The Quest for TruthBook - 2009
Philosophy: The Quest for Truth is an anthology of classical and contemporary readings on nineteen philosophical problems or questions. Meant to help students make sense of the various arguments to be found within the major areas of philosophy, its eighty-four selections are organizedtopically and in a pro/con format. Topics include the nature of philosophy and the existence of God, what we know and who we are, how we should live and if we should act, political philosophy, and the meaning of life. Alongside works from Plato, Albert Camus, Rene Descartes, Paul Edwards, John Hick,William James, John Locke, J. P. Moreland, Richard Rorty, Jean-Paul Sartre, and many others, eleven new selections have been added to this edition - from David Chalmers, Roderick M. Chisholm, Jerry A. Fodor, David Hume, Soren Kierkegaard, Don Marquis, Michael Martin, James Rachels, Bertrand Russell,Harvey Siegel, and Judith Jarvis Thomson.To assist students on their journey of philosophical discovery, Louis P. Pojman and new coeditor Lewis Vaughn, offer numerous pedagogical features. They introduce each philosophical problem and every reading, offering biographical sketches and bibliographies. Study Questions precede every reading,highlighting important concepts to come, while "For Further Reflection" questions follow, encouraging discussion, critical thinking, and development of personal views. There is also a detailed glossary and an appendix on how to read and write a philosophy paper.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition: 7th ed. edited by Louis P. Pojman, Lewis Vaughn.
Branch Call Number: 100 Philosop 03/2009
Characteristics: xviii, 712 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
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