Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 March 2008

624 Pages | 55 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195328462

Bookseller Code (04)

Philosophical Conversations

A Concise Historical Introduction

Norman Melchert

This brief and engaging introductory text treats philosophy as a dramatic and continuous story--a conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns, in which students are encouraged to participate. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, author Norman Melchert provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable with his lucid explanations and extensive cross-references. A more concise edition of the author's The Great Conversation, Fifth Edition, Philosophical Conversations: A Concise Historical Introduction to Philosophy is designed to be especially accessible and visually attractive to first- and second-year college students in introduction to philosophy courses. It is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features, including an expanded art program; numerous brief quotations from poets, politicians, and thinkers; explanatory footnotes and basic study questions throughout; key terms, boldfaced at their first appearance and collected at the end of each chapter and in a detailed glossary at the back of the book; and more.


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