Table of contents for Philosophy : the big questions / edited by Ruth J. Sample, Charles W. Mills, and James P. Sterba.


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Contents
Preface 
Acknowledgments
Part I: What Can We Know?
Introduction
1. Ren, Descartes, from Meditations on First Philosophy
2. David Hume, from An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
3. Jonathan Vogel, "Cartesian Skepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation" 
4. Helen Longino, from Science as Social Knowledge
5. Genevieve Lloyd, from The Man of Reason
6. W. K. Clifford, "The Ethics of Belief"
7. Peter van Inwagen, "It Is Wrong, Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone, to Believe Anything upon Insufficient Evidence"
Part II: What Can We Know About the Nature and Existence of God?
Introduction
8. St. Anselm, from Proslogium
9. Gaunilon, "Reply to Anselm"
10. William L. Rowe, "The Ontological Argument"
11. William L. Rowe, "The Cosmological Argument"
12. David Hume, from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
13. R. G. Swinburne, "The Argument from Design"
14. Blaise Pascal, "The Wager"
15. Stephen P. Stich, "The Recombinant DNA Debate: A Difficulty for Pascalian-style Wagering" 
16. George Schlesinger, "A Central Theistic Argument"
17. J. L. Mackie, "Evil and Omnipotence" 
18. Eleonore Stump, "The Problem of Evil" 
19. Deborah Mathieu, "Male-Chauvinist Religion"
20. William R. Jones, from "Is God a White Racist?"
Part III: Are We Ever Free?
Introduction
21. Paul Holbach, from The System of Nature
22. A. J. Ayer, "Freedom and Necessity" 
23. Roderick M. Chisolm, "Human Freedom and the Self"
24. Harry G. Frankfurt, "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility"
25. James P. Sterba and Janet Kourany, "How to Complete the Compatibilist Account of Free Action"
26. Derk Pereboom, "Living without Free Will: The Case for Hard Incompatibilism"
27. Richard Double, "Metaethics, Metaphilosophy, and Free Will Subjectivism"
Part IV: Does Our Existence Have a Meaning or Purpose? 
Introduction
28. Leo Tolstoy, from My Confession
29. William Lane Craig, "The Absurdity of Life Without God"
30. Arthur Schopenhauer, "On the Vanity of Existence"
31. Albert Camus, from The Myth of Sisyphus
32. Jean-Paul Sartre, "Existentialism Is a Humanism"
33. Thomas Nagel, "The Absurd"
34. Owen Flanagan, "What Makes Life Worth Living?"
35. John Kekes, "The Meaning of Life"
36. Antony Flew, "Tolstoi and the Meaning of Life"
Part V: How Should We Live?
Introduction
37. Plato, "Morality as Good in Itself" 
38. James P. Sterba, "Morality and Rationality"
39. John Stuart Mill, from Utilitarianism 
40. Immanuel Kant, "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals" 
41. John Locke, "Of the State of Nature" 
42. John Rawls, from A Theory of Justice
43. Robert Nozick, from Anarchy, State, and Utopia
44. Susan Moller Okin, "Gender Inequality and Cultural Difference"
45. Jane Flax, "Race/Gender, and the Ethics of Difference" 
46. Susan Moller Okin, "A Response to Jane Flax"
47. Bernard Boxill, "Equality, Discrimination, and Preferential Treatment" 
48. Peter Singer, "All Animals Are Equal"
49. Paul W. Taylor, "The Ethics of Respect for Nature"
Index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Philosophy Introductions