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  1. Pathways in philosophy: an introductory guide with readings.Dale Jacquette - 2004 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Pathways in Philosophy is a unique introductory text that features both a historical and a topical approach to the central problems in the field--questions regarding existence, knowledge, and moral and political value. Organized into two parts, "Metaphysics and Epistemology" and "Ethics and Political Philosophy," the text addresses these problems by providing a guided tour through ten classic philosophical readings. Offering detailed critical commentary, Jacquette carefully explains and analyzes seminal works by Plato, Aristotle, Ockham, Descartes, Berkeley, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Moore, and (...)
  2. Way to wisdom: an introduction to philosophy.Karl Jaspers - 2003 - New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
    In a new foreword to this edition, Richard M. Owsley provides a brief overview of Jaspers' life and achievement.
  3. The big questions: a short introduction to philosophy.Robert C. Solomon - 2006 - Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College Publishers. Edited by Kathleen Marie Higgins.
    THE BIG QUESTIONS: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY tackles the tough issues and helps you form your own opinions while presenting the best philosophical ...
  4. Introduction to philosophy: classical and contemporary readings.Louis P. Pojman & James Fieser (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    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 reading, a unique feature for an (...)
  5. Philosophy for A2: Ethics and Philosophy of Mind.Michael Lacewing - 2015 - London: Routledge.
    _Philosophy for A2_ is an engaging textbook for the new AQA A2 Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Ethics and Philosophy of Mind, in a comprehensive and student-friendly way. All of the anthology texts are explained and commented on and woven into the discussion of the syllabus. With chapters on ‘How to Do Philosophy’ and exam preparation this textbook provides students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed. Each chapter includes: explanation (...)
  6. Philosophy for A2.Michael Lacewing - 2008 - New York: Routledge.
    Philosophy for AS is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level. Structured closely around the examination specifications, it covers the two units of the AS Level in an exceptionally clear and student-friendly style. As an invitation to philosophy, the book encourages and enables students to engage philosophically with the following syllabus topics: reason and experience Why should I be governed? Why should I be moral? the idea of God persons knowledge of the external world tolerance (...)
  7. Philosophy for A2.Michael Lacewing - 2008 - New York: Routledge.
    Philosophy for AS is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level. Structured closely around the examination specifications, it covers the two units of the AS Level in an exceptionally clear and student-friendly style. As an invitation to philosophy, the book encourages and enables students to engage philosophically with the following syllabus topics: reason and experience Why should I be governed? Why should I be moral? the idea of God persons knowledge of the external world tolerance (...)
  8. Readings from the Roots of wisdom.Helen Buss Mitchell - 2001 - Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thomson Learning. Edited by Helen Buss Mitchell.
    The anthology is a collection of readings from a wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. Interesting and reader-friendly selections were purposely selected so as to be accessible to a wide range of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's ROOTS OF WISDOM, it can also be used with any other introductory text.
  9. Philosophical conversations: a concise historical introduction.Norman Melchert - 2009 - New York: Oxford Uuniversity Press.
    This brief and engaging introductory text treats philosophy as a dramatic and continuous story--a conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns, in which students are encouraged to participate. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, Philosophical Conversations: A Concise Historical Introduction demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The book addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we (...)
  10. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy.Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press UK.
    Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy is the definitive guide to what's going on in this lively and fascinating subject. Jackson and Smith, themselves (...)
  11. Ethical Theory: Strategies and Concepts.Bernard Rosen - 1993 - Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
  12. First Philosophy - Second Edition: Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy.Andrew Bailey (ed.) - 2011 - Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
    _First Philosophy_ brings together fifty-four classic and contemporary readings on seven central philosophical topics. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of the material, the editors provide comprehensive introductions both to each topic and to each individual selection. By presenting a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, the editors enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. A brief introduction to arguments is included, as are appendices on terminology and philosophical puzzles and paradoxes.
