A practical, hands-on introduction to philosophy written in jargon-free language, this book introduces philosophy using a step-by-step approach. It both engages the reader in philosophical activity and explains the subject matter of philosophy without diluting it. The book is designed to develop skills which promote independent thought. The learning aims, concepts and skills for each chapter are clearly set out and are followed by a series of graded exercises which guide readers through the central topics of philosophy. At each stage, readers are encouraged to react to suggested answers and to complete revision tasks. Users of the workbook will learn how to 'do' philosophy: analyse philosophical questions, distinguish between analytic and continental approaches and assess the arguments developed by philosophers ranging from Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche to Aristotle, Duns Scotus, Mill and de Beauvoir. The extensive and fully cross-referenced glossary of names and philosophical terms not only provides definitions, it also allows for a quick recap of the topics which have been previously introduced. Features * Comprehensive introduction to the major issues in philosophy * Practical workbook format with summary boxes, exercises, revision tasks * Engaging and clearly written * Analytical skills developed alongside philosophical understanding * Establishes links between analytic and Continental traditions * Encyclopaedic reference glossary
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Descrizione libro Edinburgh University Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110748616969