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Published: 15 September 2015

480 Pages | 109

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190207038

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Philosophy Here and Now

Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life

Second Edition

Lewis Vaughn

New to this Edition:

  • A new full Chapter 7 on aesthetics covers the definition of art, objective and subjective standards, controversial artworks, and the philosophical examination of art and includes selections from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Danto, and Edgar Allan Poe
  • Expanded coverage of non-Western religions and perspectives includes material on Hinduism, Daoism, and Buddhism in Chapter 2 and a discussion of Confucianism as a moral system in Chapter 3
  • More accessible versions of longer, challenging readings feature careful editing and additional explanatory text
  • Chapter 9, "The Meaning of Life," now includes Nietzsche's reflections on life's meaning, the death of God, and the will to power
  • Updated further reading lists contain a wide range of contemporary perspectives and sources

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