Cases and Maps: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy (Hardcover)

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Cases and Maps: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy (Hardcover)

By Mark Coppenger, Chad Nuss (Illustrator), Harrison Watters (Illustrator)


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A dying man hires the services of a cannibal; a customs official insults a world-class sculptor; a farmer complains that low-flying bombers are killing his chickens; two rock groups claim the same name; a monkey takes a selfie; and a minister with mail-order credentials performs a wedding. The resulting court cases (and sixteen others) serve to introduce a wide range of philosophical notions (such as libertarianism, speciesism, and speech acts).

Next, a subway employee draws a revolutionary map; a mountain loses its name; a strange cineplex puts people in each others' movies; the art museums of Madrid loom over neighboring buildings; a nautical chart guides seamen into a Connecticut port; and Jerusalem stands "due north" of the Mediterranean. These maps (twenty-three in all), whether real or imaginary, introduce yet other philosophical notions (such as pragmatism, universals, and paradigms). Along the way in both sections, we meet a wide range of thinkers, from Plato to Aquinas to Hume to Kant to Searle.

The explanations and discussion questions are written from a Christian perspective, inviting believers to join in the perennial dialogue with the conviction that if you don't have philosophical and theological positions sorted out, then they will have you.

Product Details ISBN: 9781532655456
ISBN-10: 1532655452
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: July 12th, 2019
Pages: 226
Language: English