Professor Hales has here provided a textbook that presents philosophy in a way that students will find compelling and readily accessible. This is Philosophy strikes the right balance in approaching traditional philosophical problems from a contemporary perspective.
-Anthony Kreider, Miami Dade College
This Is Philosophy succeeds in a quite difficult task: to simultaneously engage the reader with clear exposition of a philosophical topic while providing a foundation for classroom discussion. The reader is led to focus on a single question at a time, and so is not overwhelmed, yet connections are drawn between various questions to show how issues are related. This is an excellent and welcome new text.
-Jay Newhard, East Carolina University
This is a terrific book. The writing is not only extremely clear, it is downright gripping - with relevant and detailed examples at every turn. Steven Hales has produced not just a great little introduction to philosophy - he has produced a great little book in philosophy period.
-Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut