The Norton Introduction to Philosophy


Author: Gideon Rosen,Alex Byrne,Joshua Cohen,Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393932206
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1137
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Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

First Edition
Author: Jonathan Wolff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393644081
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Page: N.A
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Rather than telling students what to think about moral issues, this NEW text teaches students how to think for themselves. Using real-world examples and vivid illustrations drawn from other disciplines, it challenges preconceived notions about morality and demonstrates why ethics matters. A companion volume, Readings in Moral Philosophy, provides primary selections that amplify issues discussed in the text and extends them to problems in applied ethics.

The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: After Kant


Author: James Conant,Jay R. Elliott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393929089
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Page: 1700
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Presenting an unparalleled collection of primary texts in two flexible, portable volumes, The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy also provides the rich editorial apparatus--introductions, headnotes, explanatory annotations, bibliographies--for which Norton Anthologies have been known and trusted by professors and students alike for more than fifty years. A comprehensive history of both the European interpretive tradition in one volume and the Anglo-American analytic tradition in the other, this anthology belongs on every philosopher's bookshelf.

An Introduction to Ethics


Author: John Deigh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052177246X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
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This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of the great ethical works of Western philosophy.

An Introduction to Philosophy

Perennial Principles of the Classical Realist Tradition
Author: Daniel J. Sullivan
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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This textbook is organized as possible: Introduction Chapter 1. What Is Philosophy? Part I. The Historical Rise of Philosophy Chapter 2. The First Beginnings of Philosophy Chapter 3. The Problem of Change and Permanence Chapter 4. The Age of the Sophists Chapter 5. Socrates Chapter 6. Plato Chapter 7. Aristotle Part II. The Meaning of Man Chapter 8. The Nature of Man Chapter 9. The Nature of Knowing Chapter 10. The Kinds of Knowing Chapter 11. The Truth Of Knowing Chapter 12. The Nature of Desire Chapter 13. Freedom And Liberty Chapter 14. Liberty and Love Chapter 15. The Soul Of Man Chapter 16. Human Personality Part III. The Making of Man Chapter 17. In Search of Happiness Chapter 18. The Road to Happiness Chapter 19. The Life of Virtue Chapter 20. The Virtues of the Individual Person Chapter 21. Justice, The Social Virtue Chapter 22. Social Philosophy Part IV. The Universe Of Man Chapter 23. The World of Bodies Chapter 24. The Realm of Nature Part V. The Universe Of Being Chapter 25. In Quest of Being Chapter 26. Transcendentals of Being Chapter 27. The Divisions of Being Chapter 28. Uncreated Being Conclusion Chapter 29. The Perennial Philosophy Reading List Suggested Topics

Beginning Ethics

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393937909
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
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The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy


Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846158
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Page: 289
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This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly. --Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University --- A substantial and highly accessible introduction to the indigenous philosophies of China. Van Norden shares his clear distillations of classical Chinese philosophies using conceptual frameworks many will find familiar. This reader-friendly book sets the historical and cultural contexts for the philosophies discussed, and includes appendices, study questions, and imaginative scenarios, which aid us in appreciating some of the most important philosophy ever developed. --Ann Pirruccello, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego --- This lucid introduction to early Chinese thought offers historical, textual and conceptual analyses of the schools of Classical Chinese philosophy, illuminating their basic themes, theories, and arguments and providing readers with an intellectual bridge between Chinese and Western thought. Introductory texts such as this are especially needed today, as the study of philosophy faces the challenges of globalization and the urgent need for dialogue among different philosophical traditions. --- An ideal text for introductory courses, this book will also inspire graduate students, scholars and experts in philosophy in general, and Chinese Philosophy in particular, with its theoretical insights and comparative methodology. --Vincent Shen, Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Departments of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

The Norton Introduction to Literature

Twelfth Edition
Author: Kelly J Mays
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393938921
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 2080
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The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.

Readings in Moral Philosophy

First Edition
Author: Jonathan Wolff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393923606
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This NEW reader provides a more diverse selection of philosophers and ethical issues than any other book of its kind. Used on its own or as a companion to Jonathan Wolff’s An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, it offers an ideal collection of important readings in moral theory and compelling issues in applied ethics. Smart pedagogy and an affordable price make it an outstanding value for students.

Writing Philosophy Papers


Author: Zachary Seech
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495506842
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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Discover an all-in-one guide to writing with Seech’s WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e. Written specifically for philosophy students, this unique book leads your students through every aspect of writing philosophy papers and serves as an ideal supplement for any philosophy class that includes writing assignments.Seech guides students through each step of creating and organizing a strong philosophy essay--from the conception of a thesis and basic mechanics of writing through conducting effective research and accurately citing sources. Your students learn the skills for formulating articulate, intelligent arguments. Sample essays in the back of the book provide valuable examples for students to reference. This edition introduces students to the organization, style, and reasoning behind the primary types of philosophy papers, including compare-and-contrast, research, and summary and explanatory papers. A new chapter on Internet research (Chapter 7) discusses source accountability and use of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. New discussions on plagiarism in a digital age and word processing today further prepare students for writing success. Widely used and highly praised in prior editions, WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e, serves as a valuable, ongoing reference for students in any philosophy class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Great Philosophical Arguments

An Introduction to Philosophy
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195342604
Category: Philosophy
Page: 704
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The purpose of this text is to introduce students to great philosophy and great philosophers through an intense focus on argument. Like other topically organized introductory philosophy readers, this book is organized around the existence of God, knowledge and skepticism, mind and body, free will and determinism, ethics, and contemporary ethical debates, including abortion, euthanasia, and global hunger and poverty. 78 selections are grouped into six topical chapters-and the selections within those chapters are organized by argument. Vaughn's approach focuses students' attention on argumentation, where much of the philosophical work gets done.

