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9780415337984

Philosophy: Basic Readings

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    9780415337984

  • ISBN10:

    0415337984

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. Philosophy: Basic Readings is structured around the same key themes as its companion volume, Philosophy: The Basics, but is also ideal for independent use on any introductory philosophy course."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Preface to the second edition xiii
Introduction: What is Philosophy? 1(2)
What Does It All Mean?
3(2)
Thomas Nagel
Philosophy
5(6)
Edward Craig
Think
11(6)
Simon Blackburn
Analytic Philosophy
17(4)
D. H. Mellor
The Method of Philosophy
21(3)
A. J. Ayer
The Value of Philosophy
24(5)
Bertrand Russell
Sense and Nonsense
29(10)
Bryan Magee
SECTION I: GOD
39(96)
Proofs of God
41(14)
Martin Gardner
The Wager
55(3)
Blaise Pascal
Evil and Omnipotence
58(11)
J. L. Mackie
Why God Allows Evil
69(11)
Richard Swinburne
Of Miracles
80(11)
David Hume
Viruses of the Mind
91(12)
Richard Dawkins
Is God a Fiction?
103(15)
Robin Le Poidevin
The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality
118(17)
Bernard Williams
SECTION II: RIGHT AND WRONG
135(88)
About Ethics
137(9)
Peter Singer
The Categorical Imperative
146(2)
Immanuel Kant
The Experience Machine
148(3)
Robert Nozick
Higher and Lower Pleasures
151(5)
John Stuart Mill
A Critique of Utilitarianism
156(14)
Bernard Williams
The Solzhenitsyn Principle
170(4)
Jonathan Glover
Neo-Aristotelianism
174(13)
Rosalind Hursthouse
A Defence of Abortion
187(15)
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Moral Luck
202(12)
Thomas Nagel
Relativism
214(4)
Bernard Williams
Desire and the Meaning of Life
218(5)
Simon Blackburn
SECTION III: POLITICS
223(66)
Political Philosophy
225(3)
Jonathan Wolff
Of the Natural Condition of Mankind
228(4)
Thomas Hobbes
Two Concepts of Liberty
232(11)
Isaiah Berlin
A New Map of Censorship
243(6)
Ronald Dworkin
Playthings of Alien Forces: Karl Marx and the Rejection of the Market Economy
249(9)
Jonathan Wolff
Discrimination and Sexual Justice
258(12)
Janet Radcliffe Richards
Letter From Birmingham City Jail
270(7)
Martin Luther King Jr
All Animals Are Equal
277(12)
Peter Singer
SECTION IV: THE EXTERNAL WORLD
289(48)
About the Things We May Doubt
291(7)
Rene Descartes
Descartes
298(17)
Bernard Williams
Bryan Magee
Colours
315(3)
George Berkeley
Of the Origin of Ideas
318(4)
David Hume
Disembodied Telepresence and the Remoteness of the Real
322(15)
Hubert Dreyfus
SECTION V: SCIENCE
337(50)
Why Expect the Sun to Rise Tomorrow?
339(9)
Stephen Law
Nature
348(3)
Jean-Paul Sartre
The Problem of Demarcation
351(11)
Karl Popper
Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries
362(3)
Thomas Kuhn
How to Defend Society Against Science
365(11)
Paul Feyerabend
Feyerabend: Anything Goes
376(6)
Alain Sokal
Jean Bricmont
Wittgenstein and the Two Cultures
382(5)
Ray Monk
SECTION VI: MIND
387(68)
`The Diary' and `The Beetle in the Box'
389(2)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Sensations and Brain Processes
391(12)
J. J. C. Smart
Minds, Brains, and Programs
403(19)
John R. Searle
What is it Like to Be a Bat?
422(12)
Thomas Nagel
Where Am I?
434(12)
Daniel C. Dennett
The Disembodied Lady
446(9)
Oliver Sacks
SECTION VII: ART
455(102)
Art and Mimesis in Plato's `Republic'
457(18)
M. F. Burnyeat
Significant Form
475(5)
Clive Bell
The Intentional Fallacy
480(13)
W. K. Wimsatt Jr
Monroe C. Beardsley
Of the Standard of Taste
493(15)
David Hume
Two Paradoxes
508(4)
Michael Clark
Photography and Representation
512(24)
Roger Scruton
What is Wrong with a Forgery?
536(14)
Alfred Lessing
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
550(7)
Jorge Luis Borges
Appendix 1: suggestions for further reading 557(3)
Appendix 2: acknowledgements and sources 560(4)
Index 564

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