Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings (10th International edition)

Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings (10th International edition)

By: Kathleen Marie Higgins (author), Clancy Martin (author), Professor Robert C. Solomon (author)Paperback

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Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings , Tenth Edition is a thorough introduction to the core problems of philosophy, including explanations and background by the authors along with generous excerpts from the philosophers under discussion. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectives-including analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpoints-alongside the historical works of major philosophers. The text provides the course materials that allow instructors and students to focus on a variety of philosophical problems and perspectives. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge contemporary essays. They include work by a multitude of prominent thinkers, from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant to Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For the Tenth Edition, authors Clancy Martin and Kathleen M. Higgins have judiciously revised the collection of readings and the author commentary to make it even more accessible for students. Introducing Philosophy incorporates numerous pedagogical features, including 100+ brief profiles of philosophers interspersed throughout the text; key philosophical terms, boldfaced in the text and collected at the end of each chapter; marginal quotations from the featured readings; questions at the end of each subsection; and a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter ends with discussion questions, a summary, and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading.

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About Author

Robert C. Solomon, deceased, was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. Clancy Martin is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Kathleen M. Higgins is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.

Contents

INTRODUCTION ; A. SOCRATES ; B. WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? ; C. A MODERN APPROACH TO PHILOSOPHY ; D. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC ; PART ONE: THE WORLD AND BEYOND ; B. THE WESTERN RELIGIONS ; C. PROVING GOD: THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT ; D. GOD AS CREATOR: INTELLIGENCE AND DESIGN ; F. BEYOND REASON: FAITH AND IRRATIONALITY ; G. DOUBTS ABOUT RELIGION ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; A. "THE WAY THE WORLD REALLY IS" ; B. THE FIRST GREEK PHILOSOPHERS ; C. ULTIMATE REALITY IN THE EAST: INDIA, PERSIA, AND CHINA ; D. TWO KINDS OF METAPHYSICS: PLATO AND ARISTOTLE ; E. MODERN METAPHYSICS ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; A. THE RATIONALIST'S CONFIDENCE: DESCARTES ; B. INNATE IDEAS CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING: JOHN LOCKE ; C. TWO EMPIRICIST THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE ; D. THE CONGENIAL SKEPTIC: DAVID HUME ; F. THE BATTLE IN EUROPE AFTER KANT: RELATIVISM AND ABSOLUTISM ; G. PHENOMENOLOGY ; I. THE ANALYTIC TURN ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; PART TWO: KNOW THYSELF ; A. CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE SELF: FROM DESCARTES TO KANT ; C. THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY ; D. ONE SELF? ANY SELF? QUESTIONING THE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL "ESSENCE" ; FROM THE DHAMMAPADA ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; A. WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS? ; B. THE PROBLEM OF DUALISM ; C. THE REJECTION OF DUALISM ; D. THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; A. FATALISM AND KARMA ; B. PREDESTINATION ; C. DETERMINISM 402 ; D. COMPULSION AND IGNORANCE ; E. FREEDOM IN PRACTICE 441 ; F. RADICAL FREEDOM: EXISTENTIALISM ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; PART THREE: THE GOOD AND THE RIGHT ; A. MORALITY ; B. IS MORALITY RELATIVE? ; C. EGOISM AND ALTRUISM ; D. ARE WE NATURALLY SELFISH? A DEBATE ; E. MORALITY AS VIRTUE: ARISTOTLE ; F. MORALITY AND SENTIMENT: HUME AND ROUSSEAU ; G. MORALITY AND PRACTICAL REASON: KANT ; H. UTILITARIANISM ; I. THE CREATION OF MORALITY: NIETZSCHE AND EXISTENTIALISM ; J. PRAGMATISM IN ETHICS ; K. ETHICS AND GENDER ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; A. THE PROBLEM OF JUSTICE ; B. TWO ANCIENT THEORIES OF JUSTICE: PLATO AND ARISTOTLE ; C. TWO MODERN THEORIES OF JUSTICE: HUME AND MILL ON UTILITY AND RIGHTS ; D. THE SOCIAL CONTRACT ; E. FAIRNESS AND ENTITLEMENT ; F. JUSTICE OR CARE: A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE ; G. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM ; H. FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS AND JUSTICE: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS ; KEY TERMS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING ; GLOSSARY ; INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780199764846
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9780199764846
  • weight: 1288
  • ISBN10: 0199764840
  • edition: 10th International edition

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