From the theory of knowledge to the philosophy of religion (via moral philosophy) the student faces a problem in that core philosophical arguments are very often buried in a form and style of writing which can make the ideas difficult to discern.
This resource book of philosophical arguments presents and discusses such arguments and, where relevant, looks at individual philosophers in a way that is accessible and comprehensible to students.
The coverage of the volume is extensive. After an introduction on logic and argument, the Theory of Knowledge section deals with empiricism, rationalism, justification, scepticism and knowledge of the external world.
Moral philosophy takes us through utilitarianism, deontology and virtue ethics, practical ethics on topics such as abortion and voluntary euthanasia and meta-ethics.
The final section of the philosophy of region covers ideas of God, cosmological ontological and teleological arguments, faith reason and belief, and the implications of God’s existence.
After each argument there is an explanation – where necessary – of each part of the argument, followed by discussion of any problems or issues arising. Finally there are questions and points for discussion.
Some of the material on God and Moral Philosophy will also be useful to students of A level Religious Studies whose course includes some Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Of particular relevance are sections on: arguments for the existence of God; faith, reason and belief; religious experience; God and morality; miracles.
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Publisher’s reference: T1706EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 771 5
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