Introduction to Philosophy

Classical and Contemporary Readings
Author: John Perry,John Martin Fischer
Publisher: OUP Us
ISBN: 9780190200237
Category: Philosophy
Page: 928
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"Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings incorporates boldfaced key terms, a glossary, a guide to writing philosophy papers, and a "Logical Toolkit" primer on philosophical reasoning. The seventh edition features eleven new readings, eight by conteporary female philosophers, bringing the total number of essays by women to twelve. It is also accompanied by a robust support package that includes a more extensive test bank, available on the new online Ancillary Resource Center, and expanded self-quizzes for students on the Companion Website"--Back cover.

The Cambridge Companion to Hume


Author: David Fate Norton,Jacqueline Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827782
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Although best known for his contributions to the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Hume also influenced developments in the philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics, political and economic theory, political and social history, and aesthetic theory. The fifteen essays in this volume address all aspects of Hume's thought. The picture of him that emerges is that of a thinker who, though often critical to the point of scepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that scepticism a constructive, viable, and profoundly important view of the world. Also included in this volume are Hume's two brief autobiographies and a bibliography suited to those beginning their study of Hume. This second edition of one our most popular Companions includes six new essays and a new introduction, and the remaining essays have all been updated or revised.

Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato


Author: Thomas Taylor,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 100
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“Philosophy,” says Hierocles, “is the purification and perfection of human life. It is the purification, indeed, from material irrationality, and the mortal body; but the perfection, in consequence of being the resumption of our proper felicity, and a reascent to the divine likeness. To effect these two is the province of Virtue and Truth; the former exterminating the immoderation of the passions; and the latter introducing the divine form to those who are naturally adapted to its reception.” Aeterna Press

Philosophy

An Introduction to the Art of Wondering
Author: James L. Christian
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN: 9780534512507
Category: Philosophy
Page: 639
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This classic introductory text provides a unique set of teaching tools for instructors who prefer a synoptic approach. PHILOSOPHY is visually appealing and reader friendly. Christian accents his accessible writing with cartoons, quotations, and related findings from the social and physical sciences, reinforcing his conception of philosophy as the individual's attempt to unify disparate world views. The style of writing makes central philosophical concepts readily engaging to students. Interspersed biographies give the student a feeling for the lives of the great thinkers who have fashioned the Western philosophical tradition and have determined largely how we think today. Above all, this text nurtures the analytical skills students need to critically engage the "big picture" of Western philosophy for themselves.

Teaching Plato in Palestine

Philosophy in a Divided World
Author: Carlos Fraenkel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Teaching Plato in Palestine is part intellectual travelogue, part plea for integrating philosophy into our personal and public life. Philosophical toolkit in tow, Carlos Fraenkel invites readers on a tour around the world as he meets students at Palestinian and Indonesian universities, lapsed Hasidic Jews in New York, teenagers from poor neighborhoods in Brazil, and the descendants of Iroquois warriors in Canada. They turn to Plato and Aristotle, al-Ghaz?l? and Maimonides, Spinoza and Nietzsche for help to tackle big questions: Does God exist? Is piety worth it? Can violence be justified? What is social justice and how can we get there? Who should rule? And how shall we deal with the legacy of colonialism? Fraenkel shows how useful the tools of philosophy can be—particularly in places fraught with conflict—to clarify such questions and explore answers to them. In the course of the discussions, different viewpoints often clash. That's a good thing, Fraenkel argues, as long as we turn our disagreements on moral, religious, and philosophical issues into what he calls a "culture of debate." Conceived as a joint search for the truth, a culture of debate gives us a chance to examine the beliefs and values we were brought up with and often take for granted. It won’t lead to easy answers, Fraenkel admits, but debate, if philosophically nuanced, is more attractive than either forcing our views on others or becoming mired in multicultural complacency—and behaving as if differences didn’t matter at all.

Sustainability

A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management
Author: Bryan G. Norton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226595214
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 607
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While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability—the cornerstone of environmental policy—using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse. Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, Sustainability offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism.

Twenty Questions

An Introduction to Philosophy
Author: G. Lee Bowie,Meredith W. Michaels,Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781439043967
Category: Philosophy
Page: 765
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How should I make (and spend) money? What gives my life meaning? Should I be afraid of death? Philosophical questions such as these--timely, personal, and relevant to daily life--are explored in the best-selling TWENTY QUESTIONS. Through an exploration of classical and contemporary approaches to these problems in philosophy, literature, and beyond, TWENTY QUESTIONS provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to philosophical reasoning.