Engaging and compelling on every page, Velasquez's text helps you explore and understand philosophy while it helps you appreciate how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life and the larger social world. This trusted text combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature,Engaging and compelling on every page, Velasquez's text helps you explore and understand philosophy while it helps you appreciate how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life and the larger social world. This trusted text combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy. Carefully crafted built-in learning aids help you quickly master the material and succeed in your course....
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Philosophy: A Text with Readings Reviews
I'm enrolled for the Spring semester at KCKCC. Classes started on January 17th. Spring Break Update (March 13-17th): I aced my first questionnaire, which is a good study guide for the mid-term. So glad I can take a short break from philosophy this week. Next Monday: My first mid-term exam in decades. Here are links to my blog posts from the first half of the term:1. Brain Upgrade Project ~ https://mossjon314159.wordpress.com/2...2. Philosophy Survey Results ~ https://mossjon314159.wordpress.com/2...3. On Human Nature and Political Ideologies ~ https://mossjon314159.wordpress.com/2...4. Metadata Morality? ~ https://mossjon314159.wordpress.com/2...5. Dropping the Bomb ~ https://mossjon314159.wordpress.com/2...
This book covered so many awesome and frightening concepts that organizing and filtering them properly was difficult when reading, and the choice in what to believe in was masked because of the impulse to synthesize all the relevant knowledge. Fortunately, the logic and reason sections provided a framework for harsh topics such as death and societal collapse. The ugliness of the sciences of collective opinions were compensated with the greatness of meanings such as truth and beauty. All in all, this book has made the world a move interesting, if not challenging place, and certainly turned loads of literature into more fuller and complex stories.
Fine Tuning: The 300 constants, the laws of physics, the Goldilocks principle, Earth being the perfect distance from the sun. This is all meant for me. It is designed so I may be here. This is so beautiful. I am so happy, because I am so special. I am so special. Wait. Wait. I must be grateful. I must be humble. I must give credit where credit is due. Thank you, being whose existence is impossible to prove. I shall sing your name, for you waited fourteen billion years after you created the universe, so that I may dedicate the purpose of my life to worshipping you. Huzzah.The aspect of fine tuning in the teleological argument may be the most egocentric thing I have ever heard. This ignores that the phrase of the universe being perfectly accommodating for life is even more accurate when changed to the universe being perfectly accommodating for the destruction of life, considering the existence of black holes, the collision course of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, the destruction of our sun, the heat death of the universe, etc. The current existence of life is at least in part due to the universe and its properties, but the universe does not exist for us.Hilarious.Good stuff.Benjamin AbingTanina CienfuegosOlivia HuntDavid KoffKathryn KoffSimon WoitaTo you.
I believe I have the 8th edition (newer) of this textbook, although we heavily referenced the previous edition in my Philosophy 101 course. I positively loved the "Philosophy In The Movies" sections, where it gave you a movie name, picture, and synopsis as well as some philosophy-centered questions related to the production. My online classmates and I had some fantastic philosophical conversations regarding Contact, Donnie Darko and Water. Thank you Mr. Velasquez, your textbook has helped in making my academic college experience wonderful!
#NCOwn in paperback.FS: "Philosophy begins with wonder."LS: "...finding at each stage that meaning requires a continuance to what I know ahead of time matters, and matters more than my current pursuits?"
Great intro to philosophy
A wonderful book. My first introduction to what is now a life long love of philosophy.
I took this for a College Class. It was not easy to understand.