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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Classics of Western Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1424

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The Eighth Edition of Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy offers the same exacting standard of editing and translation that made earlier editions of this anthology the most highly valued and widely used volume of its kind. But the Eighth Edition offers exciting new content as well: Plato's Laches (complete), new selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes' Discourse on Method (complete), all previously omitted sections of Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (complete). These additions—with no offsetting deletion of content of the Seventh Edition—yield an anthology of unrivaled versatility, the only one to offer the complete texts of: both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, both Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.

Philosophical Horizons

Introductory Readings

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Maureen Eckert

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111186531

Category: Education

Page: 688

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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.

The World of Philosophy

An Introductory Reader

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190691905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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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.

A New Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Steven Cahn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 159244623X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

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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.

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion

Classics and Contemporary Issues

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195171006

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 8513

Organised around ten of the most widely read texts in the field which serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also includedEditor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each text to clarify all unfamiliar referencesProvides introductions that contain biographical profiles of the authors and philosophical commentaries on their writings

An Introduction to Christian Theology

Author: Anthony Towey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567678210

Category: Religion

Page: 584

View: 3465

There has long been a need for a comprehensive but truly introductory single-authored textbook in theology. By introducing the reader to the biblical, doctrinal and contemporary dimensions of Christianity with the help of illustrated examples from selected primary texts, the book provides an excellent grounding in theology for both students of the discipline and the general reader. The work explores key 'tools' for the scientific study of theology, endeavoring both to affirm the rationale behind Christian thinking, and also to familiarize the reader with significant contrary positions. The solid foundations in biblical theology and hermeneutics given in the book will enable students to read Judeo-Christian scripture intelligently. Key testimonies regarding Jesus Christ are scrutinized and the nature of the New Testament discussed. As well as the emergence of doctrinal orthodoxy and the later disagreements which have shaped contemporary Christianity, the reader will become familiar with the dimensions of current Christian thinking in its dialogue with post-modernity. This new edition includes an additional chapter examining Spirituality, and a series of companion videos for each chapter.

Reason at Work

Introductory Readings in Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155020962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 777

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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.

From Student to Scholar

A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231145330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 4727

Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance; how to prepare and publish research; how to develop a professional network; and how to garner support for tenure. He deals with such hurdles as a difficult dissertation advisor, problematic colleagues, and the pressures of the tenure clock. Whether you are beginning graduate study, hoping to secure an academic position, or striving to build a professorial career, Cahn's insights are invaluable to traversing the thickets of academia.

The Deep Ecology Movement

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Alan R. Drengson,Yuichi Inoue

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556431988

Category: Nature

Page: 293

View: 3603

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.

Philosophy of Religion

A Contemporary Introduction

Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317384555

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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Keith Yandell's Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction was one of the first textbooks to explore the philosophy of religion with reference to religions other than Christianity. This new, revised edition explores the logical validity and truth claims of several world religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism—with updated, streamlined discussions on important topics in philosophy of religion such as: Religious pluralism Freedom and responsibility Evidentialist Moral Theism Reformed Epistemology Doxastic Practice Epistemology The problem of evil Ontological and cosmological arguments Other new features include updated Questions for Reflection,and new Annotated Bibliographies for each chapter, as well as an updated Glossary. This exciting new edition, much like its classic predecessor, is sure to be a classroom staple for undergraduate students studying philosophy of religion, as well as a comprehensive introductory read for anyone interested in the subject.

Religion Within Reason

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231543662

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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In the views of most believers and critics, religion is essentially connected to the existence of a supernatural deity. If supernaturalism is not reasonable, the argument goes, religion cannot be reasonable—or if supernaturalism is reasonable, religion must be as well. Are faith and reason, religion and science, doomed to a constant struggle for the heart of humanity? Steven M. Cahn believes that they are not, that even if God exists, religion may not be justified and that even if religion is justified, belief in God may not be. In Religion Within Reason, Cahn argues that the common understanding of the relationship between religion and supernaturalism is flawed and that while supernaturalism is not reasonable, religious commitment may well be. Writing not as a theist but as one who finds much to admire in a religious life, he examines faith and reason, miracles, heaven and hell, religious diversity, and the problem of evil, using a variety of examples taken from religious thought, literature, and popular culture. Lucidly written in a nonpolemical spirit, Religion Within Reason offers an exciting new approach to the reconciliation of science and religion.

Happiness

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Christine Vitrano

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195321401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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

Philosophy for the 21st Century

A Comprehensive Reader

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195147926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 854

View: 4676

Philosophy for the 21st Century, an introductory anthology, is an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary readings. It covers all major fields, including not only metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion, but also philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy, and philosophy of art. This volume is unique in drawing on the judgments of a new generation of scholars, each of whom has chosen the articles and provided the introduction for one section of the book. These associate editors--Delia Graff, Robin Jeshion, L. A. Paul, Jesse J. Prinz, Stuart Rachels, Gabriela Sakamoto, David Sosa, and Cynthia A. Stark--are at the forefront of 21st-century philosophy. Their selections include the work of such leading contemporary thinkers as Nancy Cartwright, Saul A. Kripke, David Lewis, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, and Sydney Shoemaker, along with classic works from 2500 years of philosophy. The book has been structured to maximize continuity, and an introductory essay by Simon Blackburn explains the tools of symbolic logic. This groundbreaking volume sets a new standard for introducing students to the importance and fascination of philosophical inquiry.