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Thinking through Philosophy: An Introduction

Thinking through Philosophy: An Introduction
An Introduction
AUTHOR(S):
Chris Horner / Emrys Westacott
REGION:
Australia & New Zealand
LEVELS:
Year 11 / Year 12
SUBJECT AREA:
Philosophy and Critical Thinking
EDITION:
1ed
ISBN:
9780521626576
PUBLICATION DATE:
15/12/2000
Price:   AUD $47.95
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Relates the adventure of philosophy to some of the key principles of critical thinking.

 

No previous knowledge is assumed in Thinking through Philosophy, and in lively and provocative chapters the authors invite the reader to explore questions about the nature of science, religion, ethics, politics, art, the mind, the self, knowledge and truth. Each chapter includes inset boxes providing links to classic philosophy texts on the issues discussed. In addition, the book relates the adventure of philosophy to some of the key principles of critical thinking.

Each chapter:
  • is a self-contained enquiry and can be understood by itself without any familiarity with the other chapters
  • concentrates on a small number of closely related topics 
  • uses an approach directed toward readers who are encountering philosophical dialogue for the first time 
  • supplements explanations of important philosophical positions with brief sketches of some of the major thinkers and links to classic philosophy texts
  • includes 'think critically!' boxes to provide separate explanations of basic definitions and distinctions relating to aspects of reasoning, complete with illustrative examples.
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1. Metaphysics

2. Theory of knowledge

3. Philosophy of mind

4. Philosophy of science

5. Ethics

6. Political philosophy

7. Philosophy of art

8. Philosophy of religion

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Index

Chris Horner
Emrys Westacott