What is this thing called Philosophy?
The core areas of philosophy covered are:
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Religion
The Meaning of Life.
The accompanying Routledge companion website features valuable online resources for both instructors and students including links to audio and video material, multiple-choice questions, interactive flashcards, essay questions and annotated further reading. This is the essential textbook for students approaching the study of philosophy for the first time.
- Paperback | 394 pages
- 174 x 246 x 25.4mm | 703g
- 09 Dec 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
What is philosophy?
What is ethics?
What is metaethics?
What is normative ethics?
What is applied ethics?
2. Political Philosophy
What is freedom?
What is justice?
What is global justice?
What is art?
What is aesthetic experience?
What is aesthetic judgement?
What is knowledge?
Is knowledge valuable?
Do we have any knowledge?
5. Philosophy of Mind
What is consciousness?
What is perception?
What are emotions?
What is metaphysics?
How do we do metaphysics?
Is our world structured?
7. Philosophy of Science
What is science?
Can we trust scientific models?
Is science getting closer to the truth?
8. Philosophy of Religion
What are God's properties?
Is belief that God exists reasonable?
Is faith in God reasonable?
9. The Meaning of Life
Must God exist for your life to be meaningful?
Must your life never come to an end for it to be meaningful?
How might a meaningful life be possible in a purely physical world?
Glossary of Key Terms
Stephen Hetherington, University of New South Wales, Australia
"What is this thing called Philosophy? is an excellent, wide ranging and stimulating textbook, written by first rate academics. Both deep and lively, it introduces the main contemporary issues in the major areas of philosophy and will no doubt be of great service to anyone approaching the field for the first time."
Claudine Tiercelin, College de France and Institut Jean Nicod, France
"This is a wonderful book! A collection of short, engaging and surprisingly accessible chapters, written by leading authors in the field. This is a welcome development - a non-technical introduction to philosophy's central questions."
John Greco, Saint Louis University, USA
About Duncan Pritchard
Michael Brady is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
Berit Brogaard is Professor and Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami.
Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham University.
Axel Gelfert is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.
Tim Mawson is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Oxford University.
Thaddeus Metz is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg.
Kristie Miller is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.
Kathleen Stock is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sussex.