Summary: This new book features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy. It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. The book makes innovative use of compelling short stories from two writers who have prominently combined philosophy and fiction in their work. These narratives illuminate pivotal aspects of the carefully selected classic readings that fol ...show morelow. This gives students two ways to understand the philosophical positions: through indirect argument in fiction and through direct, deductive presentations. Study questions and writing exercises accompany each set of readings and help students grasp the material and create their own arguments. CONTENTS Preface Glossary Part 1: Direct and Indirect Discourse in Philosophy 1. Direct and Indirect Discourse in Philosophy Reading and Discussion Questions 2. How Can I Respond to Claims Using Direct Logical Discourse? Reading and Discussion Questions 3. How Can I Respond to Claims Using Indirect Fictive Narrative Discourse? Reading and Discussion Questions Part 2: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 4. Plato Short Story: ''The Cynic,'' Charles Johnson Reading and Discussion Questions Fictive-Narrative Philosophy Feedback Primary Text: Plato, ''The Myth of the Charioteer'' Reading and Discussion Questions Class Exercises Primary Text: Plato,Crito Reading and Discussion Questions Class Exercises 5. Aristotle Short Story: ''Aristotle the Outsider,'' Michael Boylan Reading and Discussion Questions Fictive-Narrative Philosophy Feedback Primary Text: Aristotle, & ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 10
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