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Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy - 7th edition

Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780199999651
ISBN10: 0199999651
Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Melchert - ISBN 9780199999651
Edition: 7TH 14
Copyright: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Melchert - ISBN 9780199999651
ISBN13: 9780199999651
ISBN10: 0199999651
Edition: 7TH 14
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Summary

Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Seventh Edition, demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. It addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we live? and What sort of reality do we inhabit?

Author Norman Melchert provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with his lucid and engaging explanations. Extensive cross-referencing shows students how philosophers respond appreciatively or critically to the thoughts of other philosophers. The text is enhanced by two types of exercises--''Basic Questions'' and ''For Further Thought''--and numerous illustrations.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

* An expanded chapter (25) on postmodernism featuring a new section on Michel Foucault and a more extensive discussion of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty

* A new chapter (26) that expands the previous edition's treatment of physical realism and the mind

* Profiles of Marcus Aurelius and Peter Singer

* A new translation of selections from Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex

* A revised Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD is available to adopters

* An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/melchert provides student resources


Also available to serve your course needs: The seventh editions of The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes and The Great Conversation: Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine