First Philosophy: God, Mind, and Freedom brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.Philosophers also examine the phenomenon of death, but ask different questions : for example, they ask whether ... There are (arguably) two main aspects to this: the use of conceptual or linguistic analysis to clarify ideas and questions; and the use of formal or informal logic to argue for ... Since different conceptual analyses will provide importantly different answers to questions about the morality ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||First Philosophy: God, Mind, and Freedom|
|Publisher||:||Broadview Press - 2004-08-06|