Looking at Philosophy : The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter
Organized historically and augmented by more than 400 cartoons designed to make teaching and learning more fun, this lighthearted work, born of serious scholarship, can be used as a core text or as a supplement in introductory courses.
- Paperback | 436 pages
- 162.56 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 557.92g
- 01 Jul 2000
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- 3rd Revised edition
Table of contents
1. THE PRE-SOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS: SIXTH AND FIFTH CENTURIES B.C.E. Thales / Anaximander / Anaximenes / Pythagoras / Heraclitus / Parmenides / Zeno / Empedocles / Anaxagoras / Leucippus and Democritus 2. THE ATHENIAN PERIOD: FIFTH AND FOURTH CENTURIES B.C.E. The Sophists: Protagoras, Gorgias, Thrasymachus, Callicles and Critias / Socrates / Plato / Aristotle 3. THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PERIODS: FOURTH CENTURY B.C.E THROUGH FOURTH CENTURY C.E. Epicureanism / Stoicism / Neoplatonism 4. MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY: FIFTH THROUGH THE FIFTEENTH CENTURIES Saint Augustine / The Encyclopediasts / John Scotus Eriugena / Saint Anselm / Muslim and Jewish Philosophies: AverroA"s, Maimonides / The Problem of Faith and Reason / The Problem of Universals / Saint Thomas Aquinas / William of Ockham 5. CONTINENTAL RATIONALISM AND BRITISH EMPIRICISM: THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES Descartes / Hobbes / Spinoza / Leibniz / Locke / Berkeley / Hume / Kant 6. POST-KANTIAN BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Hegel / Schopenhauer / Kierkegaard / Marx / Nietzsche / Utilitarianism: Bentham, Mill / Frege 7. PRAGMATISM, THE ANALYTIC TRADITION, AND THE PHENOMENONOLOGICAL TRADITION AND ITS AFTERMATH: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Pragmatism: Peirce, James, Dewey / The Analytic Tradition: Moore, Russell, Logical Positivism, Wittgenstein, Quine / The Phenomenonological Tradition and Its Aftermath: Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre / Structuralism and Poststructuralism: Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Derrida, Irigaray Glossary Bibliography Index
About Donald D. Palmer
Born in San Jose, California, Donald Palmer spent most of his life in California, except for several years studying, traveling, and eventually, living abroad. Donald Palmer holds both B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He has published numerous articles and textbooks including: Why It's Hard to Be Good: Introduction to Ethical Theory; Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy and Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter.