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  1. Jonathan Westphal (1998). Philosophical Propositions: An Introduction to Philosophy. Routledge.score: 132.0
    Philosophical Propositions provides a fresh and lucid introduction to key philosophical problems in a classic style. Designed for students coming to philosophy for the first time, Jonathan Westphal introduces readers to the key problems in philosophy, encouraging them to work through those problems themselves. Each chapter considers a key philosophical problem: The Nature of a Philosophical Problem; Basic Concepts of Logic and Philosophy; The Problem of Evil; The Existence of God; Reality; Certainty; Time; Personal Identity; The Mind-Body (...)
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  2. Jenny Teichman & Graham White (eds.) (1995). An Introduction to Modern European Philosophy. St. Martin's Press.score: 132.0
    An Introduction to Modern European Philosophy , contains scholarly but accessible essays by nine British academics on Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maritain, Hannah Arendt, Habermas, Foucault, and the 'Events' of 1968. Written for English-speaking readers, it describes the varied traditions within 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy, reflecting the dynamism and plurality within the European tradition and presenting opposing points of view. It deals with both French and German philosophers, plus Kierkegaard, and (...)
     
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  3. Karen Warren (2008). Gendering the History of Western Philosophy: Pairs of Men and Women Philosophers From the 4th Century B.C.E. To the Present, with Lead Essay, Chapter Introductions, and Commentaries. [REVIEW] Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..score: 132.0
     
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  4. Thomas Nagel (1987). What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 126.0
    Should the hard questions of philosophy matter to ordinary people? In this down-to-earth, nonhistorical guide, Thomas Nagel, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere, brings philosophical problems to life, revealing in vivid, accessible prose why they have continued to fascinate and baffle thinkers across the centuries. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to tackle its problems head-on, Nagel turns to some of the most important questions we can ask about ourselves. (...)
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  5. Peg Birmingham, James Campbell, Maria C. Cimitile, Elian P. Miller, Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger, Ian Hunter, John W. Cooper & M. I. Ada (forthcoming). Ambrosio, Franci J. Dante and Derrida Face to Face. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007. $75.00 Baggett, David and William A. Drrumin, Eds. Hitchock and Philosophy: Dail M for Metaphysics. Chicago: Open Court, 2007. $17.95 Pb. Bird, Colin. An Introduction to Political Philosophy. Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $24.99 Pb. [REVIEW] Philosophy Today.score: 126.0
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  6. Rex Martin (2007). William A. Edmundson, an Introduction to Rights. Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law Series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), Pp. XV + 223. [REVIEW] Utilitas 19 (4):520-522.score: 120.0
  7. Ralph Schumacher (2000). John Heil, Philosophy of Mind. A Contemporary Introduction. Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy. Erkenntnis 53 (3):423-428.score: 120.0
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  8. Antony Flew (1989). An Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ideas and Argument From Plato to Popper. Thames and Hudson.score: 120.0
  9. Anthony Appiah (1989). Necessary Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy. Prentice-Hall.score: 120.0
     
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  10. Joseph Agassi (1990). An Introduction to Philosophy: The Siblinghood of Humanity. Caravan Books.score: 120.0
     
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  11. Joseph Agassi (1991). The Siblinghood of Humanity: An Introduction to Philosophy. Caravan Books.score: 120.0
     
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  12. Max Hocutt (1986). First Philosophy: An Introduction to Philisophical Issues. R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..score: 120.0
     
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  13. R. J. Hollingdale (1993). Western Philosophy: An Introduction. Kahn & Averill.score: 120.0
     
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  14. Thomas Koenig (1985). Human Existence and Philosophical Experience: An Introduction to Philosophy. R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..score: 120.0
     
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  15. Jacques Maritain (1930/1989). An Introduction to Philosophy. Christian Classics.score: 120.0
     
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  16. Roger Scruton (1994/1995). Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey. Allen Lane Penguin Press.score: 120.0
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  17. Daniel J. Sullivan (1964). An Introduction to Philosophy. Milwaukee, Bruce Pub. Co..score: 120.0
     
