Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 October 2011

720 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199797271

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Exploring Philosophy

An Introductory Anthology

Fourth Edition

Edited by Steven M. Cahn

Extensively revised and expanded in this fourth edition, Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a uniquely accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together exceptionally clear recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Most importantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The readings are enhanced by concise introductions, study questions, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. The fourth edition features more than fifty new readings, including numerous "Historical Sources"; four new sections; and study questions after each reading. In addition, an Instructor's Manual and a Companion Website at accompany the book for the first time.

New to this Edition:

  • · Expanded to include 50 new introductory readings which enhance the breadth of coverage and topical flexibility of the book
  • · A substantial amount of new Historical Sources in every Part, so that students have access to classic readings from philosophical inquiry over the centuries
  • · Four new Parts on Identity and Immortality, Life and Death, Social Justice, and Art
  • · A set of Study Questions at the end of each reading for further inquiry and discussion about each selection
  • · An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD and Companion Website. The Instructors Manual features PowerPoint lecture outlines, reading summaries, a glossary, and a Test Bank of objective and essay questions. All of the material from the Instructor's Manual is included on the companion website, along with student resources such as self-test questions with answers, suggested readings, and helpful web links.

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