Invitation to Philosophy

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August 1997



In a revised and updated edition of a classic introductory text, Martin Hollis leads readers vividly through the age-old philosophical questions of free choice and human nature, appearance and reality, and reason and experience to newer ones of rationality and morality, other minds and inner selves, and relation between the natural and human worlds. 192 pp.


1. Wonder, Paradox and Vision.
2. Reasoning. Proof. Evidence. Scientific Method.
3. The Cave.
4. Ants, Spiders and Bees.
5. The Web of Belief.
6. The Elusive "I".
7. The Ring of Gyges.
8. The Common Good.
9. Robots, Apes and Angels. Further Reading. Index.


Martin Hollis is Professor at the School of Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is author of numerous publications including Models of Man (1977), Philosophy of Social Science (1994) and Reason in Action (1996).


"A wonderful introduction to the subject for both the general reader and the beginning student, and will be read with profit and pleasure by those more seasoned in the discipline." Time Higher Education Supplement (of the first edition) "This book is witty, wide--ranging, punchy, and engrossing. It could not fail to ignite the thoughts of those with even the faintest philosophical spark in them." Journal of Applied Philosophy (of the first edition)
EAN: 9780631206644
ISBN: 0631206647
Untertitel: 'Invitation Series'. 2 Rev ed. 0 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1997
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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