Philosophical Traditions: A Text with Readings / Edition 2

Philosophical Traditions: A Text with Readings / Edition 2

by Louis P. Pojman
     
 


Critically explore all the major lines of thinking and the major schools of thoughts formed around philosophy's basic fields--the philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and the meaning of life with Pojman's PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS: A TEXT WITH READINGS. This broad group of philosophical selections has been hand-picked for clarity and… See more details below

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Critically explore all the major lines of thinking and the major schools of thoughts formed around philosophy's basic fields--the philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and the meaning of life with Pojman's PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS: A TEXT WITH READINGS. This broad group of philosophical selections has been hand-picked for clarity and includes commentaries by the author so you'll not only quickly pick up the concepts, you'll also be familiar with some of history's greatest works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534570422
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
239,907
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. A Personal Word to the Student. Part I: AN INTRODUCTION. 1. What Is Philosophy? 2. A Little Bit of Logic. Part II: THE BEGINNING OF PHILOSOPHY: THE ANCIENT GREEKS: THE SOPHISTS, SOCRATES, PLATO AND ARISTOTLE. 3. The Rise of the Sophists. 4. A Portrait of a Philosopher: Socrates. 5. The Philosophy of Plato: Knowledge and Reality. 6. Aristotle. Part III: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION. An Introduction. Arguments for the Existence of God. 7. The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. 8. The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God. 9. The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God. 10. The Argument from Religious Experience. 11. The Problem of Evil. 12. Faith and Reason. Part IV: THE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE. 13. What Can We Know? An Introduction. 14. Skepticism. 15. Perception: Our Knowledge of the External World. 16. Kants Copernican Revolution. 17. Schopenhauers Transcendental Idealism. 18. Truth, Rationality, and Cognitive Relativism. Part V: METAPHYSICS: PHILOSOPHY OF MIND. 19. What Am I? A Mind or a Body? 20. Materialist Monism. 21. Functionalism. 22. Who Am I? The Problem of Personal Identity. 23. Is There Life After Death? Personal Identity and Immortality. Part VI: FREEDOM OF THE WILL AND DETERMINISM. 24. Determinism. 25. Libertarianism. 26. Compatibilism: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too. Part VII: ETHICS. 27. What Is Ethics? 28. Ethical Relativism: Whos to Judge What Is Right or Wrong? 29. Egoism: Why Should I Be Moral? 30. Utilitarianism. 31. Kantian Deontological Ethics. 32. Religion and Ethics. Part VIII: EXISTENTIALISM AND THE MEANING OF LIFE. 33. What Is Existentialism? 34. Freedom: The Core of Our Being. Appendix: How to Read and Write a Philosophy Paper. Glossary. Index.

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