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Western Philosophy: An Anthology
provides the mostcomprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophicaltradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today.In 144 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume coversall the main branches of philosophy – theory of knowledge andmetaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moralphilosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory andaesthetics. Chronologically and thematically arranged, the readingsare introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophicalcommentary which guides the reader through the key arguments. Forthis new edition, all the existing sections have been updated withadditional contemporary extracts, and two completely new sectionson logic and language, and philosophy and the meaning of life havebeen included.
This outstanding text will support a wide variety ofintroductory courses in philosophy, as well as providing moreadvanced students with an indispensable collection of classicsource materials.