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Truth About the World : Basic Readings in Philosophy

Truth About the World : Basic Readings in Philosophy - 05 edition

Truth About the World : Basic Readings in Philosophy - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780072980813

ISBN10: 0072980818

Truth About the World : Basic Readings in Philosophy by James Rachels - ISBN 9780072980813
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2005
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Truth About the World : Basic Readings in Philosophy by James Rachels - ISBN 9780072980813

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

1. James Rachels, Introduction
2. Plato, Socrates's Trial
3. Plato, Socrates's Unanswered Question About Justice

God

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

The Mind

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

Freedom

16. John-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism
17. W.T. Stace, Compatibilism Defended
18. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Knowledge

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

Ethics

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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