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Author: Nils Ch Rauhut; Renee Smith
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Ch Rauhut; Renee Smith
ISBN: 9780205731985 0205731988
OCLC Number: 434562038
Description: pages cm
Contents: CONTENTS Preface SECTION 1: Why Study Philosophy? What is Enlightenment? IMMANUEL KANT Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect BARUCH SPINOZA Letter to Menoeceus EPICURUS Philosophy, a Bus Ride, and Dumb Luck ALFRED MELE Apology PLATO The Value of Philosophy BERTRAND RUSSELL SECTION 2: What Do We Know? Meditations 1 and 2 RENE DESCARTES A Skeptic's Manifesto MICHAEL SHERMER The Lure of Radical Skepticism MICHAEL HUEMER Appearance and Reality BERTRAND RUSSELL An Essay Concerning Human Understanding JOHN LOCKE A Priori Justification LAURENCE BONJOUR SECION 3: Do We Have Free Will? Determinism RICHARD TAYLOR Compatibilism W.T.STACE Beyond Compatibilism: A Buddhist Approach to Freedom and Determinism MARK SIDERITS The Consequence Argument PETER VAN INWAGEN Human Freedom and the Self RODERICK CHISHOLM Libertarianism ROBERT KANE SECTION 4: Is There an Enduring Self? A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality JOHN PERRY No Self in Buddhism RONALD GREEN The Judaic-Christian Conception of the Person JOHN HICK A Critique of Locke's Theory of Personal Identity THOMAS REID Brain Transplants and Personal Identity DEREK PARFIT andGODFREY VESEY Where Am I? DANIEL DENNETT Feminist Perspectives on the Self DIANA MEYERS SECTION 5: WHAT IS the Mind? They're Made out of Meat TERRY BISSON An Argument for Dualism from "Alcibiades I" PLATO A Critique of Dualism PAUL CHURCHLAND A Defense of Dualism JOHN FOSTER Philosophical Behaviorism JOHN HEIL The Nature of Mind DAVID ARMSTRONG Mad Pain and Martian Pain DAVID LEWIS Arguments against Functionalism JOHN R. SEARLE SECTION 6: Does God Exist? The Evidential Value of Religious Experience D.E. TRUEBLOOD The Five Ways ST. THOMAS AQUINAS The Ontological Argument NILS RAUHUT The Cosmological Argument RICHARD TAYLOR A Debate on the Cosmological Argument F.C. COPELSTON and BERTRAND RUSSELL Molecular Machines: Experimental Support for the Design Inference MICHAEL J. BEHE Born-Again Creationism PHILIP KITCHER Pascal's Wager GEORGE SCHLESINGER The Problem of Evil B.C. JOHNSON Why God Allows Evil RICHARD SWINBURNE The Ethics of Belief WILLIAM CLIFFORD The Will to Believe WILLIAM JAMES Male-Chauvinist Religion DEBORAH MATHIEU SECTION 7: What Ought We To Do? The Objective Basis of Morality THOMAS NAGEL Relativism JANET RADCLIFFE RICHARDS Must God's Commands Conform to Moral Standards? JAMES RACHELS Reflective Equilibrium ROBERT BASS The Principle of Utility JEREMY BENTHAM Push-Pin and Poetry JEREMY BENTHAM Higher and Lower Pleasure JOHN STUART MILL Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals IMMANUEL KANT Maria von Herbert's Challenge to Kant RAE LANGTON Nicomachean Ethics ARISTOTLE Regarding the Last Frontier of Bigotry DAVID DEGRAZIA Do Animals Have Rights? CARL COHEN The Case for Gay Marriage MICHAEL NAVA and ROBERT DAWIDOFF The Case Against Gay Marriage MANUEL A. LOPEZ
Responsibility: Nils Ch Rauhut, Renee J. Smith.


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