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Description - Philosophy by Louis P. Pojman

Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings-on nineteen key problems in philosophy-carefully organized so that they present pro/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 and writing 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. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Ten new selections, two of which appear in a new section on same-sex marriage * A completely revised introduction to Part V: Freedom of the Will and Determinism * An updated Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD that includes sample syllabi, selection summaries, key terms with definitions, web links, and multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions * An updated Companion Website at containing all of the material from the Instructor's CD along with student resources-essay questions, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and additional web links

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199981083
ISBN-10: 0199981086
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 190mm x 28mm)
Pages: 816
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Louis P. Pojman

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 several books including Philosophy Here and Now, The Moral Life, Fifth Edition, and The Power of Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition, all published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.