  13. The shorter Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy.Edward Craig (ed.) - 2005 - New York: Routledge.
    The Shorter REP presents the very best of the acclaimed ten volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy in a single work. By selecting and presenting--in full--the most important entries for the beginning philosopher and truncating the rest of the entries to survey the breadth of the field, The Shorter REP will be the only desk reference on philosophy that anyone will need. Comprising over 900 entries and covering the major philosophers and philosophical topics, The Shorter REP includes the following special features: (...)
  14. Method and language.Joseph Grünfeld - 1982 - Amsterdam: Grüner.
    INTRODUCTION The very idea of method has recently been under attack, but even if one agrees with Feyerabend that all methodologies have their limits, ...
  15. Entertaining ideas: popular philosophical essays, 1970-1990.Robert C. Solomon - 1970 - Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Fifty essays provide a humorous and insightful look at the philosophical side of daily life.
  16. A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking.David R. Morrow & Anthony Weston - 2015 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    "A Workbook for Arguments" builds on Anthony Weston’s "A Rulebook for Arguments" to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from (...)
  17. Great thinkers A-Z.Julian Baggini & Jeremy Stangroom (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Continuum.
    Great Thinkers A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of Western thought and a valuable reference resource for students of philosophy and related disciplines.
  18. A historical introduction to philosophy: texts and interactive guides.James Fieser & Norman Lillegard (eds.) - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Featuring a unique pedagogical apparatus, A Historical Introduction to Philosophy: Texts and Interactive Guides provides selections from the most influential primary works in philosophy from the Presocratics through the twentieth century, integrating them with substantial commentary and study questions. It offers extensive treatment of the Hellenistic and Renaissance periods--which are typically given only minimal coverage in other anthologies--and devotes substantial chapters to nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy. The selections are organized historically and are presented in short and manageable sections with organizational (...)
  19. The Oxford history of Western philosophy.Anthony Kenny (ed.) - 1994 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    From Plato's Republic and St. Augustine's Confessions through Marx's Capital and Sartre's Being and Nothingness, the extraordinary philosophical dialogue between great Western minds has flourished unabated through the ages. Dazzling in its genius and breadth, the long line of European and American intellectual discourse tells a remarkable story--a quest for truth and wisdom that continues to shape our most basic ideas about human nature and the world around us. That quest is brilliantly brought to life in The Oxford History of (...)
  20. Philosophical problems.Samuel Enoch Stumpf - 1971 - New York,: McGraw-Hill.
    This selection of readings is intended primarily as an introduction to the study of philosophy. The readings deal with the problems of ethics, religion, political philosophy, theory of knowledge and metaphysics.
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  21. Philosophers.Steve Pyke - 1995 - London, England: Zelda Cheatle Press.
    In this riveting collection, which he has been working on for twenty-five years, Pyke presents 100 black-and-white portraits of contemporary philosophers, ...
  22. Falling in Love with Wisdom: American Philosophers Talk About Their Calling.David D. Karnos & Robert G. Shoemaker (eds.) - 1993 - New York: Oup Usa.
    A fascinating collection of revealing memoirs by sixty-four philosophers discussing how they fell in love with philosophy, their calling to this life in pursuit of wisdom, and how they eventually or suddenly became philosophers.
  23. A dictionary of philosophical quotations.A. J. Ayer & Jane O'Grady (eds.) - 1992 - Cambridge, MA, USA: Blackwell.
    The dictionary shows philosophers at their best (and their worst), at their most perverse and their most elegant. Organised by philosopher, and indexed by thought, concept and phrase, it enables readers to discover who said what, and what was said by whom. Over 300 philosophers are represented, from Aristotle to Zeno, including Einstein, Aquinas, Sartre and De Beauvoir, and the quotations range from short cryptic phrases to longer statements. This Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations d will not change your life. It (...)
  24. Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to Critical Reflection and Rational Dialogue.Richard E. Creel - 2001 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Thinking Philosophically_ begins by helping the reader acquire a lively sense of what philosophy is, how it began, why it persists, and how it is related to other fields of study, especially science.
  25. The nature of morality: an introduction to ethics.Gilbert Harman - 1977 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Contains an overall account of morality in its philosophical format particularly with regard to problems of observation, evidence, and truth.
