Language : English
Published : 2011-01-18
Pages : 224
Problems from Philosophy
Problems from Philosophy is an introduction to philosophy which is organized around the great philosophical problems—the existence of God, the nature of the mind, human freedom, the limits of knowledge, and the truth about ethics. It begins by reflecting on the life of the first great philosopher, Socrates. Then it takes up the fundamental question of whether God exists. Next comes a discussion of death and the soul, which leads to a chapter about persons. The later chapters of the book are about whether objective knowledge is possible in science and ethics. Each chapter is self-contained and may be read independently of the others. Problems from Philosophy represents the final work of author and philosopher James Rachels. In it, he brings the same liveliness and clarity to the introduction of philosophy that he brings to his best-selling ethics text, The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The second and third edition have been revised by Rachels’ son Stuart, who carefully has carefully refined his father’s work to further strengthen its clarity and accessibility.
The Logic Book is a leading text for symbolic logic courses that presents all concepts and techniques with clear, comprehensive explanations. There is a wealth of carefully constructed examples throughout the text, and its flexible organization places materials within largely self-contained chapters that allow instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want, in the order they choose.
Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.
For more than 30 years and until his death in 2004 Jacques Derrida remained one of the most influential contemporary philosophers. It may be difficult to evaluate what forms his heritage will take in the future butDerrida Now provides some provocative suggestions. Derrida’s often-controversial early reception was based on readings of his complex works, published in journals and collected in books. More recently attention has tended to focus on his later work, which grew out of the seminars that he presented each year in France and the US. The full texts of these seminars are now the subject of a major publication project, to be produced over the next ten years.
Derrida Now presents contemporary articles based on or around the study of Derrida. It provides a critical introduction to Derrida’s complex and controversial thought, offers careful analysis of some of his most important concepts, and includes essays that address the major strands of his thought. Derrida’s influence reached not only into philosophy but also into other fields concerned with literature, politics, visual art, law, ecology, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality and this book will appeal to readers in all these disciplines. Contributors include Peggy Kamuf, Geoff Bennington, Sarah Wood, Roy Sellars, Graham Allen, and Irving Goh.
About the Author
John William Phillips is associate professor in the department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore.
Differentiation through Personality Types: A Framework for Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management
Leverage proven teaching strategies to motivate all students! Students’ learning styles are as unique as their personalities. As a result, the most successful teachers are often those who understand how to adjust their educational techniques to honor students of all intelligences and backgrounds. This comprehensive resource, based on the author’s years of research and experience, presents a usable, understandable framework that assists K–12 teachers in achieving success in today’s differentiated classroom. From easy-to-implement techniques to detailed templates for planning lengthy curriculum units, teachers receive clear direction for appealing to the learning personalities in their diverse classrooms. Readers will also find: * Relevant stories, exercises, and examples to illustrate differentiated classroom instruction * Balanced advice for improving student growth and performance in small-group work, class discussions, and relationship building * Practical ideas and activities for immediate application in the classroom This book gives teachers a toolkit they can use to create an effective learning experience for any student. Discover teaching techniques that result in success for students of all learning styles!
About the Author
Jane A. G. Kise, EdD, is an educational consultant specializing in teambuilding, coaching, and school staff development. She is a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type. She currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.