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  18. Engelbert Johannes Van Croonenburg (1971/1982). Gateway to Reality: An Introduction to Philosophy. University Press of America.score: 120.0
     
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  19. Siobhan Chapman (2000). Philosophy for Linguists: An Introduction. Routledge.score: 96.0
    Philosophy for Linguists provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language. Focusing on what linguists need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of linguistics: semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers. The book (...)
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  20. Louis P. Pojman & James Fieser (eds.) (2008). Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oxford University Press.score: 96.0
    Now in a third edition, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a highly acclaimed, topically organized collection that covers five major areas of philosophy--theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, freedom and determinism, and moral philosophy. Editor Louis P. Pojman enhances the text's topical organization by arranging the selections into a pro/con format to help students better understand opposing arguments. He also includes accessible introductions to each chapter, subsection, and individual (...)
     
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  21. Anthony F. Beavers (2009). The Phenomenological Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. Philosophical Psychology 22 (4):533-537.score: 84.0
    The Phenomenological Mind, by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi, is part of a recent initiative to show that phenomenology, classically conceived as the tradition inaugurated by Edmund Husserl and not as mere introspection, contributes something important to cognitive science. (For other examples, see “References” below.) Phenomenology, of course, has been a part of cognitive science for a long time. It implicitly informs the works of Andy Clark (e.g. 1997) and John Haugeland (e.g. 1998), and Hubert Dreyfus explicitly uses it (e.g. (...)
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  22. Hegel (2008). Hegel: Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion: Volume I: Introduction and the Concept of Religion. OUP Oxford.score: 84.0
    The Hegel Lectures Series Series Editor: Peter C. Hodgson -/- Hegel's lectures have had as great a historical impact as the works he himself published. Important elements of his system are elaborated only in the lectures, especially those given in Berlin during the last decade of his life. The original editors conflated materials from different sources and dates, obscuring the development and logic of Hegel's thought. The Hegel Lectures series is based on a selection of extant and recently discovered transcripts (...)
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  23. Richard Dien Winfield (2011). Is Phenomenology Necessary as Introduction to Philosophy? Review of Metaphysics 65 (2):279-298.score: 84.0
    Philosophy can begin neither by making claims about the given nor by investigating knowing, since, in either way, unjustified assumptions must be made. In the face of this predicament, Hegel presents his Phenomenology of Spirit as the only viable introduction to philosophy, introducing presuppositionless science by immanently critiquing the construal of knowing which presumes that cognition always has assumptions, always confronts some given. Can the challenge of completing this immanent critique in all its daunting complexity be avoided by (...)
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  24. Jimmy Plourde (2004). Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction Michael J. Loux Collection «Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy» Londres Et New York, Routledge, 2002, 320 P. [REVIEW] Dialogue 43 (04):811-.score: 80.0
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  25. Harry Beran (1996). INTRODUCTIONS Social and Political Philosophy. Philosophical Books 37 (2):141-142.score: 80.0
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  26. George Anastaplo & Van John Doren (2001). But Not Philosophy: Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought. Lexington Books.score: 80.0
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  27. S. Nash-Marshall (2004). Boethius:" Introductions" to the Works of an Early Medieval Thinker: Examining the Struggle From Ancient Pagan Philosophy to Christian. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):175-179.score: 80.0
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  28. Markus Schrenk (2010). Mauro Dorato * The Software of the Universe: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of the Laws of Nature. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (E-Version) 62 (1):225-232.score: 72.0
    This is a review of Mauro Dorato's book "The Software of the Universe: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of the Laws of Nature".
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  29. Mohan Matthen (forthcoming). Introduction to Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception. In , Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception. Oxford University Press.score: 72.0
    Perception is the ultimate source of our knowledge about contingent facts. It is an extremely important philosophical development that starting in the last quarter of the twentieth century, philosophers have begun to change how they think of perception. The traditional view of perception focussed on sensory receptors; it has become clear, however, that perceptual systems radically transform the output of these receptors, yielding content concerning objects and events in the external world. Adequate understanding of this process requires that we think (...)
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  30. Bo Mou (2010). On Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Comparative Philosophy: A Journal Theme Introduction [Abstract]. Comparative Philosophy 1 (1).score: 72.0
