Philosophy: The Big Questions

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Philosophy: The Big Questions

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Philosophy: The Big Questions occupies a unique positionamong introductory texts in philosophy. Designed for asingle-semester introductory course in philosophy, it includes bothclassic readings in philosophy and newer articles.


  • Presents, in one volume, canonical and contemporary works inethics, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, andepistemology.
  • Topics discussed include knowledge, religion, freedom,morality, and the meaning of life.
  • Serves as a comprehensive and compelling introduction tophilosophy.
  • Together with traditional readings it also presentsnon-traditional, feminist eadings from a continentalperspectives.

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Philosophy: The Big Questions occupies a unique position among introductory texts in philosophy. Designed for a single-semester introductory course in philosophy, it includes both classic readings in philosophy and newer articles. The text is organized around central problems in philosophy and the diverse approaches that philosophers have taken toward those problems.Readers of this innovative and accessible volume will encounter canonical works in the history of philosophy, and at the same time see the relevance of philosophy to topics they have encountered in their everyday lives..

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Ruth J. Sample is Associate Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of New Hampshire. She teaches social and politicalphilosophy, early modern philosophy, and feminist philosophy, andis the author of Exploitation: What It Is and Why It’sWrong (2003).


Charles W. Mills is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. He works in the area ofoppositional political theory and is the author of three books:The Racial Contract (1997), Blackness Visible: Essays onPhilosophy and Race (1998), and From Class to Race: Essaysin White Marxism and Black Radicalism (2003).

James P. Sterba is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he teaches ethics andpolitical philosophy. His publications include How to MakePeople Just (1988), Feminist Philosophies (2nd edn.,1995), Justice for Here and Now (1998), Earth Ethics(2nd edn., 2000), Three Challenges to Ethics (2001),andMorality in Practice (7th edn., 2003).

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