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The Philosophy Major’s Introduction to Philosophy: Concepts and Distinctions

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The Philosophy Major’s Introduction to Philosophy: Concepts and Distinctions
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The Philosophy Major’s Introduction to Philosophy: Concepts and Distinctions

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1st Edition 

by Ken Akiba (Author) 

Many philosophy majors are shocked by the gap between the relative ease of lower-level philosophy courses and the difficulty of upper-division courses. This book serves as a necessary bridge to upper-level study in philosophy by offering rigorous but concise and accessible accounts of basic concepts and distinctions that are used throughout the discipline. It serves as a valuable advanced introduction to any undergraduate who is moving into upper-level courses in philosophy.

While lower-level introductions to philosophy usually deal with popular topics accessible to the general student (such as contemporary moral issues, free will, and personal identity) in a piecemeal fashion, The Philosophy Major’s Introduction to Philosophy offers coverage of important general philosophical concepts, tools, and devices that may be used for a long time to come in various philosophical areas. The volume is helpfully divided between a focus on the relation between language and the world in the first three chapters and coverage of mental content in the final two chapters, but builds a coherent narrative from start to finish. It also provides ample study questions and helpful signposts throughout, making it a must-have for any student attempting to engage fully with the problems and arguments in philosophy.

Key Features

    • Integrates topics from various areas of philosophy, such as philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophical logic
    • Provides descriptions of logico-mathematical tools necessary for philosophical studies, such as propositional logic, predicate logic, modal logic, set theory, mereology, and mathematical functions
    • Makes connections with modern philosophy, including discussions of Descartes’s skepticism and dualism, Locke’s theory of personal identity, Hume’s theory of causation, and Kant’s synthetic a priori
    • Includes well-known entertaining puzzles and thought experiments such as the Ship of Theseus, the Statue and the Clay, a Brain in a Vat, and Twin Earth
    • Lists helpful Exercise Questions and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter and answers selected questions at the back of the book
Year:
2021
Pages:
208
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
21 MB
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN-10:
0367482975, 0367482983
ISBN-13:
978-0367482978, 978-0367482985
ASIN:
B08DBGK1D2
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