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Consider Philosophy, 1st edition

  • Bruce N. Waller

Published by Pearson (October 1st 2010) - Copyright © 2011

1st edition

Consider Philosophy

ISBN-13: 9780205644223

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Offering a balance of theory and applications through a mix of text and readings, Consider Philosophy begins with chapters covering philosophical theory, each of which is followed by related, classical readings. 


Featuring selections from the world’s most influential philosophers, this combination of primary texts and explanatory pedagogy presents the material in a clear, accessible way that does not sacrifice rigor.  Making connections among different philosophical theories throughout, the text helps students to engage the subject matter and apply theories to important contemporary philosophical issues.

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Chapter One:  Thinking Critically and Cordially About Philosophy

            What is Philosophy?

            Thinking Critically and Playing Fair

                    Deductive and Inductive Arguments

                    Thinking Critically and Cooperatively

                    Irrelevant Reason Fallacy

                    Ad Hominem Arguments

                    Strawman Fallacy

                    Appeal to Authority


                    Plato, Apology

                    Bertrand Russell, The Value of Philosophy


            Additional Reading


Chapter Two:  Philosophical Questions About Religion

            Conceptions of God

            Arguments for the Existence of God

                        The Cosmological Argument

                        The Ontological Argument

                        The Argument from Design

                        The Intuitive Argument

            Pascal’s Wager

            The Problem of Evil

            Ockham’s Razor

            Do Science and Religion Occupy Different Spheres?


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