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Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction

3rd Edition

William G Lycan
September 10, 2018

Now in its third edition, Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction introduces students to the main issues and theories in twenty-first-century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena. Author William G. Lycan structures the book into four general parts. Part...

Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Liezl van Zyl
July 05, 2018

This volume provides a clear and accessible overview of central concepts, positions, and arguments in virtue ethics today. While it focuses primarily on Aristotelian virtue ethics, it also includes discussion of alternative forms of virtue ethics (sentimentalism and pluralism) and competing...

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

3rd Edition

Harry J Gensler
December 11, 2017

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy. It gets students to struggle with the big questions of morality while it also relates these questions to practical issues, especially racism, global warming, moral education, and abortion....

Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction

Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction

2nd Edition

John Christman
October 03, 2017

This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues central to those questions and to political thought...

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

4th Edition

Michael J. Loux, Thomas M. Crisp
January 25, 2017

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. This Fourth Edition is revised and updated...

Free Will: A Contemporary Introduction

Free Will: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Michael McKenna, Derk Pereboom
July 08, 2016

As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates—a compatibilist on the issue of...

Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction

2nd Edition

Keith E. Yandell
June 01, 2016

Keith Yandell's Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction was one of the first textbooks to explore the philosophy of religion with reference to religions other than Christianity. This new, revised edition explores the logical validity and truth claims of several world...

Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction

Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Mark van Roojen
June 11, 2015

Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction provides a solid foundation in metaethics for advanced undergraduates by introducing a series of puzzles that most metaethical theories address. These puzzles involve moral disagreement, reference, moral epistemology, metaphysics, and moral psychology. From...

Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction

Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Valerie Tiberius
June 26, 2014

This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people...

Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Mark Risjord
May 27, 2014

The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in...

Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Julian Reiss
March 26, 2013

Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction is the first systematic textbook in the philosophy of economics. It introduces the epistemological, metaphysical and ethical problems that arise in economics, and presents detailed discussions of the solutions that have been offered. Throughout,...

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction

3rd Edition

John Heil
December 08, 2012

When first published, John Heil's introduction quickly became a widely used guide for students with little or no background in philosophy to central issues of philosophy of mind.  Heil provided an introduction free of formalisms, technical trappings, and specialized terminology.  He offered clear...

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