The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach

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Date

August 29, 2013

Format

Hardback, 704 pages

ISBN

0078038340 / 9780078038341

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Your Price

200.00



Overview


Main description

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach is a text with readings that enhances comprehension of philosophical study by encouraging students to ponder, explore, and actively participate in the learning process. Philosophy becomes a personal journey for students through Lawhead’s unique pedagogy that introduces philosophical concepts through practical application in the form of primary sources, interwoven exercises, and sections that encourage critical thinking and further exploration of core concepts.


Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction To The Philosophical Journey1.0 OVERVIEW OF THE JOURNEY1.1 SOCRATES AND THE SEARCH FOR WISDOMFROM PLATO, ApologyFROM PLATO, Republic1.2 PLATO’S ALLEGORY OF THE CAVEFROM PLATO, Republic1.3 ARGUMENT AND EVIDENCE: HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TO BELIEVE?CHAPTER 2 The Search For Ultimate Reality2.0 OVERVIEW OF METAPHYSICS2.1 OVERVIEW: THE MIND-BODY PROBLEMFROM HUGH ELLIOT, Tantalus2.2 DUALISMFROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Discourse on the MethodREADINGS FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy2.3 PHYSICALISMFROM JEFFREY OLEN, Persons and Their World2.4 FUNCTIONALISM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEFROM JERRY FODOR, The Mind-Body ProblemFROM MARVIN MINSKY, Why People Think Computers Can’t2.5 OVERVIEW: FREEDOM AND DETERMINISM2.6 HARD DETERMINISMFROM B. F. SKINNER, Walden TwoFROM SAMUEL BUTLER, ErewhonFROM CLARENCE DARROW, The Leopold and Loeb Trial2.7 LIBERTARIANISMFROM RICHARD TAYLOR, MetaphysicsFROM JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Being and Nothingness2.8 COMPATIBILISMFROM WALTER T. STACE, Religion and the Modern MindCHAPTER 3 The Search For Knowledge3.0 OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE3.1 SKEPTICISMREADINGS FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy3.2 RATIONALISMFROM PLATO, PhaedoFROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy3.3 EMPIRICISMFROM JOHN LOCKE, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding





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