Reality? Knowledge? Philosophy!: An Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
- Publish Date: 2003-08-10
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Stephen Hetherington
Links ethical and social questions to build a new approach to metaphysics and epistemologyFundamentally, what are we? And what, if anything, do we know? Minds, bodies; free will; evil; meaningful lives; harmful deaths: do such properties make us whatever we are? Truth; rationality; fallibility; knowledge; observation, reason; sceptical doubts: are these also vital to our being whatever we are?You do not understand yourself and others until you have done battle with those questions. Reality? Knowledge? Philosophy! shows you how to do that. It can help you to gain a better philosophy of people's lives. Become a better person too. Be surprised at how easily your thinking philosophically about reality and knowledge can lead to your reflecting on life's ethical complications.