9780192854216

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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    9780192854216

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    0192854216

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of doing philosophy, explains how differentareas of philosophy are related, and explores the contexts in which philosophy was and is done.

Author Biography


Edward Craig is Knightsbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, where he is also a Fellow of Churchill College. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Hamburg and Heidelberg, and the University of Melbourne. His publications include The Mind of God and the Works of Man (OUP, 1987), Knowledge and the State of Nature (OUP, 1990), and he is general editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What should I do? Plato's Crito
How do we know? Hume's, Of Miracles
What am I? An unknown Buddhist on the Self: 'The Chariot' from The Questions of King Milinda
Some themes
Of 'isms'
Some more high spots -- a personal selection
What's in it for whom?
Bibliography
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