Philosophy: A Beginners Guide / Edition 3

Philosophy: A Beginners Guide / Edition 3

by Jenny Teichman, Katherine C. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 063121321X

ISBN-13: 9780631213215

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

In this new, revised and extended edition of the popular student text, Teichman and Evans introduce philosophy as it is studied in mainstream colleges and universities. Assuming no previous contact with philosophy, the authors guide the reader through the most central and important questions of philosophy, including the nature of existence, knowledge, freedom,…  See more details below

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In this new, revised and extended edition of the popular student text, Teichman and Evans introduce philosophy as it is studied in mainstream colleges and universities. Assuming no previous contact with philosophy, the authors guide the reader through the most central and important questions of philosophy, including the nature of existence, knowledge, freedom, feminism, God, morality, politics, science, reason, logic and human purpose. This edition includes a new chapter on scepticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213215
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
3RD, REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: What is Philosophy?1
Pt. IMetaphysics: The Philosophy of Being and Knowing7
1Some Puzzles about Existence9
2The Existence of God17
3The Existence and Identity of Persons27
4The Problem of Free Will34
5The Existence of Evil43
6The Problem of Knowledge50
7Scepticism Old and New60
Pt. IIEthics: The Philosophy of Value67
8Morality and Illusion69
9Egoism and Altruism75
10Utility and Principles85
11Life and Death94
Pt. IIIPolitical Philosophy: The Philosophy of State and Citizen105
12Authority and Anarchy107
13Liberty116
14Equality125
15Marx and Marxism134
16Politics and Sex144
Pt. IVThe Philosophy of Science153
17The Methods of Science155
18Causation163
19Induction172
Pt. VLogic: The Philosophy of Inference and Argument183
20The Subject Matter of Logic185
21Syllogistic Logic189
22Modern Logic199
23The Propositional Calculus203
24The Predicate Calculus213
Pt. VIPhilosophy and Life225
25The Meaning of Life227
26The Influence of Philosophy on Life237
App. IThe Great Philosophers245
App. IIPhilosophy in the Twentieth Century257
App. IIIPhilosophy Today263
Bibliography and Further Reading266
Index272

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