Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

928 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190200237

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Introduction to Philosophy

Classical and Contemporary Readings

Seventh Edition

John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer

  • Offering the most comprehensive and high-quality collection of historical and contemporary works, this acclaimed anthology addresses the major issues in philosophy over time
  • Features a substantial number of articles by women philosophers on a broad range of topics--eleven total, eight new to this edition
  • Part I includes a "Logical Toolkit" that lists and explains common terminology used in philosophical reasoning
  • A guide to writing philosophy papers walks students through composing an effective papter
  • A unique Part VII: Puzzles and Paradoxes offers intriguing mind-teasers
  • An introduction to each part offers an insightful roadmap of the philosophical issues addressed in the readings
  • Study questions follow each reading selection
  • An extensive glossary defines all key terms, which are boldfaced throughout the text and listed at the ends of readings

New to this Edition:

  • Eleven new readings--eight by contemporary women philosophers--covering a wide range of topics including the problem of evil (by Louise Antony, Marilyn McCord Adams, Eleonore Stump, and Stewart Sutherland); moral responsibility (by Gary Watson and Susan Wolf); justice and equality (by Annette Baier); abortion (by Rosalind Hursthouse and Judith Jarvis Thomson); race (by Linda Martín Alcoff); and death (by Dan Moller)
  • An updated and expanded Test Bank, now available on the new online Ancillary Resource Center (ARC), featuring several essay questions, ten new multiple-choice, and five new true/false questions per reading
  • Expanded student self-quizzes, available on the Companion Website, that include five new multiple-choice and three new true/false questions per reading

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