Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas

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Living Philosophy, a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader, guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Featuring an exceptionally clear and accessible writing style, this unique volume brings philosophy to life with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, abundant in-text learning aids, and compelling color photos and illustrations.

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* A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking

* "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes throughout the text demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy

* Additional pedagogical aids--chapter objectives and summaries, marginal critical thinking questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the material even more engaging and accessible

* In-depth coverage of philosophical writing includes step-by-step coaching in argument basics and multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking skills

* Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged

* A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay

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Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Ninth Edition, Philosophy Here and Now, The Moral Life, Fifth Edition, and The Power of Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition, all published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.

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"Living Philosophy provides a fresh historical look at the development of philosophy. It's a huge step forward that offers a different level of educational and academic textual integrity and pedagogical appeal."--Alexander Izrailevsky, Salt Lake Community College


"Vaughn displays a rare ability to write in a style that facilitates understanding while challenging students to think for themselves."--David Lopez, American River College


"Vaughn presents a clear vision for a historical introduction to philosophy that doesn't distract from the major philosophical issues."--Matthew Johnson, Michigan State University


"Vaughn's got an exceptional blend of both primary sources and commentary."--Anthony Thomas, Kishwaukee College


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