Some Thoughts on Thinking: Philosophy at Five Miles Per Hour
Brand: University Press of America

Some Thoughts on Thinking: Philosophy at Five Miles Per Hour

  • Publish Date: 2002-07-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jonathan Finch

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Some Thoughts on Thinking is a work dealing with the issues one faces when one attempts to construct non-arbitrary beliefs about ourselves and our surroundings. The text opens up with a discussion of the similarities and differences between science, theology, philosophy and tradition. This initial discussion provides the foundation for a deeper push into what is, and what is not, a recommendable and non-arbitrary belief. Descartes and Kant, and the challenges they raise in attempts to form accurate beliefs, are used to set the stage for providing an answer to skepticism. No previous exposure to philosophy is assumed and the language of the work is free of complex philosophical terms. Some Thoughts on Thinking is ideal for classes introducing philosophy, classes in logic, reason and argumentation and for classes in the philosophy of science.

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