Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings

Introduction to Philosophy is a topically-organized introductory anthology. Presenting differing arguments on each issue, its 84 selections represent some of WEstern philosophy's leading contributions across five major areas: theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, and moral philosophy. Louis P. Pojman and new co-editor James Fieser introduce each of these areas, their subsections, and each of the readings, providing background information and summarizing key themes. Beginning with the opening section - What is Philosophy - they present a compelling sampling of classical material while also highlightng some of philosophy's most influential contemporary work. Now in its fourth edition, the book features Questions for Further Reflection, Suggestions for Further Reading, a glossary, two appendices, and nine new selections.