This book offers an introduction to the major topics and fields of philosophy. While topically organized, presentations also reveal the historical development of philosophical ideas and figures. Primary source readings are woven into text discussions. New to the third edition are a philosophical dictionary, a timeline/map, and expanded coverage of Eastern philosophy and women.
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Multicultural material has been added.
The second edition is 8% shorter than the previous edition and 27% shorter than its 1996 hardcover, fourth edition parent text.
This traditional introduction to the issues, problems, perspectives, and personalities of Western philosophy is organized around four easily-recognizable "Questions": Reality, Knowledge, God, and Morality.
Constant attention is paid to the interconnection of ideas and their development with primary materials interwoven into the ongoing discussion, always providing for the expression, sometimes short, sometimes long, of the actual philosopher on the subject at hand.
Boxed features cover philosopher biographies, key definitions, summaries, primary source selections, and extended example stories.
Ed L. Miller holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate of Theology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has taught for the last thirty years at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to being a member of the philosophy faculty, he also teaches for the Religious Studies Department and is Director of the Theology Forum. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: INTRODUCTION - THE NATURE OF PHILOSOPHY 1. What Is Philosophy? The Word Itself The Fields of Philosophy A Rational, Critical Enterprise Differing Conceptions A Working Definition Philosophy, Religion, and Science Of Beards and Bread Where do we Begin? Professor Miller's Four Principles Chapter 1 in Review Readings from: Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers Plato, Apology Whitehead, Process and Reality Moore, Principia Ethica Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus" Husserl, Ideas James, "The Present Dilemma in Philosophy" Jaggar, "How Can Philosophy Be Feminist?" 2. A Little Logic The Three Laws of Thought What is an Argument? Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning Informal Fallacies Chapter 2 in Review Reading from: Aristotle, Metaphysics Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles PART 1: THE QUESTION OF REALITY 3. The First Metaphysicians The First Theory of Reality Three Pre-Socratic Traditions The Discovery of Form Chapter 3 in Review Readings from: Aristotle, Metaphysics Copleston, A History of Philosophy Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy Heidegger, An Introduction to Metaphysics 4. The Idea of Form Plato and Socrates The Two Worlds: Appearance and Reality The Theory of Forms Degrees of Reality and Knowledge The Good, the Sun, and the Cave Aristotle's Criticism of Plato Aristotle's View of Form After Plato and Aristotle Chapter 4 in Review Readings from: Plato, Euthyphro, Timaeus, The Republic, Phaedo Aristotle, Metaphysics, Poetics Quine, "On What There Is" 5. Mind and Matter Descartes: The Father of Modern Philosophy "What Can I Know for Certain?" The Intuition of Mind The Deduction of God The Deduction of Matter Some Objections The Mind-Body Problem Mind: A Set of Dispositions or Functions Chapter 5 in Review Readings from: Descartes, Discourse on Method, Meditations on First Philosophy Searle, Minds, Brains and Science Ryle, The Concept of Mind Churchland, Matter and Consciousness 6. Idealism What is Idealism? Berkeley and Locke Berkeley's View: Esse est percipi Five Proofs for Subjective Idealism Hylas and Philonous Solipsism or God? Some Objections Chapter 6 in Review Readings from: Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous 7. Materialism What is Materialism? Man a Machine The New Materialism Are the Mind and Body Identical? Beyond Freedom and Dignity: Skinner Are All Things Dertermined? Chapter 7 in Review Readings from: Lucretius, The Nature of Things Hobbes, Leviathan Laplace, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities La Mettrie, Man a Machine Hanson, "The Dematerialization of Matter" Taylor, Metaphysics Churchland, Matter and Consciousness Danto, Connections to the World Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity PART 2: THE QUESTION OF KNOWLEDGE 8. Skepticism Varieties of Skepticism Pyrrho: The Classic Skeptic Is Absolute Skepticism a Coherent Position? Rorty and Friends: Historicism and Pluralism Chapter 8 in Review Readings from: Diogenes Laertius (on Pyrrho), Lives of Eminent Philosophers St. Augustine, Against the Academicians Richard Roty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Grenz, "Star Trek and the Next Generation" Plantinga, "The Twin Pillars of Christian Scholarship" 9. The Way of Reason Two Main Theories about the Basis of Knowledge Reason as the Basis of Knowledge The Rationalism of Plato The Rationalism of Descartes A Contemporary Version: Chomsky Chapter 9 in Review: Readings from: Plato, Phaeodo Descartes, Discourse on Method, Rules for the Direction of the Mind Chomsky, Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, "Language and the Mind" 10. The Way of Exper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0073386561
Book Description MCGRAW-HILL Higher Education, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 6th. 236 x 188 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This classic text-reader introduces readers to the fundamental, timeless, and pressing questions of philosophy. The authors make the issues accessible for students with primary source readings incorporated into clearly written text material and an extensive pedagogical program that includes running summaries, high-interest boxes, biographies, epigrams, a philosophical dictionary. The new edition has been streamlined and revised to include a new chapter on Democracy, which expands the coverage of the ever-evolving realm of social and political philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780073386560
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