Philosophy: The Quest for Truth

Paperback | October 13, 2016

byLouis P. Pojman, Lewis Vaughn

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Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition, provides an excellent selection of ninety-five classical and contemporary readings - on twenty key problems in philosophy - carefully organized so that they presentpro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions.Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher. A tutorial on logic and argument, a time line, boldfaced key terms, a detailed glossary, and an appendix on reading andwriting philosophy papers further enhance the text's pedagogical value. In addition, each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography.

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Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition, provides an excellent selection of ninety-five classical and contemporary readings - on twenty key problems in philosophy - carefully organized so that they presentpro/con dialogues that allow students to compare a...

The late Louis P. Pojman was Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the author, editor, or coeditor of more than twenty books. Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Bioethics, Third Edition (2016), The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition, (2015), Philosophy He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190254777

ISBN - 13:9780190254773

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Table of Contents

I. What is Philosophy?II. Philosophy of ReligionIII. KnowledgeIV. Philosophy of Mind: The Mind-Body ProblemV. Freedom of the Will and DeterminismVII. Justice and Political PhilosophyVIII. What Is the Meaning of Life?IX. Contemporary Moral Problems

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"This is an impressive collection of the most relevant readings one might hope for in conducting an introductory course. Students fearful of philosophy will have their prejudice ruptured upon seeing the relevant and enjoyable topics covered in this anthology. The book doesn't just speak thelanguage of philosophy, it speaks the language of students. What a nice pairing!" --Shandon L. Guthrie, University of Nevada, Las Vegas