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The Moral Premise

Author : Stanley D. Williams
ISBN : 1932907130
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Moral Premise reveals the foundational concept at the heart of all storytelling and successful box office movies. In concrete terms it explains how you can create your own success and, in the process, entertain, delight, challenge, and uplift this generation and the ones to come.
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The Moral Premises Of Nuclear War

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ISBN : 9781619792852
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In war, and in the time which precedes war, the social construction of meaning constantly reaffirms the worst fears of those Nations at odds with one another. War is a system of primitive thought and projection, which is worsened by each new phase in enmity. It is a function of witchcraft accusations to define group boundaries and solidarity. The fears and hostilities of conflict and war work in a similar war. This is a classic paper, which looks at the social anthropology of war and explains how the human tendency of projection forms a self-fulfilling cybernetic loop in conflict situations. Although written about the arms race before Glasnost it is highly relevant to the contemporary world, in particular the relationship between the West and Iran.
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Attacking Faulty Reasoning A Practical Guide To Fallacy Free Arguments

Author : T. Edward Damer
ISBN : 9780495095064
Genre : Education
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Help your students hone their critical thinking and refine their rational and argumentative discussion skills with the sixth edition of Damer's ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FALLACY-FREE ARGUMENTS. This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over 200 memorable, timely examples. Students learn to construct, deliver, and logically evaluate arguments with more than 350 proven exercises and practice opportunities, making this an ideal resource on its own or as a complement to your other critical thinking or introduction to philosophy texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Moral Skepticism

Author : Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
ISBN : 9780195342062
Genre : Philosophy
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Sinnott-Armstrong here provides an extensive survey of the difficult subject of moral beliefs. He covers theories that grapple with questions of morality such as naturalism, normativism, intuitionism, and coherentism. He then defends his own theory that he calls "moderate moral skepticism," which is that moral beliefs can be justified, but not extremely justified.
Category: Philosophy

Ethics Essential Readings In Moral Theory

Author : George Sher
ISBN : 9781135764593
Genre : Philosophy
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Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory is an outstanding anthology of the most important topics, theories and debates in ethics, compiled by one of the leading experts in the field. It includes sixty-six extracts covering the central domains of ethics: why be moral? the meaning of moral language morality and objectivity consequentialism deontology virtue and character value and well-being moral psychology applications: including abortion, famine relief and consent. Included are both classical extracts from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill, as well as contemporary classics from philosophers such as Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon, Martha Nussbaum, Derek Parfit, and Peter Singer. A key feature of the anthology is that it covers the perennial topics in ethics as well as very recent ones, such as moral psychology, responsibility and experimental philosophy. Each section is introduced and placed in context by the editor, making this an ideal anthology for anyone studying ethics or ethical theory.
Category: Philosophy

How To Think Critically

Author : Jeff McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781770485105
Genre : Philosophy
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Jeff McLaughlin’s How to Think Critically begins with the premise that we are all, every day, engaged in critical thinking. But as we may develop bad habits in daily life if we don’t scrutinize our practices, so we are apt to develop bad habits in critical thinking if we are careless in our reasoning. This book exists to instill good thinking habits: attentiveness to word choice, avoidance of fallacies, and effective construction and assessment of arguments. With relatable and often amusing examples included throughout, the book adopts a degree of technical sophistication that is rigorous and yet still easily applied to ordinary situations. Readers are presented with a traditional step-by-step method for analysis that can be applied to all argument forms. Hundreds of exercises (with solutions) are included, as are several random statement generators which can be used to create thousands of additional examples. Venn diagrams, truth tables, and other essential concepts are presented not as definitions for academic study but as tools for better thinking and living.
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Attacking Faulty Reasoning

Author : T. Edward Damer
ISBN : 9781133049982
Genre : Education
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Help your students hone their critical thinking and refine their rational and argumentative discussion skills with the seventh edition of Damer's ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FALLACY-FREE ARGUMENTS. This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over 200 memorable, timely examples. Students learn to construct, deliver, and logically evaluate arguments with more than 350 proven exercises and practice opportunities. However, ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING goes beyond most critical thinking books, providing students with not just a definition and examples for each fallacy, but also hints and tips on how to attack (or respond) when faced with a fallacious argument of each type. This unique feature along with the book's brevity making it an ideal resource on its own or as a complement to another critical thinking or introduction to philosophy texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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What Is The Human Being

Author : Patrick R. Frierson
ISBN : 9780415558440
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophers, anthropologists and biologists have long puzzled over the question of human nature. It is also a question that Kant thought about deeply and returned to in many of his writings. In this lucid and wide-ranging introduction to Kant's philosophy of human nature - which is essential for understanding his thought as a whole - Patrick R. Frierson assesses Kant's theories and examines his critics. He begins by explaining how Kant articulates three ways of addressing the question 'what is the human being?': the transcendental, the empirical, and the pragmatic. He then considers some of the great theorists of human nature who wrestle with Kant's views, such as Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud; contemporary thinkers such as E.O.Wilson and Daniel Dennett, who have sought biological explanations of human nature; Thomas Kuhn, Michel Foucault, and Clifford Geertz, who emphasize the diversity of human beings in different times and places; and existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Heidegger. He argues that whilst these approaches challenge and enrich Kant's views in significant ways, all suffer from serious weaknesses that Kant's anthropology can address. Taking a core insight of Kant's - that human beings are fundamentally free but finite - he argues that it is the existentialists, particularly Sartre, who are the most direct heirs of his transcendental anthropology. The final part of the book is an extremely helpful overview of the work of contemporary philosophers, particularly Christine Korsgaard and Jürgen Habermas. Patrick R. Frierson explains how these philosophers engage with questions of naturalism, historicism, and existentialism while developing Kantian conceptions of the human being. Including chapter summaries and annotated further reading, What is the Human Being? is an outstanding introduction to some fundamental aspects of Kant's thought and a judicious assessment of leading theories of human nature. It is essential reading for all students of Kant and the philosophy of human nature, as well as those in related disciplines such as anthropology, politics and sociology.
Category: Philosophy

Contemporary Moral Arguments

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : NWU:35556039793781
Genre : Philosophy
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More than any other contemporary moral problems reader, Contemporary Moral Arguments focuses on the key arguments that have provoked the most debate in recent ethical issues. The book opens with two introductory chapters on critical reasoning and moral theory, which provide the basis forunderstanding and analyzing the arguments in the subsequent issues chapters (chs. 3-12). In the conventional way, these readings on ethical issues are sorted into 10 topical chapters covering issues such as abortion, sex and marriage, terrorism and torture, economic justice, etc. But the readingswithin these chapters are organized unconventionally, by argument. Each argument is introduced by a briefing that sketches the argument, provides conceptual background for it, and reviews some of the main philosophical responses to it. After the briefing come two to four essays presenting theclassic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates. A wide array of pedagogical features enhances understanding:* Essay questions following each of the 28 argument sections, ideal for writing assignments* Four types of boxes throughout:* "Facts and Figures" - statistics on the social, historical and scientific aspects of the chapter's topic* "Public Opinion" - recent opinion polls tracking people's views on moral issues* "Legalities" - summaries of important court rulings and other legal matters* "Time Line" - important events relating to the topic* List of key terms at the end of each chapter, all defined in the glossary* Suggestions for further reading
Category: Philosophy

Theorizing Self In Samoa

Author : Jeannette Marie Mageo
ISBN : 0472085182
Genre : Social Science
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Proposes a new method for discussing variations in the experience of self across cultures
Category: Social Science