9780742548923

The Study of Philosophy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742548923

  • ISBN10:

    0742548929

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/30/2007
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Summary

This 6th edition of S. Morris Engel's engaging and critical work preserves the strengths of the earlier editions D intriguing examples and timely reflections on the major fields of philosophical inquiry (ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology) by some of the most important minds in the history of ideas (Plato, St. Thomas, Wittgenstein) D and expands the discussions of those fields. The new edition also incorporates expanded explorations of contemporary discussions in fields of continental and analytic philosophy, theories of justice, and feminism.

Author Biography

Angelika Soldan is associate professor of philosophy and government at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

Table of Contents

Philosophy and Its Beginnings
The Nature and Scope of Philosophyp. 3
It Began Herep. 15
Socrates: "And so I go about the world ..."p. 45
Philosophy's Method
Aristotle and the Science of Logicp. 91
Common Fallaciesp. 123
Philosophy's Main Questions
Ethics: What Are We Like, and What Should We Do?p. 155
Religion: What Is the Nature of God?p. 205
Metaphysics: What Is the Nature of Our World?p. 259
Epistemology: How Do We Know All This?p. 287
Contemporary Directions
The Analytic Traditionp. 347
The Continental Traditionp. 383
Fairness and Feminismp. 413
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