Engaging and compelling on every page, Velasquez's text helps you explore and understand philosophy while it helps you appreciate the relevance of philosophy to your day-to-day life and the larger social world. This trusted text combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy. Carefully crafted built-in learning aids help you quickly master the material and succeed in your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
One need only read a few pages of PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, 13th Edition, to appreciate Manuel Velasquez's gift for making complex philosophical concepts accessible to today's students while still exposing them to college-level writing. This book is a perfect choice for first-time philosophy students, as it covers a wide range of topics, including human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy, all supported by nontechnical primary sources. The thirteenth edition includes new features that help students engage with the topics and readings more than ever. Like the previous edition, this new edition includes critical-thinking and argument analysis activities carefully woven into the book's narrative. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, Eleventh Edition, is the popular text/reader that combines clear, lively prose and nontechnical primary sources to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to philosophy. Manuel Velasquez masterfully relates the subject to your students own self understanding and illustrates how philosophy is relevant to their personal lives as well as to our larger social world. PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, Eleventh Edition, covers a wide range of topics such as human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy and is organized to encourage critical thinking and studying through questions and readings that consistently connect philosophy back to students personal experiences. The Eleventh Edition is now easier to use and more flexible than ever. And, it is simple to customize the content and the readings in the text to meet specific course needs with TextChoice and Proteus (see SUPPLEMENTS section.) When used with The Examined Life Telecourse, PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS is the ideal text choice for distance learning settings. Whether you are teaching your course online or in the classroom, unmatched support is just a click away with our Philosophy Resource Center, a powerful course resource system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 2015-03-19 | by Andrew Pessin,S. Morris Engel
A Text with Readings
Author: Andrew Pessin,S. Morris Engel
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
This seventh edition of The Study of Philosophy presents a comprehensive treatment of the major fields and figures of philosophy alongside primary readings by seminal thinkers to fuel debate and further study. New features of this edition include a substantive account of philosophical theology a reorganized treatment of early modern rationalism and empiricism discussion of the major highlights of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy a survey of major contemporary moral problems From Plato to Plantinga, from Aristotle to Ayer, and from Socrates to Singer, this text brings the power of both ancient and modern philosophy to students of the twenty-first century!
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Release on 2002 | by Pieter Hendrik Coetzee,A. P. J. Roux
A Text with Readings
Author: Pieter Hendrik Coetzee,A. P. J. Roux
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
In eight introductory essays and collections of readings, South African voices engage with voices from Francophone Africa and Anglophone Africa to provide an introduction to the work of leading thinkers from across Africa.
Preface. Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Nature of Philosophy. Introduction: What is Philosophy? The Traditional Divisions of Philosophy. An Example of Philosophy: Socrates. The Value of Philosophy. Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: The First Philosophers. Readings. Appendix: A Look at Logic. Suggestions for Further Reading. 2. Human Nature. Introduction: Why Study Human Nature? What is Human Nature? How Do Mind and Body Relate? Is There an Enduring Self? Are We Independent and Self-Sufficient Individuals? Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Plato, Aristotle and Confucius. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. Part II: METAPHYSICS. 3. Reality and Being. Introduction: What is Real? Reality: Material or Nonmaterial? Reality in Pragmatism. Reality and Logical Positivism. Antirealism: The New Idealists. Encountering Reality: Phenomenology and Existentialism. Is Freedom Real? Is Time Real? Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Hobbes and Berkeley. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. 4. Philosophy and God. Introduction: What is Religion? Does God Exist? Atheism, Agnosticism, and the Problem of Evil. Traditional Religious Belief and Experience. Nontraditional Religious Experience. Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Aquinas, Descartes, and Conway. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. Part III: EPISTEMOLOGY. 5. The Sources of Knowledge. Introduction: Why is Knowledge a Problem? Is Reason the Source of Our Knowledge? Can the Senses Account for all Our Knowledge? Kant: Does the Knowing Mind Shape the World? Does Science Give Us Knowledge? Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Hume. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. 6. Truth. Introduction: Belief, Knowledge and Truth. What is Truth? Does Science Give Us Truth? Can Interpretations Be True? Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Kant. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. Part IV: VALUES. 7. Ethics. Introduction: What is Ethics? Is Ethics Relative? Do Consequences Make an Action Right? Do Rules Define Morality? Is Ethics Based on Character? Can Ethics Resolve Moral Quandaries? Ethics and Moral Responsibility. Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Nietzsche and Wollstonecraft. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. 8. Social Philosophy. Introduction: What is Social Philosophy? What Justifies the State? What is Justice? Law and Civil Disobedience. Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Historical Showcase: Marx and Rawls. Readings. Suggestions for Further Reading. 9. Postscript: Art and Meaning. Introduction. What is Art? Does Life Have Meaning? Chapter Summary and Conclusions. Suggestions for Further Reading. Art Acknowledgments. Glossary. Appendix.
Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Ninth Edition, is an engaging introduction to the basic philosophical problems and the ways they are and have been answered. With Robert C. Solomon's discussion as the framework, the text features substantial excerpts from thinkers spanning the last twenty-five hundred years. Its chapters are organized topically - current alternative perspectives are juxtaposed with historical views from central philosophers. The philosophers included range from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant, to Emma Goldman, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X, on topics such as the nature of reality, the existence and nature of God, the possibility of human knowledge, the mystery of the self, the nature of truth, and the essence of freedom. Professor Solomon presents the varied ideas of these thinkers and encourages students to evaluate the theories themselves. As aids, he includes chapter summaries, key terms, suggestionsfor further readings, and review questions at the end of each section, chapter, and selection. The book also includes brief biographies of the philosophers and a glossary.
Release on 2015-09-29 | by Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen Marie Higgins,Clancy Martin
A Text with Integrated Readings
Author: Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen Marie Higgins,Clancy Martin
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Eleventh Edition, is an exciting, accessible, and thorough introduction to the core questions of philosophy and the many ways in which they are, and have been, answered. The authors combine substantial selections from significant works in the history of philosophy with excerpts from current philosophy, clarifying the readings and providing context with their own detailed commentary and explanation. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge contemporary essays. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectives--including analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpoints--alongside the historical works of major Western philosophers.