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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 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The concept of self. Personal identity as essentially internal: The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge / Rainer Maria Rilke; An introduction to metaphysics / Henri Bergson --
The duality of mind and body: The metamorphosis (part 1) / Franz Kafka; Meditations on First philosophy / René Descartes --
Identity as socially defined: The edible woman / Margaret Atwood; The second sex: myth & reality / Simone de Beauvoir --
Defining oneself through commitment: Peer Gynt / Henrik Ibsen; Tragic sense of life / Miguel De Unamuno. 2. The problem of evil. Human sufferings as imcompatible with God's goodness: The brothers Karamazov ("the grand inquisitor") / Fedor Dostoevsky; Dialogues concerning natural religion (parts X and XI) / David Hume --
Divine justification in the ultimate design: The death of Ivan Ilyitch / Leo Tolstoy; An essay on man (epistle 1) / Alexander Pope; Discourse on metaphysics / Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Evil as a reality to be overcome: Candide / Voltaire; Nature / John Stuart Mill --
The inhumanity of humanity: Invisible man / Ralph Ellison; The content of our character: race-holding / Shelby Steele. 3. Free will and determinism. The predeterminism of destiny: Oedipus, King of Thebes / Sophocles; The discourses / Epictetus --
Economic and material factors as determinants: Germinal / Émile Zola; The Communist manifesto (part 1) / Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels --
Psychological laws and human control: Brave new world (chapter 2) / Aldous Huxley; Science and human behavior / B.F. Skinner --
The affirmation of free will: Notes from underground (part 1) / Fedor Dostoevsky; In defense of free will / C.A. Campbell. 4. Ethical ideals: the good life. Pursuing happiness or following principles: Antigone / Jean Anouilh; Utilitarianism (chapter 2) / John Stuart Mill; Groundwork of the metaphysic of morals (chapter 1) / Immanuel Kant Dedication to God: Murder in the cathedral (part 1) / T.S. Eliot; The city of God (book 19) / St. Augustine --
Self-realization: Death in Venice / Thoman Mann; On becoming a person / Carl Rogers. 5. The nature of reality. Naturalism: The open boat / Stephen Crane; A free man's worship / Bertrand Russell --
Spiritualism: Siddhartha / Hermann Hesse; The varieties of religious experience: mysticism (lectures 16 & 17) / William James --
Existentialism: The plague / Albert Camus; The humanism of existentialism / Jean-Paul Sartre.
Responsibility: Burton F. Porter.

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