    In this journal theme introduction, first, I explain how comparative philosophy as explored in the journal Comparative Philosophy is understood and how it is intrinsically related to the constructive engagement strategy. Second, to characterize more clearly and accurately some related methodological points of the constructive-engagement strategy, and also to explain how constructive engagement is possible, I introduce some needed conceptual and explanatory resources and a meta-methodological framework and endeavor to identify adequacy conditions for methodological guiding principles in comparative (...)
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  31. Peter Godfrey-Smith (2003). Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. University of Chicago Press.score: 68.0
    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality , Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general readers with no prior background in philosophy, (...)
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  32. Simon Blackburn (1999). Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    Here at last is a coherent, unintimidating introduction to the challenging and fascinating landscape of Western philosophy. Written expressly for "anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them," Think provides a sound framework for exploring the most basic themes of philosophy, and for understanding how major philosophers have tackled the questions that have pressed themselves most forcefully on human consciousness. Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of (...), begins by making a convincing case for the relevance of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Plato, Hume, Kant, Descartes, and others have approached its central themes. In a lively and accessible style, Blackburn approaches the nature of human reflection and how we think, or can think, about knowledge, fate, ethics, identity, God, reason, and truth. Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self-contained guide through the problems that the philosophers have studied. Because the text approaches these issues from the gound up, the untrained reader will emerge from its pages able to explore other philosophies with greater pleasure and understanding and be able to think--philosophically--for him or herself. Philosophy is often dismissed as a purely academic discipline with no relation to the "real" world non-philosophers are compelled to inhabit. Think dispels this myth and offers a springboard for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape virtually every aspect of our existence. (shrink)
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  33. David Carr (2003). Making Sense of Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Theory of Education and Teaching. Routledgefalmer.score: 68.0
    Making Sense of Education provides a contemporary introduction to the key issues in educational philosophy and theory. Exploring recent developments as well as important ideas from the twentieth century, this book aims to make philosophy of education relevant to everyday practice for teachers and student teachers, as well as those studying education as an academic subject.
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  34. E. J. Lowe (2000). An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.score: 68.0
    In this book Jonathan Lowe offers a lucid and wide-ranging introduction to the philosophy of mind. Using a problem-centred approach designed to stimulate as well as instruct, he begins with a general examination of the mind-body problem and moves on to detailed examination of more specific philosophical issues concerning sensation, perception, thought and language, rationality, artificial intelligence, action, personal identity and self-knowledge. His discussion is notably broad in scope, and distinctive in giving equal attention to deep metaphysical questions concerning (...)
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  35. Bryan Magee (2000). The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    Beginning with the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and following the strand of philosophical inquiry through the centuries to recent figures such as Bertrand Russell and Wittgenstein, Bryan Magee's conversations with fifteen contemporary writers and philosophers provide an accessible and exciting account of Western philosophy and its greatest thinkers. With contributions from A. J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, and John Searle, the book is not only an introduction to the philosophers of the past, but gives (...)
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  36. T. W. Moore (1982). Philosophy of Education: An Introduction. Routledge & K. Paul.score: 68.0
    Philosophy and philosophy of education Introduction This book sets out to give a brief and elementary introduction to philosophy of education, a specialised ...
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  37. Peter Kivy (2002). Introduction to a Philosophy of Music. Clarendon Press.score: 68.0
    Philosophy of music has flourished in the last thirty years, with great advances made in the understanding of the nature of music and its aesthetics. Peter Kivy has been at the center of this flourishing, and now offers his personal introduction to philosophy of music, a clear and lively explanation of how he sees the most important and interesting philosophical issues relating to music. Anyone interested in music will find this a stimulating introduction to some fascinating questions and (...)
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  38. Martin Hollis (1994). The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.score: 68.0
    This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? By exploring such questions, the reader is led to reflect upon the nature of scientific method in social science. Is the aim (...)
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  39. Samir Okasha (2002). Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including (...)
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  40. Christopher New (1999). Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction. Routledge.score: 68.0
    Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book is unique in that it introduces the philosophy of literature from an analytic perspective accessible to both students of literature and students of philosophy. Specifically, the book addresses: (...)
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  41. Jeffrie G. Murphy (1990). Philosophy of Law: An Introduction to Jurisprudence. Westview Press.score: 68.0
    In this revised edition, two distinguished philosophers have extended and strengthened the most authoritative text available on the philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While retaining their comprehensive coverage of classical and modern theory, Murphy and Coleman have added new discussions of the Critical Legal Studies movement and feminist jurisprudence, and they have strengthened their treatment of natural law theory, criminalization, and the law of torts. The chapter on law and economics remains the best short introduction to that difficult, controversial, (...)
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  42. Simon Critchley (2001). Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    In this enlightening new Very Short Introduction, Simon Critchley shows us that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida. He also introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomology, by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. The perfect guide for (...)
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  43. John Marenbon (1987). Later Medieval Philosophy (1150-1350): An Introduction. Routledge & K. Paul.score: 68.0
    Later Medieval Philosophy (1150-1350) provides an introduction to philosophy in the Latin West between 1150 and 1350. Part I describes the medieval thinker's intellectual and historical context, by examining the structure of courses in the medieval universities, the methods of teaching, the forms of written work, and the translation and availability of ancient Greek, Arab, and Jewish philosophical texts. Part II examines the nature of intellectual knowledge by explaining the arguments given by Aristotle, his antique commentators, and the (...)
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  44. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1987). Introduction to the Lectures on the History of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    This new translation of the first volume of Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy includes material not available to Haldane and Simson when they made their translation nearly 100 years ago. Indispensable for the student of Hegel, it can also serve as an introduction to Hegel's conception of philosophy for the general reader.
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  45. Frederick Charles Copleston (1952/2001). Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction. Dover Publications.score: 68.0
    Classic introduction provides readers with insightful, accessible survey of major philosophical trends and thinkers of the Middle Ages--from the thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Averroists to Duns Scotus and William of Ockham. "A better conspectus of medieval philosophy than this would be difficult to conceive ... a notable achievement." The Tablet (London).
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  46. Daniel Little (1991). Varieties of Social Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science. Westview Press.score: 68.0
    Professor Little presents an introduction to the philosophy of social science with an emphasis on the central forms of explanation in social science: rational-intentional, causal, functional, structural, materialist, statistical and interpretive. The book is very strong on recent developments, particularly in its treatment of rational choice theory, microfoundations for social explanation, the idea of supervenience, functionalism, and current discussions of relativism.Of special interest is Professor Little’s insight that, like the philosophy of natural science, the philosophy of social (...)
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  47. Luciano Floridi (1999). Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction. Routledge.score: 68.0
    This accessible book explores the development, history and future of Information and Communication Technology using examples from philosophy. Luciano Floridi offers both an introduction to these technologies and a philosophical analysis of the problems they pose. The book examines a wide range of areas of technology, including the digital revolution, the Web and Internet, Artificial Intelligence and CD-ROMS. We see how the relationship between philosophy and computing provokes many crucial philosophical questions. Ultimately, Philosophy and Computing outlines what (...)
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  48. Will Kymlicka (2002). Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last eleven years, particularly the new debates over issues of democratic citizenship and cultural pluralism. The book now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, socialism, communitarianism, and feminism. The many thinkers discussed include G. A. (...)
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  49. Quentin Lauer (1983). Hegel's Idea of Philosophy with a New Translation of Hegel's Introduction to the History of Philosophy. Fordham University Press.score: 68.0
    "The most authoritative version of Hegel's "Introduction" to his lectures on the history of philosophy.
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  50. Sue Hamilton (2001). Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millenia and encompassing several major religious traditions. Now, in this intriguing introduction to Indian philosophy, the diversity of Indian thought is emphasized. It is structured around six schools of thought that have received classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of inner or spiritual quest and introduces distinctively Indian concepts, such as (...)
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