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An Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality, 1st edition

  • Rockney Jacobsen

Published by Pearson Canada (January 13th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Overview

A Problem-Centered, Argument-Driven Approach to Teaching Philosophy.

 

Jacobsen’s An Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality is a single-authored approach which provides interpretations and contextualization and some anthologized material. The goal of this text is to decrease student dependence on their teachers, and increase their engagement with philosophy, without diluting the challenges that are an essential part of learning to philosophize.

Table of contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

 

Preface

 

Chapter 1: Introducing Philosophy

 

PART 1: CHANGE AND IDENTITY

Chapter 2: Constancy and Flux

Chapter 3: Personal Identity

Chapter 4: Divided Selves

Chapter 5: Death and Immortality

 

PART 2: MINDS

Chapter 6: Minds and Bodies

Chapter 7: Minds and Machines

Chapter 8: Freedom and Determinism

 

PART 3: SEEKING KNOWLEDGE

Chapter 9: Certainty and Doubt

Chapter 10: Living Without Certainty

Chapter 11: The Veil of Perception

 

PART 4: GODS – REASON, FAITH, AND SUFFERING

Chapter 12: Creators and Designers

Chapter 13: Religious Experience and Miraculous Events

Chapter 14: The Problem of Evil

Chapter 15: Faith, Revelation, and the Will

 

Appendix 1: Evaluating Reasoning

Appendix 2: Writing Philosophy Essays

 

References

Index

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