Finally, a book that shows readers how their everyday thinking leads directly to the questions and puzzles that philosophers have worked to unravel for centuries. How do we respond to the questions of free will, personal identity, the mind/body problem, morality and theism? Rauhut suggests we develop a "big picture" view of the world and demonstrates how we can turn our own philosophical ideas into valid arguments.Over 100 "Food for Thought" exercises help readers understand their own ideas and engage in genuine philosophical conversations, and readers are encouraged to reflect on their own preconceptions and reactions to the ideas in the book. Vivid and engaging examples from classic and modern philosophy bring this up-to-date examination of the main problems in contemporary philosophy to life.
Author Biography: Nils Ch. Rauhut has taught at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and is currently teaching at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.