1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
All in all, "Exploring Philosophy" is a competent introductory anthology. It includes sections on the standard issues in philosophy, such as the nature of knowledge, whether God exists, what morality is, and the nature of being. It also includes articles on contemporary issues such as affirmative action. While some of the articles are from contemporary authors, there is also a pretty good selection from the philosophical greats of the past, such as Plato and Aristotle, Aquinas and Bertrand Russell. Steven Cahn provides helpful overviews of the various topics and writings. These overviews are written in a very accessible fashion, one that the typical undergraduate will be able to understand.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2005
So it doesn't have anything spectacular about it. But! It does have alot of the great writtings in it and some new ones, so it's pretty good. I'm using it for a intro to Philosophy and am pleased with how it referances things you can't possible know. Like the old towns or slang terms they used back then, they are all referenced extremly well.