The Norton Introduction to Philosophy

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy
Author: Gideon Rosen,Alex Byrne,Joshua Cohen,Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Release: 2015-01-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9780393932201
Language: en
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Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy Second Edition

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy  Second Edition
Author: Gideon Rosen,Alex Byrne,Joshua Cohen,Elizabeth Harman,Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1312
ISBN: 0393631478
Language: en
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The Norton Introduction to Philosophy

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy
Author: Alex Byrne,Gideon Rosen,Joshua Cohen,Seana Valentine Shiffrin,Elizabeth J. Harman
Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1312
ISBN: 0393624420
Language: en
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Philosophy made accessible for introductory students.

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Author: Wolff, Jonathan
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 9
ISBN: 9780393428179
Language: en
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From respected philosopher and writer Jonathan Wolff, this brief introduction to ethics stimulates independent thought, emphasizes real-world examples, and provides clear and engaging introductions to key moral theories and the thinkers behind them. The new Second Edition offers expanded coverage of moral reasoning, as well as two thoughtful and contemporary new chapters on applying moral philosophy and the ethics of race. A companion primary source collection, Readings in Moral Philosophy, amplifies issues discussed in the text, connecting them to problems in applied ethics.

The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy

The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy
Author: Richard Schacht,James Conant,Jay R. Elliott
Release: 2017
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 2064
ISBN: 0393974685
Language: en
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The new standard anthology of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy.

How To Read Wittgenstein

How To Read Wittgenstein
Author: Ray Monk
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Granta Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781783785711
Language: en
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Though Wittgenstein wrote on the same subjects that dominate the work of other analytic philosophers - the nature of logic, the limits of language, the analysis of meaning - he did so in a peculiarly poetic style that separates his work sharply from that of his peers and makes the question of how to read him particularly pertinent. At the root of Wittgenstein's thought, Ray Monk argues, is a determination to resist the scientism characteristic of our age, a determination to insist on the integrity and the autonomy of non-scientific forms of understanding. The kind of understanding we seek in philosophy, Wittgenstein tried to make clear, is similar to the kind we might seek of a person, a piece of music, or, indeed, a poem. Extracts are taken from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and from a range of writings, including Philosophical Investigations, The Blue and Brown Books and Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology.

Philosophy Skills Book

Philosophy Skills Book
Author: Chris Case,Bob Underwood,Jesse Zuck
Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781441124562
Language: en
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Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.

Philosophies of Love

Philosophies of Love
Author: David L. Norton,Mary F. Kille
Release: 1989-01-18
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781461640806
Language: en
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To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book Revised and Expanded Again

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book  Revised and Expanded  Again
Author: Robert M. Martin
Release: 2011-10-26
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9781460402047
Language: en
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As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.

Conscience The Origins of Moral Intuition

Conscience  The Origins of Moral Intuition
Author: Patricia Churchland
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781324000907
Language: en
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How do we determine right from wrong? Conscience illuminates the answer through science and philosophy. In her brilliant work Touching a Nerve, Patricia S. Churchland, the distinguished founder of neurophilosophy, drew from scientific research on the brain to understand its philosophical and ethical implications for identity, consciousness, free will, and memory. In Conscience, she explores how moral systems arise from our physical selves in combination with environmental demands. All social groups have ideals for behavior, even though ethics vary among different cultures and among individuals within each culture. In trying to understand why, Churchland brings together an understanding of the influences of nature and nurture. She looks to evolution to elucidate how, from birth, our brains are configured to form bonds, to cooperate, and to care. She shows how children grow up in society to learn, through repetition and rewards, the norms, values, and behavior that their parents embrace. Conscience delves into scientific studies, particularly the fascinating work on twins, to deepen our understanding of whether people have a predisposition to embrace specific ethical stands. Research on psychopaths illuminates the knowledge about those who abide by no moral system and the explanations science gives for these disturbing individuals. Churchland then turns to philosophy—that of Socrates, Aquinas, and contemporary thinkers like Owen Flanagan—to explore why morality is central to all societies, how it is transmitted through the generations, and why different cultures live by different morals. Her unparalleled ability to join ideas rarely put into dialogue brings light to a subject that speaks to the meaning of being human.

On Aristotle Saving Politics from Philosophy Liveright Classics

On Aristotle  Saving Politics from Philosophy  Liveright Classics
Author: Alan Ryan
Release: 2013-11-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780871407498
Language: en
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An essential, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the life and works of Aristotle. In On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy, Alan Ryan examines Plato's most famous student and sharpest critic, whose writing has helped shape over two millennia of Western philosophy, science, and religion. The first thinker to posit that a society should be ruled by laws and not men, Aristotle was born in Stagira, Macedon, in 384 BCE. He would go on to join Plato's Academy and eventually become tutor to Alexander the Great. During his lifetime he would see the revival of Athens following its destruction in the Peloponnesian War, before the ultimate extinction of its radical form of democracy after the Macedonian conquest. Aristotle’s strongly empirical cast of mind was brought to bear on a stunning range of subjects, from rhetoric to physics, from the history of political institutions and mathematics to zoology and botany. The resulting system dominated European thought from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries. In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics—both excerpted here—Aristotle attempted to delineate the ideal virtues of a both public and private life as well as critique the utopian antipolitics of his former teacher, Plato. For Aristotle, life in a polis was the natural state of man and provided the greatest opportunity for human beings to fulfill their potential. Unlike his scientific theories, which would eventually be displaced by Galileo, Newton, and Darwin, Aristotle’s meticulous thinking on the nature of human affairs, ethics, politics, citizenship, and virtue in a civil society remains as vital today as it was in his own time.

