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Philosophy: Themes and Thinkers
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  • ISBN:9780521537421
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):Critical Thinking
  • Author(s):J. W. Phelan
  • Available from: April 2005

Suitable for students studying the IB Diploma and an excellent introductory text for undergraduates.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Philosophy: Themes and Thinkers covers key philosophical concepts, themes, and philosophy texts. As well as gaining a thorough grounding in these areas, students will develop the ability to analyse and assess philosophical writings, form their own judgements and contribute effectively to the process of debate. Features - learning objectives at the start of each chapter - profile of notable philosophers - stimulating activities throughout - revision questions - definitions of key terms in the margin.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter.

    • Profiles of notable philosophers.

    • Stimulating activities throughout.

    • Review questions to test knowledge and understanding.

    • End-of-chapter revision and discussion questions.

  • CONTENTS
    • 1. Introduction
    • THEMES
    • 2. Theory of Knowledge
    • 3. Moral Philosophy
    • 4.Philosophy of Religion
    • 5.Philosophy of the Mind
    • 6. Political Philosophy
    • 7.Philosophy of Science
    • 8. Introduction to Aesthetics
    • THINKERS
    • 9. Plato's Republic
    • 10. Aristotle's Ethics
    • 11. Descartes' Meditations
    • 12. Hume's Enquiries
    • 13. Marx's German Ideology
    • 14. Mill's On Liberty
    • 15. Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
    • 16. Russell's Problems of Philosophy
    • 17. Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic
    • 18. Sartre's Existentialism and Humanism
    • APPENDICES
    • 19. Critical Thinking
    • 20. Study Skills for Philosophy Students
    • Glossary
    • Endnotes
    • Index.

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