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Twenty Questions : An Introduction to Philosophy

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Summary

TWENTY QUESTIONS, one of the best selling introductory anthologies available today, presents a proven, well-acclaimed forum for introducing students to the rich variety of philosophical reflection. Animated by some of philosophy's more concrete questions-questions that students are likely to have pondered long before signing up for their first philosophy classes-TWENTY QUESTIONS fosters the creative exploration of many renowned classical and contemporary thinkers' responses to the very same questions.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction vii
PART I Religion and the Meaning of Life
1(72)
Does Religion Give My Life Meaning?
2(37)
Religion Reconsidered
4(3)
Steven M. Cahn
Some Important Buddhist Doctrines
7(9)
John Powers
Many Paths to the Same Summit
16(2)
Ramakrishna
What Is Religion?
18(2)
Keiji Nishitani
A Taoist View of the World
20(1)
Lao-Tzu
God Is Dead
21(1)
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Anti-Christ
22(2)
Friedrich Nietzsche
Love as the Practice of Freedom
24(4)
bell hooks
Memorial Service
28(2)
H. L. Mencken
The Absurd
30(3)
Albert Camus
The Qualitative Leap Beyond Patriarchal Religion
33(6)
Mary Daly
How Do I Know Whether God Exists?
39(34)
Faith and Reason
42(1)
Saint Augustine
The Ontological Argument
43(2)
Saint Anselm
Whether God Exists
45(2)
Saint Thomas Aquinas
The Teleological Argument
47(3)
William Paley
Why Does God Let People Suffer?
50(4)
David Hume
Proving the Existence of God by Way of Morality
54(1)
Immanuel Kant
Rebellion
55(3)
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Leap of Faith and the Limits of Reason
58(3)
Søren Kierkegaard
The Will to Believe
61(4)
William James
I'm No Believer
65(2)
Natalie Angier
Gods
67(1)
John Wisdom
Hymn of Creation
68(1)
Rg Veda
Can There Be Alternative Concepts of God?
69(4)
John Bishop
PART 2 Science, Mind, and Nature
73(128)
What Does Science Tell Me About the World?
74(40)
The Deductive-Nomological Model of Science
77(7)
Carl G. Hempel
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
84(7)
Thomas Kuhn
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
91(7)
Karl Popper
Feminism and Science
98(7)
Evelyn Fox Keller
Seeking New Laws of Nature
105(6)
Richard Feynman
An Epistemological Problem for Feminism
111(3)
Sandra Harding
Which Should I Believe: Darwin or Genesis?
114(45)
Genesis The Bible
118(2)
The Descent of Man
120(5)
Charles Darwin
Creationist Science and Education
125(9)
Duane T. Gish
Against Creationism
134(10)
Philip Kitcher
Is Evolutionary Theory a Secular Religion?
144(9)
Michael Ruse
On the ``Fine-Tuning'' Argument
153(1)
Cory Juhl
Show Me the Science
154(5)
Daniel C. Dennett
How Is My Mind Connected to My Body?
159(42)
Mind as Distinct from Body
163(4)
Rene Descartes
The Concept of Mind
167(7)
Gilbert Ryle
Robots and Minds
174(6)
William Lycan
The Myth of the Computer
180(5)
John R. Searle
Woman as Body
185(8)
Elizabeth V. Spelman
The Embodied Mind
193(8)
Francisco Varela
Evan Thompson
Eleanor Rosch
PART 3 Thinking and Knowing
201(64)
What Do I Know?
202(25)
The Myth of the Cave
205(2)
Plato
Meditation
207(4)
Rene Descartes
Through the Looking Glass
211(1)
Lewis Carroll
Appearance and Reality
212(2)
Bertrand Russell
Where Our Ideas Come From
214(3)
John Locke
To Be Is to Be Perceived
217(5)
George Berkeley
What Can She Know?
222(5)
Lorraine Code
Does Language Make Me Think The Way I Do?
227(38)
Getting Rid of Words
230(1)
Jonathan Swift
Meaning as Use
231(6)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Language, Thought, and Reality
237(9)
Benjamin Whorf
The Language Instinct
246(9)
Steven Pinker
How Words Hurt
255(7)
Stephanie Ross
Humpty Dumpty
262(3)
Lewis Carroll
PART 4 The Dilemmas of Personhood
265(190)
Who Am I?
266(46)
The First Night
269(14)
John Perry
Of Identity and Diversity
283(5)
John Locke
Of Personal Identity
288(3)
David Hume
Persons, Brains, and Bodies
291(2)
Meredith W. Michaels
How to Build a Person
293(7)
Justin Leiber
I Am a Woman
300(5)
Simone De Beauvoir
Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning
305(7)
Robert Wachbroit
Why Are My Emotions Important to Me?
312(35)
On Anger
315(3)
Aristotle
The Passions of the Soul
318(3)
Rene Descartes
On Pride
321(4)
David Hume
What Is an Emotion?
325(4)
William James
Feelings That Matter
329(3)
Annette Baier
Emotions as Transformations of the World
332(3)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Anger as a Way of Engaging the World
335(4)
Robert C. Solomon
Two Speeches on Love
339(3)
Plato
What Love Is
342(5)
Robert C. Solomon
How Should I Feel about Abortion and Embryo Research?
347(32)
The Abortion
350(1)
Susan Tracy
A Defense of Abortion
351(11)
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Right to Life: What Can the White Man Say to the Black Woman?
362(2)
Alice Walker
The Moral Duty to the Unborn and Its Significance
364(5)
Sidney Callahan
