Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Edward Craig

What a wonderful way to end out an absolutely fantastic reading year! My notes:

Three basic questions:

  • What should we do?
  • What is there?
  • How do we know?

And different -ism’s:

  • Metaphysics or what sorts of things are there?
    • Dualism (mind & matter), v.
    • Materialism and Idealism
  • Epistemology, or how do we know?
    • Empiricism (perceiving over thinking) v.
    • Rationalism (thinking over perceiving)
  • Scepticism
  • Relativism

I’ll be using this framework to explore further, and to structure my own thinking in the coming year.

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