First Philosophy: Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

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Andrew Bailey
Broadview Press, 1 ago. 2002 - 966 páginas
This introductory anthology brings together forty-eight readings on eight topics central to philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the eight topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. The topics—from "Does God exist?" to "Do we have free will?" and "What is justice?"—have been chosen with a view both to their philosophical importance and to their interest to the first-year student. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.
 

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How to Use This Book
1
Chapter 2
17
St Thomas Aquinas
36
Gottfried Leibniz
90
Mackie
104
Chapter 3
127
John Locke
176
George Berkeley
195
Thomas Nagel
475
Chapter 6
489
A Campbell
508
Robert Kane
523
Daniel Dennett
548
P F Strawson
576
Chapter 7
593
Aristotle
613

G E Moore
256
Chapter 4
273
Nelson Goodman
296
Carl Hempel
311
Karl Popper
325
S Peirce
352
Thomas Kuhn
369
Chapter 5
389
J J C Smart
405
Hilary Putnam
419
John R Searle
433
Paul Churchland
453
Immanuel Kant
634
John Stuart Mill
667
Friedrich Nietzsche
702
Virginia Held
714
SocialPolitical PhilosophyWhat is Justice?
735
Thomas Hobbes
749
John Rawls
847
Robert Nozick
859
Chapter 9
879
Sources for Quotations
963
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Andrew Bailey, who obtained degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Calgary, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph.

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