Philosophy Here and Now

Philosophy Here and Now

Emphasizing philosophical writing and critical thinking throughout, this text brings the subject to life with engaging chapter-ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and awealth of pedagogical features.

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190207035

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Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, Second Edition, is a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy. The book emphasizes philosophical writing, reinforced with step-by-step coaching in how to write argumentative essays and supported by multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking. It shows students how philosophy applies to their own lives and brings the subject to life with engaging chapter-ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and a wealth of pedagogical features. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * Six types of text boxes--"Philosophy Now," "Philosophers at Work," "Philosophy Lab," "What Do You Believe," "Writing to Understand: Critiquing Philosophical Views," and "Writing to Understand: Arguing Your Own Views" demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical elements make the material even more engaging and accessible. These include marginal critical-thinking questions, marginal quotes, a timeline, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance and listed and defined at the end of each chapter), marginal definitions, and a glossary. * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * Fictional or narrative selections--followed by "Probing Questions"--at the end of each chapter explore and dramatize the philosophical issues discussed * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay
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My Search for Meaning

My Search for Meaning

A Meditation into the History of Western Philosophical Inquiry. ... This pity makes suffering contagious and, at times, can cause loss of life and human nihilism. ... Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life.

Author: Laurence C. Jeffrey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796058857

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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The text “My search for meaning” was inspired by the author’s early curiosity about life’s meaning and his reflection on several worldly experiences traversing the continents of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. His interest in, and studies of western academic philosophy provides the schema that brings to light the crux of his discovery, and the text is intended to share with the reader the author’s understanding of life. The author hopes that by reading this text it would inspire others to explore philosophical ideas in a broader context.
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Love in Interpretation

Love in Interpretation

Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Verene, Donald Phillip. Vico's: Science of Imagination. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. Vessey, David.

Author: Bryant K. Owens

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532069277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Dr. Bryant K. Owens presents the argument of the value of the Christian tradition of caritas (or love) from the philosophy and the subsequent hermeneutic of Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430) within contemporary philosophical scholarship. Dr. Owens’s study of Augustine’s investigations into biblical interpretation will reveal that he sought the beauty of understanding as evidenced through caritas. The shift in the Western philosophical tradition during the Enlightenment period resulted in a solid break from authority-based hermeneutics to the autonomy of the mind. The result was a greater emphasis on the literal meaning of a text, as gleaned from the subjective mind of the reader and through grammatical and historical criticism, over the spiritual meaning of the text, or application of the greater meaning to Christian living. Dr. Owens proposes that the benefits of Augustine’s caritas as the a priori spirit of the biblical text and the proper application of that spirit in contemporary scholarship, should be the epistemological focus of hermeneutics rather than the emphasis on method prevalent from Spinoza to Dilthey. The concluding value from Augustine’s hermeneutic is that caritas is a product of understanding while at the same time is the method, or means, by which caritas is produced. Therefore, Augustine’s hermeneutic argues that the sense, or spirit, of Scripture is caritas and is the truth to which all Christian philosophy must cohere.
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The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that ...

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199856672

Category: Philosophy

Page: 604

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.The text integrates many pedagogical features, including hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations; text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience; step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations; a glossary of important terms; and many reminders, summaries, and review notes. New to this editionNew sections on topics suggested by reviewers - The coverage now includes more discussion of legal reasoning, rhetorical ploys, informal fallacies, probability and statistics, and necessary and sufficient conditions.New Essays for Analysis - Nine essays, several of them by women authors, have been added to the collection of "Essays for Evaluation" in Appendix A (the total remains at twenty-one), each article accompanied by writing prompts and linked to writing assignments in every chapter. Four pairs of essays are arranged in a pro/con format, each pair debating a single issue. New topics include homosexuality, feminists and pornography, adultery, airport security screenings, women in Afghanistan, Islamic extremists and free speech, and fear of vaccines.New text boxes on current topics. The division of labor for the text boxes is the same, but some of the content is new. The three types of boxes are "Newsmakers" (discussions of current events and issues in the media illustrating a principle of critical thinking, ending with questions meant to encourage critical thought); "From the Web" (boxes concentrating on a lesson about critical thinking but drawing their material from websites and blogs); and "Further Thought" (informative boxes, designed to cover interesting supplementary material not discussed in the main text).The chapter objectives now correspond to the point-by-point summary at the end of each chapter.Important Clarifications - The following discussions are now even clearer: scientific conservatism in theory choice, the relationship between enumerative induction and statistical syllogisms, and informal fallacies (the latter are given further treatment in an explanatory fallacies chart on the inside front cover).Some new discussions: the straw man fallacy, biased opinion polls, dishonest political discourse, and gut reactions and intuitions.
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Bioethics

