Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions
Philosophy is for everyone. We think philosophically whenever we ask life’s big questions:What is real? How do we know what we know? What is the right thing to do? What does it mean to be human? How should we view science and its claims? Why should we believe that God exists?Philosophy is thinking critically about questions that matter.
But many people find philosophy intimidating, so they never discover how invaluable it can be in engaging ideas, culture, and even their faith. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand these challenges, and in this book they apply their decades of teaching experience to help to make philosophy a little less difficult.
Using straightforward language with plenty of everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts—including logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of science.This second edition includes new chapters on aesthetics and philosophy of religion, as well as updated content on some current issues in philosophy. Ultimately, DeWeese and Moreland argue, developing a philosophically informed worldview is absolutely critical for Christians and for the future of the church. Students, pastors, campus workers, and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide.