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Title:
Philosophy : basic readings
Author:
Warburton, Nigel, 1962-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 449 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1340 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780415187190

9780415187206
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Book

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Summary

This is the ideal introduction to key philosophical texts for students. Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, complementing the sections in Philosophy: The Basics with a selection of readings.


Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Philosophy?
1 What Makes Someone a Philosopher?Mary Warnock
2 Analytic PhilosophyD.H. Mellor
3 The Method of PhilosophyA.J. Ayer
4 The Value of PhilosophyBertrand Russell
Section 1 God
1 The Wager Blaise Pascal
2 Proofs of GodMartin Gardner
3 Evil and OmnipotenceJ.L. Mackie
4 Why God Allows EvilRichard Swimburne
5 Of MiraclesDavid Hume
6 Viruses of the MindRichard Dawkins
Section 2 Right and Wrong
1 The Categorical ImperativeImmanuel Kant
2 The Experience MachineRobert Nozick
3 Higher and Lower PleasuresJohn Stuart Mill
4 A Critique of UtilitarianismBernard Williams
5 The Solzhenitsyn PrincipleJonathan Glover
6 Neo-AristolelianismRosalind Hursthouse
7 A Defence of AbortionJudith Jarvis Thomson
8 Moral LuckThomas Nagel
9 RelativismBernard Williams
Section 3 Politics
1 The Natural Condition of Mankind Thomas Hobbes
2 Two Concepts of LibertyIsiah Berlin
3 Freedom to BoxNigel Warburton
4 Discrimination and Sexual JusticeJanet Radcliffe Richards
5 Letter from Birmingham JailMartin Luther King jr
6 All Animals are EqualPeter Singer
Section 4 The External World
1 Of the Things we may DoubtRene Descartes
2 DescartesBernard Williams and and and Bryan Magee
3 ColoursGeorge Berkeley
4 Of the Origin of IdeasDavid Hume
5 Epistemology Naturalised - Nature Know ThyselfAlex Orenstein
Section 5 Mind
1 The Diary and The Beetle in the BoxLudwig Wittgenstein
2 Sensations and Brain ProcessesJ.J.C. Smart
3 Minds, Brains and ProgramsJohn Searle
4 What is it Like to be a Bat?Thomas Nagel
5 Where am I?Daniel C. Dennett
Section 6 Science
1 The Problem of DemarcationKarl Popper
2 Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific DiscoveriesThomas Kuhn
3 How to Defend Society Against SciencePaul Feyerabend
4 Feyerabend: Anything GoesAlan Sokal and Jean Bricmont
Section 7 Art
1 Significant FormClive Bell
2 The Intentional FallacyWimsatt and Beardsley
3 Of the Standard of TasteDavid Hume
4 What is Wrong with a ForgeryAlfred Lessing
5 Pierre Menard, Author of the QuixoteJorge Luis Borges
Further Reading
Index

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