Journals Higher Education



13 June 2012

896 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199812998

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Introduction to Philosophy

Classical and Contemporary Readings

Sixth Edition

John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer

Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary philosophy available. The sixth edition includes five new readings--by renowned contemporary philosophers Anthony Brueckner, John Martin Fischer, Alan Goldman, Rosalind Hursthouse, and Thomas Nagel--and additional descriptive material on the authors throughout the book.

New to this Edition:

  • Before each reading, the book now has more descriptive material on each of the authors featured.
  • Five new articles replace older, less-accessible articles to make the book more student-friendly and enhance the important section on Existential Issues. These articles include:
  • 1. Rosalind Hursthouse, "Right Action"
  • 2. John Martin Fischer, "Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility"
  • 3. Thomas Nagel, "Sexual Perversion"
  • 4. Alan H. Goldman, "Plain Sex"
  • 5. Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer, "Why is Death Bad?"