Philosophy: The Quest for Truth
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2009)
Praised for its accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of classical and contemporary readings on nineteen key problems in philosophy. Louis P. Pojman has carefully organized the essays in each section so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Topics covered include the nature of philosophy, the existence of God, immortality, knowledge, the mind-body question, personal identity, free will and determinism, ethics, political philosophy, and the meaning of life. The sixth edition offers selections from Plato, Reni Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, William James, Bertrand Russell, John Hick, John Hospers, and James Rachels--as well as essays by Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Hobbes, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, Gilbert Ryle, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alvin Plantinga, and many others. In Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Sixth Edition, Pojman offers substantial introductions to each of the nineteen philosophical problems. In addition, each of the seventy-six readings is accompanied by an individual introduction with a biographical sketch of the philosopher, study questions, and reflective questions that challenge students to analyze and critique the material. Short bibliographies following each major section and a detailed glossary further enhance the text's pedagogical value. Invaluable for introductory courses in philosophy, this highly acclaimed text inspires and guides students' quest for wisdom. New to the Sixth Edition:: * Six selections: William Lane Craig: The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Anthropic Principle William Rowe: An Analysis of the Ontological Argument Daniel Dennett: Postmodernism and Truth William James: The Dilemma of Determinism Harry Frankfurt: Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person John Rawls: The Contemporary Liberal Answer * A student companion website -- http://www.oup.com/us/quest -- featuring study and review questions, discussion questions, chapter overviews and summaries, topical links, suggestions for further reading, and PowerPoint lecture aids * More exercises in the excursus on logic.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$0.73 used (100% off) $12.08 new (85% off) $64.90 direct from Amazon (19% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BD21.P48 2009|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Michael Aristidou & Brian Basallo (2014). Philosophical Themes in Mass Effect. Open Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):174-181.
Brian Sorrell (2015). On Crafting Introductory Remarks: Developing a Synthetic Conception of Critical Thinking. Metaphilosophy 46 (1):127-140.
Similar books and articles
James Fieser & Norman Lillegard (eds.) (2005). Philosophical Questions: Readings and Interactive Guides. Oxford University Press.
Norman Melchert (2010). The Great Conversation: Volume II: Descartes Through Derrida and Quine. OUP USA.
John Perry, Michael Bratman & John Martin Fischer (eds.) (2007). Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oxford University Press.
Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) (2007). The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature. Oxford University Press.
Lewis Vaughn & Louis Pojman (eds.) (2010). The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature. OUP USA.
Daniel Kolak & Raymond Martin (eds.) (2006). The Experience of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Robert C. Solomon (2005). Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings. Oxford University Press.
Daniel Kolak & Raymond Martin (eds.) (1992). The Experience of Philosophy (Second Edition). Belmont: Wadsworth.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #655,234 of 1,789,835 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #423,018 of 1,789,835 )
How can I increase my downloads?