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Philosophical dilemmas : building a worldview

Author: Phil Washburn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucidly written, this extensive and very original introduction to philosophy features over fifty brief, jargon-free essays arranged in pairs. Each pair answers one of the principal philosophical questions, such as "Does God exist?" or "Are we free?", with two opposing points of view. On the topic of relativism, for example, one essay argues that morality is created by society and relative to it, while the other
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Washburn
ISBN: 0195106938 9780195106930
OCLC Number: 33817617
Description: xxiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. God, Immortality, and Faith --
Ch. 2. Liberty, Equality, and Justice --
Ch. 3. Happiness, Obligations, and Values --
Ch. 4. Free Will, Mind, and Identity --
Ch. 5. Knowledge, Science, and Truth.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: Phil Washburn.
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