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Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas, Paperback, 2 Edition by Vaughn, Lewis


Paperback: 2 Edition

Publication Date: 2017-06-30
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paperback : 504 pages
Edition: 2 Edition
Author: Vaughn, Lewis
ISBN-10: 0190628707
ISBN-13: 9780190628703

Product Description Living Philosophy, Second Edition, is a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader that guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Women philosophers are well represented throughout the text. They include Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, H�l�ne Cixous, Martha Nussbaum, Alison Jaggar, Annette Baier, Virginia Held, and many more. Non-Western philosophers are also included: Avicenna, Averro�s, Maimonides, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, and Confucius. Featuring an exceptionally clear and accessible writing style, this unique volume brings philosophy to life with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, abundant in-text learning aids, and compelling color photos and illustrations. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes throughout the text demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical aids--chapter objectives and summaries, marginal critical thinking questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the material even more engaging and accessible * In-depth coverage of philosophical writing includes step-by-step coaching in argument basics and multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking skills * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay Review "Vaughn writes very clearly and has an extraordinary ability to engage readers."--Klaus Ladstaetter, Washburn University "Part of what I like about Living Philosophy is the length of the chapters. Each one engages the traditional history of each topic, and then takes time to explore and explicate contemporary applications. The inclusion of rich photographs, art, and visuals makes the content come to life for students."--Mary Angelec Cooksey, Indiana University East "I deeply appreciate the effort made to change the canon to include the important women and people of other cultures who have contributed to the discipline!"--Stephanie Semler, Northern Virginia Community College About the Author Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition (2016), Bioethics, Third Edition (2016), The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition (2015), and Philosophy Here and Now, Second Edition (2015), all published by Oxford University Press.

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