Introducing Philosophy

A Text with Integrated Readings

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Philosophy

Page: 662

View: 9333

Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Ninth Edition, is an engaging introduction to the basic philosophical problems and the ways they are and have been answered. With Robert C. Solomon's discussion as the framework, the text features substantial excerpts from thinkers spanning the last twenty-five hundred years. Its chapters are organized topically - current alternative perspectives are juxtaposed with historical views from central philosophers. The philosophers included range from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant, to Emma Goldman, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X, on topics such as the nature of reality, the existence and nature of God, the possibility of human knowledge, the mystery of the self, the nature of truth, and the essence of freedom. Professor Solomon presents the varied ideas of these thinkers and encourages students to evaluate the theories themselves. As aids, he includes chapter summaries, key terms, suggestionsfor further readings, and review questions at the end of each section, chapter, and selection. The book also includes brief biographies of the philosophers and a glossary.

Introducing Philosophy

A Text with Integrated Readings

Author: Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen Marie Higgins,Clancy W. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199764860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 644

View: 5581

Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Tenth Edition, is an exciting, accessible, and thorough introduction to the core problems of philosophy and the many ways in which they are, and have been, answered. The authors combine substantial selections from significant works in the history of philosophy with excerpts from current philosophy, clarifying the readings and providing context with their own detailed commentary and explanation. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge contemporary essays. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectives--including analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpoints--alongside the historical works of major Western philosophers. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: * Discussion questions, a summary, and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter * Questions at the end of each subsection * Marginal quotations from the featured readings * Key philosophical terms, boldfaced in the text and collected at the end of each chapter * A glossary at the end of the book NEW TO THIS EDITION: * A second color and more than 230 images illustrating key concepts and depicting famous philosophical figures * New selections by William Paley, John Locke, Bertrand Russell, W. V. O. Quine, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. * Careful revisions to the readings and the author commentary that make the material even more accessible * More than 100 brief profiles of philosophers interspersed throughout * A revised Instructor's Manual provides chapter summaries and goals; section summaries; a Test Bank with multiple-choice, essay, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions; lecture outlines; and downloadable PowerPoint-based slides * An updated Companion Website at includes all the material from the Instructor's Manual along with resources for students: chapter overviews; chapter goals; interactive flash cards with key terms and definitions; discussion and essay questions; web links and activities; self-quizzes; and suggestions for further reading

Willensfreiheit und Wissenschaft

Ein Dialog

Author: Alfred R. Mele

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 9838

Ist unser Denken und Handeln so frei, wie wir für gewöhnlich glauben? Diese alte Frage beschäftigt und verwirrt Philosophen wie Laien und seit einiger Zeit auch die Naturwissenschaft. Nun bringt uns der renommierte Philosoph Alfred R. Mele das Problem auf neue und unterhaltsame Art näher: in Form eines Gesprächs unter Studierenden. Nach und nach zeigt sich darin, was wir unter Willensfreiheit verstehen sollten und wie den Herausforderungen insbesondere von Hirnforschern und Psychologen wie Benjamin Libet oder Stanley Milgram begegnet werden kann. Eine perfekte Einführung in die Willensfreiheitsdebatte und die damit verbundenen Grundfragen der Philosophie.


Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

View: 5679


The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America

From 1600 to the Present

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472570561

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

View: 6586

For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work. Selecting over 700 figures from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers and the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, this condensed edition includes key contributors to philosophical thought. From 1600 to the present day, entries cover psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology and political science, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy. Clear and accessible, each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings and suggestions for further reading. Featuring a new preface by the editor and a comprehensive introduction, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America includes 30 new entries on twenty-first century thinkers including Martha Nussbaum and Patricia Churchland. With in-depth overviews of Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Noah Porter, Frederick Rauch, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, this is an invaluable one-stop research volume to understanding leading figures in American thought and the development of American intellectual history.


An Introduction to the Western Schools of Thought in Moral Philosophy

Author: Rev. James L. Breed, Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480941107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

View: 1603

Ethics by Rev. James L. Breed, Ph.D. Ethics: An Introduction to the Western Schools of Thought in Moral Philosophy is an introductory textbook in moral philosophy. It provides an outline of the main schools of thought in the Western philosophical traditions, with a brief analysis of each school of thought and the views of its critics. This text is designed to cover the major theories and schools of thought in moral philosophy: the divine command theory; the deontological theories; natural law theory; virtue ethics; other teleological theories including egoism and hedonism; the ethics of community; utilitarianism; existentialist ethics; individualism and radical individualism; relativism; realist and absolutist theories; feminist ethics; environmentalist ethics; the focus on the need for individual judgment and moral commitment; and contextualism.

Was bedeutet das alles?

eine ganz kurze Einführung in die Philosophie

Author: Thomas Nagel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150086377

Category: Philosophie - Einführung

Page: 87

View: 3519


An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy

Conversations Between Men and Women Philosophers

Author: Karen J. Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742564602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 572

View: 7488

Gender scholarship during the last four decades has shown that the exclusion of women's voices and perspectives has diminished academic disciplines in important ways. Traditional scholarship in philosophy is no different. The 'recovery project' in philosophy is engaged in re-discovering the names, lives, texts, and perspectives of women philosophers from the 6th Century BCE to the present. Karen Warren brings together 16 colleagues for a unique, groundbreaking study of Western philosophy which combines pairs of leading men and women philosophers over the past 2600 years, acknowledging and evaluating their contributions to foundational themes in philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Introductory essays, primary source readings, and commentaries comprise each chapter to offer a rich and accessible introduction to and evaluation of these vital philosophical contributions. A helpful appendix canvasses an extraordinary number of women philosophers for further discovery and study.

A Companion to Ayn Rand

Author: Allan Gotthelf,Gregory Salmieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118324927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 6967

The first volume to offer a comprehensive scholarly treatment of Rand’s entire corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her analysis of the events of her times), this Companion provides vital orientation and context for scholars and educated readers grappling with a controversial and understudied thinker whose enduring influence on American (and world) culture is increasingly recognized. The first publication to provide an in-depth scholarly treatment ranging over the whole of Rand’s corpus Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines Presents original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s controversial positions


Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405016

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8234

Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Lovers of Wisdom

A Historical Introduction to Philosophy with Integrated Readings

Author: Daniel Kolak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534239343

Category: Philosophy

Page: 670

View: 2384

Suitable for any Introduction to Philosophy course for which a historical approach is desired. This is the most comprehensive text with integrated readings available for Introduction to Philosophy courses. It covers all the major figures from the pre-Socratics to 20th Century philosophy with a scope wide enough to embrace the analytic and continental traditions.