Philosophy

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Philosophy - 186 pages

How should we live? What really exists? And how do we know for sure? In this lively and engaging study, Edward Craig argues that learning philosophy is merely a matter of broadening and deepening what most of us do already. But he also shows that philosophy is no mere intellectual pastime: thinkers such as Plato, the Buddhist sages, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Darwin, Mill, and de Beauvoir responded to real needs and events--and many of their concerns shape our daily lives.

 

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Contents

Philosophy An Introduction
1
What Should I Do? Platos Crito
17
How Do We Know? Humes Of Miracles
35
What Am I? An Unknown Buddhist on the Self King Milindas Chariot
51
Some Themes
65
Of Isms
87
Some More High Spots A Personal Selection
107
Whats in It for Whom?
145
Where to Go Next?
170
Index
178
Picture Credits
185
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About the author (2009)

EDWARD CRAIG is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, where he is also a Fellow of Churchill College. In addition to his role as General Editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Craig has authored numerous books on philosophy.

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