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Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult A Beginner's Guide to Life's Big Questions

From time to time we all face life’s big questions … What is real? How do we know what we know? What is right? Who or what am I? How should we view science and its claims? And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It’s a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life’s big questions.Students, pastors, campus workers and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide. ~ Product Description

Table of Contents

    • 1    Where do I start?    9
    • 2    What is real?: metaphysics    27
    • 3    How do I know?: epistemology    53
    • 4    How should I live?: ethics    79
    • 5    What am I?: philosophical and theological anthropology    105
    • 6    How should Christians think about science?: philosophy of science    131
    • 7    Where do I go from here?: worldview struggle and intellectual crisis    155

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About JP Moreland

With degrees in philosophy, theology and chemisty, Dr. Moreland brings erudition, passion, and his distinctive ebullience to the end of loving God with all of one's mind. Moreland received his B.S. in Chemistry (with honors) from the University of Missouri, his M.A. in Philosophy (with highest honors) from the University of California, Riverside, his Th.M. in Theology (with honors) from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology.