Thinking it Through

Thinking it Through : An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 146.3 x 217.4 x 33.5mm | 616.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195160282
  • 9780195160284

Review quote

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 Yorkshow more

Table of contents

PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1. Mind; 2. Knowledge; 3. Language and Logic; 4. Science; 5. Morality; 6. Politics; 7. Law; 8. Metaphysics; 9. Philosophyshow more

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.show more

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