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Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy with Powerweb: Philosophy / Edition 1
     

Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy with Powerweb: Philosophy / Edition 1

by James Rachels
 

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ISBN-10: 0072980818

ISBN-13: 9780072980813

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy: God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James Rachels' new text Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are at once Rachels' newest contributions

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This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy: God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James Rachels' new text Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are at once Rachels' newest contributions to philosophy and his last. In these two books, the respected author found a culminating expression for his love of philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072980813
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. James Rachels, Introduction

2. Plato, Socrates's Trial

3. Plato, Socrates's Unanswered Question About Justice

God

4. St. Thomas Aquinas, Five Ways to Prove That God Exists

5. William Paley, The Watch and the Watch-Maker

6. J.L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence

7. Michael L. Peterson, The Problem of Evil

8. Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian

9. William Lycan and George Schlesinger, You Bet Your Life: Pascal's Wager Defended

The Mind

10. Bertrand Russell, Do We Survive Death?

11. Derek Parfit, Split Brains and Personal Identity

12. B.F. Skinner, The Causes of Behavior

13. David Armstrong, The Mind-Brain Identity Theory

14. Thomas Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat?

15. John R. Searle, The Myth of the Computer

Freedom

16. John-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism

17. W.T. Stace, Compatibilism Defended

18. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Knowledge

19. Rene Descartes, Meditations I and II

20. George Berkeley, Does Matter Exist?

21. A.J. Ayer, The Argument from Illusion

22. J.L. Austin, Reality

23. David Hume, On Miracles

Ethics

24. David Hume, Ethics and Human Feeling

25. C.S. Lewis, Our Sense of Right and Wrong

26. Peter Singer, Four Ethical Principles

27. Martha C. Nussbaum, The Virtues

28. Richard Taylor, The Meaning of Life

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