The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, my goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress.
- Front Matter
- No image available1: What Philosophy Is
- No image available2: How Philosophy is Done
- No image available3: Ancient Philosophy
- No image available4: The Rationalists
- No image available5: The Empricists
- No image available6: Philosophy of Science
- No image available7: Philosophy of Mind
- No image available8: Love and Happiness
- No image available9: Meta-Ethics
- No image available10: Right Action
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- Back Matter
Thumbnail: The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David (Public Domain).