Unified Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Metaphysics, Cyberethics, and Liberal Arts (First Edition)
Michael M. Kazanjian
Paperback, 246 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-1806-7 ©2018
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    Unified Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Metaphysics, Cyberethics, and Liberal Arts presents an integrated vision of metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy and posits that philosophy is actually a form of theoretical and applied metaphysics. This integration forms the foundation of general education, or what is considered to be liberal arts and sciences. The book shows how introductory philosophy courses can be adapted for freshman and faculty orientation to 2 and 4 year colleges, and universities, and senior reorientations revising traditional capstones.

    The book opens with an outline of the general theory of metaphysics, which creates the underlying framework for all subsequent chapters. Having identified four options for subject-object relations, the book then applies these to examinations of linguistics, hermeneutics, determinism, the ethics of economics as cyberethics and cybereconomics, and the social sciences. The books also dissects "lifeworld" into "object" and "methodological" or "approach" lifeworld and shows through semantics that human factors engineering as probably identified with metaphysics as theoretical and applied. Other topics for intellectual discourse include public versus private property, God, empirical and rational knowledge, and technology's relation to science and art.

    Written in recognition of ethics and metaphysics as fundamental components of philosophy and the quest for wisdom, Unified Philosophy is a thought-provoking text for students of theology, ethics, and engineering. It shows how human factors engineering integrates with theoretical and applied metaphysics, and redefines civil engineering as the framework for all other engineering except military engineering. With its focus on philosophy as an integral part of liberal arts and sciences, it is also an excellent supplement for courses in economics, anthropology, and the arts.
    The Second Edition will be published Spring 2019. ISBN: 978-1-5165-3792-1

    Michael M. Kazanjian, who holds a master's degree in philosophy from De Paul University, is an instructor of philosophy at Triton College in Illinois. Professor Kazanjian has published extensively, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology Newsletter and Contemporary Philosophy. He is the author of the books Phenomenology and Education: Cosmology, Co-Being, and Core Curriculum and Learning Values Lifelong: From Inert Ideas to Whole. Professor Kazanjian is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the Association for the Development of Philosophy Teaching.