Philosophy : Asking Questions--Seeking Answers

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Featuring a remarkably clear writing style, Philosophy: Asking Questions--Seeking Answers is a brief and accessible guide designed for students with no prior knowledge of the subject. Written by renowned scholars Stephen Stich and Tom Donaldson, it focuses on the key issues in Western philosophy, presenting balanced coverage of each issue and challenging students to make up their own minds. Each chapter incorporates discussion questions, key terms, a glossary, and suggestions for further readings to help make the material more understandable to novices. Comprehensive enough to be used on its own, Philosophy can also be used as a supplement to any introductory anthology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 15mm | 399g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0199329966
  • 9780199329960
  • 1,166,820

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"Philosophy provides a clear, concise, and unintimidating introduction to many of the main areas in mainstream contemporary philosophy. Its examples are vivid and engaging and demonstrate the relevance to everyday life of everything from ethics to epistemology, metaphysics to meaning, and science to the self."--Donovan Wishon, University of Mississippi

"This is a readily accessible text that couches the classic questions of philosophy in contemporary terms without ignoring their historical context. It is ideal for instructors who really want to engage the attention of beginning students."--Phillips Young, Rutgers University and Delaware County Community College

"Philosophy is clear and engaging and right about at the sweet spot for beginning students. I love the glossary and the discussion and comprehension questions."--Will Heusser, Cyprus College

"Philosophy is informative and well written. It is easy to understand and comprehensive enough regarding the points it addresses to make it a good starting place for students." --Stephen H. Daniel, Texas A&M University

"This is a serious and high-quality introduction to philosophy, both theoretical and ethical."-- Joshua Tepley, Saint Anselm College
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About Stephen Stich

Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield. Known for his contributions to the philosophy of mind, he is the author of Mindreading (OUP, 2003) and Deconstructing the Mind (OUP, 1996) and many other books.

Tom Donaldson is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Simon Fraser University. While receiving his MMathPhil (1st class) in Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford University, he was awarded the Henry Wilde Prize, the Elizabeth Anscombe Prize, and the Gibbs Prize.
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