Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist introductory philosophy students who have no prior experience in writing philosophy papers.
Author: Joel Feinberg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist introductory philosophy students who have no prior experience in writing philosophy papers. Contents include topic selection, outlines, drafts, proper and improper quotation, argument development and evaluation, principles of good writing, style, criteria for grading student papers, and a review of common grammatical and dictional errors. In addition, the book devotes several chapters to basic concepts in logic, which have proven invaluable for philosophy students in the course of critically considering and writing about the ideas and arguments they encounter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Do. Philosophy. Wittgenstein at the Movies and the Uses of Philosophy In his
memoir of his experiences with Ludwig ... in Philosophical Investigations, is
somewhat ironically devoted to the problem of finding a way to stop doing
Author: Richard A. Gilmore
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.
Doing Philosophy provides a practical guide to studying philosophy for undergraduate students. The book presents strategies for developing the necessary skills that will allow students to get the most out of this fascinating subject.
Author: Danielle Lamb
Publisher: A&C Black
Doing Philosophy provides a practical guide to studying philosophy for undergraduate students. The book presents strategies for developing the necessary skills that will allow students to get the most out of this fascinating subject. It examines what it means to think, read, discuss and write philosophically, giving advice on: Reading and analysing philosophical texts Preparing for and participating in seminars Choosing essay topics Constructing arguments and avoiding plagiarism Using libraries, the internet and other resources Technical terms, forms of expression and logical notation The second edition is fully revised and expanded throughout, packed with practical exercises, useful examples and fully up-to-date resources. It also features for the first time a full companion website with additional resources and a range of pedagogical tools and activities designed for students and lecturers to use both in the classroom and in seminar preparation. Concise and accessible, Doing Philosophy equips the student with the tools needed to successfully engage in discussing, reading and writing philosophy.
The book traces the historical development of philosophical thinking on a number of central problems and shows how philosophical theories have evolved in response to criticism.
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Now in its fifth successful edition, Doing Philosophy helps students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry by explaining what philosophical problems are, how they can be solved, and why searching for solutions is important. The book traces the historical development of philosophical thinking on a number of central problems and shows how philosophical theories have evolved in response to criticism. By introducing students to philosophical theorizing and encouraging them to formulate their own views, Doing Philosophy inspires active learning and helps students become more accomplished critical thinkers.
Garrett J. DeWeese's contribution to the Christian Worldview Integration series addresses the fundamental questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science from a Christian ...
Author: Garrett J. DeWeese
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Garrett J. DeWeese's contribution to the Christian Worldview Integration series addresses the fundamental questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science from a Christian perspective. The discussion concludes with an identification of philosophy with Christian spiritual formation.
INTRODUCTION (16:? So long as we think of philosophy as a set of (one hopes)
objective propositions about nature, we will continue to be tempted by notions
that philosophy can be a “science,” that there is a correct way of doing philosophy
Author: Dwayne A. Tunstall
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
This book explores how Gabriel Marcel's religious existentialism, when coupled with Lewis Gordon's existential phenomenological account of antiblack racism, can provide valuable resources for constructing a theistic humanism that is opposed to antiblack racism.
As philosophers are wont to do, my philosophical career has been centered on
the search for a philosophically adequate, i.e., universal and perennial, account
of, in my case, scientific change. It has slowly dawned on me that efforts to find a
Author: Joseph C. Pitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As science becomes more deeply embedded in a complex technological infrastructure, has this changed the relationship between the sciences and the various technologies that support them? As our technologies help shrink our world, can we restrict our ethical concerns or must we find a way to face the fact that we are now one world? What do new forms of architecture say about whom we are? Is the design process the new epistemological paradigm? The answers to all of these is "yes" according to Joseph C. Pitt (VirginaTech). Doing Philosophy of Technology presents an updated and integrated overview of the most important thinking from this prominent philosopher of technology. Throughout his career Joseph C. Pitt has defended the view that to say anything meaningful about the value of a technology one must know something about that technology and how it functions in the world. This starting point leads naturally to a pragmatist philosophical stance, since it is the real world consequences of introducing a technology that must be the basis for any further normative judgements. In the book we find an extended set of arguments that challenge the idea that there are eternal philosophical issues that transcend the impacts that technologies make on human beings and their world. Rather, it is claimed that as our technologies transform our world they transform us and the kinds of questions we find important to answer.
The main concern of this massive philosophical treatise is to curb the “anti-
metaphysical aggression” coming from the ... I do not believe in the priority of
philosophy over other intellectual performances, I see no reason to maintain that
there is a ...
Author: Jerzy Brzezinski
"In recent years, the problem of idealization has been one of the central issues discussed in philosophy of science. This volume gathers original essays written by well-known philosophers. The papers address the method of idealization and its applications in science as well as ontological and epistemological problems that have arisen. Among the questions addressed are: What is the logeal form of idealizational statements and how should they be interpreted? Is the possible worlds semantics useful in understanding idealization? What is the relation between idealization and truth? The volume is a celebration of Leszek Nowak's sixtieth birthday."--BOOK JACKET.
To help students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry, Doing Philosophy: An Introduction through Thought Experiments explains how philosophical problems arise and why searching for solutions is important.
Author: Theodore Schick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Teaching an introductory philosophy course is one of the most difficult tasks a philosophy instructor faces. Because philosophy isn't usually taught in secondary schools, most entering college students have no idea what philosophy is or why they should be studying it. Any notions they do have about philosophy generally have little to do with the practice of professional philosophers. To help students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry, Doing Philosophy: An Introduction through Thought Experiments explains how philosophical problems arise and why searching for solutions is important.
So , dialectic will appear here especially from the viewpoint of theory concerning
philosophical art . ... This is easily explained , however , for as people discovered
the principles for doing philosophy the freer composition of poetic modes of ...
