Philosophy A New Introduction | Edition: 1
Author: Douglass Mann, G. Elijah Dann, G. Elijah Dann
publisher: Cengage Learning
publisher Date: 06/15/2004
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: Did it ever cross your mind that all introduction to philosophy textbooks are the same? Well, here's the antidote to that way of thinking. PHILOSOPHY: A NEW INTRODUCTION is a wide-ranging exploration of numerous fields of philosophy. All of the standard fields are here: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and ethics. What isn't so standard is the inclusion of fields such as Political Theory, Aesthetics, Feminism, and the Philosophy of Cultureall via a provocative set of philosophers and readings rarely, if ever, found in an introductory textbook. Featuring editors well-versed in Historical, Analytic, Pragmatic, and Continental schools of thought, this book offers as diverse a set of perspectives and genres of thought as you're ever apt to find in an introductory text. Born out of the contention that students and scholars alike come to philosophy with a desire to study a wider array of interests and concerns than many traditional textbooks would admit, PHILOSOPHY: A NEW INTRODUCTION seeks to expand the limits of the introductory canon and to give introductory students a much more accurate glimpse into the expansive worlds of inquiry in which contemporary philosophers actually dwell.