Bacon To Kant

Author: Garrett Thomson
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147861045X
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In teaching Modern philosophy, the absence of a comprehensive secondary text results in much class time spent on clarifying the ideas of the philosophers, leaving little room for philosophical discussion of wider issues. Bacon to Kant was developed as a response to the classroom need to offer undergraduate philosophy students an introduction to the claims and arguments of ten of the most-studied Rationalist, Empiricist, and Enlightenment-era philosophersDescartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, and Kant. The text is designed to be accessible without being philosophically naive. Thomson explains and analyzes central arguments in a readable and engaging style. Critical assessments of evolving views and arguments, contrasting interpretations of original texts, and thought-provoking questions designed to promote lively discussion help students connect the material to broader contemporary philosophical issues.

Descartes To Kant

Author: Garrett Thomson
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9780881339468
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This book introduces the readers to the philosophers that have had a profound influence on Western thought from their own times to the present day: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, & Hume.

An Introduction To Modern Philosophy

Author: Alburey Castell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780023200922
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This anthology of modern philosophy covers recent approaches from deconstruction to feminism in a new chapter on the philosophy of science. Topics covered include life after death and free will and determinism.

Introduction To Modern Philosophy

Author: C. E. M. Joad
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766193949
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1924. The following chapters aim at giving a short but comprehensive account of the most important developments in Modern Philosophy. In preparing this brief survey, I have endeavored, as far as possible, to avoid the use of all technical terms, and to describe the views of modern philosophers in language which will be intelligible to ordinary persons. Contents: Modern Realism; The Philosophy of Mr. Bertrand Russell; Neo-Idealism; Pragmatism; and The Philosophy of Bergson.

Modern Philosophy

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448210518
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Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to simulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole of the field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking.

Thinking It Through

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198036353
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Thinking it Through is a thorough, vividly written introduction to contemporary philosophy and some of the most crucial questions of human existence, including the nature of mind and knowledge, the status of moral claims, the existence of God, the role of science, and the mysteries of language. Noted philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah shows us what it means to "do" philosophy in our time and why it should matter to anyone who wishes to live a more thoughtful life. Opposing the common misconceptions that being a philosopher means espousing a set of philosophical beliefs--or being a follower of a particular thinker--Appiah argues that "the result of philosophical exploration is not the end of inquiry in a settled opinion, but a mind resting more comfortably among many possibilities, or else the reframing of the question, and a new inquiry." Ideal for introductory philosophy courses, Thinking It Through is organized around eight central topics--mind, knowledge, language, science, morality, politics, law, and metaphysics. It traces how philosophers in the past have considered each subject (how Hobbes, Wittgenstein, and Frege, for example, approached the problem of language) and then explores some of the major questions that still engage philosophers today. More importantly, Appiah not only explains what philosophers have thought but how they think, giving students examples that they can use in their own attempts to navigate the complex issues confronting any reflective person in the twenty-first century. Filled with concrete examples of how philosophers work, Thinking it Through guides students through the process of philosophical reflection and enlarges their understanding of the central questions of human life.