The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach

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Date

August 29, 2013

Format

Mixed media product, 704 pages

ISBN

0078038340 / 9780078038341

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Your Price

213.33



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 Journey 1.0 OVERVIEW OF THE JOURNEY 1.1 SOCRATES AND THE SEARCH FOR WISDOM FROM PLATO, Apology FROM PLATO, Republic 1.2 PLATO’S ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE FROM PLATO, Republic 1.3 ARGUMENT AND EVIDENCE: HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TO BELIEVE? CHAPTER 2 The Search For Ultimate Reality 2.0 OVERVIEW OF METAPHYSICS 2.1 OVERVIEW: THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM FROM HUGH ELLIOT, Tantalus 2.2 DUALISM FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Discourse on the Method READINGS FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy 2.3 PHYSICALISM FROM JEFFREY OLEN, Persons and Their World 2.4 FUNCTIONALISM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM JERRY FODOR, The Mind-Body Problem FROM MARVIN MINSKY, Why People Think Computers Can’t 2.5 OVERVIEW: FREEDOM AND DETERMINISM 2.6 HARD DETERMINISM FROM B. F. SKINNER, Walden Two FROM SAMUEL BUTLER, Erewhon FROM CLARENCE DARROW, The Leopold and Loeb Trial 2.7 LIBERTARIANISM FROM RICHARD TAYLOR, Metaphysics FROM JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Being and Nothingness 2.8 COMPATIBILISM FROM WALTER T. STACE, Religion and the Modern Mind CHAPTER 3 The Search For Knowledge 3.0 OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE 3.1 SKEPTICISM READINGS FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy 3.2 RATIONALISM FROM PLATO, Phaedo FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy 3.3 EMPIRICISM FROM JOHN LOCKE, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding





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