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Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn, ed.

Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, eds.

Philosophical Horizons: Introductory Readings, 2nd ed.
(Wadsworth, 2011)

bookcoverThis volume introduces students to the central issues of philosophy through an engaging combination of classic and contemporary sources. Placing a premium on accessibility for today’s beginning philosophy students, the editors have put together more than seventy nontechnical readings, many of which have been edited for maximum comprehensibility. Unlike any other introductory anthology of past and present readings, this text contains a dozen unabridged, fully annotated masterpieces from the history of philosophy, including Plato’s “Euthyphro,” “Apology,” and “Crito,” the “Encheiridion” of Epictetus, Descartes’s “Meditations,” Berkeley’s “Treatise,” Hume’s “Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” and “Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion,” Kant’s “Groundwork,” Mill’s “Utilitarianism,” James’s “Will to Believe,” and Sartre’s “Humanism of Existentialism.” By juxtaposing the work of historical and contemporary philosophers, the editors have emphasized both the timelessness and timeliness of philosophical inquiry. Steven Cahn (Prof., GC) is on the doctoral faculty in philosophy and urban education. Maureen Eckert (Philosophy, 2004) serves as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

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Submitted on: JAN 1, 2011

Category: Philosophy, Faculty Books