Fundamentals of Philosophy / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Philosophy / Edition 4

by David Stewart, H. Gene Blocker
     
 

This reader offers a broad scope and diversity of classic and contemporary selections -- and a narrative and format that presents difficult issues and readings in a simplified but not condescending manner. Covers the full range of philosophical questions. Organizes readings and narrative into topical sections, each of which addresses aSee more details below

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This reader offers a broad scope and diversity of classic and contemporary selections -- and a narrative and format that presents difficult issues and readings in a simplified but not condescending manner. Covers the full range of philosophical questions. Organizes readings and narrative into topical sections, each of which addresses a particular facet of philosophical thought -- logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, esthetics, and social/political philosophy. Represents a wide range of philosophical styles and temperaments -- from Kant, Berkeley, Hume, and Descartes to Tolstoy, Sartre and Susan Sontag.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133976960
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
553
Product dimensions:
7.73(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

1The Activity of Philosophy2
2Philosophy and the Examined Life13
3The Practice of Philosophy23
4Philosophy and the Search for Truth33
5The Life of Reason46
6Argument Forms53
7Inductive Arguments and Scientific Reasoning68
8Strategies for Philosophical Argument80
9Introduction to Metaphysics100
10Materialism125
11Idealism147
12The Mind-Body Problem164
13Metaphysics and Language177
14Introduction to Epistemology186
15Appearance and Reality193
16The Quest for Certainty208
17Trust Your Senses224
18A Compromise234
19The Challenges of Postmodernism247
20Introduction to Ethical Reasoning260
21The Need for Morality267
22The Morality of Self-Realization288
23Morality Depends on the Consequences304
24Morality Depends on Motives318
25Introduction to Philosophy and Religion330
26Arguments for God's Existence: The Ontological Argument346
27Arguments for God's Existence: The Cosmological Arguments359
28The Problem of Evil384
29Introduction to the Philosophy of Art398
30The Value of Art409
31Art as Ideal420
32Esthetics and Ideology433
33Introduction to Social Philosophy446
34The Libertarian View of the State455
35The Egalitarian View of the State469
36Justice as Fairness485
37Philosophy East and West500
38Eastern Thought: Theories of Human Nature506
39Eastern Thought: The Individual and the Collective524
Glossary of Terms544
Index555

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