Philosophical Problems An Annotated Anthology, Reprint

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Edited and assembled by one of philosophy's foremost scholars in collaboration with a distinguished teacher, this introductory anthology offers both classic and contemporary primary source readings and schools students in developing distinctly philosophical habits of mind. In addition to the fine selection of primary source readings, this anthology offers a unique array of pedagogical features that, together, form a "roadmap" for thinking philosophically. These features begin with an introductory essay, followed by chapter introductions and marginal annotations that accompany the readings, and conclude with discussion questions and an appendix on writing about philosophy.

Table of Contents

Selections new to this edition are indicated with an asterisk
Preface to the 2 nd Edition For the Student
An Introduction to the Annotations
What is Philosophy?
Philosophical Thinking
The Value of Philosophy
Knowledge and Skepticism
Do We Have Knowledge of the External World?
Reneacute; Descartes:From
Meditations on First Philosophy
FromAn Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
Thomas Reid:Direct Realism, from
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man Laurence
Knowledge of the External World, from
Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses Sextus Empiricus:From
Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Concluding Dialogue on the External World
Is Induction Justified?
Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding, from
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Wesley Salmon:The Problem of Induction, from
The Foundations of Scientific Inference A. C. Ewing:The ldquo;A Priorirdquo; and the Empirical, from
The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy Concluding Dialogue on the Problem of Induction
Minds and Bodies
Are Minds and Mental States Distinct from Bodies and Material States?
A Defense of Dualism J. J. C. Smart:Sensations and Brain Processes
The Mind-Body Problem Are Intentional Mental States Analogous to the States of a Computer?
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Is the Brainrsquo;s Mind a Computer Program?
Searle on What Only Brains Can Do
Authorrsquo;s Response
Can Materialism Account for Qualitative Consciousness?
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
What Mary Didnrsquo;t Know
What Is It Like to Be a Human (Instead of a Bat)?
Knowing What Itrsquo;s Like
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience Concluding Dialogue on the Mind-Body Problem
Personal Identity and Free Will What is Required for Personal Identity? &n
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