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Confusions and Clarifications : An Introduction to Philosophy for the 21st Century :  An Introduction to Philosophy for the 21st Century - F. F. Centore

Confusions and Clarifications : An Introduction to Philosophy for the 21st Century

An Introduction to Philosophy for the 21st Century

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This book brings together the chief elements of 3,000 years of philosophy as found mainly in Western thought in a highly readable form. The work concentrates on problems and issues much more than on names, dates and places. he book includes an extensive bibliography of works related to the main themes of the text, followed by a long list of names and dates of leading historical figures in various fields, especially in science, philosophy, and theology.

...gently encourages the reader to evaluate the diverse interpretations of exceptionally important issues...the entire book is seasoned with fascinating subtitles and examples.--Larry Azar, Iona College

Preface
A Little Light Logic
The subject area of logicp. 1
The proposition and its formsp. 6
The main forms of deductive reasoningp. 12
Some common errors in deductive reasoningp. 14
The Phenomenon of Philosophizing
The importance of proper definitionp. 17
The different levels of learningp. 28
The practical and the speculativep. 46
Philosophizing and theologyp. 50
The definition of philosophyp. 52
The Saga of Essence and Existence
The enigma of the one and the manyp. 55
The four possible theories
Nominalismp. 63
Conceptualismp. 81
Exaggerated Realismp. 96
Thomismp. 116
Our current cave culturep. 127
The physical and the spiritualp. 143
The Foundations of Morality
The meaning of the goodp. 159
The anthropocentric model in ethicsp. 173
The theocentric model in ethicsp. 197
Bibliographyp. 239
Some Names and Datesp. 263
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780761809685
ISBN-10: 0761809686
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: December 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37