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Published: 28 June 2018

504 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190852344

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Philosophy Here and Now

Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life

Third Edition

Lewis Vaughn

  • A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking
  • Six types of text boxes--"Philosophy Now," "Philosophers at Work," "Philosophy Lab," "What Do You Believe," "Writing to Understand: Critiquing Philosophical Views," and "Writing to Understand: Arguing Your Own Views" demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy
  • Additional pedagogical elements make the material even more engaging and accessible. These include marginal critical-thinking questions, marginal quotes, a timeline, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance and listed and defined at the end of each chapter), marginal definitions, and a glossary.
  • Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged
  • Fictional or narrative selections--followed by "Probing Questions"--at the end of each chapter explore and dramatize the philosophical issues discussed
  • A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay

New to this Edition:

  • An expanded chapter on aesthetics (Chapter 7) addresses issues related to the definition of art, objective and subjective standards, feminist art, controversial artworks, online art, and the philosophical examination of art by Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Gardner, Ducasse, and Danto
  • An extended Chapter 9: The Meaning of Life discusses the work of Klemke, Lucretius, Wolf, and Belshaw
  • More history of philosophy in Chapter 1 includes coverage of the Pre-Socratics and four early women philosophers: Hypatia, Themistoclea, Arignote, and Theano
  • Additional text boxes discuss tough, contemporary problems like human rights for robots, torturing terrorists, racism, Buddhism and science, belief in God, and scientists and religion
  • A new appendix, "The Truth about Philosophy Majors," details career paths for philosophy majors and the benefits of obtaining a philosophy degree

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