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Core Questions in Philosophy - 
      Elliott Sober

Core Questions in Philosophy

«<p><strong>Praise for the previous edition:</strong></p> <p>"A really excellent introduction to philosophy does the following: meets the student at their level, then takes them up a notch, and approaches traditional topics in unique and interesting ways. This book does those things."<br />Fred Adams, <em>University of Delaware</em></p>»

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Writtten in an engaging lecture-style format, this 8th edition of Core Questions in Philosophy shows students how philosophy is best used to evaluate many different kinds of arguments and to construct sound theories. Well-known historical texts are discussed, not as a means to honor the dead or merely to describe what various philosophers have thought but to engage with, criticize, and even improve ideas from the past. In addition-because philosophy cannot function apart from its engagement with the wider society-traditional and contemporary philosophical problems are brought into dialogue with the physical, biological, and social sciences. Text boxes highlight key concepts, and review questions, discussion questions, and a glossary of terms are also included.





Core Questions in Philosophy has served as a premier introductory textbook for three decades, with updates to each new edition.





Key updates to this 8th edition include:








A new chapter, "Probability and Bayes' Theorem"







A new explanation of the concept of "soundness," as a useful tool in assessing arguments











A clearer explanation, in the chapter on evolution, of the crucial biological idea that the similarities of different species provide evidence of their common ancestry







A new discussion of evolutionary altruism in the chapter on psychological egoism







A presentation of two interesting arguments from historically important Islamic and Confusian philosophers







Improved clarity and updated material from philosophy and empirical research, throughout





Revisions to the online list of recommended resources include:








Additional recommendations of supplementary readings, with the inclusion of more work from female philosophers







New recommended videos and podcasts, all organized by their relevance to each chapter in the book





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Forlag: Routledge
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 338
ISBN: 9780367466282
Utgave: 8. utg.
Format: 25 x 18 cm
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Preface


Part I: Introduction





1. What Is Philosophy?


2. Deductive Arguments


3. Inductive and Abductive Arguments





Part II: Philosophy of Religion


4. Aquinas's First Four Ways


5. The Design Argument


6. Evolution and Creationism


7. Can Science Explain Everything?


8. The Ontological Argument


9. Is the Existence of God Testable?


10. Pascal and Irrationality


11. The Argument from Evil





Part III: Theory of Knowledge


12. What Is Knowledge?


13. Descartes' Foundationalism


14. The Reliability Theory of Knowledge


15. Justified Belief and Hume's Problem of Induction


16. Can Hume's Skepticism Be Refuted?


17. Beyond Foundationalism


18. Locke on the Existence of External Objects


19. Probability and Bayes's Theorem


Part IV: Philosophy of Mind


20. Dualism and the Mind/Body Problem


21. Logical Behaviorism


22. Methodological Behaviorism


23. The Mind/Brain Identity Theory


24. Functionalism


25. Freedom, Determinism, and Causality


26. A Menu of Positions on Free Will


27. Compatibilism


28. Psychological Egoism


Part V: Ethics


29. Ethics-Normative and Meta


30. The Is/Ought Gap and the Naturalistic Fallacy


31. Observation and Explanation in Ethics


32. Conventionalist Theories


33. Utilitarianism


34. Kant's Moral Theory


35. Aristotle on the Good Life


Glossary
Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His most recent book is The Design Argument (2018).