Invitation to Philosophy: Issues and Options / Edition 10

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Overview


First ponder the concepts, then discover how experts debate it. INVITATION TO PHILOSOPHY: ISSUES AND OPTIONS walks you through each major topic in philosophy using language you can understand, shows you how it's all connected, and manages to be entertaining at the same time.
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Honer, Thomas C. Hunt (both Mt. San Antonio College), and Dennis L. Okholm (Wheaton College) update once again their introductory textbook for beginning students or general readers. The keep in mind both students taking the course to satisfy general education requirements and those who will use it as the first rung in the study of philosophy. The glossary does not indicate pronunciation. No dates are noted for earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534564605
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 456,011
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Stanley M. Honer (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Emeritus Professor at Mt. San Antonio College.

Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996. He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has authored or co-authored 20 books.

Dennis L. Okholm (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) teaches in the department of theology and philosophy at Azusa Pacific University.

John L. Safford (Ph.D., The University of California, Riverside) is professor of government and philosophy at the University of South Carolina, Sumter.

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Table of Contents


Preface. Prologue. 1. What is Philosophy? 2. Philosophical Thinking. 3. Perception and Truth. 4. Epistemology: How We Know. 5. Metaphysics: What is Real? 6. Freedom and Determinism. 7. Philosophy and Religion. 8. Philosophy and Ethics. 9. Philosophy and Esthetics. 10. Philosophy and Human Nature. 11. Philosophy in Politics. Epilogue. Appendix: Writing Philosophy Papers Glossary. Index.
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