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ISBN: 9780190691974


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The World of Philosophy

An Introductory Reader

Second Edition

Steven M. Cahn

  • A diverse selection of readings places standard Western historical and analytic materials alongside writings from Chinese, Indian, Native American, African American, continental, and other sources
  • Sixteen articles authored by women, including work by recent feminist theorists, comprise approximately one-quarter of the contemporary selections in the text
  • Careful edits to each selection focus readers on the key arguments within, ensuring that topics are presented with maximum clarity and accessibility
  • Reading introductions and study questions following each selection reinforce material and encourage philosophical thinking
  • Key terms are defined in an end-of-text glossary
  • A free, open-access Companion Website contains a wealth of student resources including self-quizzes, essay questions, learning objectives, flashcards of key terms, and suggested web links
  • Instructor materials on the Ancillary Resource Center include a Computerized Test Bank and an Instructor's Manual with teaching resources and summaries of all readings in the text

New to this Edition:

  • Fifteen historical non-Western readings, including extensive selections from The Upanishads, The Dhammapada, The Bhagavad Gita, The Analects, the Tao Te Ching, the Qur'an, the Jain poem Mahapurana, and the work of the Buddhist philosopher Najarguna, all of which are accompanied by substantial supplementary materials that provide necessary context
  • A total of thirty-six new readings, including selections from classic works by Leibniz and Kant as well as essays by W.K. Clifford, William James, Gustavo Gutierrez, Kwame Gyekye, Kitaro Nishida, James Rachels, Bonnie Steinbock, and Jorge M. Valadez
  • A new section on The Good Life, featuring Xunzi, Epicurus, The Book of Ecclesiastes (complete), The Gospel According to Matthew, Epictetus, Camus, Richard Taylor, Susan Wolf, Christine Vitrano, and Thich Nhat Hanh
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