ISBN13:978-0072980813 ISBN10: 0072980818 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0072869231 ISBN10: 0072869232
Summary: This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy: God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James Rachels' new text Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are at once Rachels' newest contributions to philosophy and his last. In these two books, the respected author found a culminating expression for his love of philosophy.
Summary: This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy: God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James Rachels' new text Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are at once Rachels' newest contributions to philosophy and his last. In these two books, the respected author found a culminating expression for his love of philosophy. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 08/28/2004 International: No
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1. James Rachels, Introduction 2. Plato, Socrates's Trial 3. Plato, Socrates's Unanswered Question About Justice
4. St. Thomas Aquinas, Five Ways to Prove That God Exists 5. William Paley, The Watch and the Watch-Maker 6. J.L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence 7. Michael L. Peterson, The Problem of Evil 8. Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian 9. William Lycan and George Schlesinger, You Bet Your Life: Pascal's Wager Defended
10. Bertrand Russell, Do We Survive Death? 11. Derek Parfit, Split Brains and Personal Identity 12. B.F. Skinner, The Causes of Behavior 13. David Armstrong, The Mind-Brain Identity Theory 14. Thomas Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat? 15. John R. Searle, The Myth of the Computer
16. John-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism 17. W.T. Stace, Compatibilism Defended 18. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
19. Rene Descartes, Meditations I and II 20. George Berkeley, Does Matter Exist? 21. A.J. Ayer, The Argument from Illusion 22. J.L. Austin, Reality 23. David Hume, On Miracles
24. David Hume, Ethics and Human Feeling 25. C.S. Lewis, Our Sense of Right and Wrong 26. Peter Singer, Four Ethical Principles 27. Martha C. Nussbaum, The Virtues 28. Richard Taylor, The Meaning of Life
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