A Journey Through the Landscape of Philosophy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The new anthology by Jack Bowen, author ofThe Dream Weaver, introduces the important issues and thinkers in philosophy with a strong, academic approach made accessible and relevant to the introductory-level student. The readings include many of the most well-known historical pieces as well as contemporary ethical issues presented in a debate-style format. To balance the rigorous nature of the readings, the bookrs"s introductions, author biographies, discussion questions, and the involvement of the companion book,The Dream Weaver, provide a welcoming atmosphere for students new to philosophy, sparking interest, assessing comprehension, and stimulating discussion.

Author Biography

Jack graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Human Biology and earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach, Summa Cum Laude.  Currently, he teaches philosophy at De Anza College and Menlo School.  Jack has been invited to speak at philosophy conferences throughout the world and has also published in numerous philosophy journals.  His first book (the companion to this book) “The Dream Weaver: One Boy’s Journey Through the Landscape of Reality,” was a Bay Area Bestseller and an Amazon Top-500 book.

Table of Contents

Song Lyrics and Movie Titles Guide to Critical Thinking and Logic?
Prologue: Philosophy
The Allegory of the Cave
The Value of Philosophy
The Function of Education
The Doctrine of the Blank Slate
What Is Knowledge? (from Theaetetus)
Knowledge Beyond a Doubt (Meditations on First Philosophy)
Three Dialogues
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Appearance and Reality
The Sex of the Knower: What Can She Know?
Self, Mind, and Soul
The Self
There is no Self (A Treatise of Human Nature)
Where am I?
The Buddhist Theory of `No-Self&rsquo?
Mind and Soul
On the Soul (from Meditations)
The Mind-Body Problem (Ch. 1 of Minds, Brains, and Science)
What is it Like to Be a Bat?
Gilbert Ryle,The Concept of Mind: "Descartes' Myth"
Sensations and Brain Processes
An Encounter With David Hume
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?
How to Defend Society Against Scienc?Paul Feyerabend
Why Astrology Is a Pseudoscience
What is True?
Description and Prescription in Feminist Philosophies of Science
God & Creation
The Five Proofs of God (Summa Theologiae)
Anselm of Canterbury,The Ontological Argument (Proslogion)
Flew, Hare, Mitchell,Theology and Falification
Many Paths to the Same Summit
Creationism and Evolution?
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The Watchmaker (from Natural Theology)
Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative
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