An Introduction to Philosophical Methods

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Broadview Press, Jul 20, 2010 - Philosophy - 258 pages
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An Introduction to Philosophical Methods is the first book to survey the various methods that philosophers use to support their views. Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the key difficulties with them lie. While eminently student-friendly, the book makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the acceptability of the various philosophical methods, and so it will also be of interest to more experienced philosophers.

 

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
9
one Common Sense
15
two Analysis
41
three Thought Experiment
101
four Simplicity
131
six Science
185
Conclusion
213
Glossary
217
References
223
Index
249
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About the author (2010)

Chris Daly is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester.

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