Philosophical Propositions; An Introduction to Philosophy provides a fresh and lucid introduction to key philosophical problems in a classic style. Designed for students coming to philosophy for the first time, Jonathan Westphal introduces students to the key problems in philosophy, encouraging them to work through those problems themselves. Each chapter considers a key philosophical problem. These problems are LThe Nature of a Philosophical Problem L Basic Concepts of Logic and Philosophy L The Problem of Evil L The Existence of God L Reality L Certainty L Time L Personal Identity L The Mind-Body Problem L Freewill and Determinism L The Meaning of Life? L By asking students to consider key philosphical questions such as 'are people free?', 'can God's existence be proved?' and 'how is the mind related to the body', Philosophical Propositions provides a firm grounding in essential philosphical problems for students at any level.
"Teachers and students interested in resolving philosophical puzzles by means of analysis will benefit much from this rigorous, clearly written text."
-Paul K. Moser, Loyola University of Chicago
""Philosophical Propositions is refreshingly free of the routine jog through the range of philosophical points of view. Jonathan Westphal takes students carefully through philosophical problems in a communicative and committed way."
-John Shand, The Open University
|The Nature of a Philosophical Problem: What is Philosophy?|
|Some Basic Concepts of Logic and Philosophy|
|The Problem of Evil: Why Does God Allow Evil to Exist?|
|The Existence of God: Can the Existence of God Be Proved?|
|Reality: What is Real?|
|Certainty: What is Certainty and What is Certain?|
|Time: How Can Time Exist?|
|Personal Identity: What Am I?|
|The Mind-Body Problem|
|Freewill and Determinism: Are People Free?|
|The Meaning of Life: What is the Meaning of Life?|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 2nd April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.55
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1