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Philosophy: History and Problems Paperback – August 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0072987829 ISBN-10: 0072987820 Edition: 7th

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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 7 edition (August 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072987820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072987829
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #562,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Samuel Enoch Stumpf was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University prior to his death in 1998, at the age of eighty. He earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles, a B.D. in Theology from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1948 and served as Chair of the Philosophy Department from 1952 to 1967. After a five-year term as President of Cornell College, Professor Stumpf returned to Vanderbilt, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. Professor Stumpf’s publications include Democratic Manifesto (1954), Morality and the Law (1966), and four McGraw-Hill textbooks: Socrates to Sartre: A History of Philosophy (1966; 6th ed., posthumous, 1999); Philosophical Readings: Selected Problems (1971; 4th ed., 1994); Philosophy: History and Problems (1971; 5th ed., 1994); and Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction (1979; 3rd ed., 1993).

James Fieser is an Assistant Professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy (1983, 1986). He has published articles on the topics of the philosophy of religion, rights theory, environmental ethics, moral skepticism, David Hume, and Thomas Aquinas. He has created several World Wide Web sites in philosophy, including the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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I need the book for a philosophy class that i took.
rblessedtx
For someone who loves history, this book of philosophy is presented in historical form.
Christine Vineyard
The eBook published in 2013 is not like the paper back published in 2011!!!!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This philosophy book by Stumpf and Fieser is used at Ivy Tech State College as the primary text for the introduction to philosophy courses (100 level). It is a good survey of all the major topics in philosophy (from a classical Western standpoint), and includes many of the major thinkers over time, both in the narrative discussion presented by the authors, as well as in primary source readings from major philosophers themselves.

As the book's self-description states, this is a combination of two previous texts - 'Socrates to Sartre and Beyond: A History of Philosphy' by Stumpf, and 'Philosophical Problems' by Fieser. These books are presented one after the other, both under one cover. The readings selected and edited by Fieser are grouped topically, generally following an early-to-late chronology of ordering. Thus, with judicious planning, the reader of philosophy can develop from both segments a good general survey from the earliest times (the timeline on the backplate begins with Thales, from 624-546 B.C.) to the present (again from the timeline, current thinkers listed include John Rawls, John Hick, and Carol Gilligan).

The Stumpf text is divided into five major sections: I - Ancient Greek Philosophy; II - Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy; III - Early Modern Philosophy; IV - Late Modern and 19th Century Philosophy; and V - 20th Century and Contemporary Philosophy. Section I looks at the major ancient Greek thinkers, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, as well as lesser-known important figures and schools such as Thales, Pythagoras, the Sophists, and more. This is the time that philosophy began to be broken into certain topical areas (ethics, politics, metaphysics, logic, etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Vineyard on February 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
For someone who loves history, this book of philosophy is presented in historical form. Mentions Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. Moves onto the Medieval period and St. Augustive's Christian Philosophy. Other subjects cover Karl Marx, ethics, religion, political philosophy, and theory of knowledge and metaphysics. Provides many, many examples of philosophical beliefs. Good book to use as research for a student of philosophy or anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of human nature. Contains 353 pages.
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He does a good job explaining the material. The only downside, is that he pretends like his views on the topic are correct. I want history from the recorded documents, not his (Stumpf's) story.
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The eBook published in 2013 is not like the paper back published in 2011!!!!
This is not bad it just means that the two books combined to create this book is literally 1 book now. All that means is instead of the pages starting over in the middle of the book the pages are continuous. Thus, the reading part of the book is incorporated into the History part making the eBook less that half the size of the paper back/hardcover published in 2011.
Its just good to know before you buy :-) Wish I had known...
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A valuable material for the history of Philosophy. Easy to understand by the readers, but the treatment of the topic is so broad and comprehensive.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anders Lindstrom on November 23, 2013
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The Kindle version is defective. The second section, Readings, is missing. I contacted Amazon but they failed to take responsibility saying that it was the publisher's fault.

A previous reviewer stated that the reading have been incorporated into the History section. This is incorrect. The quotations in the History section are not from the Readings section. The Readings are much fuller. I know because I have the printed version. He is right however, when he says that the Kindle version is only half as long as the print version. It's because it's missing the second book!

Of course, I'd like to use my printed version but it's packed in a box half way around the world so I have grudgingly kept my half-full/half-empty copy (you choose which - or neither - it is a philosophy book after all).
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By Susie on December 9, 2014
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well written, thought provoking. Wish I had this textbook when I went to college back in the 70's.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rblessedtx on July 8, 2011
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Book is great makes philosophy a little easier to digest. I need the book for a philosophy class that i took.
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