Philosophy: The Power Of Ideas

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-01
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill (Manual)
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One of the most widely adopted texts in the field, Philosophy: The Power of Ideas offers a topical introduction to philosophy within an overarching historical framework. The goal of the authors is to make philosophy understandable while not oversimplifying the material, showing that philosophy contains powerful ideas that affect the lives of real people.

Table of Contents

Powerful Ideas
What is Philosophy?
Misconceptions about Philosophy
The Tools of Philosophy: Argument and Logic
The Divisions of Philosophy
The Benefits of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology: Existence and Knowledge
The Pre-Socratics The Milesians
Heraclitus and Parmenides
Empedocles and Anaxagoras
The Atomists
Socrates, Plato Socrates
Plato, Republic
Plato, Meno
Aristotle What Is It to Be?
Aristotle and the Theory of Forms
Pure Actuality
Essence and Existence
Ten Basic Categories
The Three Souls
Aristotle's Theory of Knowledge
Aristotle, Metaphysics
Philosophers of the Hellenistic and Christian Eras Metaphysics in the Roman Empire
The Middle Ages and Aquinas
St. Augustine, Confessions
The Rise of Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology Descartes and Dualism
Hobbes and Materialism
The Alternative Views of Conway, Spinoza, and Leibniz
The Idealism of Locke and Berkeley
René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries David Hume
Immanuel Kant
The Nineteenth Century
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
Georg Hegel, The Philosophy of History
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World As Will and Representation
The Continental Tradition Existentialism
Two Existentialists
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
The Pragmatic and Analytic Traditions Pragmatism
Analytic Philosophy
The Philosophy of the Mind
A. J. Ayer, The Elimination of Metaphysics
J. J. C. Smart, Sensations and Brain Processes
Richard Rorty, Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth
Moral And Political Philosophy
Moral Philosophy Skepticism, Relativism, and Subjectivism
The Five Main Ethical Frameworks
The Early Greeks
Epicureanism and Stoicism
Christianizing Ethics
Hobbes and Hume
The Utilitarians
Friedrich Nietzsche
Plato, Gorgias
Epicurus, Epicurus to Menoeceus
Epictetus, The Encheiridion
Immanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Political Philosophy Plato and Aristotle
Natural Law Theory and Contractarian Theory
Two Other Contractarian Theorists
American Constitutional Theory
Classic Liberalism and Marxism
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Communist Manifesto
Recent Moral and Political Philosophy G. E. Moore
Normative Ethics and Metaethics
Emotivism and Beyond
A Contemporary Liberal
Communitarian Responses to Rawls
A Contemporary Marxist
James Rachels, Killing and Starving to Death
John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Philosophy of Religion: Reason and Faith
Philosophy and Belief in God Two Christian Greats
Seventeenth-Century Perspectives
Eighteenth-Century Perspectives
Nineteenth-Century Perspectives
Twentieth-Century Perspectives
St. Anselm, Proslogion
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theolog
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