Invitation to Philosophy: Issues and Options / Edition 5

Invitation to Philosophy: Issues and Options / Edition 5

by Stanley M. Honer, Thomas C. Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534072909

ISBN-13: 9780534072902

Pub. Date: 09/28/1986

Publisher: Wadsworth

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534072902
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
241

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 the Sciences and Humanities. Epilogue. Glossary. Index.

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