Invitation to Philosophy: Issues and Options

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This concise text covers the basic topics in philosophy (for example, epistemology, postmodernism, and cultural relativism). Chapters include an examination of the topic, thought-provoking questions, and a continum designed to help students appreciate the many options available to them when answering a question in philosophy.

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Stanley M. Honer (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Emeritus Professor at Mt. San Antonio College.

Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996. He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has authored or co-authored 20 books.

Dennis L. Okholm (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) teaches in the department of theology and philosophy at Azusa Pacific University.

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Preface. Prologue. 1. What is Philosophy? 2. Philosophical Thinking. 3. Perception and Truth. 4. Epistemology: How We Know. 5. Metaphysics: What is Real? 6. Freedom and Determinism. 7. Philosophy and Religion. 8. Philosophy and Ethics. 9. Philosophy and Esthetics. 10. Philosophy and Human Nature. 11. Philosophy in Politics. Epilogue. Appendix: Writing Philosophy Papers Glossary. Index.

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