Philosophy DeMYSTiFied

Paperback | May 9, 2011

byRobert Arp, Jamie Carlin Watson

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The DEEP and MEANINGFUL way to learn PHILOSOPHY

Trying to understand philosophy but feeling a bit skeptical? It's time to listen to reason! Philosophy Demystified helps you grasp both fundamental and complex topics with ease.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an overview of Western philosophy and coverage of correct reasoning and critical thinking. The book goes on to discuss major branches of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. In-depth examples, detailed diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Knowledge and the problem of skepticism
  • The problem of induction and the development of externalism
  • Personhood and personal identity over time
  • The question of God's existence
  • Moral decision-making
  • Justice, rights, and government

    Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Philosophy Demystified helps you master this fascinating subject.

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The DEEP and MEANINGFUL way to learn PHILOSOPHYTrying to understand philosophy but feeling a bit skeptical? It's time to listen to reason! Philosophy Demystified helps you grasp both fundamental and complex topics with ease.Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an overview of Western philosophy and coverage...

Robert Arp, Ph.D. is a Philosopher and Ontologist with the Analysis Group, LLC. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and has taught philosophy and related courses since 1996 at St. Louis University, Webster University, Jefferson College and Lewis and Clark Community college, among others. Dr. Arp has written extensively on the topic of philoso...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.59 inPublished:May 9, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071717668

ISBN - 13:9780071717663

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Table of Contents

Part I: Philosophy and Correct Reasoning
Chapter 1. An Overview of Western Philosophy
Chapter 2. Thinking Critically about Reality
Chapter 3. Knowledge and the Problem of Skepticism
Chapter 4. Responses to Skepticism
Chapter 5. The Problem of Induction and the Development of Externalism
Chapter 6. The Mind-Body Problem
Chapter 7. Personhood and Personal Identity over Time
Chapter 8. Freedom and Determinism
Chapter 9. The Question of God's Existence
Chapter 10. Moral Philosophy
Chapter 11. Moral Decision-Making
Chapter 12. Justice, Rights, and Government