Informal Philosophy provides an original look at how we should understand and teach philosophy. Avrum Stroll persuasively argues that philosophy should be evaluated using its own methodology and should not merely mimic formal scientific analysis, because while modern science does inform our philosophical views about man and his place in nature, it does not solve philosophical problems. Stroll effectively makes the case for the use of informal philosophy_that is, an approach guided by common sense, appealing to ordinary discourse, and employing a context-driven line of inquiry_to answer philosophical problems.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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About the Author
Avrum Stroll is Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at San Diego.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 2 Chapter 1: Common Sense 3 Chapter 2: The Appeal to Ordinary Language 4 Chapter 3: The Method of Cases 5 Chapter 4: What Philosophy Should Be