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An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis (4th edition)

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis (4th edition)

By: John Hospers (author)Paperback

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Appropriate for introductory courses in Philosophy.This text provides an in-depth, problem-oriented introduction to philosophical analysis using an extremely clear, readable approach. The Fourth Edition only updates coverage throughout the book, but also restores the introductory chapter-Words and the World-the most distinguished, widely acclaimed feature of the first two editions.


1.Words and the World: Language and Reality. Philosophical Questions.Words and Things.Definition.Vagueness.Connotation.Ostensive Definition.Meaninglessness.2.What Can We Know? Knowledge. What is Knowing?The Sources of Knowledge.Exercises.3.What Is the World Like? Perceiving the World. Common-Sense Realism.Berkeley's Idealism.The Attack on Foundations.Exercises.4.The Way the World Works: Scientific Knowledge. Laws of Nature.Explanation.Theories.Possibility.The Problem of Induction.Exercises.5.What Is and What Must Be: Freedom and Necessity. Mathematics.Kant and the Synthetic Apriori.Causality.Determinism and Freedom.Exercises.6.What Am I? Mind and Body. The Physical and the Mental.The Relation Between the Physical and the Mental.Personal Identity.Exercises.7.What Else Is There? Philosophy of Religion. Religious Experience.The Ongological Argument.The Cosmological Argument.The Argument from Miracles.The Teleological Argument (The Argument from Design).Anthropomorphism and Mysticism.Exercises.8.The Is and the Ought: Problems in Ethics. Meta-ethics.The Good.Theories of Conduct.Exercises.

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  • ISBN13: 9780132663052
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780132663052
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 0132663058
  • edition: 4th edition

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