absolutes or Is Morality Completely Relative?
399(15)
Morality Is Relative
400(5)
Ruth Benedict
Morality Is Not Relative
405(9)
James Rachels
Ethics and Egoism: Why Should We Be Moral?
414(24)
Why Should I Be Moral? Gyges' Ring and Socrates' Dilemma
415(5)
Plato
In Defense of Ethical Egoism
420(7)
Ayn Rand
A Critique of Ethical Egoism
427(11)
Louis P. Pojman
Which Is the Correct Ethical Theory?
438(37)
The Ethics of Virtue
439(10)
Aristotle
The Moral Law
449(13)
Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism
462(7)
John Stuart Mill
Existentialist Ethics
469(6)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Suggestions for Further Reading
475(4)
Political Philosophy
479(50)
Introduction
480(48)
In Defense of Anarchism
481(5)
Robert Paul Wolff
The Absolutist Answer
486(10)
Thomas Hobbes
The Democratic Answer
496(6)
John Locke
A Classical Liberal Answer
502(7)
John Stuart Mill
The Communist Answer
509(9)
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
The Contemporary Liberal Answer
518(10)
John Rawls
Suggestions for Further Reading
528(1)
What Is the Meaning of Life?
529(38)
Introduction
530(35)
Moderate Hedonism
531(6)
Epicurus
Stoicism
537(9)
Epictetus
Life Is Absurd
546(5)
Albert Camus
Religion Gives Meaning to Life
551(4)
Lois Hope Walker
The Absurd
555(8)
Thomas Nagel
Reflections on Suffering
563(2)
Bertrand Russell
Suggestions for Further Reading
565(2)
Philosophy in Action
567(80)
Introduction
568(1)
Is Abortion Morally Permissible?
568(20)
Contra
Abortion Is Not Morally Permissible
569(5)
John T. Noonan, Jr.
Pro
Abortion Is Morally Permissible
574(7)
Mary Anne Warren
Pro et Contra
The Moderate Position
581(7)
Jane English
Is the Death Penalty Morally Permissible?
588(20)
Contra
The Death Penalty Is a Denial of Human Dignity
589(4)
Thurgood Marshall
Pro
The Death Penalty Is Permissible
593(5)
Burton Leiser
Contra
No, the Death Penalty Is Not Morally Permissible
598(10)
Hugo Adam Bedau
Do Animals Have Rights?
608(9)
Pro
The Case for Animal Liberation
609(4)
Peter Singer
Contra
The Case Against Animal Rights
613(4)
Carl Cohen
Is Affirmative Action Morally Justified?
617(28)
Pro
The Case for Affirmative Action
620(11)
Albert Mosley
Contra
The Case Against Affirmative Action
631(14)
Louis P. Pojman
Suggestions for Further Reading
645(2)
Appendix: How to Read and Write a Philosophy Paper 647(4)
Glossary 651


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