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Philosophy 1 : A Guide Through the Subject - A. C. Grayling

Philosophy 1

A Guide Through the Subject

By: A. C. Grayling (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1999
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This is the first volume of a two-volume introduction to and guide through philosophy. It is intended to orientate, assist, and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended essays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each surveys a major area of the subject and offers an accessible but sophisticated account of the main debates. An extended introduction maps out the philosophical terrain and explains how the different subjects relate to each other. The first part of the book deals with the foundations of philosophical enquiry: epistemology; philosophical logic; methodology; metaphysics; and the philosophy of mind. The second part offers four historical chapters, two on ancient and two on modern philosophy, introducing great thinkers from the past, explaining and discussing their ideas, and showing the value of studying them today. The third part comprises two chapters devoted to questions of value, in ethics and aesthetics. Full annotated bibliographies are provided at the ends of chapters to serve as guides to further reading. This is real philosophy, not simplified philosophy; it will be accessible for the beginner but equally valuable for the third-year student. Deep and challenging questions are not shirked; the reader will be given a sense of involvement in the practice of philosophy today.

indispensable to students anxious to please the philosophy examiners * THES *

A. C. Grayling: Editor's Introduction 1: Scott Sturgeon, M. G. F. Martin, and A. C. Grayling: Epistemology 2: Mark Sainsbury: Philosophical Logic 3: David Papineau: Methodology: The Elements of the Philosophy of Science 4: Tim Crane and David Wiggins: Metaphysics 5: Martin Davies: The Philosophy of Mind 6: Christopher Janaway: Ancient Greek Philosophy I: The Pre-Socratics and Plato 7: Hugh Lawson-Tancred: Ancient Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle 8: Roger Scruton: Modern Philosophy I: The Rationalists 9: A. C. Grayling: Modern Philosophy II: The Empiricists 10: Bernard Williams: Ethics 11: Sebastian Gardner: Aesthetics Index

ISBN: 9780198752431
ISBN-10: 0198752431
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.02