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Philosophy | 8th Edition

The Quest for Truth

ISBN-10: 019975179X
ISBN-13: 9780199751792
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth is one of the best-selling textbooks for the introduction to philosophy course. Now in its eighth edition, this acclaimed text provides an excellent selection of eighty-nine classical andcontemporary readings on nineteen key problems in philosophy. Coeditors Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn have carefully organized the essays so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Topics covered include the nature of philosophy, logic, the existence of God, immortality, knowledge, the mind-body question, personal identity, free will and determinism, ethics, political philosophy, the meaning of life, abortion, capital punishment, global ethics, and animal rights. Each of theeighty-nine readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher. A detailed glossary of key terms and an appendix on reading and writing philosophy papers - both revised and updated in thisedition - further enhance the text's pedagogical value. In addition, each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography.

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PAGES: 770
CATEGORY: Philosophy
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