Introduction to Philosophical Analysis, An

John Hospers

Editura: Pearson
Appropriate for introductory courses in Philosophy.This text provides an in-depth, problem-oriented introduction to philosophical analysis using an extremely clear, readable approach. The Fourth Edition only updates coverage throughout the book, but also restores the introductory chapter-Words and the World-the most distinguished, widely acclaimed feature of the first two editions.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins :

    1.Words and the World: Language and Reality.

    Philosophical Questions.

    Words and Things.

    Definition.

    Vagueness.

    Connotation.

    Ostensive Definition.

    Meaninglessness.



    2.What Can We Know? Knowledge.

    What is Knowing?

    The Sources of Knowledge.

    Exercises.



    3.What Is the World Like? Perceiving the World.

    Common-Sense Realism.

    Berkeley's Idealism.

    The Attack on Foundations.

    Exercises.



    4.The Way the World Works: Scientific Knowledge.

    Laws of Nature.

    Explanation.

    Theories.

    Possibility.

    The Problem of Induction.

    Exercises.



    5.What Is and What Must Be: Freedom and Necessity.

    Mathematics.

    Kant and the Synthetic Apriori.

    Causality.

    Determinism and Freedom.

  • Data Publicarii : 1997
  • Editie : 4
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 282
  • ISBN : 9780132663052
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