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This textbook divides philosophy into four periods<-->the ancient, the middle ages, the modern, and the contemporary. It summarizes the work and influence of major thinkers and schools of thought, highlighted with quotations from their writing. The cultural context of each period is considered, and recent issues (including postmodernism and feminism) are addressed. An introductory chapter outlines the uses of and approaches to philosophy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)