The Study of Philosophy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 413 pages
The Study of Philosophy provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the history of philosophy in the West. S. Morris Engel walks the reader through the story of philosophy, starting with its nature and origins; progressing to the central questions emerging from its four main branches of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; and culminating in an overview of modern and contemporary movements, most notably the philosophy of Wittgenstein and the existentialism of Kirkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre. Carefully crafted supplements enhance the volume, demonstrating for students the relevance of philosophy to the world and to themselves. A Collegiate Press Book

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Contents

How Philosophy and Religion Differ
7
You Asked About PhilosophyWilliam Lyons
13
It Began Here
20
The Problem of Becoming
28
Ionian Science Before SocratesF M Cornford
40
And so I go about the world
51
Socratess Chroniclers
58
ApologyPlato
84
Excerpts from Dialogues Concerning Natural ReligionDavid Hume
198
The Will to BelieveWilliam James
210
The Rationalists
218
The Empiricists
228
The Kantian Synthesis
239
Meditations on First PhilosophyRené Descartes
261
Platos Theory of FormsA E Taylor
271
Aristotles Theory of Ethics
279

PHILOSOPHYS METHOD
103
Logic as the Study of Argument
109
Eliminating Verbiage
115
Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Arguments
122
Common Fallacies
132
The Fallacies of Presumption
139
Fallacies of Relevance
150
PHILOSOPHYS MAIN QUESTIONS
161
The Design Without
167
The Idea of God
175
Kants Theory of Ethics
288
The Utilitarian Theory
295
The Emotive Theory
306
Goodness and Happiness
312
Nichomachean EthicsAristotle
318
O PART IV MODERN DIRECTIONS
333
Glossary
397
Index
404
Knox Ronald 236
412
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S. Morris Engel recently retired as professor of philosophy at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, he taught at the University of Southern California for twenty-five years.

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