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Exploring philosophy

Author: Peter A French
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Schenkman Pub. Co. [1970]
Series: Schenkman paperback, SK 31.
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Introductory students often view philosophy as a series of difficult-to-read questions, without knowing the problems or questions with which philosophers deal. For such students introductory philosophy becomes a kind of academic technology. This book is an attempt to alter that misconception of a dynamic subject. It is signed to aid the student in his exploration of certain problems in philosophy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A French
OCLC Number: 129283
Description: x, 630 pages illustrations 26 cm.
Contents: Part I : duty and responsibility --
Introductory readings : Martin Gansberg --
William Golding --
Selected sources : Immanuel Kant --
F.H. Bradley --
Jean-Paul Sartre --
W.H. Werkmetster --
Colin Strang --
J.L. Austin --
Part II : justice, law and morality --
Introductory readings : Frantz Fanon --
Selected sources : Plato --
John Locke --
Jean Jacques Rousseu --
Sir John Wolfenden --
John Stuart Mill --
Lord Devlin --
Part III : social action and human nature --
Introductory readings : Martin Luther King Jr. --
SDS --
Selected sources : Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels --
Mao Tse-Tung --
Mao Tse-Tung --
Henry David Thoreau --
M.K. Gandhi --
Frantz Fanon --
Albert Camus --
Part IV : personal identity --
Introductory reading : Walt Kelly --
Lewis Carroll --
Selected sources : John Locke --
David Hume --
Gilbert Ryle --
D.F. Pears --
Sydney Shoemaker --
Part V : dualism and survival --
Introductory reading : the will of James Kidd --
Selected sources : Plato --
Saint Paul --
Lord Samuel, A.J. Ayer, Gilbert Ryle --
John Passmore --
C.D. Broad --
H.H. Price --
Antony Flew --
Ian Ramsey --
Richard Taylor --
Part VI : faith and God --
Introductory reading : Genesis 22:1-14 --
Tennessee Williams --
Selected sources : Soren Kierkegaard --
Brand Blanshard --
Paul Tillich --
From the Bhagavad-Gita --
Thomas Aquinas --
Friedrich Nietzche --
Bertrand Russell, F.C. Copleston --
Part VII : tragedy and aesthetic criticism --
Introductory readings : Herman Melville --
Arthur Miller --
Selected sources : Plato --
Aristotle --
W.H. Auden --
Preston Roberts --
Ludwig Wittgenstein --
Part VIII : science and truth --
Introductory readings : Aldous Huxley --
Joseph Priestly --
Selected sources : Francis Bacon --
William Whewell --
Norwood Russell Hanson --
Benjamin Lee Whorf --
William James --
P.W. Bridgman --
Norbert Wiener.
Series Title: Schenkman paperback, SK 31.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Peter A. French.

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Introductory students often view philosophy as a series of difficult-to-read questions, without knowing the problems or questions with which philosophers deal. For such students introductory philosophy becomes a kind of academic technology. This book is an attempt to alter that misconception of a dynamic subject. It is signed to aid the student in his exploration of certain problems in philosophy.

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