Higher Education

Enduring Questions: Traditional and Contemporary Voices, 7th Edition

  • Jerry H. Gill College of Saint Rose
  • ISBN-10: 0155062867  |  ISBN-13: 9780155062863
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1995
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

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Overview

The 7th edition of ENDURING QUESTIONS continues to explore and examine virtually all of the classical and contemporary questions posed by the major philosophers of western civilization. From the philosophical traditions of ancient Greece to the present day, the ways of understanding our own knowledge, the nature of reality, the basis of morality, and social ideals are presented in the philosophers "own writings", a panoramic collection for introductory students. This text has endured since Melvin Rader originated it in 1956, and it continues to stand the test of time as a valuable core book of readings for introductory courses in philosophy.

Table of Contents

PART I. THE WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING.
1. Rationalism.
2. Empiricism and Its Limit.
3. Common Sense.
4. Intuition and Acquaintance.
5. Pragmatism.
6. Existentialism.
7. Perspectivism.
PART II. THE NATURE OF REALITY.
8. Theism.
9. Materialism.
10. Idealism.
11. Dualism.
12. Relationalism.
13. Interactionism.
PART III. THE BASIS OF MORALITY.
14. The Way of Reason.
15. The Way of Acceptance.
16. The Way of Duty.
17. The Way of Utility.
18. The Way of Freedom.
19. The Way of Experiment.
20. The Way of Feminism.
PART IV. SOCIAL IDEAS.
21. Aristocracy.
22. Peace and Security.
23. Social Contract.
24. Liberal Democracy.
25. Communism.
26. Colonialism and Nationalism.