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  1. Deity and Morality: With Regard to the Naturalistic Fallacy.Burton Frederick Porter - 1968 - New York: Humanities Press.
    This book describes the "naturalistic fallacy", as attributed to Hume, that non-moral premises cannot logically entail a moral conclusion, and distinguishes it from the similarly named though subtly different fallacy identified by Moore in Principia Ethica by comparing and contrasting its presence in a range of ethical or moral systems. A review of Hume’s position elicits the implications to theological naturalism, and how this relates to Kierkegaard’s "paradox of faith" and the doctrine of ineffability. Methods of logical examination of religious (...)
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    Instructor's Manual to Accompany the Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking.Burton Frederick Porter - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    This extensive Instructor's Manual contains answers to the exercises that appear throughout the text.
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  3. Philosophy; a Literary and Conceptual Approach.Burton Frederick Porter - 1974 - New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
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    Philosophy Through Film.Burton Frederick Porter - 2009 - Sloan.
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    The Head & the Heart: Philosophy in Literature.Burton Frederick Porter - 2006 - Humanity Books.
    Part of the greatness of great literature consists in the profound, philosophic ideas the works contain. These ideas may not be unknown to philosophy but, when rendered in literary form, they gain an aesthetic force often lacking in the philosophic treatise with its careful train of reasoning.In this insightful study, Burton Porter explores the philosophic content of some outstanding literary works, analyzing and evaluating the ideas that drive the narrative.Porter first examines the concept of free will and determinism in Melville's (...)
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    The Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking.Burton Frederick Porter - 2001 - New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Lively, comprehensive, and contemporary, The Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking covers three principal areas: thought and language, systematic reasoning, and modes of proof. It employs highly accessible explanations and a multitude of examples drawn from social issues and various academic fields, showing students and other readers how to construct and criticize arguments using the techniques of sound reasoning. The Voice of Reason examines the traditional elements of the field and also explores new ground. The first section of the (...)
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  7. What the Tortoise Taught Us: The Story of Philosophy.Burton Frederick Porter - 2010 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today.
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    Deity and Morality, with Regard to the Naturalistic Fallacy.Burton frederick Porter - 1968 - London: Allen & Unwin.
    ChapterI THE NATURALISTIC FALLACY AZ THE NATURE OF THE FALLACY The criticism which has since been labelled the naturalistic fallacy was first described by the eighteenth-century empircist David Hume, in a small but celebrated ...
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