Discovering Philosophy, Portfolio Edition (2nd Edition)

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Discovering Philosophy is a comprehensive introduction to philosophy that is specially designed for readers who are more comfortable with secondary, rather than primary sources. Using more accessible content that is unintimidating yet intellectually engaging, it relates the philosophical issues to readers' own experiences and challenges them to do philosophy on their own. Presents excerpts from primary sources when appropriate, but relies primarily on summaries, explanations, and discussions of the major arguments on the issues involved; teaches readers not so much about what philosophers think, but how to think philosophically themselves; demonstrates that after understanding a philosopher's position we are supposed to react to it, not memorize it; explores the major, traditional areas and topics of philosophy – logic, free will/determinism, ethics, political obligation, the nature of reality, knowledge, the existence of God, the meaning of life.

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How can we understand the world around us?

How do we become happy?

How do our minds work?

 

Discovering Philosophy looks at these and other fundamental questions. Specially designed for students who are more comfortable with secondary than with primary sources, Discovering Philosophy is a comprehensive introduction that is accessible and intellectually engaging. It relates philosophical issues to students’ own experiences and challenges them to do philosophy on their own.

 

The new Portfolio Edition draws on popular culture, from Harry Potter to “The Matrix.” It includes basic elements of symbolic logic, informal fallacies, discussions of ethical relativism, and string theory, fuller discussions of Kant, and of democracy as a value, and a questionnaire for students based on Mill’s idea that there are qualitative differences in pleasures and pains.

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Thomas I. White is the Hilton Professor of Business Ethics and the Director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount.

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