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0133867544
ISBN-13:
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Pub. Date:
07/06/2015
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Pearson
The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas / Edition 5

The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas / Edition 5

by John Chaffee

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The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas inspires students to think like philosophers, helping them to become more accomplished critical thinkers and to develop the analytical tools needed to think philosophically about important issues. The text is comprised of readings from major philosophical texts, which are accompanied by commentary from author John Chaffee to guide students in their understanding of the topics. Organized by questions central to the main branches of philosophy, The Philosopher’s Way examines the ideas of philosophers past and present.

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ISBN-13: 9780133867541
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 235,233
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Chaffee, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York, where he has developed and directs a Philosophy and Critical Thinking program that annually involves 30 faculty and 4,500 students. He is a nationally recognized figure in the area of Critical Thinking, having authored leading textbooks like Thinking Critically, as well as many professional articles. In developing programs to teach people to think more effectively in all academic subjects and areas of life, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He has been selected as New York Educator of the Year and received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Diversity in Teaching in Higher Education.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Philosophy? Thinking Philosophically About Life
2. What Is the Philosopher’s Way? Socrates and the Examined Life
3. Who Are You? Consciousness, Identity, and the Self
4. Are You Free? Freedom and Determinism
5. How Can We Know the Nature of Reality? Philosophical Foundations
6. What Is Real? What Is True? Further Explorations
7. Is There a Spiritual Reality? Exploring the Philosophy of Religion
8. Are There Moral Truths? Thinking About Ethics
9. What Are Right Actions? Constructing an Ethical Theory
10. What Is Social Justice? Creating a Just State

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