Bioethics

This new edition of Bioethics, like its predecessor, provides in-depth discussions of the medical, scientific, social, and legal aspects of controversial bioethical issues and combines this material with a comprehensive and varied ...

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199796238

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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This new edition of Bioethics, like its predecessor, provides in-depth discussions of the medical, scientific, social, and legal aspects of controversial bioethical issues and combines this material with a comprehensive and varied collection of thought-provoking readings. This new iteration adds 13 new readings, gives greater emphasis to bioethical issues and concerns affecting nurses and other health care professionals, includes new material on issues related to culture and race, and provides step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate moral arguments in real-world contexts (with accompanying exercises and answers in an appendix).
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Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

Medievalists argue over the extent of the Church's authority in the ethics of everyday life. ... that an adequate ethic would make life better here and now, and that human beings are subjects, agents—not just vessels for divine ...

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780813349893

Category: Education

Page: 258

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The first edition of Nel Noddings' Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the “best overview in the field” by the journal Teaching Philosophy and predicted to “become the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field. A revised chapter on Logic and Critical Thinking makes the topic more accessible to students and examines how critical thinking plays a role in light of the new Common Core standards. Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This is an essential text not only for teachers and future teachers, but also for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in philosophy of education.
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Being Better

Being Better

Massimo Pigliucci , author of A Field Guide to a Happy Life TWENTY - THREE CENTURIES AGO , in a marketplace in Athens , Zeno of Citium , the founder of Stoicism , built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today : all ...

Author: Kai Whiting

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Practical answers to the urgent moral questions of our time from the ancient philosophy of Stoicism Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality, gender, or social class; happiness comes from living in harmony with nature; and, most important, humans always have the freedom to choose their attitude, even when they cannot control external circumstances. In our age of political polarization and environmental destruction, Stoicism’s empowering message has taken on new relevance. In Being Better, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos apply Stoic principles to contemporary issues such as social justice, climate breakdown, and the excesses of global capitalism. They show that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world.
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The Oxford companion to philosophy

The Oxford companion to philosophy

collect my [logical] ideas under the designation fallibilism; and indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge ... they are simply the best we can do here and now to resolve our question regarding nature's modus operandi.

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ISBN: 9780199264797

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

collect my [logical] ideas under the designation fallibilism; and indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge ... they are simply the best we can do here and now to resolve our question regarding nature's modus operandi.

Author: Ted Honderich

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191037474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1088

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Oxford University Press presents a major new edition of the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. For ten years the original volume has served as a stimulating introduction for general readers and as an indispensable guide for students; its breadth and depth of coverage have ensured that it is also read with pleasure and interest by those working at a higher level in philosophy and related disciplines. A distinguished international assembly of 249 philosophers contributed almost 2,000 entries, and many of these have now been considerably revised and updated; to these are added over 300 brand-new pieces on a fascinating range of current topics. This new edition offers enlightening and enjoyable discussions of all aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers from antiquity to the present day.
Categories: Philosophy

Logical Philosophy

Logical Philosophy

The realization of spirituality is the identification of oneself with something beyond, or over and above, the physical, and to some extent mental, concerns of everyday life. It is the initial realization that there is more to life than ...

Author: Avi Sion

Publisher: Avi Sion

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 546

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Logical Philosophy: A Compendium brings together five works by Avi Sion published in 2002-06, namely: Phenomenology (2003), Volition and Allied Causal Concepts (2004), Meditations (2006), Ruminations (2005), and Buddhist Illogic (2002). These works together define what may be termed ‘Logical Philosophy’, i.e. philosophical discourse distinguished by its steadfast reliance on inductive and deductive logic to resolve epistemological and ontological issues.
Categories: Philosophy