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Published: 27 September 2013

816 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199981083

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The Quest For Truth

Ninth Edition

Edited by Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn

New to this Edition:

  • 10 new readings, including: William L. Rowe: The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism (#15); G. E. Moore: Proof of an External World (#28); J. J. C. Smart: Sensations and Brain Processes (#40); Joel Feinberg: Psychological Egoism (#60); Alison M. Jaggar: Feminist Ethics (#64); Annette C. Baier: The Need for More than Justice (#65); Robert Nozick: Against Liberalism (#73); Francis J. Beckwith: Arguments from Bodily Rights (#82); Sam Schulman: Gay Marriage-and Marriage (#88); Jonathan Rauch: For Better or Worse? (#89). All additional material selected based on reviewer suggestions to include more readings by female and feminist authors, selections on same-sex marriage, and articles regarded as classics.
  • A new section in Part IX: Contemporary Moral Problems, entitled "Should Society Permit Same-Sex Marriage?" A hotly debated topic.
  • A completely revised section introduction for Part V: Freedom of the Will and Determinism, to update and clarify the terminology and concepts used in the contemporary free will debate.
  • Revised and updated ancillaries.

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