Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

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From time to time we all face life's big questions . . . What is real? How do we know what we know? What is right? Who or what am I? How should we view science and its claims? And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It's a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life's big questions. Students, pastors, campus workers and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide.Moral? In concluding our discussion of ethics, we return to the metaethical question mentioned above: Why should I be moral? ... Perhaps the best answer to that question comes from such fictional portrayals as William Goldinga#39;s Lord of the Flies. ... a a€œstate of war of every man against every other man, a€ where there is no security, no commerce, no culture, no invention, no development and life is a€œ solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. ... Answering the question a€œWhy should I be moral?

Title:Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult
Author:Garrett J. DeWeese, J. P. Moreland
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2009-08-20


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