Facing Reality: An Introduction to Philosophy Revised Edition
Facing Reality is an introduction to philosophy which examines central issues in philosophy from an interdisciplinary, multicultural and applied manner. It covers the traditional areas of philosophy such as the nature of knowledge, ethics, free will, the existence of God, life after death, the nature of science and political philosophy. In addition, it covers topics usually not found in introductory texts such as obstacles to rationality, theories of happiness, world religions and the meaning of life. Each chapter has a summary, questions for review, recommended films, suggested readings and dilemmas for discussion. There are also sections entitled "Philosophy in Life" where philosophical ideas are applied to current issues and debates.
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OBSTACLES TO RATIONALITY
THE MEANING OF LIFE
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