Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 January 2014

784 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199999651

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The Great Conversation

A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Seventh Edition

Norman Melchert

New to this Edition:

  • An expanded chapter (25) on postmodernism featuring a new section on Michel Foucault and a more extensive discussion of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty
  • A new chapter (26) that expands the previous edition's treatment of physical realism and the mind
  • Profiles of Marcus Aurelius and Peter Singer
  • A new translation of selections from Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex
  • A revised Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD is available to adopters
  • An updated Companion Website at provides student resources

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