Traditional and Experimental Readings
Fritz Allhoff, Ph.D., Ron Mallon, Ph.D., and Shaun Nichols, Ph.D.
Reviews and Awards
"Finally we have a textbook for Introduction to Philosophy courses that shows students the direction philosophy is headed in the twenty-first century. This is an ideal textbook for instructors who want to expose their students to a broad range of productive ways in which traditional philosophical debates can be advanced and transformed by material from leading cognitive scientists and experimental philosophers."--Stephen Stich, Rutgers University
"Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings is designed to exploit the rapidly growing trend towards experimental and empirically informed approaches to philosophy. The editors are absolutely first rate. I believe a good many people will be much more excited by this book than by the competition."--John Doris, Washington University in St. Louis
"Allhoff, Mallon, and Nichols's highly innovative and extraordinarily useful anthology is a tour de force. The carefully chosen readings will foster in their readers the enthusiasm and curiosity that stir philosophical thinking, and the inclusion of recent experimental readings will show them that philosophy has much to gain, and nothing to lose, in rubbing its elbows with the empirical sciences."--Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh
"This is a brilliant volume, unlike anything previously published. The classic readings frame philosophy's deepest and most persistent questions. The cutting-edge scientific readings offer new answers and introduce the methods that are transforming philosophy into a vibrant, interdisciplinary enterprise."--Joshua Greene, Harvard University
"This is exactly the volume I wish I could have read when I was first studying philosophy. It presents the classic works of Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes right next to cutting-edge cognitive science papers that go after traditional philosophical questions using the latest experimental methods. The result is a collection that is far more than the sum of its parts. By bringing these texts together in a single volume, the editors allow us to see each of them in a new and very different light."--Joshua Knobe, Yale University