Philosophy: The Quest For Truth

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