Ultimate Questions: Thinking about Philosophy (3rd Edition)

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Publish Date: 2010-10-31

Binding: Paperback

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This inexpensive and brief text examines the main problems in contemporary philosophy and uses more than 100 Food for Thought exercisesto promotecritical thinkingand help students become activelearners of philosophy. The book is intended for use byprofessors teaching a problems-oriented course, but is structured to appeal to any reader willing toexplore subjects such as free will, personal identity, existence of God, and more.

Ultimate Questions explores how the timeless problems of Western philosophy are located inside our ordinary ways of thinking and being. It encourages readers to think about philosophy first-handby using vivid and engaging examples. Italso introduces readers to prominent up-to-date theories being applied to the same problems encountered by contemporary analytic philosophers. After reading this text, studentswill gain a better sense of how mysterious their own natures really are.

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