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