Philosophical Problems
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  • Publication Date: June 15, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554812851 / 1554812852
  • 270 pages; 6" x 9"
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Philosophical Problems

  • Publication Date: June 15, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554812851 / 1554812852
  • 270 pages; 6" x 9"

Peter Alward’s rigorous introductory text functions as a roadmap for students, laying out the key issues, positions, and arguments of academic philosophy. The book covers central topics in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy. An introductory chapter presents the foundations of philosophical discourse and offers a primer on the basics of logic. Those argumentative tools are then employed to address classic philosophical issues such as the relationship between body and mind, skepticism, the possibility of free will, and the existence of God. Later chapters engage issues of morality, justice, and liberty, as well as moral questions concerning abortion and the practice of punishment. Throughout, Alward aims for clarity, providing summaries, diagrams, and reflective questions to assist the student reader.

Introduction

Dedication

Chapter 1: Philosophy

PART I: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

Chapter 2: Mind and Body
Chapter 3: Knowledge and Skepticism
Chapter 4: Personal Identity and Survival
Chapter 5: Free Will and Determinism
Chapter 6: Modality and Causation
Chapter 7: God and Religion
Chapter 8: Truth and Fiction

PART II: ETHICS AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

General Principles
Chapter 9: Moral Skepticism
Chapter 10: Moral Realism
Chapter 11: Justice
Chapter 12: Liberty

Applications
Chapter 13: Abortion
Chapter 14: Punishment

Peter Alward is Philosophy Professor and Department Head at the University of Saskatchewan.