- Paperback: 849 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405124784
- ISBN-13: 978-1405124782
- Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 4.1 x 24.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Western Philosophy: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) Paperback – 2008
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Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today. In 144 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics. Chronologically and thematically arranged, the readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments. For this new edition, all the existing sections have been updated with additional contemporary extracts, and two completely new sections on logic and language, and philosophy and the meaning of life have been included.
This outstanding text will support a wide variety of introductory courses in philosophy, as well as providing more advanced students with an indispensable collection of classic source materials.See all Product Description
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This is an extremely useful volume for any undergraduate in philosophy or for others interested in pursuing the subject seriously. The title tells the reader exactly what to expect: it is a collection of extracts taken from the writings of the world's greatest philosophers, starting with the works of the ancient Greeks and going right through to works published in the 20th century. All the key figures are here, together with several that I had never heard of before. The volume editor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading in the UK. There are 10 subject headings under which the writings are considered, some of which must be of interest to any philosopher and all of which cover aspects relevant to a university study of the subject: Knowledge and Certainty; Being and Beauty; Mind and Body; The Self and Freedom; God and Religion; Science and Method; Morality and the Good Life; Problems in Ethics; Authority and the State; Beauty and Art. There are specimen questions at the end of each chapter such as might be set in undergraduate examinations. There are also suggestions for further reading around the subject discussed. There are very short biographies of the philosophers whose works are considered, and a detailed Index.
Introduction to Western Philosophy Ideas and Arguments
As with any Philosophical text - this is only a starting point, further research and reading would be need to counter argue or develop your own views. But this text does give the main Philosophers and their theories over many different subjects.
I really recommend this book.
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