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Reason at work : introductory readings in philosophy

Author: Steven M Cahn; Patricia Kitcher; George Sher
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1984.
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Reason at work.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1984
(OCoLC)567424074
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Cahn; Patricia Kitcher; George Sher
ISBN: 0155759906 9780155759909
OCLC Number: 10914276
Description: vii, 727 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Ethics --
Psychological egoism / Joel Feinberg --
Ethical relativism from problems of moral philosophy, second edition / Paul Taylor --
Ethics and observation from the nature of morality / Gilbert Harman --
Outline of a decision procedure for ethics / John Rawls --
Utilitarianism from utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
Some problems with utilitariansim from the individual and the political order / Norman Bowie and Robert Simon --
Utilitarianism and non-utilitarian institutions from moral thinking / R.M. Hare --
Morality and rationality from the foundations of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant --
Morality as a system of hypothetical imperatives / Philippa Foot --
What makes right acts right from the right and the good / W.D. Ross --
The nature of moral virtue from nichomachean ethics / Aristotle --
Famine affluence and morality / Peter Singer. Part 2 Social and political philosophy --
What do we owe to our country from the crito / Plato --
Authority and security from leviathan / Thomas Hobbes --
Limited government as a defender of property from second treatise of government / John Locke --
The principle of fairness from anarchy, state and utopia / Robert Nozick --
On liberty from on liberty / John Stuart Mill --
A theory of justice from a theory of justice / John Rawls --
Distributive justice from anarchy state and utopia / Robert Nozick --
Communism from the communist manifesto and critique of the gotha program / Karl Marx and Fridrich Engels --
On justice under socialism / Edward Nell and Onora O'Neill. Part 3 Theory of knowledge --
Knowledge as justified true belief from theaetetus / Plato --
Is justified true belief knowledge / Edmund L. Gettier III --
Certain knowledge from meditations on first philosophy / René Descartes --
Empiricism from an essay concerning human understanding / John Locke --
The problem of induction from an inquiry concerning human understanding / David Hume --
The new riddle of induction from fact fiction and forecast / Nelson Goodman --
The interdependence of beliefs from two dogmas of empiricism / W.V.O. Quine --
Innate knowledge / Alvin Goldman --
The appeal to the given from groundless belief / Michael Williams --
The utility of truth from truth and the lie, the gay science, beyond good and evil, geneology of morals, and the will to power / Friedrich Nietzsche --
Objectivity value judgements and theory choice from the essential tension / T.S. Kuhn --
Believing where we cannot prove from abusing science / Philip Kitcher. Metaphysics --
Real and nominal essence from an essay concerning human understanding / John Locke --
On possibility and necessity / Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz --
Metaphysical necessity from naming and necessity / Saul Kripke --
Personal identity from an essay concerning human understanding / John Locke --
The self and the future / Bernard Williams --
Later selves and moral principles / Derek Parfit --
Hard determinism from walden two / B.F. Skinner --
Radical freedom from being and nothingness / Jean-Paul Sartre --
Free will as involving determinism / R.E. Hobart --
Acting freely / Gerald Dworkin. Part 5 Philosophy of religion --
God and morality from the euthyphro / Plato --
The ontological argument from proslogian, a reply on behalf of the fool, and a reply by the author / Saint Anselm and Gaunilo --
Five proofs for the existence of God from summa theologica / Saint Thomas Aquinas --
A defense of atheism / Ernest Nagel --
The problem of evil / Richard Swinburne --
Theology and falsification / Antony Flew [and others] --
Religion reconsidered / Steven M. Cahn. Part 6 Philosophy of mind --
The functions of the soul from de anima / Aristotle --
Dualism from meditations on first philosophy / René Descartes --
The distinction between mental and physical phenomena from psychology from an empirical standpoint / Franz Brentano --
Behaviorism from science and human behavior / B.F. Skinner --
Skinner skinned / Daniel C. Dennett --
Linguistic contributions to the study of mind from language and mind / Noam Chomsky --
The central-state theory from a materialist theory of the mind / D.M. Armstrong --
Functionalism from psychological explanation Artificial intelligence as philosophy and as psychology / Daniel C. Dennett.
Responsibility: [edited by] Steven M. Cahn, Patricia Kitcher, George Sher ; under the general editorship of Robert J. Fogelin.

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