Thinking it Through : An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy
Filled with concrete examples of how philosophers work the text guides readers through the process of philosophical reflection and enlarges our understanding of the central questions of human life.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 146.3 x 217.4 x 33.5mm | 616.9g
- 06 Mar 2003
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
Table of contents
PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1. Mind; 2. Knowledge; 3. Language and Logic; 4. Science; 5. Morality; 6. Politics; 7. Law; 8. Metaphysics; 9. Philosophy
Organisation is this book's strong suit. Arranged around eight central concepts - mind, knowledge, language, science, morality, politics, law and metaphysics - this is as clear a horizon as anyone making le tour could wish. Times Higher Education Supplement For a lay reader setting out to navigate the depths of contemporary philosophy, it would be hard to find a better guide than Kwame Anthony Appiah ... a sophisticated and lucid guide to philosophy as it is currently studied in American universities ... Mr Appiah succeeds in letting the difficulties of the subject present themselves clearly. Adam Kirsch, The Sun, New York
About Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He is the author of Assertion and Conditionals, For Truth in Semantics, and In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (OUP 1992) and co-editor, with Henry Louis Gates Jr., of Encarta Africana and Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and New York City.