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9780767420273

Philosophy and Choice Selected Readings from Around the World

Philosophy and Choice Selected Readings from Around the World
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  • ISBN-13: 9780767420273
  • ISBN: 0767420276
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

AUTHOR

Christensen, Kit Richard

SUMMARY

PART I: Philosophical Inquiry: How and Why? Plato, "The Apology" / Boethius, From The Consolation of Philosophy / Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, "The Spirit of Indian Philosophy" / Nancy Tuana, From Woman and the History of Philosophy / Leopoldo Zea, "The Actual Function of Philosophy in Latin America" / Bertrand Russell, On the Value of Philosophy / *Tsenay Serequeberhan, "African Philosophy: The Point in Question" PART II: Epistemology Section 1: Truth and Objectivity Satischandra Chatterjee, Indian and Western Theories of Truth / Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense / Charles Sanders Peirce, The Fixation of Belief / Mao Zedong, On Practice Section 2: Ways of Knowing Rene Descartes, The Quest for Rational Certainty / John Locke, Experience as the Basis of Knowledge / Ernest Nagel, Scientific and Common-Sense Knowledge / John (Fire) Lame Deer, On Vision Seeking / D.T. Suzuki, "The Meaning of Satori" / Uma Narayan, "The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist" Section 3: Knowledge and Responsibility William Clifford, "The Ethics of Belief" / William James, "The Will to Believe" / Lorraine Code, "Experience, Knowledge and Responsibility" / Thomas Jefferson, On Education and Citizenship PART III: Metaphysics Section 1: The Nature of the Universe Plato, The Intellectual World and the Visible World / George Berkeley, All Reality is Mental / *Carvaka Materialism / Thomas W. Overholt and J. Baird Callicott, On the Ojibwa Worldview Section 2: The Nature of the Human Person Risieri Frondizi, From The Nature of the Self: A Functional Interpretation / Kwame Gyekye, "The Concept of a Person" / Gilbert Ryle, A Critique of Mind-Body Dualism / Sri Aurobindo, "The Reincarnating Soul" / B.F. Skinner, The Denial of Free Will / *Walter Stace, The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism / Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Freedom Section 3: The Existence of Divine Beings God and Human Striving in the Bhagavad-Gita / *Martin Buber, God as the Eternal You / Anselm, The Ontological Argument for God / Thomas Aquinas, The Cosmological Argument for God / David Hume, From Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion / Ludwig Feuerbach, From The Essence of Christianity / Carol Christ, "Why Women Need the Goddess: Phenomenological, Psychological, and Political Reflections" / Vine Deloria, Jr., From God is Red PART IV: Morality Section 1: Ethical Judgment and Human Nature Ruth Benedict, Ethical Relativism / Mary Midgley, Trying Out One's New Sword / Mencius, The Goodness of Human Nature / Thomas Hobbes, Egoism and Human Relations / Gunapala Dharmasiri, "Motivation in Buddhist Ethics" Section 2: Moral Character Laozi, From the Dao De Jing / Confucius, From the Analects / Aristotle, Virtue and Happiness / Mary Wollstonecraft, From Vindication of the Rights of Woman Section 3: Right and Wrong Conduct Jeremy Bentham, On the Principle of Utility / Immanuel Kant, Nonconsequentialist Ethics / Carol Gilligan, Care, Justice, and Gender / Riffat Hassan, On the Islamic View of Rights and Duties / *Donald A. Grinde and Bruce E. Johansen, A Native American Perspective on Environmental Ethics PART V: Political Philosophy Section 1: Individuals and Communities Alison Jaggar, "Political Philosophy and Human Nature" / John Stuart Mill, From On Liberty / *Lucas D. Introna, "Privacy and the Computer: Why We Need Privacy in the Information Society" / Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Section 2: Social Power and Group Conflict Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, From the Manifesto of the Communist Party / Nancy Hartsock, From Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist / Historical Materialism / Kibujjo M. Kalumba, "The Political Philosophy of Nelson Mandela: A Primer" / Mohandas K. Gandhi, From Nonviolent Resistance / *Noam Chomsky, "DemocraChristensen, Kit Richard is the author of 'Philosophy and Choice Selected Readings from Around the World' with ISBN 9780767420273 and ISBN 0767420276.

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