Philosophical Problems: Selected Readings / Edition 4

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Philosophical Problems,4/e is a topically-organized philosophy reader containing 49 readings drawn from each major period from Classical to Contemporary. The fourth edition adds a unit on "Human Destiny" as well as new 20th century readings. The book is arranged in eight parts that cover these philosophical topics: Knowledge,Reality and Idealism,God,Ethics,Freedom of the Will,Political Philosophy,Human Nature,and Human Destiny. An introduction contains Plato's three dialogues,Euthyphro,The Apology,and Crito,to show beginning students how a philosopher thinks about philosophical problems. Introductions to each philosophical problem acquaint readers with the nature of the problem to be explored,and headnotes precede each reading. Among other new fourth edition inclusions are Carol Gilligan on A Feminine Voice in Ethics,Simone de Beauvoir and Joyce Treblicott on the relevance of gender in the assignment of roles in society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070621770
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 403
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Philosophy: THE SOCRATIC METHOD.
1. The Problem of Definition.
Plato, Euthyphro: A Model of the Socratic Method.
2. The Problem of Clarification.
Plato, The Apology: The Socratic Method as a Sustained Argument.
3. The Problem of Intellectual and Moral Consistency.
Plato, Crito: The Socratic Method Regarding Obedience to Law.
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE: HOW DO WE KNOW?
4. The Beginnings of Knowledge.
Bertrand Russell, Appearance and Reality.
5. The Ascent to True Knowledge.
Plato, The Republic: The Divided Line and Cave.
6. Certainty and the Limits of Doubt.
Rene Descartes, Meditations.
7. The Origin of All Our Ideas in Experience.
John Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
8. Empiricism and the Limits of Knowledge.
David Hume, Inquiry Concerning Human Knowledge.
9. How Knowledge is Possible.
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason.
10. Pragmatism and the Enterprise of Knowing.
William James, Pragmatism's Notion of Truth.
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