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short introduction to philosophy.

Robert G. Olson

short introduction to philosophy.

by Robert G. Olson

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Published by Harcourt,Brace and World Inc in New York .
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Download the eBook Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) in PDF or EPUB format and read it directly on your mobile phone, computer or any device. Oxford University Press, - Philosophy - pages 8 Reviews In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From 4/5(8).

The Little Book of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Key Thinkers and Theories You Need to Know price £ Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) price £ .   [The Very Short Introduction to Philosophy] shows that philosophy really can be fascinating, broad-minded and full of surprise. As a means of stimulating interest in the subject it has few rivals. (Julian Baggini, The Philosopher's Magazine) --This /5(90).

A very short introduction to philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, As the subtitle indicates, this is indeed a very short intro­ duction to philosophy. One hundred and one pages to get you acquainted with epistemology, ontology, ethics and the meaning of life. Actually the last sentence of the book is "Life may be not. Unfortunately, I have not taught an ethics course in a decade; I have not kept up with developments in terms of available texts, but there are a few books that I think might be appropriate: The Elements of Moral Philosophy, by James Rachels and St.


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Short introduction to philosophy by Robert G. Olson Download PDF EPUB FB2

It is not possible to provide a very short introduction given the cumulative nature and thus vast corpus that is philosophy. Unlike any other human intellectual discipline, to study the history of philosophy is to do philosophy.

Its cumulative short introduction to philosophy. book forbids a short introduction and the author is aware of this but only lets on by:   "This little book by Nagel is quite simply the best introduction to philosophy."--Graham Oddie, University of Colorado at Boulder "The perfect title for a writing that offers no answers while helping the student formulate their own responses to life's greatest questions."--JoAnn L.

Smith, North Central Bible CollegeCited by: In the introduction to the book, Nagel writes, “There isn’t much you can assume or take for granted. So philosophy is a somewhat dizzying activity, and few of its results go unchallenged for long.” He’s not pretending philosophy is going to tell you what it all means.

This is a superb text for teaching Introduction to Philosophy. The writing is clear and concise, which is not always true, even of books written for freshmen, and the author comprehensively covers all of the major areas of philosophy.

Anyone who was a simply interested in philosophy for their own enjoyment would find this a good place to start.4/5.

Philosophy Books: 10 Must Read Philosophy Books Of All Time. This is a highly usable and economical introduction to philosophy textbook. It covers the definition, branches and application of philosophy as well as the major theories and issues of epistemology, metaphysics and ethics in the history of Western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to Rawlsian theories of justice and Chalmers’ contributions to the philosophy of mind.4/5(3).

This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of doing philosophy, explains how different areas of philosophy are related, and explores the contexts in which philosophy was and is done/5().

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in.

Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy is a series of textbooks that introduces the reader to some of the most important areas of philosophical thought. Intended for undergraduate students meeting the topics for the first time, the titles are accessible and clearly-written to give students a solid grounding in the particular area.

Though this book promises a very short introduction to the philosophy of law, I use this phrase interchangeably with ‘legal theory’, ‘legal philosophy’, and ‘jurisprudence’.

Strictly speaking, however, ‘jurisprudence’ concerns the theoretical analysis of law at the highest level of abstraction (e.g. questions about the nature of a.

A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell This mammoth work by Bertrand Russell covers the most important philosophical theories in the Western world, starting from the Greek Ancients up until early 20 th Century philosophers.

Each chapter is centered around a certain theory or philosophy. A Short Introduction to Philosophy Eighth Edition ROBERT C. SOLOMON University of Texas at Austin KATHLEEN M. HIGGINS ficult philosophy book with the forbidding title The Phenomenology of Spirit.

But “spirited” is what the book was, and it perfectly captured the tension, excitement. A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (Book Summary) In Chapter One: Introduction.

Chapter Summary: Philosophy is best studied by engaging with the philosophical questions first before anything else. Begin your study of philosophy by thinking about the questions directly. Examine some possible solutions and look for their pitfalls.

This guide includes the best philosophy books from throughout history. Including quick summaries for beginners of modern philosophy books, eastern philosophy, western philosophy and more.

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Welcome to Very Short Introductions Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field. Find out more See the full list of titles currently available. It's time for an introduction to philosophy textbook that you can relate to and enjoy reading.

THE BIG QUESTIONS: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY tackles the tough issues and helps you form your own opinions about course topics while presenting the best philosophical selections available. Digital Learning & Online Textbooks – Cengage. 3 Introduction The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots.

While a few early chapters are historically organized, my goal in the historical chapters is. This page contains a list of the best introductory books on political philosophy. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on political philosophy.

The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about political philosophy. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short.Solomon and Higgins’s THE BIG QUESTIONS, 10th Edition, covers philosophy’s central ideas, organized in self-contained discussions, making it easier for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order.

Available with MindTap Philosophy for Solomon and Higgins’s THE BIG QUESTIONS, 10th Edition,10th Edition the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and .Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and.