Journals Higher Education



03 September 2010

496 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195397635

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The Great Conversation: Volume II

Descartes through Derrida and Quine

Sixth Edition

Norman Melchert

Ideal for courses in modern philosophy or modern and contemporary philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine covers the same material as the second half (chapters 12-25) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, the book demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The sixth edition features coverage of Iris Murdoch and Zen; an expanded portrait of Jean-Paul Sartre; a more concise, single-chapter (22) treatment of Wittgenstein; key terms, boldfaced throughout and listed at chapter ends; brief and provocative quotations that stimulate thought and provoke questions; a new section on how to read philosophy; and a new appendix--Writing a Philosophy Paper.

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