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The second edition of The Truth about the World includes: thirty-one essential readings drawn from classical and contemporary sources within the main branches of philosophy, each preceded by a brief note about the reading and the significance of its author. seven new readings, carefully selected for their clarity and accessibility, including "Socrates' Decision to Die," by Plato; "Why Doesn't God Intervene?" by B. C. Johnson; "Where Am I?" by Daniel C. Dennett; "Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness," by David Chalmers; and "The Lure of Radical Skepticism," by Michael Huemer, expanded coverage of the Design Argument with the addition of "The Fine-Tuning Argument" by Peter van Inwagen, and new material on ethical theory with the addition of James Rachels' discussion of Utilitarianism from The Elements of Moral Philosophy.
Posted March 9, 2009
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