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Author: Laurence BonJour; Ann Baker
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence BonJour; Ann Baker
ISBN: 0205539378 9780205539376 020563947X 9780205639472
OCLC Number: 141187977
Description: xvii, 654 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: *Selections new to this edition are indicated with an asteriskPreface Preface to the 2nd Edition For the Student: An Introduction to the Annotations Chapter 1 What is Philosophy? Ann Baker: Philosophical Thinking Plato: Euthyphro Plato: Apology Bertrand Russell: The Value of Philosophy Chapter 2 Knowledge and Skepticism Do We Have Knowledge of the External World? Rene Descartes: From Meditations on First Philosophy John Locke: From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding George Berkeley: From Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous Thomas Reid: Direct Realism, from Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man Laurence BonJour: Knowledge of the External World, from Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses Sextus Empiricus: From Outlines of Pyrrhonism* Concluding Dialogue on the External World* Is Induction Justified? David Hume: Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding, from An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Wesley Salmon: The Problem of Induction, from The Foundations of Scientific InferenceA. C. Ewing: The "A Priori" and the Empirical, from The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy Concluding Dialogue on the Problem of Induction* Chapter 3 Minds and Bodies Are Minds and Mental States Distinct from Bodies and Material States? John Foster: A Defense of Dualism J. J. C. Smart: Sensations and Brain Processes Jerry Fodor: The Mind-Body ProblemAre Intentional Mental States Analogous to the States of a Computer? A. M. Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence John R. Searle: Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program? Jerry Fodor: Searle on What Only Brains Can Do John R. Searle: Author's Response Can Materialism Account for Qualitative Consciousness? Thomas Nagel: What Is It Like to Be a Bat? Frank Jackson: What Mary Didn't Know Laurence BonJour: What Is It Like to Be a Human (Instead of a Bat)? David Lewis: Knowing What It's Like David J. Chalmers: The Puzzle of Conscious Experience Concluding Dialogue on the Mind-Body Problem* Chapter 4 Personal Identity and Free Will What is Required for Personal Identity? John Locke: Personal Identity Thomas Reid: Of Mr. Locke's Account of Personal Identity Bernard Williams: The Self and the Future Derek Parfit: Personal Identity Concluding Dialogue on Personal Identity * Are Human Actions Genuinely Free? Hard DeterminismRobert Blatchford: A Defense of Hard Determinism, from Not Guilty: A Defense of the Bottom Dog CompatibilismDavid Hume: Of Liberty and Necessity W. T. Stace: A Compatibalist Account of Free Will, from Religion and the Modern Mind Paul Edwards: Hard and Soft Determinism Harry Frankfurt: Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person* LibertarianismC. A. Campbell: In Defense of Free Will Robert Nozick: Choice and Indeterminism, from Philosophical Explanations Robert Kane: Free Will and Modern Science, from A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will* Back to Hard Determinism?Galen Strawson: Free Will Concluding Dialogue on Free Will* Chapter 5 Morality and Moral Problems What Is the Best Theory of Morality: Utilitarianism, Deontological Views, or Virtue Ethics? Utilitarianism: Morality Depends on ConsequencesJeremy Bentham: From An Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation John Stuart Mill: From Utilitarianism J. J. C. Smart: Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism Bernard Williams: A Critique of Utilitarianism Peter Singer:Famine, Affluence, and Morality* Deontological Views: Morality Depends on Duties and RightsImmanuel Kant: From Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Onora O'Neill: The Moral Perplexities of Famine Relief David T. Ozar: Rights: What They Are and Where They Come From Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion Virtue Ethics: Morality Depends on Character TraitsAristotle: From The Nichomachean Ethics Rosalind Hursthouse: Normative Virtue Ethics Rosalind Hursthouse: Virtue Theory and Abortion* Challenges to Morality: Relativism and Egoism James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism Joel Feinberg: Psychological Egoism Plato: Are We Better Off Behaving Morally or Immorally? Concluding Dialogue on Morality and Moral Problems* Chapter 6 The Legitimacy of Government and The Nature of Justice What Is the Justification for Government? Thomas Hobbes: The Social Contract, from Leviathan John Locke: The Social Contract, from Second Treatise of Government David Hume: Of the Original Contract What Is Social Justice? Robert Nozick: The Entitlement Theory of Justice, from Anarchy, State, and Utopia John Rawls: Justice as Fairness, from A Theory of Justice Robert Nozick: A Critique of Rawls, from Anarchy, State, and Utopia Thomas M. Scanlon: Nozick on Rights, Liberty, and Property Concluding Dialogue on Government and Justice* Chapter 7 God and Faith Does God Exist? The Cosmological ArgumentSt. Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways, from Summa Theologica Samuel Clarke: The Cosmological Argument, from A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God David Hume: Problems with the Cosmological Argument, from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion The Argument from DesignWilliam Paley: The Argument from Design, from Natural Theology Stephen Jay Gould: The Panda's Thumb David Hume: Problems with the Argument from Design, from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Antony Flew: Critique of the Global Argument from Design, from God: A Critical Inquiry The Ontological ArgumentSt. Anselm: The Ontological Argument, from Proslogion* Rene Descartes: The Ontological Argument Immanuel Kant: The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God An Argument Against the Existence of God: The Problem of Evil David Hume: The Problem of Evil, from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion J. L. Mackie: Evil and Omnipotence John Hick: The Problem of Evil, from Philosophy of Religion Must We Have Reasons to Believe in God? Walter Kaufmann: Pascal's Wager, from Critique of Religion and Philosophy William James: The Will to Believe Concluding Dialogue on God and Faith* Chapter 8 Philosophy and The Good Life Epictetus: from the Manual Robert Nozick: The Experience Machine Thomas Nagel: The Absurd Susan Wolf: Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life Concluding Dialogue on the Good Life* Glossary Credits
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