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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 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 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 Introduction to Philosophy 2004 Ed Ramos
The Author
The Publisher Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Release Date
ISBN 9712339556
Language English, Spanish, And French
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.

The Book A Short Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Robert G. Olson
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date2003
Genre Philosophy
Pages 152
ISBN 0486428621
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Concise and clearly written, this volume surveys the doctrines of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant; presents major issues in metaphysics and the relationship between philosophy and science; considers moral responsibilities and ethical problems; discusses the philosophy of religion; and explores recent philosophical trends.

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 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 Introduction to Philosophy in an African Perspective
The Author Cletus N. Chukwu
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Philosophy
Pages 344
ISBN UOM:39015058715270
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 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 The Essence of Human Freedom
The Author Martin Heidegger
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2005-03-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 240
ISBN 9781441199812
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: img src="" align="left" The Essence of Human Freedom is a fundamental text for understanding Heidegger's view of Greek philosophy and its relationship to modern philosophy. These previously untranslated lectures were delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in the summer of 1930.

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 A New Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Steven Cahn
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2004-04-07
Genre Philosophy
Pages 150
ISBN 9781592446230
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An accessible and engaging introduction to philosophical inquiry, this book concentrates on topics of greatest interest to beginning students: the nature and tools of philosophy, free will, philosophy of religion, ethics, and social philosophy. The work throughout is clearly written and carefully argued.

The Book Some Problems of Philosophy
The Author William James
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date1911
Genre Philosophy
Pages 236
ISBN 0803275870
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With the clarity that James deemed obligatory, Some Problems of Philosophy outlines his theory of perception. The early chapters expose the defects of intellectualism and monism and the advantages of empiricism and pluralism. The novelty that enters into concrete perceptual experience, and that is disallowed by the rationalizing intellect, suggests exciting possibilities. Denied any absolute truth in an ever-changing world, privy to only a piece of the truth at any given moment, the individual can, with faith and good will, help create order out of chaos. Some Problems in Philosophy, published posthumously, represents an important advance in William James’s thought.

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 What Does It All Mean
The Author Thomas Nagel
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date1987-10-15
Genre Philosophy
Pages 112
ISBN 9780199763085
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems--knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Although he states his own opinions clearly, Nagel leaves these fundamental questions open, allowing students to entertain other solutions and encouraging them to think for themselves.

The Book World Philosophy
The Author H. Gene Blocker
The Publisher Pearson College Division
Release Date1999
Genre Philosophy
Pages 252
ISBN 0138620121
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This unique introduction to comparative philosophy brings together Chinese, Indian, and Western philosophers of roughly the same sort, of comparable stature, on the same philosophical topics and issues. Discussions are arranged in traditional clusters -- logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and social and political philosophy. Compares equals to equals -- logicians with logicians, metaphysicians with metaphysicians, ethicists with ethicists -- e.g., compares Indian, Chinese and Western empiricists, utilitarians, hedonists, egoists, atheists, theists, monists, pluralists, idealists, materialists, dualists, skeptics, relativists, political realists, etc. Treats the strictly philosophical arguments as roughly similar across cultures, but presents the larger cultural contexts in which they occur as considerably different. For anyone interested in comparative philosophy.

The Book The Big Questions A Short Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Robert C. Solomon
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2016-12-05
Genre Education
Pages 464
ISBN 9781337517447
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. Through an exploration of timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, the authors provide students with the context they need for an understanding of the foundational issues, while giving them the impetus and confidence to establish their own informed positions on these big questions. To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Book Necessary Questions
The Author Anthony Appiah
The Publisher Prentice Hall
Release Date1989
Genre Philosophy
Pages 240
ISBN UOM:39015019873317
Language English, Spanish, And French