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Doing Philosophy

Doing Philosophy - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073386683

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ISBN13: 978-0073386683
ISBN10: 0073386685
Edition: 4TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
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Doing Philosophy - 4TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073386683

Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn

ISBN13: 978-0073386683
ISBN10: 0073386685
Edition: 4TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

This text with readings helps students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry by explaining what philosophical problems are, how they can be solved, and why searching for solutions is important. By acquainting students with philosophical theories and the thought experiments used to test them, the text fosters active learning and helps students become better thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface CHAPTER 1 The Philosophical Enterprise Section 1.1 Explaining the Possibility of the Impossible: Philosophical Problems and Theories Philosophical Problems The Stakes in Philosophical Inquiry The Mind-Body Problem The Problem of Free Will The Problem of Personal Identity The Problem of Moral Relativism The Problem of Evil The Problem of Skepticism Necessary and Sufficient Conditions Socrates and the Socratic Method Science and the Scientific Method Logical versus Causal Possibility Section 1.2 Evidence and Inference: Proving Your Point Deductive Arguments Inductive Arguments Informal Fallacies Section 1.3 The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments Case Study: Explaining How Moral Abortions Are Possible How Are Thought Experiments Possible? Criticizing Thought Experiments Conceivability and Possibility Scientific Thought Experiments Readings: Bertrand Russell, ''The Value of Philosophy'' Brand Blanshard, ''The Philosophic Enterprise'' Robert Nozick, ''Philosophy as an Art Form'' Max Schulman, ''Love is a Fallacy'' CHAPTER 2 The Mind-Body Problem Section 2.1 The Ghost in the Machine: Mind as Soul Descartes's Doubt I Think, Therefore I Am The Conceivability Argument The Divisibility Argument The Problem of Interaction The Causal Closure of the Physical The Problem of Other Minds Section 2.2 You Are What You Eat: Mind as Body Empiricism Logical Positivism Logical Behaviorism The Identity Theory Section 2.3 I, Robot: Mind as Software Artificial Intelligence The Turing Test Functionalism and Feeling Intentionality Section 2.4 There Ain't No Such Things as Ghosts: Mind as Myth Folk Psychology Subjective Knowledge Section 2.5 The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Mind as Quality Primitive Intentionality Mental Dependence The Causal Exclusion Problem Emergentism Panpsychism Readings: Rene Descartes, ''Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation II'' Hugh Elliot, ''Modern Science and Materialism'' David Chalmers, ''The Puzzle of Concious Experience'' Terry Bisson, ''T
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