This book contains a series of philosophical conversations between two old college friends and provides a readable and clear examination of certain fundamental philosophical questions. It shows introductory students some of the standard arguments in the history of philosophy.
Introduction -- Dialogue One: What is Philosophy? -- Dialogue Two: Faith and Reason -- Dialogue Three: Order and Evil -- Dialogue Four: Freedom -- Dialogue Five: Persons, Souls, and Bodies -- Dialogue Six: Moral Skepticism -- Dialogue Seven: Morality: Divine Commands, Social Approval, or Respect for Others? -- Dialogue Eight: Animals and Ethics -- Dialogue Nine: Abortion -- Dialogue Ten: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life -- Dialogue Eleven: Suggested Reading