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Philosopher's Way -With DVD

Philosopher's Way -With DVD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0136141389

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ISBN13: 978-0136141389
ISBN10: 0136141382
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Philosopher's Way -With DVD - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136141389

John Chaffee

ISBN13: 978-0136141389
ISBN10: 0136141382
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

This dynamic volume is designed to teach readers to become critical thinkers as they explore the influential thinkers and central themes of Philosophy from ancient times to the present. In addition to the conceptual and language subject matter, this presentation ignites readers' sense of wonder through an innovative design, substantive readings, innovative writing assignments and thinking activities that provide readers with the opportunity to learn and practice the conceptual abilities needed to think philosophically. The volume examines thinking philosophically about life, consciousness, identity and the soul, freedom and determinism, developing enlightened values, exploring ways of being religious, constructing knowledge and discovering truth, developing an integrated view of reality, understanding creative expression and political forms, as well as social justice, and concepts of utopia. For individuals interested in learning to think philosophically.

Table of Contents

1) WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? Thinking Philosophically About Life

2) WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHER'S WAY? Socrates and the Examined Life

3) WHO ARE YOU? Consciousness, Identity, and the Soul

4) ARE YOU FREE? Freedom and Determinism

5) HOW CAN WE KNOW THE NATURE OF REALITY? Philosophical Foundations

6) WHAT IS REAL? WHAT IS TRUE? Further Explorations

7) IS THERE A SPIRITUAL REALITY? Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

8) ARE THERE MORAL TRUTHS? Thinking About Ethics

9) WHAT ARE RIGHT ACTIONS? Constructing an Ethical Theory

10) WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE? Creating a Just State