Invitation to Philosophy: Issues and Options / Edition 8by Stanley M. Honer, Hunt, Thomas C. Hunt, Dennis L. Okholm
Pub. Date: 07/28/1998
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Using an issues-and-options approach, in a handbook format, this text deals with each major topic in philosophy by using a succinct, relevant, and readable presentation and critique of the representative options (e.g., schools of thought, individual philosophers) within each topic. A continuum helps students see the options available to answer a variety of basic questions and the relationship each option has to the others. The options found on the continuum are discussed and followed by a case study drawn from contemporary life that helps students to apply the options.
Table of ContentsPreface. 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 the Sciences and Humanities. Epilogue. Glossary. Index.
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