Writing in an engaging lecture-style format, Elliott Sober shows students how philosophy is best used to evaluate many different kinds of arguments and to construct sound theories. Well-known historical texts are discussed, not as a means to honor the dead or merely to discuss what various philosophers have thought, but to engage with, criticize, and even improve ideas from the past. In addition—because philosophy cannot function apart from its engagement with the wider society—traditional and contemporary philosophical problems are brought into dialogue with the physical, biological, and social sciences. Text boxes highlight key concepts, and review questions, discussion questions, and a glossary of terms are also included.
Core Questions in Philosophy has served as a premier introductory textbook for more than two decades, with updates to each new edition. New improvements to this seventh edition include a lower price and a new Routledge companion website that includes:
- Updated supplementary readings, with the inclusion of more work from female philosophers
- New videos and podcasts, organized by their relevance to each chapter in the book.
Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/cw/sober.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|35 pages
part II|78 pages
Philosophy of Religion
part III|57 pages
Theory of Knowledge
part IV|77 pages
Philosophy of Mind
part V|69 pages