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Critical Thinking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 497

Critical Thinking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Through the use of humour, fun exercises, and a plethora of innovative and interesting selections from writers such as Dave Barry, Al Franken, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as from the film 'The Matrix', this text hones students' critical thinking skills.

Looseleaf for Critical Thinking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 544

Looseleaf for Critical Thinking

In a hyper-connected digital world buzzing with both information and illogic, facts and spin, critical thinking has never been more challenging or important. This popular, learner-friendly text gives today's students the critical reasoning tools they need to survive and thrive--in school, in their careers, and in life. It covers all the basics of critical thinking, using class-tested real-world examples and a proven step-by-step approach. Its comprehensiveness allows instructors to tailor the material to their individual teaching styles, resulting in an exceptionally versatile text.

Original Intent and the Constitution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 227

Original Intent and the Constitution

  • Categories: Law

'Writing with admirable lucidity and disposing a wide knowledge of technical questions in philosophy as well as of legal theory and constitutional history, Bassham competently distinguishes the quite distinct ideas that go, or could go, under the name of originalism.' -s CANADIAN PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS

Basketball and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Basketball and Philosophy

What can the film Hoosiers teach us about the meaning of life? How can ancient Eastern wisdom traditions, such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, improve our jump-shots? What can the “Zen Master” (Phil Jackson) and the “Big Aristotle” (Shaquille O’Neal) teach us about sustained excellence and success? Is women’s basketball “better” basketball? How, ethically, should one deal with a strategic cheater in pickup basketball? With NBA and NCAA team rosters constantly changing, what does it mean to play for the “same team”? What can coaching legends Dean Smith, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski teach us about character, achievement, and competition? What makes basketball s...

The Philosophy Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

The Philosophy Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-09-06
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  • Publisher: Sterling

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The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book HarryPotter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popularbook series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry,Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil isone of the many things that make this series special. TheUltimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles inJ.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back toGodric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moralreasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether SiriusBlack is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Par...

The Hobbit and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Hobbit and Philosophy

A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic—just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved fantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to The Lord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's great philosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised in this timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner," or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? What duties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extended even to those who des...

Original Intent and the Constitution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Original Intent and the Constitution

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-11-13
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  • Publisher: Open Court

The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales. Engagingly written for a lay audience, these essays consider a wealth of topics centered on the ethical, spiritual, mythic, and moral resonances in the adventures of Aslan, the Pevensie children, and the rest of the colorful cast. Do the spectacular events in Narnia give readers a simplistic view of human choice and decision making? Does Aslan offer a solution to the problem of evil? What does the character of Susan tell readers about Lewis’s view of gender? How does Lewis address the Nietzschean “master morality” embraced by most of the villains of the Chronicles? With these and a wide range of other questions, this provocative book takes a fresh view of the world of Narnia and expands readers’ experience of it.