Fundamentals of Philosophy / Edition 4by David Stewart, H. Gene Blocker
Pub. Date: 12/04/1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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.
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Table of Contents
I. WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?
2. Philosophy and the Examined Life. READING: Socrates, In Defense of Philosophy.
3. The Practice of Philosophy.
4. Philosophy and the Search for Truth.
II. THINKING ABOUT THINKING (LOGIC).
6. Argument Forms.
7. Inductive Arguments and Scientific Reasoning.
8. Strategies for Philosophical Argument.
III. WHAT IS REAL? (METAPHYSICS).
12. The Mind-Body Problem.
13. Metaphysics and Language.
IV. HOW DO WE KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY).
15. Appearance and Reality.
16. The Quest for Certainty.
17. Trust Your Senses.
18. A Compromise.
19. The Challenges of Postmodernism.
V. WHAT OUGHT WE TO DO? (ETHICS).
21. The Need for Morality.
22. The Morality of Self-Realization.
23. Morality Depends on the Consequences.
24. Morality Depends on Motives.
VI. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION.
26. Arguments for God's Existence: The Ontological Arguments.
27. Arguments for God's Existence: The Cosmological Arguments.
28. The Problem of Evil.
VII. PHILOSOPHY OF ART (ESTHETICS).
30. The Value of Art.
31. Art as Ideal.
32. Esthetics and Ideology.
VIII. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
34. The Libertarian View of the State.
35. The Egalitarian View of the State.
36. Justice as Fairness.
IX. EASTERN THOUGHT.
38. Eastern Thought: Theories of Human Nature.
39. Eastern Thought: The Individual and the Collective.
Glossary of Terms.