A Continental Guide to Philosophy (Paperback)

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A Continental Guide to Philosophy (Paperback)


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What is real? How can we know what is real? How might we live authentically? These are the three fundamental questions about metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. John Macready guides you through these questions by reading three pairs of philosophers and texts. Part I, Metaphysics: Plato's Sophist and Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy. Part II, Epistemology: Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Part III: Ethics: Nietzsche's 'Schopenhauer as Educator' and Arendt's 'Labor, Work, and Action'. Each chapter introduces you to basic philosophical problems, concepts, and methods of philosophical inquiry. You'll learn how to read and understand these key texts so that you can answer these three questions for yourself.

John Douglas Macready is Professor of Philosophy at Collin College in Plano, Texas. His work focuses on critical issues in ethics and social and political philosophy. He is the author of Hannah Arendt and the Fragility of Human Dignity (Lexington Books, 2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9781474486781
ISBN-10: 1474486789
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English