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Simply Philosophy

Brendan Wilson

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In this vivid and incisive guide, philosophy comes to life. Using the central idea of causality as a guiding principle, Brendan Wilson shows how the history of philosophy becomes a very clear and natural sequence of events. The resulting perspective reveals the deep connections between the problems of science, mind and reality, freedom and responsibility, knowledge, language, truth and religion.

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Contents

CONTENTS
Preface
AREA 1 - SCIENCE
Ch 1 - Progress
Ch 2 - Causes
Ch 3 - Probability
AREA 2 - MIND
Ch 4 - A Real Idea
Ch 5 - Body and Mind
Ch 6 - Other People
AREA 3 - FREEDOM
Ch 7 - Universal Causality
Ch 8 - Freedom
Ch 9 - Temptation
Ch 10 - Right and Wrong
AREA 4 - KNOWLEDGE
Ch 11 - Certainty
Ch 12 - The Veil of
Appearances
Ch 13 - Scepticism
Ch 14 - Transcendental
Confidence
Ch 15 - Common Sense
AREA 5 - LANGUAGE
Ch 16 - Classification
Ch 17 - Abstraction
Ch 18 - Names
Ch 19 - Communication
AREA 6 -OBJECTIVITY
Ch 20 - Perception
Ch 21 - Life without Ideas
Ch 22 - Truth
Ch 23 - Objectivity
AREA 7 - GOD
Ch 24 - God
Ch 25 - Cause and Design
WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?
Ch 26 - Philosophy
Postscript.

About the Author

Brendan Wilson is Professor in the Graduate School of Language and Information Sciences at the University of Tokyo (Komaba).

Reviews

...lively, fun, stimulating - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
- Bill Newton-Smith, Balliol College, Oxford
Reflects current concerns and issues very well indeed ... captivating and intelligent ... accessible to freshmen and the interested lay reader ... charming, inventive and deep ...
- Jonathan Westphal, Idaho State University