Author: Friedrich Schleiermacher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is the first English translation of Schleiermacher's Dialectic, the first of his eight forays into the foundations of thinking that aims at knowing. This text, representing Schleiermacher's succinct preparatory notes for his 1811 lectures, offers a remarkably apt introduction to his thought at the onset of the modern age. This study edition features extensive notes and commentary by the translator, and indexes of names and places, subjects and concepts.
This text with readings helps students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry by explaining what philosophical problems are, how they can be solved, and why searching for solutions is important.
Author: Theodore Schick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
This text with readings helps students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry by explaining what philosophical problems are, how they can be solved, and why searching for solutions is important. By acquainting students with philosophical theories and the thought experiments used to test them, the text fosters active learning and helps students become better thinkers.
As suggested by the book's title, conversation, reminiscence, and reflection are entwined activities and processes.
Author: Calvin O. Schrag
Doing Philosophy with Others portrays philosophy as a communicative endeavor energized by dialogical transactions in which the involved parties strive for an understanding of the meaning of their corporate existence. As suggested by the book's title, conversation, reminiscence, and reflection are entwined activities and processes. Reminiscence and reflection are understood as parts of dialogic encounters that stimulate the embodied conversational economy. Concrete illustrations of these encounters are provided in the conversations of the author with leading philosophers of the twentieth century. These varied conversations, some going back over fifty years, take the form of interviews, joint presentations, epistolary transactions, and casual exchanges of ideas. The postscript addresses issues pertaining to the role of narrative in everyday engagements, the struggle for multicultural understanding, the challenges of conversing across the disciplines in the present-day university, communication as constitutive of knowledge and self-identity, and the requirement for a transvaluation of the political.
This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people.
Author: David A. Shapiro
Publisher: R&L Education
This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical questions and problems with children from pre-school age through high-school. There are lessons for a full-range of topics in philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics, and each is intended to help foster a supportive and caring classroom community of inquiry. All of the activities have been used on numerous occasions and include reflections on what teachers who employ the lesson might expect when doing so. Using this book, teachers, parents, and others can successfully being fostering philosophical inquiry with young people of all ages.
Before opening the Theaetetus, we should consider what doing philosophy with
Plato is like. No one has had more philosophical progeny, major and minor:
Aristotle – himself the master of legion Aristotelians – the Academic sceptics, the
Author: Robert Wardy
This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed. Doing Greek Philosophy conveys a vital sense of the dynamism and continuity in the Greek philosophical tradition, and shows how interaction between the philosophers creates and sustains that tradition. It concentrates on a set of interrelated concepts and problems – contradiction, relativism, refutation and consistency – which appear in the tradition, and show how philosophers dealt with them. The author considers not just what the philosophers were doing, but also what they thought they were doing. The goal is not simply to inform readers about Greek philosophy, but also to equip them with an intellectual toolkit, and to encourage them to use it. The reader will come away from this book with a set of good questions and the means to probe them further. Accessibly written, the book will appeal to philosophers at every level, and its concision will make it the ideal starting point for the beginner in philosophy.
Doing philosophy, therefore, is first of all the activity of stating, as clearly and as
convincingly as possible, what we believe and what we believe in. This does not
mean, however, that announcing one's allegiance to some grand-sounding ideas
Author: Robert Solomon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Written by well-known and respected philosophy teachers Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen Higgins, this best-selling introduction to philosophy is student-friendly in style and organization. This engaging text covers philosophy’s central topics through an exploration of timeless big questions such as the meaning of life, God, and morality, giving students of all backgrounds and interest levels an appealing, relevant context to approach the course material and explore their own ideas and opinions. The writing style is concise and accessible, coverage is comprehensive without being intimidating, and each chapter’s discussion is self-contained, making it easy for instructors to choose their preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
However, what we watch on television is often philosophically complex. This book examines news, cartoons such as South Park, advertisements, and soap operas and identifies complex moral dilemmas and arguments in them.
Author: Christina Slade
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Television has been demonized as the cause of the moral decay of our society. Its content is derided as vapid. However, what we watch on television is often philosophically complex. This book examines news, cartoons such as South Park, advertisements, and soap operas and identifies complex moral dilemmas and arguments in them. It argues that we should apply analytical and philosophical skills directly to what we watch and shows how it can be done. In the final chapter, the way in which the news has been overtaken by the private lives of public figures is traced to a breakdown of the public-private divide.
While the general claim here is that drinking coffee aids in strengthening the
critical thought processes needed to do philosophy well, the argument does not
advance a narrow or elitist hypothesis about a particular way of doing philosophy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee. Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be Caffeine-related chapters cover the ethics of the coffee trade, the metaphysics of coffee and the centrality of the coffee house to the public sphere Includes a foreword by Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies Coffee Company
We do not claim that these are the only interesting subjects in Plato's early
dialogues, nor do we claim to have exhausted each subject we examine; we
claim only that the ... In chapter 1 , we consider Socrates' manner of doing
Author: Thomas C. Brickhouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book develops novel accounts of many of the most controversial topics in the philosophy of Socrates. The authors first develop Socrates' methodological, epistemological, and psychological views before examining his ethical, political, and religious convictions. The results reveals both the richness and the remarkable coherence of the philosophy of Plato's Socrates.
A third problem with claiming that the Bible is all one needs is that it is often
ineffective in answering most philosophical questions for large numbers of
people. Many people do not accept the Bible as the authoritative word on
Author: Mark W. Foreman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, Mark Foreman's book is a prelude to the subject, a prolegomenon that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning. Concise and straightforward, Prelude to Philosophy is a guide for those looking to embark on the "examined life."