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Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to the Great Debates

Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to the Great Debates

David Roochnik

ISBN: 978-1-119-06699-6

Jan 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

$23.99

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Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to the Great Debates presents a highly accessible introduction to five of the most fundamental debates in world philosophy.
  • Introduces five fundamental philosophical debates in a highly engaging and accessible manner that invites readers to enter the discussion themselves 
  • Features chapters that each consider a central philosophical question dialectically by exploring the conflicting approaches of different philosophers 
  • Argues that the work of philosophers like Plato and Rousseau is just as relevant today as it was in their own time 
  • Provides a structure that encourages readers to apply philosophical principles to their everyday lives 

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Prologue xii

1 An Introduction to Philosophy 1

2 Alone or With Others? 27

3 What Should We Do? 65

4 Whom Should We Emulate? (1) 98

5 Whom Should We Emulate? (2) 127

6 What Do You Know? 145

7 Being in Time 175

Epilogue 206

Works Cited 209

Index 214