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5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to philosophy I have ever read, 7 July 2012
This review is from: Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey (Paperback)
This book provides an outline of the whole subject of philosophy in the Anglo-American analytical tradition - from ethics to quantum mechanics via truth, perception, logic, the self, death and the Devil.

It was developed from a series of lectures delivered at London and Boston Universities. Reading it makes one feel like a student at a top university where, for whatever reason, Philosophy 101 is taught in person by the head of department, who just happens to be on first-name terms with philosophers like Tom Nagel.

At the end of the book there is a Study Guide to direct the student to further reading.

I do not know why this book is so hard to find on Amazon. I got my public library to purchase the copy I have just read - their previous copy of the work having been borrowed permanently by a reader.
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