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Title:
Philosophical propositions : an introduction to philosophy
Author:
Westphal, Jonathan, 1951-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415170529

9780415170536
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Book

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Summary

Philosophical Propositions is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.


Table of Contents

1 The Nature of a Philosophical Problem: What is Philosophy?
2 Some Basic Concepts of Logic and Philosophy
3 The Problem of Evil: Why Does God Allow Evil to Exist?
4 The Existence of God: Can the Existence of God Be Proved?
5 Reality: What is Real?
6 Certainty: What is Certainty and What is Certain?
7 Time: How Can Time Exist?
8 Personal Identity: What Am I?
9 The Mind-Body Problem
10 Freewill and Determinism: Are People Free?
11 The Meaning of Life: What is the Meaning of Life?

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