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Philosophy in practice : an introduction to the main questions

Author: Adam Morton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This introductory textbook focuses on philosophy as an activity rather than as a doctrine, and concentrates on issues of reason, experience, and reality. At the heart of the book is a sequence of exercises, activities and examples for the reader.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Morton
ISBN: 140511617X 9781405116176 1405116188 9781405116183
OCLC Number: 52377475
Description: xv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Certainty and doubt --
Sources of conviction --
Rationalism --
Rationalism versus relativism in morals --
Induction and deduction --
The retreat from certainty --
Utilitarianism --
Kantian ethics --
Empiricism --
Beyond empiricism --
Objectivity --
Materialism and dualism --
Morality for naturalists --
Deep illusions --
Realism.
Responsibility: Adam Morton.
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This introductory textbook focuses on philosophy as an activity rather than as a doctrine, and concentrates on issues of reason, experience, and reality. At the heart of the book is a sequence of exercises, activities and examples for the reader.

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