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Title:
The big questions : a short introduction to philosophy
Author:
Solomon, Robert C.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780155036864
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Book

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Written by a well-known and respected scholar, this best-selling Introduction to Philosophy text has a student-friendly style and organization. Topics are arranged under big questions (see contents) with each chapter's discussion of the selected big question self-contained so instructors can choose which, and in what order, topics are presented. The writing style is concise and accessible, and coverage is comprehensive without being intimidating.


Table of Contents

1 Philosophical Questions
2 The Meaning of Life
3 God
4 The Nature of Reality
5 The Search for Truth
6 Self
7 Freedom
8 Morality and the Good Life
9 Justice and the Good Society
10 Philosophy, Sex, Race, and Culture
11 Beauty