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Western philosophy

Published by Metro Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

What does it mean for someone to exist? What is truth? Are we free to choose to think or act? What is consciousness? Is human cloning justifiable? These are just some of the questions philosophers have attempted to answer, striking right at the heart of what it means to be human. This important new books shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment, combining philosophical analysis, historical and biographical background and thought-provoking illustrations, simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader. Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide is structured thematically, in terms of major issues, with chapters on World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society. Cutting across this organization by theme is a parallel organization that focuses on the great thinkers and their influence, as well as the schools or "--Isms" to which they subscribed. A highly accessible introduction to the subject, founded upon impeccable academic scholarship, Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide offers life-changing perspectives on what really matters.

Table of Contents

1. World / Tim Crane
What is reality?
Aristotle
The physical world
The supernatural
Cause
Hume
Idealism
Berkeley
Hegel
Phenomenology
Truth
Mathematics
The infinite
Leibniz
Time and space
2. Mind and body / Jesse Prinz
What is the mind?
Descartes
Thinking
Fodor
Consciousness
Feelings and emotions
Language
Wittgenstein
Free will
Spinoza
The self
Sanity and insanity
Life and death
3. Knowledge / Adam Morton
What is knowledge?
Plato
Perception and experience
Locke
Scepticism
Relativism
Foucault
Quine
Logic and reasoning
Carnap
Induction and deduction
Bacon
Diderot
Science
Rationality
Common sense
Pragmatism
Wisdom
4. Faith / John Cottingham
Is there a God?
Aquinas
Faith and reason
Augustine
Miracles
The afterlife
Pascal
Atheism and agnosticism
Pain and evil
Voltaire
Kierkegaard
The meaning of life
5. Ethics and aesthetics / Brenda Almond
What is morality?
Stoicism
Mill
Kant
Lying
Conscience
Altruism and egoism
Responsibility
Moral absolutes
Nietzsche
Existentialism
Sartre
Goodness
Love and friendship
Sex
Reproduction
Animals
Technology and nature
Beauty
Schopenhauer
Art
Taste and decency
6. Society / Jonathan Woolf
What is society?
Authority
Hobbes
Democracy
Rousseau
Freedom
Tradition
Rights
Laws
Bentham
Crime and punishment
Social justice
Rawls
Equality
Ownership
Rich and poor
Marx
Globalization
War.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.

Series
Reference classics, Reference classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
190

The Physical Object

Pagination
224 pages :
Number of pages
224

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26470723M
Internet Archive
westernphilosoph0000unse
ISBN 10
1435141725
ISBN 13
9781435141728
OCLC/WorldCat
800136246

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