Combines exceptionally clear explanations with excerpts of works from Western philosophy and alternative perspectives
Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Eleventh Edition, is an exciting, accessible, and thorough introduction to the core questions of philosophy and the many ways in which they are, and have been, answered. The authors combine substantial selections from significant works in the history of philosophy with excerpts from current philosophy, clarifying the readings and providing context with their own detailed commentary and explanation. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge contemporary essays. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectivesincluding analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpointsalongside the historical works of major Western philosophers.
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"Introducing Philosophy's greatest strength is its vast, comprehensive scope. In most
of its chapters it generally leaves no stone unturned, moving from Greco-Roman
antiquity all the way to the living present, and incorporating elements from
literary, theological, and Eastern religious-philosophic traditions."
Marcos Arandia, North Lake College
am most impressed with the diversity of authors and ideas. I was thrilled to
see the traditional classic Western works, along with feminist and Eastern
Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
book is a fine mixture of both excellent primary text selection and commentary
by the authors. The breadth of subject matter and variety of perspectives makes
it accommodating for just about any approach (e.g, topical, existential,
continental, analytic, etc.)."
Mark D. Sadler, Northeast Lakeview College
writing style is beautiful, fluid, and very accessible. It's one of the main
reasons that I use this text. The coverage is great. I especially appreciate
the many sections, in several chapters, on existentialist philosophers and
Ellen B. Stansell, Austin Community College