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Yes, but how do you know? : introducing philosophy through sceptical ideas

Author: Stephen Cade Hetherington
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, ©2009.
Series: Broadview guides to philosophy.
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"Yes, But How Do You Know? is an invitation to think philosophically through the use of sceptical ideas. Hetherington challenges our complacency and asks us to reconsider what we think we know. How much can we discover about our surroundings? What sort of beings are we? Can we trust our own reasoning? Is science all it is cracked up to be? Can we acquire knowledge of God? Are even the contents of our own minds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Cade Hetherington
ISBN: 9781551119038 155111903X
OCLC Number: 426222054
Description: xvi, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Observing: Is Anything Out There? --
Reasoning: How Far Can It Take You? --
Reasoning Beyond Observing: Leaping Into The Dark? --
Science: Can It Find All The Answers? --
Common Sense: Like, Yeah? --
Other Minds: Are You Mentally Alone In The Universe? --
Your Own Mind: Is Anything Really Happening In There? --
People's Natures: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? --
Moral Characteristics: Say What? --
God: Beyond Comprehension?
Series Title: Broadview guides to philosophy.
Responsibility: Stephen Hetherington.

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