Simply Philosophy: Guided Readings

Simply Philosophy: Guided Readings

by Brendan Wilson (Editor)



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Simply Philosophy: Guided Readings by Brendan Wilson

Here is an anthology with a difference. Covering all the central areas of philosophy in sixty varied readings, it nevertheless provides a compact and accessible source book.Guided Readings presents the key ideas and arguments in the writings of philosophers from Plato and Aristotle, through Descartes, Locke, Hume and Kant, to modern figures like Russell and Wittgenstein, and contemporaries like Putnam and Searle. Incisive editing pares the source material down to the essentials, while commentaries and questions guide the reader towards a deeper understanding of the fundamental problems.This volume can be used with its companion, Simply Philosophy, to provide a complete introduction to the central themes and issues of Western philosophy. But it can also be used on its own, as a reader-friendly, text-based way into the heartland of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748618231
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 08/13/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brendan Wilson is Professor in the Graduate School of Language and Information Sciences at the University of Tokyo (Komaba)

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Douglas Burnham

Wilson's idea of an approachable anthology that takes its extracts as 'living' philosophy is admirable... There is no question that the book will meet the needs of many an introductory Philosophy course. The brevity and quantity of the selections is nearly unique in the field.

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