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Discovering Philosophy, Portfolio Edition (2nd Edition)

 
 
 
 
Discovering Philosophy, Portfolio Edition (2nd Edition)
Author: Thomas I. White
ISBN 13: 9780132302128
ISBN 10: 132302128
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-01-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $104.00
 
 

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.