Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction / Edition 3

Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction / Edition 3

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by Samuel Enoch Stumpf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070624682

ISBN-13: 9780070624689

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The new edition of this introductory text presents, in an accessible way, classical and contemporary readings on topics central to and representative of all major periods of the Western philosophical tradition. The book presents 55 readings (23 of which are new to the fourth edition) on seven topics: epistemology, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, personal

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The new edition of this introductory text presents, in an accessible way, classical and contemporary readings on topics central to and representative of all major periods of the Western philosophical tradition. The book presents 55 readings (23 of which are new to the fourth edition) on seven topics: epistemology, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, personal identity and immortality, free will and determinism, ethics, and political and social philosophy. Pedagogical features make these readings accessible and interesting to beginning students. All the introductions and biographical sketches have been revised for the fourth edition, as have the study questions and glossary. The explanatory footnotes and the stylistic modernization of texts are new to the fourth edition.

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ISBN-13:
9780070624689
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What Is Philosophy?
Pt. 1Ethics: What Should I Do and Why Should I Do It?21
Ch. 1Fulfilling Human Purpose: Aristotle29
Ch. 2What Can We Control?: The Stoics41
Ch. 3The Modes of Love: Augustine49
Ch. 4A Sense of Duty: Kant58
Ch. 5Pleasure versus Pain: Bentham and Mill72
Ch. 6Turning Values Upside Down: Nietzsche92
Ch. 7Is There a Characteristically Feminine Voice Defining Morality?: Gilligan and Baier112
Pt. 2Politics: Why Should I Obey?129
Ch. 8The Natural Basis for Society: Plato and Aristotle135
Ch. 9Political Consequences of Biological Differences: Beauvoir, Plato, and Trebilcot151
Ch. 10Natural Law: Aquinas172
Ch. 11The Social Contract: Hobbes and Locke182
Ch. 12Individualism and Liberty: Bentham and Mill201
Ch. 13Class Conflict: Marx213
Ch. 14Justice as Fairness: Rawls231
Pt. 3Knowledge: What Can I Know?241
Ch. 15Opinion versus Knowledge: Plato251
Ch. 16Power of Reason: Descartes268
Ch. 17Limits of Knowledge: Hume287
Ch. 18How Knowledge Is Possible: Kant298
Ch. 19Thinking and Doing: James309
Ch. 20Words and the World: The Linguistic Turn: Russell, Carnap, Wittgenstein, and Rorty321
Pt. 4Religious Knowledge and The Existence of God: What Can I Believe?349
Ch. 21The Nature of Religious Knowledge: Aquinas, James, Russell, and Freud353
Ch. 22Proving the Existence of God: Anselm, Aquinas, Paley, Hume, Kant, and Pascal372
Pt. 5Metaphysics: What Is There?399
Ch. 23Causes of Being: Aristotle405
Ch. 24Atoms and Space: Leucippus, Democritus, and Eddington420
Ch. 25Mind, the True Reality: Berkeley433
Pt. 6Personal Identity: What Am I?449
Ch. 26The Separation of Mind and Body: Descartes451
Ch. 27Descartes' Category-Mistake: Ryle456
Ch. 28Do Minds Survive Death of the Body?: Plato, Hume, and Kierkegaard466
Ch. 29The Mind-Body Problem: Searle480
Pt. 7Freedom of the Will: Is My Will Free?491
Ch. 30Human Beings as Controlled Puppets: Hospers495
Ch. 31The Impact of Our Past on Our Present: Radhakrishnan503
Ch. 32A Personal Exemption from Complete Determinism: Skinner507
Ch. 33How Can We Explain Judgments of Regret?: James518
Ch. 34Minds, Brains, and Science: Searle525
Pt. 8The Question of Destiny: What Is the Meaning of Life?535
Ch. 35The Deliberate Limitations of Philosophy: Warnock539
Ch. 36The Inevitability of the Question "What Is the Aim of Life": Tolstoy543
Ch. 37The Stages on Life's Way: Kierkegaard552
Ch. 38The Human Condition: Sartre562
Glossary579
Additional Suggested Readings584
Index589

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I have taught Philosophy using Dr. Stumpf's book since it was a new edition in 1994. It is VASTLY superior to the hack job a later interloper performed on the text for the fourth edition. My students love this book, and often buy their own copies (I teach high school).