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eBook Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy ePub

by Lewis Vaughn

  • ISBN: 0195342607
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Lewis Vaughn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 11, 2011)
  • Pages: 688
  • ePub book: 1777 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1778 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 809

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This is an excellent Introduction to Philosophy text. I must say that I would not ever adopt Great Philosophical Arguments. I have taught introduction to philosophy courses for 12 years and seen a large number of textbooks

This is an excellent Introduction to Philosophy text. I think that the 'argument' approach as presented in this book is very effective. The approach of first introducing the issue and the arguments, then offering a 'pro/con' set of readings, followed by questions, will encourage students to analyze the readings and to distinguish the respective arguments. -Kevin W. Sweeney, University of Tampa. I have taught introduction to philosophy courses for 12 years and seen a large number of textbooks. Like too many, this textbook is another mishmash of excerpts from philosophers.

Working from this premise, Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy focuses on the debates that define and drive the field

Working from this premise, Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy focuses on the debates that define and drive the field. The readings are grouped by argument into pro/con dialogues within each chapter

Great Philosophical Arguments book. Working from this premise, Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy focuses on the debates that define and drive the field.

Great Philosophical Arguments book.

The purpose of this text is to introduce students to great philosophy and great philosophers through an intense focus on argument

The purpose of this text is to introduce students to great philosophy and great philosophers through an intense focus on argument  . The purpose of this text is to introduce students to great philosophy and great philosophers through an intense focus on argument. Like other topically organized introductory philosophy readers, this book is organized around the existence of God, knowledge and skepticism, mind and body, free will and determinism, ethics, and contemporary ethical debates, including abortion, euthanasia, and global hunger and poverty. The readings are grouped by argument into pro/con dialogues within each chapter

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Great Philosophical Arguments : An Introduction to Philosophy. A great deal of the satisfaction of studying philosophy lies in exploring its landmark arguments.

John Lewis (1 February 1889 – 12 February 1976) was a British Unitarian minister and Marxist philosopher and author of many works on philosophy, anthropology, and religion. Lewis's father, a successful builder and architect, came from a Welsh farming family, and was a very devout Methodist. Young Lewis's social and political views clashed with those of his father. Their quarrels eventually led to his father disinheriting him.

An Introduction to His Philosophical System (Purdue University Series in the History of Philosophy) by Terence Penelhum (Author)

On this page, I’ve listed some that have been helpful to me for learning the basics and structure of the field of study. I have also provided a list of recommended books for each philosopher. An Introduction to His Philosophical System (Purdue University Series in the History of Philosophy) by Terence Penelhum (Author). Hume's Naturalism by Howard Mounce;H.

3) Lewis Vaughn, e. Great Philosophical Arguments (Oxford University Press). Course Requirements: (1) Regular attendance and participation, worth 10% of your final grade. 2) Three exams, each worth 20% of your final grade. All suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Dean’s Office. If a student is found to have violated the code of academic conduct, he or she will receive an F for the course.

A great deal of the satisfaction of studying philosophy lies in exploring its landmark arguments. Working from this premise, Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy focuses on the debates that define and drive the field. Editor Lewis Vaughn presents seventy-eight readings--both classic selections and contemporary works--that are topically organized into six chapters: the existence of God, knowledge and skepticism, mind and body, free will and determinism, ethics, and contemporary ethical debates. The readings are grouped by argument into pro/con dialogues within each chapter. Each of the thirty-four arguments is introduced with a brief outline, which is followed by two to four essays presenting the classic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates.FEATURES: * A substantial introductory chapter and extensive chapter introductions* Essay questions at the end of each argument section and chapter* Pedagogical features including boldfaced key terms, biographical text boxes, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary* An appendix on how to read and write argumentative essays* An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD featuring chapter summaries, reading summaries, PowerPoint-based lecture outlines, and test questions* A Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/vaughn containing study questions, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and helpful links

Comments

Ironrunner Ironrunner
I did not want a history of philosophy, I wanted a primer on philosophical argument, and that's what this is. If you read carefully and think, and do the little exercises, you will learn how to examine and evaluate an argument properly. The title of the book is perfect, since all the arguments are "great" in most ways, but have faults, which you are prompted to find. I appreciate that most of the arguments chosen were from the last two centuries, making them easier to understand for somebody in 2013. A very good purchase.
Acebiolane Acebiolane
I love this textbook. It explores a wide range of issues, is perfect for an into philosophy course, and shows multiple viewpoints & arguments.
Golkree Golkree
well organized, love the study or thought questions as they help in reviewing arguments presented.
Kashicage Kashicage
Very happy
INvait INvait
I must say that I would not ever adopt Great Philosophical Arguments. I have taught introduction to philosophy courses for 12 years and seen a large number of textbooks. Like too many, this textbook is another mishmash of excerpts from philosophers. It rips these excerpts out of their context within the philosophers' body of work and some selections are of dubious worth in illustrating the philosophers' main ideas (for example, the Descartes and Hume selections leave out the most important ideas of their overall thought). Worse, the excerpts are ripped out of their historical context and the secondary text offers students no real help in understanding the readings.

This is the type of text that discourages students from further study of philosophy because it fails to show the critical integration of philosophical works with their historical and cultural surroundings and within the larger conversation between philosophers. This textbook does not encourage students to think critically, it gives them the mistaken impression that philosophy is just a collection of random arguments with no connection to real life.
Wizard Wizard
Thank you