Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings

 
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Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary philosophy available. Easy to use for both students and instructors alike, the book incorporates boldfaced key terms (listed after each reading and defined in the glossary), a "Logical Toolkit," and a guide to writing philosophy papers. The seventh edition includes eleven new readings, eight of which are by contemporary women philosophers, including Linda Martin Alcoff, Marilyn McCord Adams, and Annette Baier. In addition, the seventh edition features a greatly expanded ancillary program, with 15 new quiz questions per reading in the Test Bank.

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John Perry is Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Michael Bratman is U.G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. John Martin Fischer is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

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Introduction to Philosophy is the best introductory philosophy text of its kind. It is well organized and the readings are thoughtfully selected and edited for the audience. Furthermore, the book's editors do an excellent job of providing commentary and questions for the students... I find the introductions to be exceptionally clear and very helpful for my students when they are trying to figure out how to approach the reading." Tracie Mahaffey, Florida State University The Perry/Bratman/Fischer anthology is my first choice of introductory anthologies; it's better than the Feinberg/Shafer-Landau... This edition is one of the best introductory textbooks on the market. Concerning strengths, it has coverage of important topics and positions, as well as a clear and helpful structure." Eugene Marshall, Wellesley College I am pleased to see the addition of several works by female authors. That is certainly a positive change... The organization is excellent and is one of the book's great strengths." Shane Gronholz, University of Colorado, Boulder This introduction to philosophy provides the instructor with unparalleled latitude in designing their course. The book includes both historical and contemporary readings in all areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and political philosophy. It also includes important readings by female philosophers, something that is sadly lacking in most other introductory texts." Aleksandar Pjevalica, University of Texas, El Paso Introduction to Philosophy has sections on most of the central topics in philosophy, making it adaptable to almost any topical introduction to the field. It has a good selection of classical texts on each topic, and, for some topics, a nice sampling of more contemporary literature." Louise Antony, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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