A Journey Through the Landscape of Philosophy: A Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

The new anthology by Jack Bowen, author of The Dream Weaver, introduces the important issues and thinkers in philosophy with a strong, academic approach made accessible and relevant to the introductory-level student. The readings include many of the most well-known historical pieces as well as contemporary ethical issues presented in a debate-style format.

To balance the rigorous nature of the readings, the book’s introductions, author biographies, discussion questions, and the involvement of the companion book, The Dream Weaver, provide a welcoming atmosphere for students new to philosophy, sparking interest, assessing comprehension, and stimulating discussion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321328243
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 340,461
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Human Biology and earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach, Summa Cum Laude. Currently, he teaches philosophy at De Anza College and Menlo School. Jack has been invited to speak at philosophy conferences throughout the world and has also published in numerous philosophy journals. His first book (the companion to this book) “The Dream Weaver: One Boy’s Journey Through the Landscape of Reality,” was a Bay Area Bestseller and an Amazon Top-500 book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Song Lyrics and Movie Titles

Guide to Critical Thinking and Logic

PROLOGUE: PHILOSOPHY

Plato, The Allegory of the Cave

Bertrand Russell, The Value of Philosophy

Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Function of Education

Steven Pinker, The Doctrine of the Blank Slate

Plato, Apology

1. KNOWLEDGE

Plato, What Is Knowledge? (from Theaetetus)

René Descartes, Knowledge Beyond a Doubt (Meditations on First Philosophy)

George Berkeley, Three Dialogues

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Bertrand Russell, Appearance and Reality

Lorraine Code, The Sex of the Knower: What Can She Know?

2. SELF, MIND, AND SOUL

THE SELF

David Hume, There is no Self (A Treatise of Human Nature)

Daniel Dennett, Where am I?

Serge-Christophe Kolm The Buddhist Theory of ‘No-Self’

MIND AND SOUL

René Descartes , Meditations on First Philosophy

John Searle, The Mind-Body Problem

Thomas Nagel, What is it Like to Be a Bat?

Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind: “Descartes’ Myth”

J. J. C. Smart, Sensations and Brain Processes

3. SCIENCE

Wesley Salmon, An Encounter With David Hume

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Paul Feyerabend, How to Defend Society Against Science

Paul R. Thagard, Why Astrology Is a Pseudoscience

Richard Dawkins, What is True?

Helen Longino, Subjects, Power, and Knowledge: Description and Prescription in Feminist Philosophies of Science

4. GOD & CREATION

Thomas Aquinas, The Five Proofs of God (Summa Theologiae)

Anselm of Canterbury, The Ontological Argument (Proslogion)

Flew, Hare, Mitchell, Theology and Falification

Ramakrishna, Many Paths to the Same Summit

CREATIONISM AND EVOLUTION

David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

William Paley, The Watchmaker (from Natural Theology)

Harris and Calvert, Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative to Evolution

Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

Philip Kitcher, Believing Where We Cannot Prove

5. THE RELIGIOUS PROBLEM OF EVIL

J. L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence

John Hick, The Problem of Evil (The Philosophy of Religion)

6. FAITH AND REASON

Blaise Pascal, The Wager (Pensées)

Søren Kierkegaard, The Leap of Faith

W. K. Clifford, The Ethics of Belief

William James, The Will to Believe

Steven Pinker, Whence Religious Belief?

7. EASTERN THOUGHT

Buddha, The Way, the Self, Evil, and Nirvana

Mahatma Gandhi, Selected Writings

Tao Te Ching, Selected Poems

8. FREE WILL

Richard Taylor, Freedom and Determinism (from Metaphysics)

Baron d’Holbach, The Illusion of Free Will (from System of Nature)

John Hospers, Meaning and Free Will

Robert Kane, Free Will: Ancient Dispute, New Themes

W. T. Stace, The Problems of Free Will

Jean Kilbourne, How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel

COMPUTERS AND THE SELF

John Searle, The Myth of the Computer

William Lycan, Machine Consciousness

9. POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Plato, The Republic

Hobbes, The Leviathan

John Locke, Second Treatise

Iris Young, The Myth of Merit

10. AESTHETICS

Leo Tolstoy, What is Art?

Jesse Helms, The NEA Should Not Fund Obscenity

11. ETHICS AND MORALITY

James Rachels, The Challenge of Cultural Relativism

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Immanual Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals

John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice

Ayn Rand, The Ethics of Emergencies

ISSUES IN APPLIED ETHICS

ABORTION

Mary Anne Warren, On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion

Celia Wolf-Devine, Abortion and the Feminine Voice

DEATH PENALTY

Anthony Amsterdam, Capital Punishment

Ernest van der Haag, The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense of Capital Punishment

CLONING

John A. Robertson, The Question of Human Cloning

Leon Kass, The Wisdom of Repugnance, from The Ethics of Human Cloning

President George W. Bush, Policy on Stem Cell Research and Veto of "Stem Cell Reseach Enhancement Act"

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Peter Singer, Speciesism from Animal Liberation

Carl Cohen, The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research

SPORT ETHICS

Warren Fraleigh, Why the Good Foul Is Not Good

Jack Bowen, Criminal Punishment of Violence in Sport

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