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Classic philosophical questions

Author: James A Gould
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : Merrill, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Gould
ISBN: 0675087546 9780675087544
OCLC Number: 1229466
Description: x, 661 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The trial of Socrates. Plato : "The apology" --
pt. II. Methodology : what is the best approach to philosophy? Charles Peirce : "Four approaches to philosophy" ; Henri Bergson : "The method of intuition" ; Herbert Feigl : "The scientific outlook : naturalism and humanism" ; Friedrich Waismann : "How I see philosophy" --
pt. III. Ethics. A. Are ethics relative? ; Is man always selfish? ; How free is man? ; Which is basic in ethics : happiness or obligation? ; When is sexual love unethical? --
pt. IV. Knowledge. Of what does knowledge consist? ; Do we have knowledge of an identical self? ; How is truth established? ; Can casual relations be proven? --
pt. V. Of what does reality consist? ; Can other minds be proven to exist? ; What is the nature of cause? ; Is reality general or particular? --
pt. VI. Philosophy of religion. How can God be proven to exist? ; Does the idea of a good God exclude evil? ; Are religious ethics adequate? --
pt. VII. Political philosophy. What is freedom and free speech? ; What is the best government? ; What is equality? --
pt. VIII. Aesthetics. Are artistic judgments subjective? ; Why do we laugh? ; Why do we enjoy the tragic? ; Why is philosophy valuable?
Responsibility: edited by James A. Gould.

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