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Philosophy : a beginner's guide

Author: Jenny Teichman; Katherine C Evans
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : B. Blackwell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text provides an introduction to philosophy as it is studied in the English spoken language. It guides the reader through the most central and important questions of philosophy; the nature of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Introductions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Teichman; Katherine C Evans
ISBN: 063119617X 9780631196174
OCLC Number: 31206954
Description: viii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: what is philosophy? Part 1 Metaphysics - the philosophy of being and knowing: some puzzles about existence; the existence of God; the existence and identity of persons; the problem of free will; the existence of evil; the problem of knowledge. Part 2 Ethics - the philosophy of value: morality and illusion; egoism and altruism; utility and principles. Part 3 Political philosophy - the philosophy of state and citizen: authority and anarchy; liberty; equality; politics and sex. Part 4 The philosophy of science: the methods of science; causation; induction. Part 5 Logic - the philosophy of inference and argument; the subject matter of logic; syllogistic logic; modern logic; the propositional calculus; the predicate calculus. Part 6 Philosophy and life: the meaning of life; the influence of philosophy on life. Part 7 Life and death. Part 8 Marx and Marxism. Appendix: the great philosophers; philosophy of the 20th century; some well-known Continental philosophers.
Responsibility: by Jenny Teichman and Katherine C. Evans.

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