Think Like a Feminist The Philosophy Behind the Revolution

Think Like a Feminist  The Philosophy Behind the Revolution
Author: Carol Hay
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781324003106
Language: en
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An audacious and accessible guide to feminist philosophy—its origins, its key ideas, and its latest directions. Think Like a Feminist is an irreverent yet rigorous primer that unpacks over two hundred years of feminist thought. In a time when the word feminism triggers all sorts of responses, many of them conflicting and misinformed, Professor Carol Hay provides this balanced, clarifying, and inspiring examination of what it truly means to be a feminist today. She takes the reader from conceptual questions of sex, gender, intersectionality, and oppression to the practicalities of talking to children, navigating consent, and fighting for adequate space on public transit, without deviating from her clear, accessible, conversational tone. Think Like a Feminist is equally a feminist starter kit and an advanced refresher course, connecting longstanding controversies to today’s headlines. Think Like a Feminist takes on many of the essential questions that feminism has risen up to answer: Is it nature or nurture that’s responsible for our gender roles and identities? How is sexism connected to racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression? Who counts as a woman, and who gets to decide? Why have men gotten away with rape and other forms of sexual violence for so long? What responsibility do women themselves bear for maintaining sexism? What, if anything, can we do to make society respond to women’s needs and desires? Ferocious, insightful, practical, and unapologetically opinionated, Think Like a Feminist is the perfect book for anyone who wants to understand the continuing effects of misogyny in society. By exploring the philosophy underlying the feminist movement, Carol Hay brings today’s feminism into focus, so we can deliberately shape the feminist future.

Why Vegan

Why Vegan
Author: Peter Singer
Release: 2020-09-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780241472392
Language: en
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'So the only question is: do animals other than man suffer?' One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer asks unflinching questions about how we should live our lives. The ideas collected in these writings, arguing that human tyranny over animals is a wrong comparable to racism and sexism, triggered the animal rights movement and gave impetus to the rise in vegan eating. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
Author: Martin Curd,Jan A. Cover,Christopher Pincock,Chris Pincock
Release: 2013
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 1393
ISBN: 039391903X
Language: en
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A flexible and comprehensive introduction to the main currents in philosophy of science.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy
Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Release: 2011-03-04
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9781603846059
Language: en
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This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly.--Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University

The Broadview Introduction to Philosophy

The Broadview Introduction to Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781770487543
Language: en
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The Broadview Introduction to Philosophy is a comprehensive anthology that surveys core topics in Western philosophy, including philosophy of religion, theories of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, social-political philosophy, and issues of life, death, and happiness. Unlike other introductory anthologies, the Broadview offers considerable apparatus to assist the student reader in understanding the texts without simply summarizing them. Each selection includes an introduction discussing the context and structure of the primary reading, as well as thorough annotations designed to clarify unfamiliar terms, references, and argument forms. Canonical texts from the history of philosophy are presented alongside contemporary scholarship; women authors are included throughout.

Neuro Philosophy and the Healthy Mind Learning from the Unwell Brain

Neuro Philosophy and the Healthy Mind  Learning from the Unwell Brain
Author: Georg Northoff
Release: 2016-01-11
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393709391
Language: en
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Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind. Can we “see” or “find” consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? Where does the brain end and the mind begin? To explore these and other questions, esteemed philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence—in people in vegetative states, for example—we can develop a model for understanding its presence in an active, healthy person. By examining instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, we can begin to understand how the experience of “self” is established in a stable brain. Taking an integrative approach to understanding the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy, this book brings insights from neuroscience to bear on philosophical questions. Readers will find a science-grounded examination of the human condition with far-reaching implications for psychology, medicine, our daily lives, and beyond.

Beginning Ethics

Beginning Ethics
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0393937909
Language: en
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The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
Author: Leitch, Vincent B.,Cain, William E.,Finke, Laurie A.,McGowan, John,Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean,Williams, Jeffrey J.
Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9780393602951
Language: en
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The gold standard anthology for anyone who wants to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 191 pieces by 157 authors, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is more comprehensive and more varied in its selection than any other anthology. Forty-eight NEW selections—concentrated mostly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—make the book not only the best overview of the history of theory, but also a remarkably up-to-date portrait of the state of theory today.

A Sustainable Philosophy The Work of Bryan Norton

A Sustainable Philosophy   The Work of Bryan Norton
Author: Sahotra Sarkar,Ben A. Minteer
Release: 2018-07-16
Editor: Springer
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9783319925974
Language: en
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This book provides a richly interdisciplinary assessment of the thought and work of Bryan Norton, one of most innovative and influential environmental philosophers of the past thirty years. In landmark works such as Toward Unity Among Environmentalists and Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management, Norton charted a new and highly productive course for an applied environmental philosophy, one fully engaged with the natural and social sciences as well as the management professions. A Sustainable Philosophy gathers together a distinguished group of scholars and professionals from a wide array of fields (including environmental philosophy, natural resource management, environmental economics, law, and public policy) to engage Norton’s work and its legacy for our shared environmental future. A study in the power of intellectual legacy and the real-world influence of philosophy, the book will be of great interest scholars and students in environmental philosophy, public policy and management, and environmental and sustainability studies. By considering the value and impact of Norton’s body of work it will also chart a course for the next generation of pragmatic environmental philosophers and sustainability scholars grappling with questions of environmental value, knowledge, and practice in a rapidly changing world.