This is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the five major themes covered on philosophy courses: theory of knowledge, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind and political philosophy.
Philosophy: Key Themes is a lively and accessible introductory guide to understanding and analysing philosophical arguments. Designed for complete beginners, it provides brief overviews of five major themes in Western philosophy: Theory of Knowledge, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind and Political Philosophy. The main thematic points are clearly and imaginatively discussed, along with a range of criticism which will help you to think about and question the validity of the claims being made. A general introduction provides essential advice on how to read and make sense of philosophical arguments. Each chapter contains: - an explanation of the most important areas in each theme - a selection of critical stances to highlight the potential weaknesses in the positions examined - a summary and glossary of key terms to help you understand the main concepts - suggestions for further reading Invaluable at the start of a course of study, as a revision aid, or as a lucid jargon-free guide for anyone who wants an insight into philosophy, Philosophy: Key Themes can be used either independently of, or together with, its companion volume Philosophy: Key Texts.
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'A concise and well-structured overview of 5 of the themes taught at AS and A2 level: Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Political Philosophy.' - Gareth Southwell, Philosophy Online '...these are very useful books, both of which I would recommend as valuable contributions to introductory literature in the field of philosophy.' - Elizabeth Burns, Think
About Julian Baggini
JULIAN BAGGINI is editor of The Philosophers' Magazine, and has written for the TES, Independent and Independent on Sunday. He is co-editor of New British Philosophy: The Interviews (2002) and co-author of The Philosopher's Toolkit (2002).
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Theory of Knowledge Moral Philosophy Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Religion Political Philosophy Glossary and Further Reading Index
Philosophy: Key Themes by Julian Baggini
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