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Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy (with InfoTrac® Thomson Advantage Books)

 
 
 
 
Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy (with InfoTrac® Thomson Advantage Books)
Author: Joel Feinberg - Russ Shafer-Landau
ISBN 13: 9780534625542
ISBN 10: 534625541
Edition: 12
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2004-03-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 800
List Price: $90.95
 
 

Seventy-nine readings ranging from the Classic to the contemporary periods represent the basic philosophical positions on religious belief, the limits of knowledge, the nature of mind, free will and responsibility, and ethics. Particular attention is given to the debates concerning the existence of God, the problem of evil, faith, skepticism, science, the mind-body problem, the nature of thought, personal identity, determinism, moral responsibility, and ethical problems such as famine, abortion, and animal rights. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Rather than taking a smorgasbord approach to introducing students to philosophy, this 11th generation text provides two dozen classic and contemporary readings in representative problem areas: reason and religious belief, the grounds and limits of human knowledge, the place of mind in nature, and challenges to standard concepts of morality. Each section is introduced by Feinberg (U. of Arizona) and Shafer-Landau (U. of Kansas). Includes ten new selections specifically addressed to beginning students; a specially commissioned article offering a new theory of libertarianism; updated translations; and an updated glossary. Lacks an index and dates of previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)