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Published: 03 November 2011

688 Pages

177x228mm

ISBN: 9780195342604


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Great Philosophical Arguments

An Introduction to Philosophy

Lewis Vaughn

  • The only book that is systematically organized around philosophical arguments-it explores 34 philosophical arguments in depth through pro/con organization of 78 classic and contemporary readings.
  • Pro/con arguments approach focuses students' attention on argumentation and gives them clear points of reference for navigating material in which they often get lost-helps them understand the interplay of argument and counterargument among articles and authors. The best examples of this can be found in Argument 2: The Design Argument from Analogy, Argument 12: Nagel's Bat Argument against Mind-Body Identity, and Argument 20: Argument for Cultural Relativism.
  • A substantial introductory chapter explains the philosophical enterprise, shows why it's essential for a full understanding of the world, defines fundamental concepts, and covers the basics of reading, constructing, and evaluating arguments.
  • Each chapter opens with an extensive introduction to the key issues and arguments.
  • Essay questions at the end of each argument section and chapter help draw students into reflection on, and evaluation of, the arguments and the related readings.
  • Each chapter contains a list of key terms (linked to an end-of-book glossary) and suggestions for further reading.
  • Chapters 1-6 feature text boxes discussing the life and work of prominent philosophers.
  • Appendix on How to Write an Argumentative Essay
  • An Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD features chapter summaries, reading summaries, lecture outlines in PowerPoint format, and objective test questions for use in exams or midterms. A Companion Website for both students and instructors at www.oup.com/us/vaughn includes all the material from the Instructor's Manual and Testbank, and such resources for students as study questions, interactive quizzes, flashcards with key words, and helpful web links.
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