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02 September 2011

672 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199764860

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Introducing Philosophy

A Text with Integrated Readings

Tenth Edition

Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins, and Clancy Martin

Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Tenth Edition, is an exciting, accessible, and thorough introduction to the core problems of philosophy and the many ways in which they are, and have been, answered. The authors combine substantial selections from significant works in the history of philosophy with excerpts from current philosophy, clarifying the readings and providing context with their own detailed commentary and explanation. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectives--including analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpoints--alongside the historical works of major Western philosophers. The second edition features a second color and more than 230 images; seven new selections; careful revisions to the readings and the author commentary; and more than 100 brief profiles of philosophers interspersed throughout the text.

New to this Edition:

  • A second color and more than 230 images illustrating key concepts and depicting famous philosophical figures
  • New selections by William Paley, John Locke, Bertrand Russell, W. V. O. Quine, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Careful revisions to the readings and the author commentary that make the material even more accessible
  • More than 100 brief profiles of philosophers interspersed throughout
  • A revised Instructor's Manual provides chapter summaries and goals; section summaries; a Test Bank with multiple-choice, essay, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions; lecture outlines; and downloadable PowerPoint-based slides
  • An updated Companion Website at includes all the material from the Instructor's Manual along with resources for students: chapter overviews; chapter goals; interactive flash cards with key terms and definitions; discussion and essay questions; web links and activities; self-quizzes; and suggestions for further reading