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For courses in Introduction to Philosophy or Contemporary Philosophy.



One of the most successful texts in its field over the last 30 years, Philosophy and Contemporary Issues introduces today's students to philosophy with timely, approachable readings of philosophical significance. The authors demonstrate how philosophy illuminates and helps solve important contemporary problems, and they encourage students to engage in philosophizing themselves. This book successfully makes the subject interesting and intelligible for students encountering philosophy for the first time.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900Western philosophy: Enlightenment Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 18/06/2003 ISBN-13: 9780131112568  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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One of the most successful texts in its field over the last 30 years, Philosophy and Contemporary Issues introduces today's students to philosophy with timely, approachable readings of philosophical significance. The authors strive to demonstrate how philosophy illuminates and helps solve some of the important problems facing contemporary man, and they encourage students to engage in philosophizing themselves. This book successfully makes the subject interesting and intelligible for students encountering philosophy for the first time. Features of the Ninth Edition: Seventeen new readings-Incorporated throughout in sections devoted to philosophical issues, contemporary issues, and puzzles and problems. Includes selections from Richard Dawkins, Richard Swinburne, A.C. Grayling, Peter Singer and others. One major philosophical problem covered in each section-Followed by contemporary issues stemming from that problem. Articles selected for their readability. Interesting pro and con articles on various contemporary issues. Problems and Puzzles section. The relation of traditional philosophical issues to key contemporary problems-An explanation of each issue is followed by a related reading and a Puzzles and Problems reading. Challenges conventional thinking and presents opposing viewpoints-Covers topics such as the limitation of immigration, the existence of God, science and pseudo-science and the relation of mind and body. End-of-section bibliographies-Lists books and articles that are accessible to undergraduates.

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