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An introduction to philosophy, Jon Nuttall, (electronic book)

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An introduction to philosophy
Title
An introduction to philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Jon Nuttall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This textbook is an accessible introduction to philosophy. From the fundamental issues of philosophical thought to the latest theories in the philosophy of mind, it provides discussions of the key areas of philosophy for beginning students
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Nuttall, Jon
Dewey number
100
LC call number
BD21 .N88 2013
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Philosophy
Label
An introduction to philosophy, Jon Nuttall, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • 2.
  • Start of Modern Philosophy: Descartes' Meditations
  • Background to Descartes' Meditations
  • overview of the Meditations
  • Outdoing the sceptic
  • basis of knowledge
  • Objections
  • Perception
  • Self
  • Free will
  • 1.
  • Descartes' God
  • Descartes' legacy
  • 3.
  • Perception and Reality
  • Philosophical and scientific issues
  • Naive realism
  • Representational realism
  • Berkeley's idealism
  • Hume's scepticism
  • Phenomenalism
  • Nature of Philosophy
  • 4.
  • Knowledge, Belief and Logic
  • Propositional knowledge
  • priori knowledge
  • Deductive arguments
  • Inductive arguments
  • Scientific knowledge
  • 5.
  • Space, Time, Causality and Substance
  • aims and limits of metaphysics
  • What is philosophy?
  • Space and time
  • Causality
  • Substance
  • 6.
  • Mind
  • Descartes' real distinction of mind and body
  • Distinctive aspects of the mental
  • Materialism
  • Functionalism
  • 7.
  • Some philosophical questions
  • God
  • Referring to God
  • Religious language
  • Attempts to prove God's existence
  • problem of evil
  • God as a person
  • 8.
  • Morality
  • What is distinctive about moral considerations?
  • Ethical subjectivism
  • What sort of knowledge can philosophy yield?
  • objective meaning of 'good'
  • Facts and values
  • Psychological egoism
  • Ethical egoism
  • Kant's categorical imperative
  • Utilitarianism
  • Kantianism versus utilitarianism
  • Virtue ethics
  • Choosing between theories
  • 9.
  • Three main areas of philosophy
  • Political Issues
  • legitimacy of government
  • Authority and power
  • Rights
  • Rawls
  • Nozick
  • Ideologies and arguments
  • explanation of the term 'metaphysics'
  • About the rest of this book
Control code
PurchEBL1221198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (277 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745616636
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An introduction to philosophy, Jon Nuttall, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • 2.
  • Start of Modern Philosophy: Descartes' Meditations
  • Background to Descartes' Meditations
  • overview of the Meditations
  • Outdoing the sceptic
  • basis of knowledge
  • Objections
  • Perception
  • Self
  • Free will
  • 1.
  • Descartes' God
  • Descartes' legacy
  • 3.
  • Perception and Reality
  • Philosophical and scientific issues
  • Naive realism
  • Representational realism
  • Berkeley's idealism
  • Hume's scepticism
  • Phenomenalism
  • Nature of Philosophy
  • 4.
  • Knowledge, Belief and Logic
  • Propositional knowledge
  • priori knowledge
  • Deductive arguments
  • Inductive arguments
  • Scientific knowledge
  • 5.
  • Space, Time, Causality and Substance
  • aims and limits of metaphysics
  • What is philosophy?
  • Space and time
  • Causality
  • Substance
  • 6.
  • Mind
  • Descartes' real distinction of mind and body
  • Distinctive aspects of the mental
  • Materialism
  • Functionalism
  • 7.
  • Some philosophical questions
  • God
  • Referring to God
  • Religious language
  • Attempts to prove God's existence
  • problem of evil
  • God as a person
  • 8.
  • Morality
  • What is distinctive about moral considerations?
  • Ethical subjectivism
  • What sort of knowledge can philosophy yield?
  • objective meaning of 'good'
  • Facts and values
  • Psychological egoism
  • Ethical egoism
  • Kant's categorical imperative
  • Utilitarianism
  • Kantianism versus utilitarianism
  • Virtue ethics
  • Choosing between theories
  • 9.
  • Three main areas of philosophy
  • Political Issues
  • legitimacy of government
  • Authority and power
  • Rights
  • Rawls
  • Nozick
  • Ideologies and arguments
  • explanation of the term 'metaphysics'
  • About the rest of this book
Control code
PurchEBL1221198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (277 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745616636
Specific material designation
remote

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