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Published: 16 June 2021

832 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197543818

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Introduction to Philosophy

Ninth Edition

John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer

  • A balanced and comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary works provides instructors with unparalleled flexibility and allows students to compare the major issues in philosophy over time
  • A "Logical Toolkit" lists and explains common terminology used in philosophical reasoning in Part I
  • A "Guide to Writing Philosophy Papers" walks students through the process of composing a sound paper in Part II
  • Substantive Part Introductions offer an insightful roadmap of the philosophical issues addressed in the readings
  • Study Questions following each selection help students focus on and review key points from their reading
  • A unique Part VII on Puzzles and Paradoxes offers intriguing mind-teasers

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded Logical Toolkit
  • New pieces by: Robert Nozick, Keith DeRose and Fritz A. Warfield, Peter Graham, Christian Wenzel, Elizabeth Anderson, John Martin Fischer, and Samuel Scheffler. The pieces by Peter Graham and Christian Wenzel were commissioned just for this volume.
  • Selections from Descartes' Mediations on First Philosophy and Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion have been re-edited and abridged for clarity.
  • The table of contents has been streamlined to focus on the most essential readings and topics.

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