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Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners

Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners

Samuel Guttenplan, Jennifer Hornsby, Christopher Janaway

ISBN: 978-0-631-23438-8

Nov 2002

312 pages

In Stock

$52.95

Description

This flexible introductory textbook explores several key themes in philosophy, and helps the reader learn to engage with the key arguments by introducing and analysing a selection of classic readings.

  • Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginning students of philosophy.
  • Each chapter focusses on a core philosophical topic, and contains an introduction to the topic, 2 classic readings and interactive commentaries on the readings.
  • An introductory book which doesn't merely tell the reader about the subject, but requires them to engage philosophically with the text.
  • A pedagogical resource developed in the classroom by the authors at the University of London.
Preface.

Introduction.

1. Doubt.

2. Self.

3. Tragedy.

4. Equality.

5. Dilemma.

6. Identity.

7. Freedom.

8. Causality.

9. Qualities.

Essay/Examination Questions.

Further Reading.

Index.

"Reading Philosophy is an excellent introduction to philosophy, especially as it is practiced in the analytic tradition. I know of no other text which introduces students to the practice of philosophy as this one does." Roger P. Ebertz, University of Dubuque <!--end-->

"The book is very well done, with an attractive combination of breadth and depth. Too often, introductory textbooks are comprehensive at the cost of serious attention to important specifics. This book helps the introductory student get down to the careful work of doing philosophy." David Sosa, University of Texas at Austin

"Reading Philosophy is useful and rewarding, and a natural for the philosophy shelves of any academic or academic's collection." Reference Reviews, 2003


  • Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginning students of philosophy.
  • Each chapter focusses on a core philosophical topic, and contains an introduction to the topic, 2 classic readings and interactive commentaries on the readings.
  • An introductory book which doesn't merely tell the reader about the subject, but requires them to engage philosophically with the text.
  • A pedagogical resource developed in the classroom by the authors at the University of London.