Exploring Philosophy

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190204419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

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Extensively revised and updated in its fifth 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 readings are enhanced by concise introductions, study questions, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. While most other widely used introductory philosophy anthologies contain fewer than five articles authored by women, Exploring Philosophy, Fifth Edition, includes more than thirty, thus reflecting the major role of women in contemporary philosophy.

Exploring Philosophy of Religion

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190461386

Category:

Page: 352

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In this remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich and balanced collection of sixty-six classic and contemporary readings. This unique anthology features a clear, well-organized structure and careful editing of many articles in order to sharpen their focus and make them understandable to students with little or no background in philosophy. The book also reflects the importance of women's contributions to the field; 40% of the contemporary readings are by women. In addition, topics often minimized in other collections are covered in more depth here, including forgiveness and love; ritual, prayer, and worship; gender; speaking of God; and the afterlife.

Exploring Ethics

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190273637

Category: Ethics

Page: 528

View: 8248

This text brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of over fifty readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. The selections are organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of ethics courses.

Exploring Moral Problems

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Andrew T. Forcehimes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190670290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 864

View: 1495

Exploring Moral Problems is an up-to-date inclusive collection of readings on contemporary moral problems, covering both standard issues and often-neglected topics. Each reading has been expertly edited to make them accessible to students with no prior exposure to philosophy.

Exploring Philosophy, An Introductory Anthology

Philosophy, Philosophy

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478443219

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 8777

Facts101 is your complete guide to Exploring Philosophy, An Introductory Anthology. In this book, you will learn topics such as KNOWLEDGE, HISTORICAL SOURCE, FREE WILL, and GOD plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The World of Philosophy

An Introductory Reader

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190691905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 371

Accessible, flexible, and affordable, The World of Philosophy: An Introductory Reader, Second Edition, presents philosophy in all its diverse array of thought and practice, offering standard Western historical and analytic materials alongside writings from Chinese, Indian, Native-American,African American, continental, and other sources. Approximately 25% of the contemporary readings are by women, including leading feminist theorists. Many articles have been edited to sharpen their focus and make them understandable to students with little or no background in philosophy. The readingsare enhanced by introductions, study questions, and a glossary at the end of the book. Featuring not only essential readings from the Western canon but also selections on compelling topics like Hindu and Buddhist conceptions of the self, Confucian and Buddhist morality, world hunger, animal rights, sexism, and racism, The World of Philosophy, Second Edition, offers students adistinctive blend of traditional and non-traditional perspectives.

The Brain and the Meaning of Life

Author: Paul Thagard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154406

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional ideas about the soul, free will, and immortality, and shows how brain science matters for fundamental issues about reality, morality, and the meaning of life. The ongoing Brain Revolution reveals how love, work, and play provide good reasons for living. Defending the superiority of evidence-based reasoning over religious faith and philosophical thought experiments, Thagard argues that minds are brains and that reality is what science can discover. Brains come to know reality through a combination of perception and reasoning. Just as important, our brains evaluate aspects of reality through emotions that can produce both good and bad decisions. Our cognitive and emotional abilities allow us to understand reality, decide effectively, act morally, and pursue the vital needs of love, work, and play. Wisdom consists of knowing what matters, why it matters, and how to achieve it. The Brain and the Meaning of Life shows how brain science helps to answer questions about the nature of mind and reality, while alleviating anxiety about the difficulty of life in a vast universe. The book integrates decades of multidisciplinary research, but its clear explanations and humor make it accessible to the general reader.

A Preface to Philosophy

Author: Mark B. Woodhouse

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709338

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A PREFACE TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E prepares students for the challenges of studying philosophy and writing philosophical essays. This classic textbook, in print for over thirty years, addresses such foundational topics as discerning philosophical questions, the purpose of philosophy, and the practice of doing philosophy. With its brief, accessible format and conversational writing style, A PREFACE TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E is a perfect compliment to a traditional Introduction to Philosophy textbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Philosophical Horizons

Introductory Readings

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Maureen Eckert

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111186531

Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 4054

Explore the central issues of philosophy through an engaging combination of classic and contemporary sources. With over seventy non-technical readings, the editors of PHILOSOPHICAL HORIZONS have put together the easiest to follow and yet most informative philosophy selections ever. Unlike any other introductory anthology, you can read fully annotated masterpieces from the history of philosophy in their entirety, including Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, the Encheiridion of Epictetus, Descartes's Meditations, Berkeley's Treatise, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Kant's Groundwork, Mill's Utilitarianism, James's The Will to Believe, and Sartre's The Humanism of Existentialism. These are juxtaposed with related work from contemporary philosophers so that you can experience how the issues raised in these classic works of philosophy are debated in contemporary times.

Elements of Knowledge

Pragmatism, Logic, and Inquiry

Author: Arthur Franklin Stewart

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826513038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

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Elements of Knowledge is an introductory text designed to bring a working understanding and appreciation of the fundamental tenets and methods of the American school of philosophy known as pragmatism, as articulated by its founder C.S. Peirce, to undergraduates and general readers. It presents and explains the basic pragmatic tools that are the common thread in our acquisition and development of knowledge, whether in an academic, vocational, or professional setting, or in life at large.

Reason at Work

Introductory Readings in Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155020962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 777

View: 4872

REASON AT WORK is designed for Introduction to Philosophy courses where the instructor prefers to use a collection of readings to introduce the broad divisions of the discipline. This edition includes sixty-two readings organized into the six major branches of philosophical inquiry: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Mind.

The Deep Ecology Movement

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Alan R. Drengson,Yuichi Inoue

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556431988

Category: Nature

Page: 293

View: 8831

This comprehensive introduction to the Deep Ecology movement brings together Naess' groundbreaking work with essays by environmental thinkers and activists responding to and expanding on its philosophical and practical aspects.

A New Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Steven Cahn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 159244623X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

View: 5528

An accessible and engaging introduction to philosophical inquiry, this book concentrates on topics of greatest interest to beginning students: the nature and tools of philosophy, free will, philosophy of religion, ethics, and social philosophy. The work throughout is clearly written and carefully argued.

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Gideon Rosen,Alex Byrne,Joshua Cohen,Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393932206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1137

View: 6575

Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.

Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy

Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026439

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6068

This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

Happiness

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Christine Vitrano

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195321401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 5929

Part I. Historical Sources. Part II. Contemporary theories.

Cultural Diversity in the United States

A Critical Reader

Author: Ida Susser,Thomas C. Patterson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631222125

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 9435

Cultural Diversity in the United States: A Critical Reader is an unprecedented collection of contemporary writings authored by some of anthropology's most notable scholars-from across the discipline - on the central issues of cultural diversity in the United States. The contributors to this landmark critical reader rethink diversity, identity politics, and multiculturalism, and provide fundamental tools for the analysis and understanding of critical political issues in the United States today.

Ethics For Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470650443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 2053

An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily life How do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively! Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more. Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmas Shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday life Other title by Panza: Existentialism For Dummies Whether you're currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!

Philosophy

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

View: 6150

"Philosophy is more than an intellectual pastime, according to Edward Craig. His lively and engaging study shows that thinkers like Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and de Beauvoir responded to real needs and events--and that many of their concerns shape our daily lives today"--Cover, p. 4.