Philosophy for the Masses: Metaphysics and More (Free Download)


Philosophy for the Masses: Metaphysics and More

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Chapter 1: Plato (427?-347 B.C.E.): The Phaedo

Chapter 2: Epicurus (341-279 B.C.E.): First Principles of Materialism

Chapter 3: George Berkeley (1685-1753): Idealism

Chapter 4: Richard Taylor (1919-2003): Materialism and Personal Identity

Chapter 5: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951): Philosophical Investigations

Chapter 6: David Bruce (born 1954): Metaphysical Theories’ Strengths and Weaknesses


Chapter 7: Plato (427?-347 B.C.E.): The Visible and the Invisible

Chapter 8: René Descartes (1596-1650): Meditations

Chapter 9: David Hume (1711-1776): Skeptical Doubts

Chapter 10: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): Two Sources of Knowledge

Social and Political Philosophy

Chapter 11: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): Leviathan

Chapter 12: John Locke (1632-1704): The State and the State of Nature

Chapter 13: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): The Case for Liberty and Law

Chapter 14: Kai Nielsen (born 1925): In Defense of Egalitarianism

Chapter 15: John Rawls (1921-2002): A Theory of Justice


Chapter 16: H. Gene Blocker (born 1937): The Esthetic Attitude

Chapter 17: Sir Kenneth Clark (1903-1983): The Naked and the Nude

Chapter 18: Jennifer Jeffers (born 1965): The Politics of Representation

Eastern Philosophy

Chapter 19: Mencius (371-circa 289 B.C.E.), Xun Zi (flourished 298-238 B.C.E.), and Dong Zhongshu (circa 179-circa 104 B.C.E.): Three Confucian Theories of Human Nature

Chapter 20: The Path of Yoga

Chapter 21: Lao Tzu (circa 604 B.C.E.): The Tao Te Ching

Chapter 22: Benjamin Hoff (born 1946): The Tao of Pooh

The Meaning of Life

Chapter 23: Meaning Without God: Can Life Without God Be Meaningful?

Chapter 24: Viktor Frankl (1905-1997): Man’s Search for Meaning

Chapter 25: Viktor Frankl (1905-1997): Logotherapy

Chapter 26: Dennis E. Bradford: The Meaning of Life

Chapter 27: Socrates (circa 470 B.C.E.-399 B.C.E.): In Defense of Philosophy

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