The Experience of Philosophy

The Experience of Philosophy

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This exceptional anthology immerses students in such powerful ideas that they will find themselves not just reading about, but actually participating in, the kind of philosophical thinking that can change the way they look at their lives and the world around them. Now in a new edition, The Experience of Philosophy features eighty-five readings that challenge students' thinking about God, freedom, reality, nothingness, death, and their own identities. Provocative and accessible, these selections have been carefully chosen for their ability to draw students out of an ordinary frame of reference into exciting new territory. Although the editors include many classic sources from philosophers such as Plato, Descartes, Locke, and Kant, the emphasis is on contemporary writings. Articles by Derek Parfit, Bertrand Russell, and others help students see philosophy's links to literature, the natural sciences, and the physical and social sciences. The sixth edition features twelve new essays-by Augustine, Alvin Plantinga and Daniel Kolak, Georges Rey, Fred Dretske, David Reisman, Paul Teller, Clea F. Rees, Padmasiri de Silva, Daniel Kolak, Karl Marx, Anand Chandavarkar, and Vincent Hendricks-as well as more text boxes offering excerpts from other relevant works. The Experience of Philosophy, Sixth Edition, integrates helpful pedagogical aids including section introductions, a brief introduction to each selection, biographical information on each author, and questions before and after each reading to reinforce main ideas and promote thinking. Further readings after each selection direct students to additional material on related issues. Ideal for introductory philosophy courses, The Experience of Philosophy, Sixth Edition, encourages students to "do" philosophy, rather than just read about its history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 1,088.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 14 illus.
  • 0195177681
  • 9780195177688

Table of contents

* NEW TO THIS EDITION; PART I: BEGINNING PHILOSOPHY; PART II: WHERE AND WHEN; PART III: WHO; PART IV: FREEDOM; PART V: KNOWLEDGE; PART VI: GOD; PART VII: REALITY; PART VIII: EXPERIENCE; PART IX: CONSCIOUSNESS; PART X: DEATH; PART XI: MEANING; PART XII: ETHICS; PART XIII: VALUES AND SOCIETY; EPILOGUE: INCONCLUSIVE PHILOSOPHICAL POSTSCRIPTshow more

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