Chapter 1: Philosophy and You 1.1 Philosophy: The Quest for Understanding 1.2 Socrates and the Examined Life 1.3 Thinking Philosophically Reivew notes Key Terms Argument Exercises Narrative: Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 2: God and Religion 2.1 Overview: God and Philosophy 2.2 Arguments for the Existence of God 2.3 God and the Problem of Evil 2.4 Theism and Religious Experience 2.5 Belief Without Reason 2.6 Eastern Religions Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Arthur C. Clarke, "The Star" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 3: Morality and the Moral Life 3.1 Overview: Ethics and the Moral Domain 3.2 Moral Relativism 3.3 Morality Based on Consequences 3.4 Morality Based on Duty and Rights 3.5 Morality Based on Prima Facie Principles 3.6 Morality Based on Character 3.7 Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care 3.8 Albert Camus: An Existentialist Voice 3.9 Confucianism Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 4: Mind and Body 4.1 Overview: The Mind-Body Problem 4.2 Substance Dualism 4.3 Mind-Body Identity 4.4 The Mind as Software 4.5 The Mind as Properties Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Terry Bisson, "They're Made Out of Meat" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 5: Free Will and Determinism 5.1 Overview: The Free Will Problem 5.2 Determinism and Indeterminism 5.3 Compatibilism 5.4 Libertarianism 5.5 Sartre's Profound Freedom Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Thomas D. Davis, "A Little Omniscience Goes a Long Way" Probing Questions For Further Readings
Chapter 6: Knowledge and Skepticism 6.1 Overview: The Problem of Knowledge 6.2 The Rationalist Road 6.3 The Empiricist Turn 6.4 The Kantian Compromise 6.5 A Feminist Perspective on Knowledge Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking-Glass" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 7: Aesthetics 7.1 Overview: Philosophy of Beauty 7.2 What is Art? 7.3 Aesthetic Value 7.4 Plato, Aristotle, and Hume Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: Edgar Allan Poe, "The Oval Portrait" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 8: The Just Society 8.1 Overview: Justice and Political Philosophy 8.2 Plato's Theory: Justice as Merit 8.3 Social Contract Theories 8.4 Socialist Theories 8.5 Feminism and Social Justice Review Notes Key Terms Fiction: William Golding, "Lord of the Flies" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Chapter 9: The Meaning of Life 9.1 Overview: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life 9.2 Pessimism: Life Has No Meaning 9.3 Optimism: Life Can Have Meaning Review Notes Fiction: Voltaire, "The Good Brahmin" Probing Questions For Further Reading
Notes Glossary Credits Index of Marginal Quotations General Index
What is included with this book?
The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.