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The Resource Philosophical dilemmas : a pro and con introduction to the major questions, Phil Washburn

Philosophical dilemmas : a pro and con introduction to the major questions, Phil Washburn

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Philosophical dilemmas : a pro and con introduction to the major questions
Title
Philosophical dilemmas
Title remainder
a pro and con introduction to the major questions
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Phil Washburn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions, Third Edition, outlines the principal positions that philosophers have articulated through the ages, helping students to understand what philosophers do and how they do it. Comprehensive and lucidly written, it features sixty four brief essays - arranged in sets of two or three - on thirty-one important questions. The essays are arguments that author Phil Washburn has either created or recreated, rather than excerpts from the work of philosopher. With affirmative and negative responses, each set answers one of the standard philosophical questions, such as "Does God exist?" or "Is morality relative?" Each essay takes a definite stand and promotes it vigorously, creating a sharp contrast between the two positions and giving each abstract theory a more personal and believable "voice." While the essays often employ traditional arguments of great philosophers, they present the ideas in contemporary language with vivid examples. The accessible style and conflicting answers encourage students to examine the different positions and to think carefully about which essay makes the stronger case. In contrast with other textbooks, which often present a series of excerpts and theories without attempting to coordinate them into a larger picture, Philosophical Dilemmas, teaches students about the process of thinking philosophically and encourages them to construct their own coherent worldviews. This third edition features two new sections (four new essays) on the meaning of life and on personal identity, expanded and updated annotated bibliographies, and an appendix, "How to Write an Essay.""--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Washburn, Phil
Index
index present
LC call number
BD21
LC item number
.W36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Philosophy
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Philosophical dilemmas : a pro and con introduction to the major questions, Phil Washburn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God, immortality, and faith -- Liberty, equality, and justice -- Happiness, obligations, and values -- Free will, mind, and human nature -- Knowledge, science, and truth
Control code
ocn171287701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 500 p.
Isbn
9780195314649
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007037564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171287701
Label
Philosophical dilemmas : a pro and con introduction to the major questions, Phil Washburn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God, immortality, and faith -- Liberty, equality, and justice -- Happiness, obligations, and values -- Free will, mind, and human nature -- Knowledge, science, and truth
Control code
ocn171287701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 500 p.
Isbn
9780195314649
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007037564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171287701

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