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Readings for an introduction to philosophy

Author: James R Hamilton; Charles E Reagan; Benjamin R Tilghman
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Readings for an introduction to philosophy.
New York : Macmillan, ©1976
(OCoLC)610336685
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hamilton; Charles E Reagan; Benjamin R Tilghman
ISBN: 0023495502 9780023495502
OCLC Number: 1256127
Description: xi, 591 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is the relativist thesis? / W.T. Stace --
Normality is relative / Ruth Benedict --
Only some values are relative / A.A. Kroeber and C. Kluckholn --
Moral judgments are purely emotive / A.J. Ayer --
Not just anything can be called good / Philippa Foot --
The court decides / U.S. Supreme Court --
Abortion is a case of moral malice / Thomas J. O'Donnell --
The doctrine of the double effect / Philippa Foot --
A defense of abortion / Judith J. Thomson --
Man is a physical machine / Baron Paul Henri d'Holbach --
Man is a psychological machine / John Hospers --
Behaviorism and determinism / Robert Bolles --
How actions are explained / R.S. Peters --
Freedom: the first condition of action / Jean-Paul Sartre --
The mind is distinct from the body / René Descartes --
What is behaviorism? / John B. Watson --
Advances in behaviorism / B.F. Skinner --
The mind and the brain are identical / J.J.C. Smart --
The identity theory is incoherent / Norman Malcolm --
Human beings / John W. Cook --
A definition of learning / K. Lovell --
Teaching and training / Gilbert Ryle --
Teaching is not persuading / Plato --
The true is the useful / William James --
Knowledge and truth are not relative / Plato --
Epistemological relativism rests on a confusion / W. Montague --
Do our senses always deceive us? / René Descartes --
Descartes' evil genius / O.K. Bouwsma --
The argument from illusion / A.J. Ayer --
A psychological theory of perception / M.D. Vernon --
The sense datum theory and common sense / J.L. Austin --
A retributivist justification of punishment / Immanuel Kant --
Punishment is a crime / Karl Menninger --
Psychiatry does not belong in the courtroom / Thomas S. Szasz --
Retributivism and utilitarianism are not in conflict / A.M. Quinton --
The concept of punishment and its social context / Kurt Baier --
The problem of heroin / James Q. Wilson, Mark H. Moore, and David Wheat, Jr. --
Governments may not intervene / John Stuart Mill --
Utilitarian arguments against paternalism are not successful / Robert Paul Wolff --
Legal paternalism and human rights / John B. Exdell --
Criteria for evaluating paternalistic proposals / Joel Feinberg --
Five proofs of God's existence / St. Thomas Aquinas --
The ontological argument / René Descartes --
Why the proofs do not work / J.J.C. Smart --
The will to believe / William James --
Religious claims are meaningless / A.J. Ayer --
Religious utterances are symbolic (metaphorical) / Paul Tillich --
Religious utterances are analogical / Raphael Demos --
How we speak of God / Rudolf Bultmann --
Religious utterances are not empirical claims / Paul F. Schmidt --
Religious utterances express moral intentions / R.B. Braithwaite --
Words are names / St. Augustine --
Words name ideas in the mind / John Locke --
The symbolic process and social problems / S.I. Hayakawa --
How to get rid of words / Jonathan Swift --
Solving problems by deciding what a word is to mean / William James --
Humpty Dumpty's theory of meaning / Lewis Carroll --
Meaning as use / Friedrich Waismann --
Speech is an encoding of thoughts / Jerrold J. Katz --
Thinking is behavior / B.F. Skinner --
The body as expression, and speech / Maurice Merleau-Ponty --
A puzzling element in the notion of thinking / Gilbert Ryle.
Responsibility: [compiled by] James R. Hamilton, Charles E. Reagan, B.R. Tilghman.

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