Philosophy: Paradox and Discovery

Philosophy: Paradox and Discovery

by Arthur J. Minton, Thomas A. Shipka

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Overview

PHILOSOPHY: PARADOX AND DISCOVERY,4/e presents philosophy as an immediate,vital,and challenging process of discovery. The text has been specifically designed to help students evaluate their beliefs on basic issues and to see philosophy as a process of discovering and examining the paradoxes inherent in those issues. The forty-one readings in PHILOSOPHY: PARADOX AND DISCOVERY are drawn from classic and contemporary sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070424135
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/1982
Edition description: 2d ed
Pages: 496

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What is Philosophy?
The Search for Bedrock: Paradox
The Search for System: Discovery
Philosophy and Science
Value of Philosophy
PART 1: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
The Paradoxes of Religion
CHAPTER 1: IS THERE A GOD?
Problem Introduction
Anselm of Canterbury The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God (from the PROSLOGION)
Thomas Aquina The Five Ways (from SUMMA THEOLOGICA)
Thomas Jefferson God as the Designer of the Universe (from a Letter to John Adams)
Paul Kurt A Critique of Belief in God (from THE NEW SKEPTICISM)
CHAPTER 2: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
Problem Introduction
Mark Twain Letters From The Earth
John Hick Free Will, Moral Growth, and Evil (from THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION)
J. L. Mackie Evil and Omnipotence
CHAPTER 3: FAITH AND REASON
Problem Introduction
W. K. Clifford The Ethics of Belief
William James The Will to Believe
PART 2: KNOWLEDGE
The Paradoxes of Appearance
CHAPTER 4: SKEPTICISM AND THE SELF
Problem Introduction
(and more...)

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