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Philosophy: Basic Readings

Nigel Warburton (Ed)
Philosophy: Basic Readings

Philosophy: Basic Readings

Nigel Warburton (Ed)

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- Publisher Introduction: What is Philosophy? 1. What Makes Someone a Philosopher? Mary Warnock 2. Analytic Philosophy D.H. Mellor 3. The Method of Philosophy A.J. Ayer 4. The Value of Philosophy Bertrand Russell Section 1: God 1. The Wager Blaise Pascal 2. Proofs of God Martin Gardner 3. Evil and Omnipotence J.L. Mackie 4. Why God Allows Evil Richard Swimburne 5. Of Miracles David Hume 6. Viruses of the Mind Richard Dawkins Section 2: Right and Wrong 1. The Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant 2. The Experience Machine Robert Nozick 3. Higher and Lower Pleasures John Stuart Mill 4. A Critique of Utilitarianism Bernard Williams 5. The Solzhenitsyn Principle Jonathan Glover 6. Neo-Aristolelianism Rosalind Hursthouse 7. A Defence of Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson 8. Moral Luck Thomas Nagel 9. Relativism Bernard Williams Section 3: Politics 1. The Natural Condition of Mankind Thomas Hobbes 2. Two Concepts of Liberty Isiah Berlin 3. Freedom to Box Nigel Warburton 4. Discrimination and Sexual Justice Janet Radcliffe Richards 5. Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King jr 6. All Animals are Equal Peter Singer Section 4: The External World 1. Of the Things we may Doubt Rene Descartes 2. Descartes Bernard Williams and Bryan Magee 3. Colours George Berkeley 4. Of the Origin of Ideas David Hume 5. Epistemology Naturalised - Nature Know Thyself Alex Orenstein Section 5: Mind 1. The Diary and The Beetle in the Box Ludwig Wittgenstein 2. Sensations and Brain Processes J.J.C. Smart 3. Minds, Brains and Programs John 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 Demarcation Karl Popper 2. Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries Thomas Kuhn 3. How to Defend Society Against Science Paul Feyerabend 4. Feyerabend: Anything Goes Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont Section 7: Art 1. Significant Form Clive Bell 2. The Intentional Fallacy Wimsatt and Beardsley 3. Of the Standard of Taste David Hume 4. What is Wrong with a Forgery Alfred Lessing 5. Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote Jorge Luis Borges Further Reading Index

- Publisher Ideal readings for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time. Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. These carefully chosen readings are easy to understand, are accessible and will give the reader a thorough understanding of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy grouped under the following themes: * What is philosophy?^*God^* Right and wrong^* Politics^* The external world^* Mind^* Science^* Art^Each theme in this book complements the sections in Philosophy: The Basics with a selection of readings. This is an ideal introduction to key philosophical texts for students.

