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Just the arguments : 100 of the most important arguments in Western philosophy

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Summary
Does the existence of evil call into doubt the existence of God? Show me the argument. Philosophy starts with questions, but attempts at answers are just as important, and these answers require reasoned argument. Cutting through dense philosophical prose, 100 famous and influential arguments are presented in their essence, with premises, conclusions and logical form plainly identified. Key quotations provide a sense of style and approach. Just the Arguments is an invaluable one-stop argument shop. A concise, formally structured summation of 100 of the most important arguments in Western philosophy The first book of its kind to present the most important and influential philosophical arguments in a clear premise/conclusion format, the language that philosophers use and students are expected to know Offers succinct expositions of key philosophical arguments without bogging them down in commentary Translates difficult texts to core arguments Designed to provides a quick and compact reference to everything from Aquinas' "Five Ways" to prove the existence of God, to the metaphysical possibilities of a zombie world
Contents
Part I. Philosophy of religion. Aquinas' five ways / Timothy J. Pawl
The contingency cosmological argument / Mark T. Nelson
The Kalam argument for the existence of God / Harry Lesser
The ontological argument / Sara L. Uckelman
Pascal's wager / Leslie Burkholder
James' will to believe argument / A.T. Fyfe
The problem of evil / Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone
The free will defense to the problem of evil / Grant Sterling
St. Anselm on free choice and the power to sin / Julia Hermann
Hume's argument against miracles / Tommaso Piazza
The Euthyphro dilemma / David Baggett
Nietzsche's death of God / Tom Grimwood
Ockham's razor / Grant Sterling
Part II. Metaphysics. Parmenides' refutation of change / Adrian Bardon
McTaggart's argument against the reality of time / M. Joshua Mozersky
Berkeley's master argument for idealism / John M. DePoe
Kant's refutation of idealism / Adrian Bardon
The master argument of Diodorus Cronus / Ludger Jansen
Lewis' argument for possible worlds / David Vander Laan
A reductionist account of personal identity / Fauve Lybaert
Split-case arguments about personal identity / Ludger Jansen
The ship of Theseus / Ludger Jansen
The problem of temporary intrinsics / Montserrat Bordes
A modern modal argument for the soul / Rafal Urbaniak and Agnieszka Rostalska
Two arguments for the harmlessness of death. Epicurus' death is nothing to us argument / Steven Luper
Lucretius' symmetry argument / Nicolas Bommarito
The existence of forms : Plato's argument from the possibility of knowledge / Jurgis (George) Brakas
Plato, Aristotle, and the third man argument / Jurgis (George) Brakas
Logical monism / Luis Estrada-González
The maximality paradox / Nicola Ciprotti
An argument for free will / Gerald Harrison
Frankfurt's refutation of the principle of alternative possibilities / Gerald Harrison
Van Inwagen's consequence argument against compatibilism / Grant Sterling
Fatalism / Fernando Migura and Agustin Arrieta
Sartre's argument for freedom / Jeffrey Gordon
Part III. Epistomology. The cogito arguments of Descartes and Augustine. Descartes' cogito / Joyce Lazier
Augustine's "Si fallor, sum" argument (if I am mistaken, I exist) / Brett Gaul
The Cartesian dreaming argument for external-world skepticism / Stephen Hetherington
The transparency of experience argument / Carlos Mario Muñoz-Suárez
The regress argument for skepticism / Scott Aikin
Moore's anti-skeptical arguments / Matthew Frise
The bias paradox / Deborah Heikes
Gettier's argument against the traditional account of knowledge / John M. DePoe
Putnam's argument against cultural imperialism / Maria Caamaño
Davidson on the very idea of a conceptual scheme / George Wrisley
Quine's two dogmas of empiricism / Robert Sinclair
Hume and the problem of induction. Hume's problem of induction / James E. Taylor
Hume's negative argument concerning induction / Stefanie Rocknak
Argument by analogy in Thales and Anaximenes / Giannis Stamatellos
Quine's epistemology naturalized / Robert Sinclair
Sellars and the myth of the given / Willem A. deVries
Sellars' "Rylean myth" / Willem A. deVries
Aristotle and the argument to end all arguments / Toni Vogel Carey
Part IV. Ethics. Justice brings happiness in Plato's Republic / Joshua I. Weinstein
Aristotle's function argument / Sean McAleer
Aristotle's argument that goods are irreducible / Jurgis (George) Brakas
Aristotle's argument for perfectionism / Eric J. Silverman
Categorical imperative as the source for morality / Joyce Lazier
Kant on why autonomy deserves respect / Mark Piper
Mill's proof of utilitarianism / A.T. Fyfe
The experience machine objection to hedonism / Dan Weijers
The error theory argument / Robert L. Muhlnickel
Moore's open question argument / Bruno Verbeek
Wolff's argument for the rejection of state authority / Ben Saunders
Nozick's taxation is forced labor argument / Jason Waller
Charity is obligatory / Joakim Sandberg
The repugnant conclusion / Joakim Sandberg
Taurek on numbers don't count / Ben Saunders
Parfit's leveling down argument against egalitarianism / Ben Saunders
Nozick's Wilt Chamberlain argument / Fabian Wendt
Liberal feminism / Julinna C. Oxley
Moral status of animals from marginal cases / Julia Tanner
The ethical vegetarianism argument / Robert L. Muhlnickel
Thomson and the famous violinist / Leslie Burkholder
Marquis and the immorality of abortion / Leslie Burkholder
Tooley on abortion and infanticide / Ben Saunders
Rachels on euthanasia / Leslie Burkholder
Part V. Philosophy of mind. Leibniz' argument for innate ideas / Byron Kaldis
Descartes' arguments for the mind-body distinction / Dale Jacquette
Princess Elisabeth and the mind-body problem / Jen McWeeny
Kripke's argument for mind-body property dualism / Dale Jacquette
The argument from mental causation for physicalism / Amir Horowitz
Davidson's argument for anomalous monism / Amir Horowitz
Putnam's multiple realization argument against type-physicalism / Amir Horowitz
The supervenience argument against non-reductive physicalism / Andrew Russo
Ryle's argument against Cartesian internalism / Agustin Arrieta and Fernando Migura
Jackson's knowledge argument / Amir Horowitz
Nagel's "what is it like to be a bat" argument against physicalism / Amy Kind
Chalmer's zombie argument / Amy Kind
The argument from revelation / Carlos Mario Muñoz-Suárez
Searle and the Chinese room argument / Leslie Burkholder
Part VI. Science and language. Sir Karl Popper's demarcation argument / Liz Stillwaggon Swan
Kuhn's incommensurability arguments / Liz Stillwaggon Swan and Michael Bruce
Putnam's no miracles argument / Liz Stillwaggon Swan
Galileo's falling bodies / Liz Stillwaggon Swan
Eliminative materialism / Charlotte Blease
Wittgenstein's private language argument / George Wrisley
Fodor's argument for linguistic nativism / Majid Amini
Fodor and the impossibility of learning / Majid Amini
Quine on the indeterminacy of translation / Robert Sinclair
Davidson's argument for the principle of charity / Maria Caamaño
Frege's argument for Platonism / Ivan Kasa
Mathematical Platonism / Nicolas Pain. Appendix A. Learning the logical lingo. Appendix B. Rules of inference and replacement.

Additional Information
Subjects Philosophy -- Introductions.
Publisher Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. :2011
Contributors Bruce, Michael (Michael David)
Barbone, Steven.
Language English
Description xiii, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781444336375
1444336371
9781444336382
144433638X
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