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The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Jacques Maritain
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 202
ISBN 9780742550537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Jacques Maritain's An Introduction to Philosophy was first published in 1931. Since then, this book has stood the test of time as a clear guide to what philosophy is and how to philosophize. Inspired by the Thomistic Revival called for by Leo XIII, Maritain relies heavily on Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas to shape a philosophy that, far from sectarian theology in disguise, is driven by reason and engages the modern world. Re-released as part of the Sheed & Ward Classic series, An Introduction to Philosophy is sure to enliven the minds of students and general readers for years to come. From the new introduction by Ralph McInerny: You are about to read a magnificent introduction not only to a kind of philosophy but to philosophizing itself. Jacques Maritain was a relatively young man when he wrote this book, but his effort is one that attracts any philosopher more and more as he grows older. However odd and unusual what he says becomes, the philosopher yearns to show how even the most abstruse claims can be put into relation with what the reader already knows. That, in its essence, is what teaching is. In this book, the reader will find a wise and certain guide into philosophizing as such. And, in the end, he will find that what he reads is really only a refinement and development of what he and everybody else already knew.

The Book Introduction to Philosophy 2004 Ed Ramos
The Author
The Publisher Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Release Date
ISBN 9712339556
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Maurice Muhatia Makumba
The Publisher Paulines Publications Africa
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 216
ISBN 9789966081056
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Archetypes of Wisdom An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Douglas J. Soccio
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2015-01-31
Genre Philosophy
Pages 624
ISBN 9781305445611
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM, 9E uses a historical approach to bring philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history’s greatest philosophers, drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Book The Norton Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Gideon Rosen
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2015-01-14
Genre Philosophy
Pages 1137
ISBN 9780393932201
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophy of Education
The Author Ronald Woods
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2006-09-27
Genre Education
Pages 224
ISBN 9781134178674
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This introductory text, now in its fourth edition, is a classic in its field. It shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. What is involved in the idea of educating a person or the idea of educational success? What are the criteria for establishing the optimum balance between formal and informal teaching techniques? How trustworthy is educational research? In addition to these questions, which strike to the heart of the rationale for the educative process as a whole, the authors explore such concepts as culture, creativity, autonomy, indoctrination, needs, interests and learning by discovery. In this new updated edition, the authors draw on the latest research in genetics to argue that education is uniquely human and is essentially what develops us as humans. Resisting modern tendencies to equate knowledge with opinion, and value judgements with taste, this book leads the reader into the business of philosophising and champions the cause of reason in education.

The Book Philosophy Goes to the Movies
The Author Christopher Falzon
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2014-07-31
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 346
ISBN 9781317812869
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from around the world, Christopher Falzon introduces students to key areas in philosophy, like: • Ethics • Social and Political Philosophy • The Theory of Knowledge • The Self and Personal Identity • Critical Thinking Perfect for beginners, this book guides the reader through philosophy using illuminating cinematic works, like Avatar, Inception, Fight Club, Wings of Desire, Run Lola Run, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, Dirty Harry and many other films. The fully revised and updated Third Edition features: an expanded introduction that provides a new discussion of the relationship between film and philosophy; new material on notable philosophers such as Aristotle, Merleau-Ponty and Rawls; and coverage of new topics like virtue ethics and what Socrates offers for critical thinking. An updated glossary, references and bibliography, and a filmography, are also included in the Third Edition.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
The Author John Hospers
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-04-15
Genre Philosophy
Pages 288
ISBN 9781135637750
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: John Hospers' Introduction to Philosophical Analysis has sold over 150,000 copies since its first publication. This new edition ensures that its success will continue into the twenty-first century. It remains the most accessible and authoritative introduction to philosophy available using the full power of the problem-based approach to the area to ensure that philosophy is not simply taught to students but practised by them. The most significant change to this edition is to respond to criticisms regarding the omission in the third edition of the famous opening chapter. A brand new chapter, Words and the World, replaces this in the fourth edition - which now features a large number of examples and illustrative dialogues. The rest of the text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent developments in some areas of philosophy.

The Book Ethics
The Author Stephen J. Freeman
The Publisher Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release Date2000-01-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 332
ISBN PSU:000046153050
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Designed to assist students in developing an informed ethical conscience, this text introduces them to ethical theory and gives them practice in responding to real-life ethical issues that are often messy, complex, multifaceted. As they work through the ethical dilemmas in the book, students are encouraged to explore their own moral and ethical value systems as well as the codes they work from and to begin to form an informed ethical conscience for making sound moral and ethical judgments.

The Book The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Michael F. Patton
The Publisher Hill and Wang
Release Date2015-06-02
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Pages 176
ISBN 9781429945226
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philosophy like you've never seen it before The latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon—one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life—and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease. Patton's prose, combined with Cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths, imparting the love of wisdom to anyone willing to grab a paddle and join the ride. A rich combination of education and entertainment, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is a must-have book for students and professors alike.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophy of History
The Author W. H. Walsh
The Publisher Thoemmes Press
Release Date1997-06-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 176
ISBN 1855061708
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the English-speaking world, philosophy of history has always been regarded with suspicion. Neither logical positivism nor ordinary language philosophy has any place for grand synthetic Views about history and its significance. In this work Walsh, drawing heavily on Collingwood, first seeks to draw the attention of his fellow philosophers to the metaphysical and epistemological questions raised by the study of History: historical explanation, the nature of historical facts, and the possibility of objectivity in history.

