What is this thing called Science ? Alan Chalmers was born in Bristol , England in
1939 . He graduated in physics at the University of Bristol in 1961 , and received
an MSc at the University of Manchester in 1964 . He taught physics and the ...
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED? The Routledge What is this thing called? series
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Author: Matthew Chrisman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Are moral standards relative to cultures? Are there any moral facts? What is goodness? If there are moral facts how do we learn about them? These are all questions in metaethics, the branch of ethics that investigates the status of morality, the nature of ethical facts, and the meaning of ethical statements. To the uninitiated it can appear abstract and far removed from its two more concrete cousins, ethical theory and applied ethics, yet it is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of ethics. What is this thing called Metaethics? demystifies this important subject and is ideal for students coming to it for the first time. Beginning with a brief historical overview of metaethics and the development of a "conceptual toolkit," Matthew Chrisman introduces and assesses the following key topics: • ethical reality: including questions about naturalism and non-naturalism, moral facts, and the distinction between realism and antirealism • ethical language: does language represent reality? What mental states are expressed by moral statements? • ethical psychology: the Humean theory of motivation and the connection between moral judgement and motivation • ethical knowledge: intuitionist and coherentist moral epistemologies, and theories of objectivity and relativism in metaethics • new directions in metaethics, including non-traditional theories and extensions to metaepistemology and metanormative theory. Additional features such as chapter summaries, questions of understanding, and a glossary make this an ideal introduction to metaethics.
James Naismith never wrote the story of how he invented basketball and the
early years of the sport . Neither did the inventor of any other sport . Until now . What Is This Madness ? is Bud Johns ' story of how a historic means of
The Routledge What is this thing called? series of concise textbooks has been
designed for use by students coming to a core and important area of philosophy
for the first time. Each volume explores the relevant central questions with clear ...
Author: Elizabeth Burns
What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including: the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments the nature of the Divine, including divine power, wisdom and action arguments for the existence of the Divine challenges to belief in the Divine, including the problems of evil, divine hiddenness and religious diversity believing without arguments arguments for life after death, including reincarnation. In addition to the in-depth coverage of the key themes within the subject area Elizabeth Burns explores the topics from the perspectives of the five main world religions, introducing students to the work of scholars from a variety of religious traditions and interpretations of belief. What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? is the ideal introduction for those approaching the philosophy of religion for the first time, containing many helpful student-friendly features, such as a glossary of important terms, study questions and further reading.
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED? The Routledge What is this thing called? series
of concise textbooks have been designed for use by students coming to a core
and important area of philosophy for the first time. Each volume explores the ...
Author: Brian Garrett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
How did our universe come to be? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with the nature of ourselves and the world around us. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in metaphysics in a concise but comprehensive way. Brian Garrett discusses the crucial concepts and arguments of metaphysics in a highly readable manner. He addresses the following key areas of metaphysics: • God • Existence • Modality • Universals and particulars • Facts • Causation • Time • Puzzles of material constitution • Free will & determinism • Fatalism • Personal identity • Truth This third edition has been thoroughly revised. Most chapters include new and updated material, and there are now two chapters devoted to attacks on free will and fatalism. What is this thing called Metaphysics? contains many helpful student-friendly features, such as a glossary of important terms, study questions, annotated further reading, and a guide to web resources. Text boxes provide bite-sized summaries of key concepts and major philosophers, and clear and interesting examples are used throughout.
Not that as the law defines itself more only is this denied to her , but the precisely
, the authorised expocivil power is actually obtruding nents of religion who are
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With boxed summaries of key concepts and noteworthy examples, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading included within each chapter, this book is the ideal introduction to life’s meaning for philosophy students coming to ...
Author: Stewart Goetz
What are we asking when we ask, "What is the meaning of life?"? Can there be meaning without God? Is a happy life a meaningful life? Can an immoral life be meaningful? Does our suffering have meaning? Does death threaten meaning? What is this thing called The Meaning of Life? provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about life’s meaning. Goetz and Seachris provide the reader with accessible examples, before looking at the main theoretical approaches to meaning and key philosophers associated with them. Topics covered include: What does the question, "What is the meaning of life?", even mean? Does life have a purpose? What is valuable? Do we matter? Does life (or my life) make any sense? Is there any meaning in suffering? Does death threaten meaning? Would immortality be good or bad news for us? With boxed summaries of key concepts and noteworthy examples, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading included within each chapter, this book is the ideal introduction to life’s meaning for philosophy students coming to the subject for the first time.
This book addresses two major questions: what are the thinking processes that enable people to invent simple solutions to seemingly complicated situations?
Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
Category: Constraints (Physics)
This book addresses two major questions: what are the thinking processes that enable people to invent simple solutions to seemingly complicated situations? And, how can we use the psychological aspects to assist rather than impair the implementation of those solutions as an ongoing process?
Xavier , a Fénelon , a Leighton , who have breathed his spirit . This is the
essence of Christian morality . It does not take away all motive of action here by
denying that there is any reality beyond the present , but it offers us the highest
Riley the rat inquisitivley asks What is this? what is that? of all the things before he rests his head for the night with his teddy bear. What is this?
Author: Sean Marin
Riley the rat inquisitivley asks What is this? what is that? of all the things before he rests his head for the night with his teddy bear. What is this? What is that? is a short bedtime story to help young ones, up to age 5, identify everyday objects, animals and begin learning how to read.
Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy.
Author: Susan Aglukark
Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from the south arrives to trade with Ukpik's father, she's excited to learn how to use forks, knives, and spoons. At first, Ukpik enjoys teaching the other children how to use these new tools. But soon, she starts to wonder if they'll need to use the new tools all the time, and if that means that everything in camp will change. After a conversation with her grandmother, Ukpik realizes that even though she will learn many new things, her love for her family and camp will never change - and it even inspires her to find a name for her puppy!
In addition, the text as a whole has been refreshed to keep it up to date with current developments.
Author: Duncan Pritchard
What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? What is the practical relevance of learning about epistemology? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology. Both traditional issues and contemporary ideas are discussed in twenty easily digestible chapters, each of which conclude with a useful summary of the main ideas discussed, study questions, annotated further reading and a guide to internet resources. Each chapter also features text boxes providing bite-sized summaries of key concepts and major philosophers, and clear and interesting examples are used throughout. The book concludes with an annotated guide to general introductions to epistemology, a glossary of key terms, and a summary of the main examples used in epistemology. This an ideal first textbook in the theory of knowledge for undergraduates coming to philosophy for the first time. The fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout and features four new chapters on applied epistemology, covering the relationship between the theory of knowledge and technology, education, law, and politics. In addition, the text as a whole has been refreshed to keep it up to date with current developments.
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