Eyewitness Companions: Philosophy, 1st Edition

  • Stephen Law
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  • ISBN-10: 0756647584
  • ISBN-13: 9780756647582
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Covering not only the history of Western thought, but also the traditions of Eastern philosophy and schools of thought from the Indian subcontinent, this companion combines philosophical analysis with historical and biographical information to explain and explore the major issues, theories, and problems at the heart of all philosophies. Looks at metaphysics, epistemology, logic, the philosophy of religion, and ethics Introduces the metaphors, analogies, and stories philosophers use to explain theories.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
1: Introducing Philosophy.
2: What Is Philosophy?.
3: The History of Philosophy.
4: The Ancients.
5: The Medieval World.
6: The Early Moderns.
7: The Modern Age.
8: Branches of Philosophy.
9: Introduction.
10: Knowledge.
11: Scepticism.
12: What Is Knowledge?.
13: Reason and Experience.
14: Metaphysics.
15: Plato and the Forms.
16: Mind-Dependence.
17: Moral Philosophy.
18: What Should I Do?.
19: So What Is Morality?.
20: Philosophy of Mind.
21: The Consciousness Puzzle.
22: Could a Machine Think?.
23: Philosophy of Religion.
24: Does God Exist?.
25: The Problem of Evil.
26: Faith and Reason.
27: Political Philosophy.
28: The Liberal Ideal.
29: The Common Good.
30: Philosophy of Science.
31: The Problem of Induction.
32: Falsificationism.
33: Philosophy Toolkit.
34: Introduction.
35: Reasoning.
36: Fallacies.
37: Thinking Tools.
38: Who's Who in Philosophy.
39: Introduction.
40: Directory (Part I).
41: Directory (Part II).
Index.
Acknowledgments.