The Game of Philosophy

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2000 - Philosophy - 174 pages
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Various philosophers have used the image of a game as a metaphor to better interpret and deal with the world. In The Game of Philosophy, William C. Soderberg introduces the reader to the search for fairness in this game; a search that has been one of the main goals of moral and political philosophy. Soderberg examines the debate over the definition of a "fair social game" from various traditions and perspectives such as European, Anglo-American, African-American, multi-cultural, and feminist. The debate between liberals and communitarians is a central theme of the moral and political philosophy section, and Soderberg explores the roots of this debate in the sections on metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. In metaphysics and philosophy of religion, Soderberg presents both practical and speculative approaches; and he traces the emergence of anti-foundationalism in various epistemological traditions. A marvelous foundation text, this book will be of great value to beginning philosophers.

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Contents

Ancient and Medieval Moral Communitarianism
23
Roots of Modern Moral Liberalism
35
Modern Moral Liberalism
43
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

William C. Soderberg is a Professor of Philosophy at Montgomery College, Maryland.

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