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Introduction: What is Philosophy? 1. What Makes Someone a Philosopher? Mary Warnock 2. Analytic Philosophy D.H. Mellor 3. The Method of Philosophy A.J. Ayer 4. The Value of Philosophy Bertrand Russell Section 1: God 1. The Wager Blaise Pascal 2. Proofs of God Martin Gardner 3. Evil and Omnipotence J.L. Mackie 4. Why God Allows Evil Richard Swimburne 5. Of Miracles David Hume 6. Viruses of the Mind Richard Dawkins Section 2: Right and Wrong 1. The Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant 2. The Experience Machine Robert Nozick 3. Higher and Lower Pleasures John Stuart Mill 4. A Critique of Utilitarianism Bernard Williams 5. The Solzhenitsyn Principle Jonathan Glover 6. Neo-Aristolelianism Rosalind Hursthouse 7. A Defence of Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson 8. Moral Luck Thomas Nagel 9. Relativism Bernard Williams Section 3: Politics 1. The Natural Condition of Mankind Thomas Hobbes 2. Two Concepts of Liberty Isiah Berlin 3. Freedom to Box Nigel Warburton 4. Discrimination and Sexual Justice Janet Radcliffe Richards 5. Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King jr 6. All Animals are Equal Peter Singer Section 4: The External World 1. Of the Things we may Doubt Rene Descartes 2. Descartes Bernard Williams and Bryan Magee 3. Colours George Berkeley 4. Of the Origin of Ideas David Hume 5. Epistemology Naturalised - Nature Know Thyself Alex Orenstein Section 5: Mind 1. The Diary and The Beetle in the Box Ludwig Wittgenstein 2. Sensations and Brain Processes J.J.C. Smart 3. Minds, Brains and Programs John 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 Demarcation Karl Popper 2. Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries Thomas Kuhn 3. How to Defend Society Against Science Paul Feyerabend 4. Feyerabend: Anything Goes Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont Section 7: Art 1. Significant Form Clive Bell 2. The Intentional Fallacy Wimsatt and Beardsley 3. Of the Standard of Taste David Hume 4. What is Wrong with a Forgery Alfred Lessing 5. Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote Jorge Luis Borges Further Reading Index
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Ideal readings for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time. Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. These carefully chosen readings are easy to understand, are accessible and will give the reader a thorough understanding of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy grouped under the following themes: * What is philosophy?^*God^* Right and wrong^* Politics^* The external world^* Mind^* Science^* Art^Each theme in this book complements the sections in Philosophy: The Basics with a selection of readings. This is an ideal introduction to key philosophical texts for students.
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Table Of Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction: What Is Philosophy?
  • What Makes Someone A Philosopher?, Mary Warnock
  • Analytic Philosophy, D.h. Mellor
  • The Method Of Philosophy, A.j. Ayer
  • The Value Of Philosophy, Bertrand Russell. Part 2 God: The Wager, Blaise
  • Pascal
  • Proofs Of God, Martin Gardner
  • Evil And Omnipotence, J.l. Mackie
  • Why God Allows Evil, Richard Swimburne
  • Of Miracles, David Hume
  • Viruses Of The Mind, Richard Dawkins. Part 3 Right And Wrong: The
  • Categorical Imperative, Immanuel Kant
  • The Experience Machine, Robert Nozick
  • Higher And Lower Pleasures, John Stuart Mill
  • A Critique Of Utilitarianism, Bernard Williams
  • The Solzhenitsyn Principle, Jonathan Glover
  • Neo-aristotelianism, Rosalind Hursthouse
  • A Defence Of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thomson
  • Moral Luck, Thomas Nagel
  • Relativism, Bernard Williams. Part 4 Politics: The Natural Condition Of
  • Mankind, Thomas Hobbes
  • Two Concepts Of Liberty, Isiah Berlin
  • Freedom To Box, Nigel Warburton
  • Discrimination And Sexual Justice, Janet Radcliffe Richards
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr
  • All Animals Are Equal, Peter Singer. Part 5 The External World: Of The
  • Things We May Doubt, Rene Descartes
  • Descartes, Bernard Williams And Bryan Magee
  • Colours, George Berkeley
  • Of The Origin Of Ideas, David Hume
  • Epistemology Naturalized - Nature Know Thyself, Alex Orenstein. Part 6
  • Mind: The Diary And The Beetle In The Box, Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Sensations And Brain Processes, J.j.c. Smart
  • Minds, Brains And Programs, John Searle
  • What Is It Like To Be A Bat?, Thomas Nagel
  • Where Am I?, Daniel C. Dennett. Part 7 Science: The Problem Of
  • Demarcation, Karl Popper
  • Anomaly And The Emergence Of Scientific Discoveries, Thomas Kuhn
  • How To Defend Society Against Science, Paul Feyerabend
  • Feyerabend - Anything Goes, Alan Sokal And Jean Bricmont. Part 8 Art:
  • Significant Form, Clive Bell
  • The Intentional Fallacy, Wimsatt And Beardsley
  • Of The Standard Of Taste, David Hume
  • What Is Wrong With A Forgery, Alfred Lessing
  • Pierre Menard, Author Of The "quixote", Jorge Luis Borges.

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  • Catalogue Code 163372
  • Product Code 0415187206
  • EAN 9780415187206
  • Pages 464
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date May 1999
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.820kg

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