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Exploring philosophy : an introductory anthology / edited by Steven M. Cahn
4th ed
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BD21 .E96 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Philosophy -- Textbooks
Philosophers -- Textbooks
Physical Description xviii, 700 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- What is philosophy? / Monroe C. Beardsley and Elizabeth Lane Beardsley -- The scope of logic / Wesley C. Salmon -- Improving your thinking / Stephen F. Barker -- Fixing belief / Morris R. Cohen and Ernest Nagel -- Scientific Inquiry / Carl G. Hempel -- What is knowledge? / A.J. Ayer -- Is justified true belief knowledge? / Edmund L Gettier -- Conditions for knowledge / Robert Nozick -- Appearance and reality / Bertrand Russell -- What can I know? / D. Z. Phillips -- The problem of induction / Bertrand Russell -- Induction without problem / P. F. Strawson --The ghost in the machine / Gilbert Ryle -- The mind as a function of the body / Richard Taylor -- What is it like to be a bat? / Thomas Nagel -- Knowing what it's like / David Lewis -- Computing machinery and intelligence / Alan Turing -- Do computers think? / John Searle -- Free will / Thomas Nagel -- Free will and determinism / W.T. Stace -- Freedom or determinism? / Steven M. Cahn -- The principle of alternative possibilities / Harry Frankfurt -- The capacities of agents / Neil Levy -- Does God exist? / Ernest Nagel -- Why God allows evil / Richard Swinburne -- Theology and falsification / Antony Flew and Basil Mitchell -- Pascal's wager / Simon Blackburn -- Faith and reason / Michael Scriven -- The hiddenness of God / Robert McKim -- A case of identity / Brian Smart -- The problem of personal identity / John Perry -- Resurrection / John H. Hick -- Heaven and hell / Steven M. Cahn -- Life after death / Terence Penelhum -- Do we need immortality? / Grace M. Jantzen -- The challenge of cultural relativism / James Rachels -- How not to answer moral questions / Tom Regan -- Kant's ethics / Onora O'Neill -- Assessing utilitarianism / Louis P. Pojman -- A supreme moral principle? / Steven M. Cahn -- Virtue ethics / Bernard Mayo -- The ethics of care / Virginia Held -- Happiness and morality / Christine Vitrano -- A defense of abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson -- Why abortion is immoral / Don Marquis -- Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels -- Active and passive euthanasia: a reply to Rachels / Thomas D. Sullivan -- Famine, affluence, and morality / Peter Singer -- World hunger and moral obligation: the case against Singer / John Arthur -- Democracy / John Dewey -- What is a liberal education? / Sidney Hook -- Letter from a Birmingham jail / Martin Luther King Jr. -- Political action: the problem of dirty hands / Michael Walzer -- A theory of justice / John Rawls -- Distributive justice / Robert Nozick -- The idea of justice / Amartya Sen -- Non-contractual society: a feminist view / Virginia Held -- The role of theory in aesthetics / Morris Weitz -- Interpreting poetry / Charles L. Stevenson -- Fearing fictions / Kendall Walton -- The meaning of life / Richard Taylor -- Meaning in life / Susan Wolf -- Meaningless lives? / Steven M. Cahn -- Death / Thomas Nagel -- The value of philosophy / Bertrand Russell -- The republic / Plato
Summary Extensively revised and expanded in this fourth edition, Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a uniquely accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together exceptionally clear recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Most importantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The topics are drawn from across the major fields of philosophy and include knowledge and skepticism, mind and body, freedom and determinism, the existence of God, identity and immortality, ethical reasoning, abortion, euthanasia, world hunger, democracy, social justice, art, and life and death. The readings are enhanced by concise introductions, study questions, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading
Alternate Author Cahn, Steven M

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