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Published: 01 October 2019

864 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190945671

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The Quest for Truth

Eleventh Edition

Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn

  • Organizes many of the essays to present pro/con dialogues, allowing students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions
  • Covers a range of major topics so that students are exposed to all the key arguments in the main areas of philosophy
  • Addresses several areas often omitted from other introductory readers: political philosophy, the meaning of life, and contemporary moral problems
  • Each reading is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher
  • A tutorial on logic and argument, a time line, boldfaced key terms, a detailed glossary, and an appendix on reading and writing philosophy papers further enhance the text's pedagogical value
  • Each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography
  • An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) contains an Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, selection summaries, key terms with definitions, and web links and a Computerized Test Bank with multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions
  • A Companion Website offers student resources including essay questions, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and additional web links

New to this Edition:

  • Nine new readings-- featuring work from Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurence Blum, Michael Martin, Igor Primoratz, Russ Shafer-Landau, W.T. Stace, Richard Taylor, and Susan Wolf--enhanced by headnotes, study questions, and discussion questions
  • A new section, "Who Is a Racist?," in Part IX: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Revised content in Part II: Philosophy of Religion, Part VI: Ethics, and Part VIII: What Is the Meaning of Life?
  • Additional key terms in several chapters

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