Looking at Philosophy : The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL
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Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years to teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and about 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the reader without compromising the importance of the subject matter. In the author's words, "This book takes philosophy seriously, but not gravely."

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Introductionp. 1
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
Sixth and Fifth Centuries B.C.E.p. 11
Thalesp. 14
Anaximanderp. 17
Anaximenesp. 23
Pythagorasp. 25
Xenophanesp. 28
Heraclitusp. 31
Parmenidesp. 35
Zenop. 37
Empedoclesp. 40
Anaxagorasp. 42
Leucippus and Democritusp. 45
The Athenian Period
Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E.p. 52
The Sophistsp. 52
Protagorasp. 53
Gorgiasp. 54
Thrasymachusp. 55
Callicles and Critiasp. 56
Socratesp. 58
Platop. 63
Aristotlep. 76
The Hellenistic and Roman Periods
Fourth Century B.C.E. through Fourth Century C.E.p. 96
Epicureanismp. 96
Stoicismp. 100
Neoplatonismp. 105
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Fifth through Fifteenth Centuriesp. 109
Saint Augustinep. 113
The Encyclopediastsp. 118
John Scotus Eriugenap. 120
Saint Anselmp. 123
Muslim and Jewish Philosophiesp. 126
Averroëet;sp. 128
Maimonidesp. 129
The Problem of Faith and Reasonp. 131
The Problem of the Universalsp. 132
Saint Thomas Aquinasp. 135
William of Ockhamp. 147
Renaissance Philosophersp. 151
Continental Rationalism and British Empiricism
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 160
Descartesp. 160
Hobbesp. 180
Spinozap. 185
Leibnizp. 190
Lockep. 196
Berkeleyp. 204
Humep. 209
Kantp. 218
Post-Kantian British and Continental Philosophy
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 235
Hegelp. 235
Schopenhauerp. 245
Kierkegaardp. 254
Marxp. 266
Nietzschep. 279
Utilitarianismp. 288
Benthamp. 288
Millp. 293
Fregep. 296
Pragmatism, the Analytic Tradition, and the Phenomenological Tradition and Its Aftermath
The Twentieth Centuryp. 305
Pragmatismp. 305
Jamesp. 306
Deweyp. 313
The Analytic Traditionp. 318
Moorep. 319
Russellp. 324
Logical Positivismp. 331
Wittgensteinp. 337
Quinep. 349
The Phenomenological Tradition and Its Aftermathp. 359
Husserlp. 359
Heideggerp. 363
Sartrep. 371
Structuralism and Poststructuralismp. 384
Saussurep. 384
LÚvi-Straussp. 387
Lacanp. 392
Derridap. 398
Farewell to the Twentieth Centuryp. 402
Nussbaump. 402
Glossary of Philosophical Termsp. 416
Selected Bibliographyp. 433
Indexp. 443
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