Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings

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Introduction to Philosophy is a topically-organized introductory anthology. Presenting differing arguments on each issue, its 84 selections represent some of WEstern philosophy's leading contributions across five major areas: theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, and moral philosophy. Louis P. Pojman and new co-editor James Fieser introduce each of these areas, their subsections, and each of the readings, providing background information and summarizing key themes. Beginning with the opening section - "What is Philosophy" - they present a compelling sampling of classical material while also highlightng some of philosophy's most influential contemporary work. Now in its fourth edition, the book features Questions for Further Reflection, Suggestions for Further Reading, a glossary, two appendices, and nine new selections.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 975.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0195311612
  • 9780195311617
  • 1,355,944

Table of contents

A. CLASSICAL THEORIES ON CERTAINTY AND THE SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE; B. CONTEMPORARY THEORIES ON THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE; A. TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD; B. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL; C. FAITH AND REASON; A. THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM; B. THE PROBLEM OF PERSONAL IDENTITY; PERSONAL IDENTITY AND SURVIVAL: WILL I SURVIVE MY DEATH?; A. FREE WILL AND DETERMINISIM; B. MORAL RESPONSIBILITY; C. PUNISHMENT; A. MORAL RELATIVISM; B. MORALITY AND SELF-INTEREST; C. RELIGION AND ETHICS; D. STANDARDS OF MORAL EVALUATION; E. CHALLENGES TO TRADIIONAL MORAL THEORIESshow more

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