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Philosophy For Dummies


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Introduction. PART I: What Is Philosophy, Anyway? Chapter 1: Great Thinkers, Deep Thoughts. Chapter 2: Philosophy as an Activity. Chapter 3: The Love of Wisdom. PART II: How Do We Know Anything? Chapter 4: Belief, Truth, and Knowledge. Chapter 5: The Challenge of Skepticism. Chapter 6: The Amazing Reality of Basic Beliefs. PART III: What Is the Good? Chapter 7: What Is Good? Chapter 8: Happiness, Excellence, and the Good Life. Chapter 9: Ethical Rules and Moral Character. PART IV: Are We Ever Really Free? Chapter 10: Fate, Destiny, and You. Chapter 11: Standard Views of Freedom. Chapter 12: Just Do It: Human Agency in the World. PART V: The Incredible, Invisible You. Chapter 13: What Is a Person? Chapter 14: The Case for Materialism. Chapter 15: The Case for Dualism. PART VI: What's the Deal with Death? Chapter 16: From Dust to Dust: Fear and the Void. Chapter 17: Philosophical Consolations on Death. Chapter 18: Is There Life After Death? PART VII: Is There a God? Chapter 19: Two World Views. Chapter 20: Theistic Visions. Chapter 21: The Problem of Evil. PART VIII: The Meaning of Life. Chapter 22: What Is the Meaning of Life? Chapter 23: Pascal's Wager: Betting Your Life. Chapter 24: Success and Happiness in Life. PART IX: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Great Philosophers. Chapter 26: Ten Great Questions. Index. Book Registration Information.

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Tom Morris, Ph.D., author of True Success and other books, taught philosophy at Notre Dame University for 15 years and currently heads the Morris Institute for Human Values.

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