Looseleaf for Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2019-01-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Philosophical Enterprise
Section 1.1Explaining the Possibility of the Impossible: Philosophical Problems and Theories
Section 1.2Evidence and Inference: Proving Your Point
Section 1.3The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments

Chapter 2The Mind-Body Problem
Section 2.1The Ghost in the Machine: Mind as Soul
Section 2.2You Are What You Eat: Mind as Body
Section 2.3I, Robot:  Mind as Software
Section 2.4There Ain’t No Such Things as Ghosts: Mind as Myth
Section 2.5The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Mind as Quality

Chapter 3Free Will and Determinism
Section 3.1The Luck of the Draw: Freedom as Chance
Section 3.2The Mother of Invention: Freedom as Necessity
Section 3.3Control Yourself: Freedom as Self-Determination

Chapter 4The Problem of Personal Identity
Section 4.1We Are Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: Self as Substance
Section 4.2Golden Memories: Self as Psyche
Section 4.3You Can’t Step into the Same River Twice: Self as Process

Chapter 5The Problem of Relativism and Morality
Section 5.1Don’t Question Authority: Might Makes Right
Section 5.2The End Justifies the Means: Good Makes Right
Section 5.3Much Obliged: Duty Makes Right
Section 5.4Character Is Destiny: Virtue Makes Right

Chapter 6The Problem of Evil and the Existence of God
Section 6.1The Mysterious Universe: God as Creator
Section 6.2When Bad Things Happen to Good People: God as Troublemaker
Section 6.3Faith and Meaning: Believing the Unbelievable

Chapter 7The Problem of Skepticism and Knowledge
Section 7.1Things Aren’t Always What They Seem: Skepticism about Skepticism Greek Rationalism
Section 7.2Facing Reality: Perception and the External World
Section 7.3What Do You Know?

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