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Introduction to Philosophy

by Nathan Smith, Gregory Browne, Parish Conkling

Introduction to Philosophy

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Book Description

Introduction to Philosophy provides an overview of a common range of philosophical topics for a first- or second-year general education philosophy course. It is organized thematically, following the principal categories of academic philosophy (logic, metaphysics, epistemology, theories of value, and history of philosophy). A recurring theme of Introduction to Philosophy is its incorporation of multicultural and global perspectives. Texts, thinkers, and concepts from Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American, Indigenous, and African philosophy are fully integrated into discussions of concepts and topics, broadening the study of philosophy beyond the Western tradition. Another goal of the text is to help students develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Introduction to Philosophy ebook for free in PDF format (49.0 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction to Philosophy
Chapter 2
Critical Thinking, Research, Reading, and Writing
Chapter 3
The Early History of Philosophy around the World
Chapter 4
The Emergence of Classical Philosophy
Chapter 5
Logic and Reasoning
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Value Theory
Chapter 9
Normative Moral Theory
Chapter 10
Applied Ethics
Chapter 11
Political Philosophy
Chapter 12
Contemporary Philosophies and Social Theories

Book Details

Introduction to Philosophy
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
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49.0 MB

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