On Philosophy / Edition 1

On Philosophy / Edition 1

by Garrett Thomson
     
 

ON PHILOSOPHY challenges and stimulates its readers to identify and deliberate about crucial philosophical issues. The book deals with some of the central areas of philosophy, such as the nature of God, perception, the relation between the mind and body, and ethics. It provides practical guidance on how to think philosophically, with appendices on critical thinking

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ON PHILOSOPHY challenges and stimulates its readers to identify and deliberate about crucial philosophical issues. The book deals with some of the central areas of philosophy, such as the nature of God, perception, the relation between the mind and body, and ethics. It provides practical guidance on how to think philosophically, with appendices on critical thinking, analysis, logic, reading, and writing. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534595821
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/19/2002
Series:
Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Nature of Philosophy3
Pt. IGod and Religion
2Arguing about God17
3Non-Traditional Conceptions of God27
Pt. IIPerception
4Making the World-Vanish41
5Against Private Objects51
Pt. IIIScience and the World
6Mind and Brain58
7Saving the Mental74
8The Dot Problem: Science89
Pt. IVValues
9Morality without Authorities101
10Morality without Rules120
AppCritical Reasoning: Growing Your Own Teacher143
AppCritical Reasoning: Applying Logic148
AppCritical Reasoning: Analysis156
AppCritical Reasoning: Making Books Sing163
AppCritical Reasoning: Tips for Writing an Essay169
Bibliography174

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