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Learning to Philosophize: A Primer

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Highly praised by reviewers for its coverage, accessibility, and usefulness, LEARNING TO PHILOSOPHIZE: A PRIMER provides grounding in philosophical thinking and the issues important in any introductory survey or moral issues course. With topics that are typical for introductory classes, the author guides the students through reading selections critically. Designed to effec ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published April 30th 1999 by Wadsworth Publishing
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Good intro to thinking like a philosopher. In the first couple of chapters Kiernan-Lewis stays fairly neutral, towards the latter parts of the book he gets more specific, offering controversial definitions for some terms. Nevertheless, Kiernan-Lewis will provide the budding thinker with some good tools and conceptual distinctions needed to get you started on your philosophical journey. I do wish philosophy was like how the author describes it in chapter 1. That all ideas have a fair shot, each o ...more
This a fun book on philosophy for the laymen. To get a grip on the basics of metaphysics, evaluating arguments, defining truth, subjective and objective reality, sources of belief, flaws and fallacies in reasoning and making judgment with capable philosophizing. I've never studied it in a classroom situation but it was easy to follow. A good place to start.
May 31, 2013 Po-Tau rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who takes life seriously
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This book revolves around the central question of "What is the best belief policy?" and by taking you through this journey of learning to form 'good' life-orienting beliefs, one begins to understand how important philosophy is to any one serious about her life and desires.
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