Philosophy in Practice 2e : An Introduction to the Main Questions
The second edition has been extensively revised. There are new discussions of the philosophy of religion, freedom, The Matrix, and the epistemology of the Internet. There is now an on-line teacher's guide with suggestions about teaching all parts of the book, plus tests, and essay topics.
Table of Contents
Part I: The lure of certainty: certainty and doubt
sources of certainty
rationalism versus relativism in morals
the retreat from certainty. First one-page history of philosophy.
Part II Life in an uncertain world: utilitarianism
objectivity. Second one-page history of philosophy.
Part III Reality: materialism (versus) dualism
morality for naturalists
realism (and idealism). Third one-page history of philosophy.