  26. The great conversation: a historical introduction to philosophy.Norman Melchert - 2001 - New York: Oxford University Press. Edited by David R. Morrow.
    v. 1. Pre Socratics through Descartes -- v. 2. Descartes through Derrida and Quine.
  27. Basic problems of philosophy.Daniel J. Bronstein - 1964 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,: Prentice-Hall. Edited by Yervant H. Krikorian & Philip P. Wiener.
  28. The basics of Western philosophy.Eugene Kelly - 2004 - Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.
    The activity of philosophy -- The problems of philosophy.
  29. In defense of the accidental: philosophical studies.Odo Marquard - 1991 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodice'e; the third confronts the idea of "meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the human sciences; and the seventh is a mediation on chance and luck as essential aspects of (...)
  30. Studies in the history of philosophy and religion.Harry Austryn Wolfson - 1973 - Cambridge,: Harvard University Press.
    Readers familiar with the luminous scholarly contributions of Harry Austryn Wolfson will welcome this rich collection of essays that have been previously published in widely dispersed journals and books, The articles range over Aristotle and Plato; Philo; the Church Fathers; and Arabic, Jewish, and Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages: Averroes and Avicenna, Maimonides, and Thomas Aquinas. The twenty-eight pieces are arranged in such a manner that ideas develop and are pursued from one article to the next, forming a coherent (...)
  31. What Does It All Mean?:A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy.Thomas Nagel - 1987 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    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. Do we (...)
  32. The great philosophers.Frederic Raphael & Ray Monk (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Routledge.
    Brief, accessible, and affordable, these pocket-sized volumes offer the essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition-from Plato to Wittgenstein.
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  33. Philosophy.A. C. Grayling (ed.) - 1998 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This companion to the highly successful Philosophy: A Guide through the Subject, (recently reissued as Philosophy 1) is a lively and authoritative guide through important areas of philosophy that are typically studied in the later parts of an undergraduate course. Thirteen extended essays have been specially commissioned, each introducing a major area and giving an accessible and up-to-date account of the main debates. The first seven cover the philosophies of language, psychology, religion, and the natural and social sciences. The second (...)
  34. The virtual embodied: presence/practice/technology.John Wood (ed.) - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    The Virtual Embodied is intended to inform and provoke. It juxtaposes cutting-edge theories, polemics, and creative practices to uncover ethical, aesthetic and ecological implications of why, how and in particular where, human actions, observations and insights take place. It refuses simply to hold a euphoric view of technology yet equally resists the apocalyptic scorn which surrounds the new. The contributors use a range of interdisciplinary strategies to point to a re-worked aesthetic for embodying knowledge and explore such areas as colonialism (...)
  35. Philosophical traditions: a text with readings.Louis P. Pojman - 2005 - Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.
    This text is a fresh approach to the Western traditions of philosophy that includes readings of manageable length for the typical undergraduate student. Its approach encourages critical thinking about philosophical issues by offering appropriate readings and explanations, as well as straightforward demonstrations of the implications of the book's featured arguments and ideas.
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  36. Money and the Meaning of Life.Jacob Needleman - 1991 - New York, USA: Doubleday.
    If we understood the true role of money in our lives, writes philosopher Jacob Needleman, we would not think simply in terms of spending it or saving it. Money exerts a deep emotional influence on who we are and what we tell ourselves we can never have. Our long unwillingness to understand the emotional and spiritual effects of money on us is at the heart of why we have come to know the price of everything, and the value of nothing. (...)
  37. Philosophy and choice: selected readings from around the world.Kit Richard Christensen (ed.) - 2001 - Boston: McGraw Hill.
  38. Philosophies men live by.Robert Franklin Davidson - 1960 - New York,: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  39. Philosophy in France Today.Alan Montefiore (ed.) - 1983 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Eleven leading contemporary French philosophers give here more or less direct presentations and exemplifications of their work. All the essays, with one exception, were specifically written for this volume and for an English-speaking readership - the exception is the first publication anywhere of Jacques Derrida's defence of his thèse d'état in 1980, based on his published works. As a collection the essays convey the style, tone and preoccupations, as well as the range and diversity, of French philosophical thinking as it (...)
