McGraw-Hill's 500 College Philosophy Questions to Know by Test Day

McGraw-Hill's 500 College Philosophy Questions to Know by Test Day

by Tim Bos, Micah Newman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071780544
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Micah Newman is a writer specializing in educational materials for philosophy and science including Ethics Demystified (McGraw-Hill, 2011). He received his MA in philosophy from the University of Connecticut.


Tim Bos has taught philosophy at the University of Connecticut and San Francisco State University. He received his MA in Philosophy from San Francisco State University.


Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Philosophy and Reasoning 1

The Nature of Philosophy 1

Questions 1-20

Logic and Arguments 5

Questions 21-47

Chapter 2 Ethical Theory 13

Ethical Realism and Antirealism 13

Questions 48-63

Ethical Relativism 16

Questions 64-80

Consequentialism and Utilitarianism 19

Questions 81-95

Ethical and Psychological Egoism 22

Questions 96-111

Nonconsequentialism 26

Questions 112-130

Value Theory 29

Questions 131-150

Chapter 3 Applied Ethics 35

Capital Punishment 35

Questions 151-169

Animal Rights 39

Questions 170-184

Torture, Terrorism, and War 44

Questions 185-199

Poverty and Affluence 48

Questions 200-214

Euthanasia 52

Questions 215-229

Abortion 57

Questions 230-244

Bioethics 61

Questions 245-258

Affirmative Action 65

Questions 259-271

Chapter 4 Political Philosophy 69

Plato and Aristotle 69

Questions 272-294

Thomas Hobbes and John Locke 74

Questions 295-309

J.S. Mill and John Rawls 78

Questions 310-325

Chapter 5 Philosophy of Religion 83

God and Religious Belief 83

Questions 326-343

The Case for Theism 87

Questions 344-357

The Case Against Theism 91

Questions 358-371

Religion and Science 95

Questions 372-379

Chapter 6 Metaphysics 99

The Mental and the Physical 99

Questions 380-395

Causation and Natural Laws 103

Questions 396-411

Free Will 106

Questions 412-426

Identity and Modality 110

Questions 427-441

Chapter 7 Epistemology 115

The Nature of Knowledge 115

Questions 442-456

The Objects of Knowledge 119

Questions 457-472

The Limits of Knowledge 123

Questions 473-487

The Semantics of Knowledge 126

Questions 488-500

Answers 131

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