Philosophy: A Beginners Guide / Edition 3

Philosophy: A Beginners Guide / Edition 3

by Jenny Teichman, Katherine C. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631213201

ISBN-13: 9780631213208

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Philosophy: a Beginner's Guide is unique in its approach to introducing philosophy. Its succinct and self-contained chapters make this jargon-free text accessible to people who have had little or no previous contact with philosophy.  See more details below

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Philosophy: a Beginner's Guide is unique in its approach to introducing philosophy. Its succinct and self-contained chapters make this jargon-free text accessible to people who have had little or no previous contact with philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213208
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: What is Philosophy?.

Part I: Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Being and Knowing:.

1. Some Puzzles about Existence.

2. The Existence of God.

3. The Existence and Identity of Persons.

4. The Problem of Free Will.

5. The Existence of Evil.

6. The Problem of Knowledge.

7. Scepticism Old and New.

Part II: Ethics: The Philosophy of Value:.

8. Morality and Illusion.

9. Egoism and Altruism.

10. Utility and Principles.

11. Life and Death.

Part III: Political Philosophy: The Philosophy of State and Citizen:.

12. Authority and Anarchy.

13. Liberty.

14. Equality.

15. Marx and Marxism.

16. Politics and Sex.

Part IV: The Philosophy of Science: .

17. The Methods of Science.

18. Causation.

19. Induction.

Part V: Logic: The Philosophy of Inference and Argument:.

20. The Subject Matter of Logic.

21. Syllogistic Logic.

22. Modern Logic.

23. The Propositional Calculus.

24. The Predicate Calculus.

Part VI: Philosophy and Life:.

25. The Meaning of Life.

26. The Influence of Philosophy on Life.

Appendix I: The Great Philosophers.

Appendix II: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century.

Appendix III: Some Well-known Contemporary Philosophers.

Bibliography and Further Reading.

Index.

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