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  40. Philosophical Propositions: An Introduction to Philosophy.Jonathan Westphal - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    _Philosophical Propositions_ is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.
  41. Philosophic classics.Forrest E. Baird (ed.) - 2003 - New York: Routledge.
  42. Stories of philosophy: an introduction through original fiction and discussion.Thomas D. Davis - 2019 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    Stories of Philosophy is an introduction to philosophy textbook that combines both fiction and philosophical discussion. It combines compelling stories devoted to particular philosophical problems followed by clear and detailed guided discussions of the topics and ideas explored within the fictional stories. The text includes chapters on Logic, Appearance and Reality, The Nature of Mind, Freedom and Responsibility, The Existence of God, and Morality. Each chapter has several highly praised pedagogical features, including chapter-opening learning objectives, boldfaced key terms, questions for (...)
  43. Philosophy: The Big Questions.Ruth J. Sample, Charles W. Mills & James P. Sterba (eds.) - 2004 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Philosophy: The Big Questions occupies a unique position among introductory texts in philosophy. Designed for a single-semester introductory course in philosophy, it includes both classic readings in philosophy and newer articles. Presents, in one volume, canonical and contemporary works in ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology. Topics discussed include knowledge, religion, freedom, morality, and the meaning of life. Serves as a comprehensive and compelling introduction to philosophy. Together with traditional readings it also presents non-traditional, feminist eadings from a continental (...)
  44. Philosophic classics.Walter Arnold Kaufmann (ed.) - 1961 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,: Prentice-Hall.
    v. 1. Thales to Ockham.--v. 2. Bacon to Kant.
  45. Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science.Jody Azzouni - 2000 - London: Routledge.
    Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science is a fascinating study of the bounds between science and language: in what sense, and of what, does science provide knowledge? Is science an instrument only distantly related to what's real? Can the language of science be used to adequately describe the truth? In this book, Jody Azzouni investigates the technology of science - the actual forging and exploiting of causal links, between ourselves and what we endeavor to know and understand. Here can be (...)
  46. Philosophic Classics: Ancient philosophy.Walter Arnold Kaufmann (ed.) - 2000 - Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
    [1] Thales to St. Thomas.--[2] Bacon to Kant.
  47. Looking at philosophy: the unbearable heaviness of philosophy made lighter.Donald Palmer - 2009 - New York: McGraw-Hill.
    Introduction -- The pre-socratic philosophers -- Sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. -- Thales -- Anaximander -- Anaximenes -- Pythagoras -- Heraclitus -- Parmenides -- Zeno -- Empedocles -- Anaxagoras -- Leucippus and Democritus -- The Athenian period -- Fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. -- The Sophists -- Protagoras -- Gorgias -- Thrasymachus -- Callicles and Critias -- Socrates -- Plato -- Aristotle -- The Hellenistic and Roman periods -- Fourth century B.C.E. through fourth century C.E. -- Epicureanism -- Stoicism -- (...)
  48. Philosophic Classics: Ancient philosophy.Forrest E. Baird (ed.) - 2003 - Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
    This fascinating anthology of classic philosophical readings provides clear translations of the most important Greek philosophers and some of their Roman followers, key influences on the development of Western civilization.This book begins with the fragmentary statements of the Pre-Socratics, moves through the all-embracing systems of Plato and Aristotle, and culminates in the practical advice of the Hellenistic writers.For anyone interested in owning a collection of clearly translated philosophical works.
  49. Philosophers Explore the Matrix.Christopher Grau (ed.) - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    The Matrix trilogy is unique among recent popular films in that it is constructed around important philosophical questions--classic questions which have fascinated philosophers and other thinkers for thousands of years. Editor Christopher Grau here presents a collection of new, intriguing essays about some of the powerful and ancient questions broached by The Matrix and its sequels, written by some of the most prominent and reputable philosophers working today. They provide intelligent, accessible, and thought-provoking examinations of the philosophical issues that support (...)
  50. Of mind and other matters.Nelson Goodman - 1984 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    Essays discuss cognition, perception, art, science, truth, metaphor, education, philosophy, and cognitive psychology.
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