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Title:
Reading philosophy : selected texts with a method for beginners
Author:
Guttenplan, Samuel D.
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Publication Information:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 300 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631234371

9780631234388
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This flexible introductory textbook explores several key themes inphilosophy, and helps the reader learn to engage with the keyarguments by introducing and analysing a selection of classicreadings.

Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginningstudents of philosophy.
Each chapter focusses on a core philosophical topic, andcontains an introduction to the topic, 2 classic readings andinteractive commentaries on the readings.
An introductory book which doesn't merely tell thereader about the subject, but requires them to engagephilosophically with the text.
A pedagogical resource developed in the classroom by theauthors at the University of London.


Author Notes

Samuel Guttenplan is a Reader in Philosophy at BirkbeckCollege, University of London. He is the author of The Languagesof Logic (2nd edn, Blackwell, 1997), editor of A Companionto the Philosophy of Mind (Blackwell, 1994) and executiveeditor of the journal Mind & Language .

Jennifer Hornsby taught philosophy at Oxford from 1978 to1994, when she moved to Birkbeck College, as Professor. Her chiefareas of publication are the philosophy of mind, action andlanguage. She has also written about the impact of feminism onphilosophy.

Christopher Janaway was educated at Oxford and has taughtfor the past twenty years at Birkbeck College, where he iscurrently Professor of Philosophy. His chief areas of publicationare aesthetics, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Doubt
2 Self
3 Tragedy
4 Equality
5 Dilemma
6 Identity
7 Freedom
8 Causality
9 Qualities
Essay/Examination Questions
Further Reading
Index