Introducing Philosophy

Introducing Philosophy : Text with Intergrated Readings

3.83 (83 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$82.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Introducing Philosophy: A Text with integrated Readings , ninth edition, is an engaging introduction to the basic philosophical problems and their potential alternative solutions. It is a topically organized hybrid that includes Soloman's own discussion along with excerpts from prominent thinkers of the last 2500 years on topics such as the nature of reality, the existence and nature of God, the possibility of human knowledge, the mystery of the self, the nature of truth, and the essence of freedom.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 019532952X
  • 9780195329520
  • 750,406

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: PHILOSOPHY ; A. Socrate ; B. What is Philosophy ; C. Modern Approach to Philosophy ; D. A Brief Introduction to Logic ; PART 1: THE WORLD AND BEYOND ; Chapter 1. Reality ; A. "The Way the World Really Is" ; B. The First Greek Philosophers ; C. Ultimate Reality in the East; India, Persia, and China ; D. Two Kinds of Metaphysics: Plato and Aristotle ; E. Modern Metaphysics: Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz ; Chapter 2. Religion ; A. What is Religion? ; B. The Western Traditions ; C. God as Creator: Intellegence and Design ; D. Religion, Morality, and Evil ; E. Beyond Reason: Faith and Irrationality ; F. Doubts over Religion ; Chapter 3. Knowledge ; A. The Rationalist's Confidence: Descartes ; B. Innate Ideas Concerning Human Understanding: John Locke ; C. The Empiricist Theory of Knowledge ; D. Common Sense Undone: Bishop Berkeley ; E. The Congenial Skeptic: David Hume ; F. Kant's Revolution ; G. The Battle in Europe after Kant: Relativism and Absolutism ; H. Phenomenology ; I. Heremeneutics and Pragmatism: Relativism Reconsidered ; J. Feminist Epistemology ; Chapter 4. Self ; A. Consciousness and the Self: From Descartes to Kant ; B. Existentialism: Self-Identity and the Responsibility of Choice ; C. The Individual and the Community ; D. One Self? Any Self? Questioning the Concept of Personal "Essence" ; Chapter 5. Mind and Body ; A. What is Consciousness? ; B. The Problems of Dualism ; C. The Rejection of Dualism ; D. The Problem of Consciousness ; Chapter 6. Freedom ; A. Fatalism and Karma ; B. Predestination ; C. Determinism ; D. Compulsion and Ignorance ; E. Freedom in Practice ; F. Racial Freedom: Existentialism ; PART 3: THE GOOD AND THE RIGHT ; Chapter 7. Ethics ; A. Morality ; B. Is Morality Relative? ; C. Egotism and Altruism ; D. Morality as Virtue: Aristotle ; E. Morality and Sentiment: Hume and Rousseau ; F. Morality and Practical Reason: Kant ; G. Utilitarianism ; H. The Creation of Morality: Nietzsche and Existentialism ; I. Ethics and Gender ; Chapter 8. Justice ; A. The Problem of Justice ; B. Individual Rights and Freedom ; C. Obeying the Law: Civil Disobediance and Anarchism ; D. A Neglected Right: The Right to Eatshow more

Rating details

83 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 25% (21)
4 42% (35)
3 24% (20)
2 7% (6)
1 1% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X