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For courses in Introductory Philosophy

An active approach to philosophy
While most introduction to philosophy courses focus on reading philosophical texts, Ultimate Questions: Thinking about Philosophy pushes students toward an active learning approach. The text is designed to instigate meaningful discussions between students and instructors, relying on more than 100 “Food for Thought” exercises throughout. These exercises are based on the author’s own experience engaging students in lecture environments and are designed to help students discover how well they understand philosophical concepts and how to apply them to real-life scenarios. The 4th Edition has been extensively updated with a new chapter, chapter expansions, and more.

Table of contents

1. What is Philosophy?
2. Philosophical Tools
3. What do We Know?
4. The Problem of Free Will
5. The Problem of Personal Identity
6. The Mind/Body Problem
7. Does God Exist?
8. What Ought We to Do?
9. Should We be Afraid of Death?

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