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Philosophy : a literary and conceptual approach

Author: Burton F Porter
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Literary excerpts from writers such as Margaret Atwood, Ralph Ellison, Emile Zola, and Albert Camus are paired with standard philosophic texts from theorists such as Simone de Beauvoir, Shelby  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton F Porter
ISBN: 0155018620 9780155018624
OCLC Number: 32508223
Description: xi, 448 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The Concept of Self. Personal Identity as Essentially Internal. The Duality of Mind and Body. Identity as Socially Defined. Defining Oneself Through Commitment. Part II: The Problem of Evil. Human Suffering as Incompatible with God's Goodness. Divine Justification in the Ultimate Design. Evil as a Reality to Be Overcome. The Inhumanity of Humanity. Part III: Free Will and Determinism. The Predeterminism of Destiny. Economic and Material Factors as Determinants. Psychological Factors and Human Control. The Affirmation of Free Will. Part IV: Ethical Ideals: The Good Life. Pursuing Happiness or Following Principles. Dedication to God. Part V: The Nature of Reality. Naturalism. Spiritualism. Existentialism.
Responsibility: Burton F. Porter.

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