Philosopher's Way, The: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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This dynamic volume is designed to teach readers to become critical thinkers as they explore the influential thinkers and central themes of Philosophy from ancient times to the present. In addition to the conceptual and language subject matter, this presentation ignites readers'sense of wonder through an innovative design, substantive readings, innovative writing assignments and thinking activities that provide readers with the opportunity to learn and practice the conceptual abilities needed to think philosophically.The volume examines thinking philosophically about life, consciousness, identity and the soul, freedom and determinism, developing enlightened values, exploring ways of being religious, constructing knowledge and discovering truth, developing an integrated view of reality, understanding creative expression and political forms, as well as social justice, and concepts of utopia.For individuals interested in learning to think philosophically.

Table of Contents

The Philosopher's Way: A Text with Readings, 2nd Edition
What is Philosophy? Thinking Philosophically About Life
What is the Philosopherrsquo;s Way? Socrates and the Examined Life
Who are You? Consciousness, Identity, and the Soul
Are You Free? Freedom and Determinism
How Can we Know the Nature of Reality? Philosophical Foundations
What is Real? What is True? Further Explorations
Is There a Spiritual Reality? Exploring the Philosophy of Religion
Are there Moral Truths? Thinking About Ethics
What are Right Actions? Constructing an Ethical Theory
What is Social Justice? Creating a Just State
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Proslogion(Chapters 2-7) Anselm
Summa Theologica(third article: Whether God Exists)
The Clouds Aristophanes
Categories; De Anima (On the Soul) Aristotle
The Metaphysics(Books Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Zeta)
Nicomachean Ethics(Book I: 1095A, 1095B, 1096A, 1143B)
On Interpretation; Physics(Book II)
Poetics;The Politics(Book I, Book IV)
Posterior Analytics(Book I)
Prior Analytics; Rhetoric(Book I, Chapters 1-9; Book II, Chapters 1-4 and 16-24; Book III, Chapter 1)
The City of God(Books I-V, XIV-XXII) Augustine
The Confessions(Books I-II)
Meditations(Books 3 and 4)
Anthropology and the Abnormal
An Introduction to the Principles of Morality and Legislation(Chapters 1, 2, 4, 10)
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous; A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
Bhagavad Gita
The Consolation of Philosophy
The Fire Sermon; From the Diamond Sutra (The Vagrakkhedika)
The Heart Sutra; Verses from the Sanskrit Dharmapada
Confucius:The Analects(Books III, IV, VII, VIII, XII, XIV, XV)
The System of Nature(Volume I, Chapters 11 and 12)
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences Meditations on First Philosophy Du Bois, W.E.B.:The Souls of Black Folk(Of Our Spiritual Strivings, Of the Dawn of Freedom, Of the Sons of Master and Man) cDescartes
Discourses (excerpt); The Enchiridion
Letter to Menoeceus
Fragments(Numbers 32, 39, 54, 56
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