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Philosophical dilemmas : building a worldview, Phil Washburn

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Philosophical dilemmas : building a worldview
Title
Philosophical dilemmas
Title remainder
building a worldview
Statement of responsibility
Phil Washburn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Lucidly written, this extensive and very original introduction to philosophy features over fifty brief, jargon-free essays arranged in pairs. Each pair answers one of the principal philosophical questions, such as "Does God exist?" or "Are we free?", with two opposing points of view. On the topic of relativism, for example, one essay argues that morality is created by society and relative to it, while the other claims that moral standards are absolute and universal. Each essay takes a definite stand and promotes it vigorously, creating a sharp contrast between the two positions. While the essays often employ standard arguments of great philosophers, they present the ideas in contemporary language with vivid examples. The accessible style and conflicting answers engage students and promote class discussion
  • While other anthologies present a series of excerpts and theories without attempting to coordinate them into a larger picture, Philosophical Dilemmas encourages students to think for themselves and to begin constructing their own worldview. It also incorporates numerous pedagogical features, including an introduction to each issue, key terms, critical questions following each essay, discussions of thinking skills relevant to the answers, and a glossary. An annotated bibliography of historical examples for each issue and useful contemporary sources further enhance the utility of the text
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DLC
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Washburn, Phil
Dewey number
100
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD21
LC item number
.W36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy of mind series
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  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Einführung
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
Label
Philosophical dilemmas : building a worldview, Phil Washburn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. God, Immortality, and Faith -- Ch. 2. Liberty, Equality, and Justice -- Ch. 3. Happiness, Obligations, and Values -- Ch. 4. Free Will, Mind, and Identity -- Ch. 5. Knowledge, Science, and Truth
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 383 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039999558
Label
Philosophical dilemmas : building a worldview, Phil Washburn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. God, Immortality, and Faith -- Ch. 2. Liberty, Equality, and Justice -- Ch. 3. Happiness, Obligations, and Values -- Ch. 4. Free Will, Mind, and Identity -- Ch. 5. Knowledge, Science, and Truth
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 383 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039999558

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