Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Ideal for introductory philosophy courses, the third edition of this classic text now includes a general introduction and features eighteen selections new to this volume and an expanded glossary of philosophical terms.

Author: John Perry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015009933584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 815

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Introduction to Philosophy, 3/e is the most comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary philosophy available. Ideal for introductory philosophy courses, the third edition of this classic text now includes a general introduction and features eighteen selections new to this volume and an expanded glossary of philosophical terms. A serious and challenging work, it includes sections on the meaning of life, God and evil, epistemology, philosophy of science, the mind/body problem, freedom of will, consciousness, ethics, and philosophical puzzles. This exceptionally successful anthology presents a large number of substantial--and in some cases complete--selections from major works, offering a unique balance between classical and contemporary readings.This third edition adds selections by Plato, Nelson Pike, J.L. Mackie, Elizabeth Anderson, David Lewis, Hilary Putnam, Frank Jackson, John Perry, Peter Strawson, Rosalind Hursthouse, G.A. Cohen, Samuel Scheffler, Debra Satz, and Kwame Anthony Appiah as well as Kavka's Toxin Puzzle and Quinn's Puzzle of the Self-Torturer.
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Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

All readings are accessible to students with inquiring minds and, unlike other anthologies of this depth, Pojman provides extensive, readable introductions to the different sections.

Author: Louis P. Pojman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534509851

Category: Philosophy

Page: 816

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This comprehensive, topically - organized anthology of classical and contemporary readings covers five main areas of philosophy and several additional sub-areas. Pojman includes a useful selection of classical material including four separate readings from Plato and two from Aristotle, balanced by well-chosen contemporary articles. All readings are accessible to students with inquiring minds and, unlike other anthologies of this depth, Pojman provides extensive, readable introductions to the different sections.
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Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

The text includes sections on God and evil, knowledge and reality, the philosophy of science, the mind/body problem, freedom of will, consciousness, ethics, political philosophy, existential issues, and philosophical puzzles and paradoxes.

Author: John Perry

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ISBN: 019539416X

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Page: 819

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Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, International Edition, is the most comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary philosophy available. The text includes sections on God and evil, knowledge and reality, the philosophy of science, the mind/body problem, freedom of will, consciousness, ethics, political philosophy, existential issues, and philosophical puzzles and paradoxes.
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Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

The text includes sections on God and Evil, Knowledge and Reality, the Philosophy of Science, the Mind/Body problem, Freedom of Will, Consciousness, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Existential Issues, and philosophical Puzzles and Paradoxes. ...

Author: John Perry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197543812

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Page: 832

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Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings is the most comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary philosophy available. Ideal for introductory philosophy courses, the text offers a broad range of readings and depth. The text includes sections on God and Evil, Knowledge and Reality, the Philosophy of Science, the Mind/Body problem, Freedom of Will, Consciousness, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Existential Issues, and philosophical Puzzles and Paradoxes. (The unique section on Puzzles and Paradoxes is often praised by both instructors and students.) Easy to use for both students and instructors alike, the book incorporates boldfaced key terms (listed after each reading and defined in the glossary); a guide to writing philosophy papers; and a Logical Toolkit; and study questions after each reading selection. These features have allowed more students to learn philosophy by using what is seen as the highest quality collection of philosophical readings available. The ninth edition will be revised based on reviewer suggestions, and will include more diversity and readings by female philosophers.
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Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy

John Perry and Michael Bratman , “ Appendix : Reading Philosophy , " in Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1989 ) , 813-15 .

Author: Tziporah Kasachkoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742514498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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The difference in the practical approach to teaching philosophy can mean the difference between an engaging class and an excruciating one. In this expanded edition of In the Socratic Tradition (1997) Kasachkoff adds new sections on teaching philosophy with computers, teaching philosophical explanation, and teaching philosophy of gender. Chapters in the collection share the pedagogical insights of more than two dozen distinguished philosophers, offering practical suggestions on such issues as how to motivate students, construct syllabi and creative examinations for specific courses, and teach complex philosophical concepts. Like its predecessor, Teaching Philosophy will be an indispensable resource for teachers of all levels and fields of philosophy, and will be particularly helpful in lending inspiration to graduate students and professors called upon to teach courses outside of their specialty areas.
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

First published in Philosophical Review , LXIII ( 1954 ) , pp . 530-559 . Chapter 9 David M. Armstrong , " The Nature of Mind . " From Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings , ed .

Author: Peter A. Morton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 522

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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind is designed both to provide a selection of core readings on the subject and to make those readings accessible by providing commentaries to guide the reader through initially intimidating material. Each commentary explains technical concepts and provides background on obscure arguments as they arise, setting them in the historical and intellectual milieu from which they emerged. The readings concentrate on providing the student with a solid grounding in the theories of representative figures of the major philosophical movements, from Plato and Aristotle to important recent figures such as Fodor and Dennett. A glossary of key terms is also included.
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind Second Edition

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind   Second Edition

Reprinted from Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, ed. John Perry and Michael Bratman (New York: Oxford UP, 1986), pp. 344-51. First published in The Mind-Brain Identity Theory, ed.

Author: Peter Morton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551118529

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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This is an expanded and revised second edition of Peter Morton's highly acclaimed A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, a text that combines primary readings with detailed commentary. The book has two aims: to present the philosophy of mind from a historical perspective so that the theories in the field are seen to emerge in the process of solving problems with earlier theories; and to give students access to original source material together with commentaries that explain technical terms and jargon, outline argumentative structures, and place the texts in their historical context. The second edition adds several new chapters covering recent issues in the field, and revises earlier chapters to improve the readings and update the commentaries.
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Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

12See Susan Wolf, “The Meanings of Lives,” in Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, eds. John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) 62–73; and Susan Wolf, ...

Author: Susan Wolf

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691154503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love--and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern.
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A Companion to Experimental Philosophy

A Companion to Experimental Philosophy

2001); 3 of 70 articles (4.47%) by women, two of them on gender‐coded issues) and Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, 5th ed. (J. Perry, M. bratman, and J. M. Fischer, eds. 2010; 4 of 70 articles (5.71%), ...

Author: Justin Sytsma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118661680

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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This is a comprehensive collection of essays that explores cutting-edge work in experimental philosophy, a radical new movement that applies quantitative and empirical methods to traditional topics of philosophical inquiry. Situates the discipline within Western philosophy and then surveys the work of experimental philosophers by sub-discipline Contains insights for a diverse range of fields, including linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, economics, and psychology, as well as almost every area of professional philosophy today Edited by two rising scholars who take a broad and inclusive approach to the field Offers a complete introduction for non-specialists and students to the central approaches, findings, challenges, and controversies in experimental philosophy
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