The Book Philosophical Propositions
The Author Jonathan Westphal
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2005-08-09
Genre Philosophy
Pages 192
ISBN 9781134698226
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philosophical Propositions is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Jon Nuttall
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2013-07-03
Genre Philosophy
Pages 272
ISBN 9780745668079
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This new textbook is a lively and highly accessible introduction to philosophy. From the fundamental issues of philosophical thought to the latest theories in the philosophy of mind, An Introduction to Philosophy provides clear and incisive discussion of the key areas of philosophy for students new to the subject. Provides the tools new students need to tackle philosophical arguments themselves Clearly presents and explains contemporary issues and current debates Covers the key areas of philosophy, including perception, epistemology, metaphysics, the mind, philosophy of religion, ethics and political philosophy Contains numerous learning features such as introductions, summaries, questions and further reading An Introduction to Philosophy is an ideal text for AS level, A level and first-year undergraduate students or anyone studying the subject for the first time.

The Book Analysis and Metaphysics
The Author P. F. Strawson
The Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date1992
Genre Philosophy
Pages 144
ISBN 0198751184
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this textbook, one of the most distinguished living philosophers sets out what he regards as the most productive route to understanding the fundamental structure of human thinking. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Edgar Sheffield Brightman
The Publisher
Release Date1963
Genre Philosophy
Pages 384
ISBN UCAL:B3927924
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
The Author Rudolf Carnap
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date2012-07-11
Genre Science
Pages 336
ISBN 9780486140865
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.

The Book Think
The Author Simon Blackburn
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date1999-10-14
Genre Philosophy
Pages 320
ISBN 9780199769841
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Here at last is a coherent, unintimidating introduction to the challenging and fascinating landscape of Western philosophy. Written expressly for "anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them," Think provides a sound framework for exploring the most basic themes of philosophy, and for understanding how major philosophers have tackled the questions that have pressed themselves most forcefully on human consciousness. Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, begins by making a convincing case for the relevance of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Plato, Hume, Kant, Descartes, and others have approached its central themes. In a lively and accessible style, Blackburn approaches the nature of human reflection and how we think, or can think, about knowledge, fate, ethics, identity, God, reason, and truth. Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self-contained guide through the problems that the philosophers have studied. Because the text approaches these issues from the gound up, the untrained reader will emerge from its pages able to explore other philosophies with greater pleasure and understanding and be able to think--philosophically--for him or herself. Philosophy is often dismissed as a purely academic discipline with no relation to the "real" world non-philosophers are compelled to inhabit. Think dispels this myth and offers a springboard for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape our virtually every aspect of our existence.

The Book An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology
The Author Kerry E Howell
The Publisher SAGE
Release Date2012-11-13
Genre Philosophy
Pages 248
ISBN 9781446290620
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential part of the research process and integral to deploying the methodology and methods best suited for a research project, thesis or dissertation. Aided throughout by definition boxes, examples and exercises for students, the book covers topics such as: - Positivism and Post-positivism - Phenomenology - Critical Theory - Constructivism and Participatory Paradigms - Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism - Ethnography - Grounded Theory - Hermeneutics - Foucault and Discourse This text is aimed at final-year undergraduates and post-graduate research students. For more experienced researchers developing mixed methodological approaches, it can provide a greater understanding of underlying issues relating to unfamiliar techniques.

The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Daniel J. Sullivan
The Publisher Ravenio Books
Release Date2015-09-23
Genre Philosophy
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This textbook is organized as possible: Introduction Chapter 1. What Is Philosophy? Part I. The Historical Rise of Philosophy Chapter 2. The First Beginnings of Philosophy Chapter 3. The Problem of Change and Permanence Chapter 4. The Age of the Sophists Chapter 5. Socrates Chapter 6. Plato Chapter 7. Aristotle Part II. The Meaning of Man Chapter 8. The Nature of Man Chapter 9. The Nature of Knowing Chapter 10. The Kinds of Knowing Chapter 11. The Truth Of Knowing Chapter 12. The Nature of Desire Chapter 13. Freedom And Liberty Chapter 14. Liberty and Love Chapter 15. The Soul Of Man Chapter 16. Human Personality Part III. The Making of Man Chapter 17. In Search of Happiness Chapter 18. The Road to Happiness Chapter 19. The Life of Virtue Chapter 20. The Virtues of the Individual Person Chapter 21. Justice, The Social Virtue Chapter 22. Social Philosophy Part IV. The Universe Of Man Chapter 23. The World of Bodies Chapter 24. The Realm of Nature Part V. The Universe Of Being Chapter 25. In Quest of Being Chapter 26. Transcendentals of Being Chapter 27. The Divisions of Being Chapter 28. Uncreated Being Conclusion Chapter 29. The Perennial Philosophy Reading List Suggested Topics

The Book Plato s Sun
The Author Andrew Lawless
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2005
Genre Philosophy
Pages 364
ISBN 9780802038098
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In "Plato's Sun," Andrew Lawless takes on the challenge of creating an introductory text for philosophy, arguing that such a work has to take into account of the strangeness of the field and divulge it, rather than suppress it beneath traditional certainties and authoritative pronouncements.