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An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis By John Hospers

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis by John Hospers

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A treatise on the issues and conflicts present in philosophy, this book examines ethics, the philosophy of law, the nature of moral judgement, philosophy of science, problems of personal identity, the philosophy of religion, and mind and body.

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis Summary

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis by John Hospers

This third edition of "An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis" offers clear and detailed presentations of the issues and conflicts present in philosophy. Among the book's features is a new chapter on the problems of ethics, including the philosophy of law and of society, the nature of moral judgement, and theories of normative ethics. This extensive revision includes new emphasis on the philosophy of science and problems of personal identity, as well as different approaches to a variety of issues. Exercises and selected readings are presented at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Knowledge: truth; knowledge; concepts; the sources of knowledge. Part 2 Perceptual knowledge: appearance and reality; perceptual skepticism; representative realism; Berkeley's idealism; phenomenalism; direct realism; the causal theory. Part 3 The realm of necessity: proof and necessity; the "laws of thought" analytic statements; other necessary truths; Kant and the synthetic "A priori". Part 4 Scientific knowledge: law, thoery and explanation; correspondence and coherence; the problem induction. Part 5 Cause, determinism and freedom: what is a cause? universal causation; determinism and freedom. Part 6 Mind and body: physical and mental events; the problem of other minds; the relation between mental and physical; personal identity. Part 7 The philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God; meaning and truth in religion. Part 8 Problems in ethics: the nature of moral judgement; normative ethics; ethics and law; ethics and society.

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GOR001585700
9780415055765
0415055768
An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis by John Hospers
Used - Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1990-09-06
432
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