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Philosophical Propositions: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Philosophical Propositions is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published April 2nd 1998 by Routledge
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Westphal provides a decent introduction to philosophy with this text. Nothing earth-shattering. There are also some serious deficiencies, says me.

Westphal attempts to provide the student with an introduction to philosophy, analytic style. He begins with a quote from Wittgenstein (and an ignorant statement by Ludwig, if there ever was one) that sets the tone of how Westphal will do, and teach you how to do, philosophy. Thus Wittgenstein: "The scapegoat, on which one lays one's sins, and who runs
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