Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, International John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer. Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fisher. “Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings,” sixth edition, ed. John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer. Article in Teaching.

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Academic Skip to main content. Mackie, The Law of the Jungle: Gilbert Harmon, “Ethics and Observation” The book manages to be interesting and genuinely illuminating even to mebut remains understandable to the first-year student.

It is the best available text for introductory courses. An updated Instructor’s Manual and Testbank on CD contains sample syllabi, sample exam questions, summaries of each reading, and additional pedagogical tools.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Offering the most comprehensive and high-quality collection of historical and contemporary works, this acclaimed anthology addresses the major issues in philosophy over time Features a substantial number of articles by women philosophers on a broad range of topics—eleven total, eight new to this edition Part I includes a “Logical Toolkit” that lists and explains common terminology used in philosophical reasoning A guide to writing philosophy papers walks students through composing an effective papter A unique Part VII: Furthermore, the book’s editors do an excellent job of providing commentary and questions for students.


The essays are wellchosen and edited; an introductory text without peer. Mackie, “The Subjectivity of Values” It has coverage of important topics and positions and a clear and helpful structure. David Hume, “Of Liberty and Necessity” The fourth edition features fifteen new readings, including work by Albert Camus, Roderick M. Looking for beautiful books?

The writing is pitched at just the right level of complexity, but more importantly, the ideas are high quality. Armstrong, “The Nature of Mind” The paradoxes and puzzles at the end of the book are a terrific addition. In combination with the impressively-crafted chapter introductions, these readings provide the just the right material for an intensive, state-of-the-art, beginning course in the area.

The Traditional Problem of Mind and Body Customers who bought this item also bought. The textbook is well written and explains every field thoroughly. Michael Bratman is U. It also includes important readings by female philoxophy, something that is sadly lacking in most other introductory texts. Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” Armstrong, “The Nature of Mind” William Paley, “Natural Theology” 6.

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Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings

The essays arewell chosen and edited; an introductory text without peer. 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 readings. Shaping the Normative Landscape David Owens. An extensive glossary of philosophical terms is also included. Exactly what I needed for my Philosophy class. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

Building on the exceptionally successful tradition of previous editions, this edition for the first time incorporates the insights of a new coeditor, John Martin Fischer, and has been updated and revised to make it more accessible. Frankfurt, “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” It covers all the Big Questions that turn people on to philosophy, with a selection of bratmah and contemporary readings that are clear and accessible while also being challenging and provocative.

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