Philosophy for Everyone

Philosophy for Everyone

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Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject.

Key topics and their areas of focus include:

Epistemology - what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it;
Philosophy of Science - foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice;
Philosophy of Mind - what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained;
Moral Philosophy - the nature of our moral judgements and reactions, whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and;
Metaphysics - fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.

Designed to be used on the corresponding Introduction to Philosophy online course offered by The University of Edinburgh, this book is also highly recommended for anyone looking for a short overview of this fascinating discipline.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 227g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 041571947X
  • 9780415719476
  • 212,615

Table of contents

1. What is philosophy? Dave Ward 2. What is knowledge? Do we have any? Duncan Pritchard 3. What is it to have a mind? Jane Suilin Lavelle 4. Morality: objective, relative or emotive? Matthew Chrisman 5. Should you believe what you hear? Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard and Alasdair Richmond 6. Are scientific theories true? Michela Massimi 7. Time travel and metaphysics Alasdair Richmond. Glossary of key terms. Bibliography. Index
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"Philosophy for Everyone is an accessible introduction to some of the most fundamental topics in philosophy with a contemporary twist. It exemplifies the virtues of treating philosophy as an activity that anyone can engage in." - Michael P. Lynch, University of Connecticut, USA
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About Matthew Chrisman

Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard, Jane Suilin Lavelle, Michela Massimi,Alasdair Richmond and Dave Ward are all members of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
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