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Table of Contents Teacher's Guide xiii Introduction 1 Part 1: Beauty Chapter 1: What Is Love? 7 Chapter 2: Is Beauty a Matter of Fact or a Matter of Taste? 15 Chapter 3: What Is the Purpose of Art? 23 Chapter 4: Is There a Difference Between Health and Beauty? 31 Part 2: Truth Chapter 5: Is There Anything That Cannot Be True? 43 Chapter 6: Is Lying Always Wrong? 51 Chapter 7: Does Every Question Have an Answer? 59 Chapter 8: Should We Accept Reality? 69 Part 3: Justice Chapter 9: Discrimination 81 Chapter 10: Do Animals Have Rights? 91 Chapter 11: Who Will Take Care of the Environment? 101 Chapter 12: What Would Happen if There Were No Governments? 109 Part 4: God Chapter 13: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? 119 Chapter 14: What Is the Meaning of Life? 127 Appendix A: Dialogue Worksheet 137 Appendix B: The Trial and Death of Socrates, and Plato's Theory of Forms 139 Appendix C: Empiricism 145 Glossary 149 About the Authors 152 List of Thought Experiments Thought Experiment: The Replacement Brother 11 Thought Experiment: Seeing Beauty 18 Thought Experiment: The Nature of Art 28 Thought Experiment: Just the Way You Are 35 Thought Experiment: The Mob and the Scapegoat 54 Thought Experiment: Time Traveling Yourself Out of Existence 63 Thought Experiment: Getting Your Jollies 75 Thought Experiment: Desert Dessert 86 Thought Experiment: The Grandchildren That Never Were 104 Thought Experiment: An Island of Your Very Own 113 Thought Experiment: The Next Dr. Frankenstein 122 Thought Experiment: The Most Important Choice of All 132
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