Stem Cells, Cloning, and Abortion: Making Careful Distinctions
369(2)
Dena S. Davis
The Moral Status of the Embryo
371(1)
The Puzzle of Profound Respect: Human Embryo Research
372(3)
Daniel Callahan
Embryonic Stem Cell Retrieval and a Possible Ethical Bypass
375(2)
Mary B. Mahowald
Anthony P. Mahowald
The Feelings of the Unborn
377(2)
Senator Sam Brownback
What Is the Meaning of Death?
379(28)
The Death of Socrates
381(2)
Plato
A Taoist on Death
383(1)
Chuang-Tzu
Death
384(5)
Thomas Nagel
Active and Passive Euthanasia
389(4)
James Rachels
The Intentional Termination of Life
393(5)
Bonnie Steinbock
Meanings of Death
398(9)
Patricia Mann
How Should I Respond to War or Terrorism?
407(26)
Whether It Is Always Sinful to Wage War
410(2)
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Power and Violence
412(5)
Hannah Arendt
Address to the Nation, September 11, 2001
417(1)
George W. Bush
The Experiments of Gandhi: Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age
418(3)
John Dear
Defining a Just War
421(5)
Richard Falk
In War Truth Is the First Casualty
426(2)
Richard Deats
Questions Regarding a War on Terrorism
428(3)
War Against Terror or War to Govern the World?
431(2)
Mumia Abu-Jamal
How Does Racism Affect My Life?
433(22)
Anti-Semite and Jew
435(2)
Jean-Paul Sartre
What Good Am I?
437(4)
Laurence Thomas
The Souls of Black Folk
441(4)
W. E. B. DuBois
``But Would That Still Be Me?''
445(4)
Anthony Appiah
The Erasure of Black Women
449(6)
Elizabeth V. Spelman
PART 5 Living a Good Life
455(132)
Why Shouldn't I Be Selfish?
456(28)
get it & feel good
460(1)
Ntozake Shange
The Ring of Gyges
461(3)
Plato
The Pursuit of Pleasure
464(2)
Epicurus
People Are Selfish
466(2)
Thomas Hobbes
Compassion
468(1)
Adam Smith
The Selfish Gene
469(3)
Richard Dawkins
The Virtue of Selfishness
472(2)
Ayn Rand
Individual Rights, Welfare Rights
474(2)
Tara Smith
Ethical Egoism
476(4)
James Rachels
The Life of the Saint
480(4)
Jim Holt
Can There Be Sexual Equality?
484(32)
The Equality of Women
487(4)
Plato
The Inequality of Women
491(1)
Aristotle
The Inequality of Women
491(1)
Immanuel Kant
The Subjection of Women
492(7)
John Stuart Mill
Sexism
499(6)
Marilyn Frye
Monogamy vs. Promiscuity: Putting Evolutionary Psychology on the Couch
505(8)
Natalie Angier
Selling Out
513(3)
Sarah Mccarry
What Is the Right Thing for Me to Do?
516(41)
The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount The Bible
519(3)
The Analects Confucius
522(1)
The Unjust The Koran
523(1)
Happiness and the Good Life
524(8)
Aristotle
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
532(4)
Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism
536(3)
John Stuart Mill
The Natural History of Morals
539(3)
Friedrich Nietzsche
Emotivism
542(3)
A.J. Ayer
Freedom and Morality
545(1)
Simone De Beauvoir
The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn
546(3)
Jonathan Bennett
A Feminist View of Ethics
549(3)
Through the Moral Maze
552(5)
Robert Kane
I Like It, but Is It Art?
557(30)
The Nature of Tragedy
560(1)
Aristotle
Of the Standard of Taste
561(4)
David Hume
What Is Art?
565(4)
Leo Tolstoy
The Motion Picture Production Code The Hays Commission
569(3)
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
572(5)
Theodor Adorno
Max Horkheimer
The Art World
577(4)
Arthur C. Danto
The Music of Our Lives
581(3)
Kathleen M. Higgins
The Male Gaze
584(3)
Mary Devereaux
PART 6 Justice and Responsibility
587
Am I Free to Choose What I Do?
588
Voluntary and Involuntary Action
591
Aristotle
Are We Cogs in the Universe?
593
Baron D'holbach
Twilight of an Error
595
Friedrich Nietzsche
Meaning and Free Will
597
John Hospers
Freedom and Responsibility
604
Jean-Paul Sartre
Freedom and the Control of Men
606
B. F. Skinner
The Significance of Free Will: Old Dispute, New Themes
611
Robert Kane
Oppression
616
Iris Young
What Do I Justly Deserve?
619
Does Might Make Right?
621
Plato
Justice and the Social Contract
624
Thomas Hobbes
A Utilitarian Theory of Justice
628
John Stuart Mill
Justice as Fairness
632
John Rawls
The Principle of Fairness
637
Robert Nozick
The Triumph of Hope Over Self-Interest
642
David Brooks
Rich and Poor
644
Peter Singer
The Myth of Merit
646
Iris Young
Property and Hunger
649
Amartya Sen
Human Rights, Civil Rights
655
Malcolm X
Justice, Care, and Gender Bias
657
Cheshire Calhoun
How Should I Make (and Spend) Money?
660
On Business Confucius Confucius
664
Benefits of the Profit Motive
665
Adam Smith
The Immorality of Capitalism
669
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits
670
Milton Friedman
The Ford Pinto Memo
673
Ivan Boesky's Choice
674
Peter Singer
Crime in the Suites
678
William Greider
Sweat X Is Chic
679
Jim Hightower
On Intellectual Property
681
Downloading in Canada
683
Corey Bergstein
Honest Work
685
Joanne Ciulla
A Bill of Rights for Employees and Employers
688
Patricia H. Werhane
Making Money and the Importance of the Virtues
690
Robert C. Solomon
Follow Your Bliss
696
Joseph Campbell


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