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The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy (with Source CD-ROM)

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It's time for an introduction to philosophy textbook that's written so you can actually understand it! THE BIG QUESTIONS: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY tackles the tough issues and helps you make up your mind about what you think, all while presenting the best philosophical selections available.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 11th 2005 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published 1982)
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Billie Pritchett
Robert C. Solomon's Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy did exactly what it was supposed to do: explain the subject matter of philosophy clearly and make that subject matter relevant to everyday life. Any student who will use this book in a classroom will have a basic idea of what philosophy is and why the subject is meaningful and relevant. The book is centered around some basic questions:
1. What is the meaning of life?
2. Is there a God, and what is the nature of God?
3. What is t
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Don
Highly recommended as an overview of important philosophical thought. Well-written and engaging.
Henry Fifth
I was always interested in philosophy, frequently loosing myself in thoughts of metaphysics and epistemology. This was, however, before I really knew what it was all about. Then I began my college career, and was assigned this book as the text for my introductory class.

First of all, the professor for this class was superb; Easily the best professor I have had. He was a well-to-do older fellow (world was 2 vet, 85 years old at the time) with very strong christian morals...But a helluva mind.

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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
I read this a while back along with a book called "13 Thinkers" or something like that which was another intro to philosophy book that my dad owned a copy of from his college days. It was my first introduction to philosophy that I can remember. I really enjoyed it and was baffled by a lot of it too. I kinda forgot about philosophy for a couple years after reading it until I went to college. It was interesting for me to see what kind of things my dad was underlining in the book as well. I remembe...more
Xun
Quite decent for beginners in philosophy.
Jessica
This was my introduction to philosophy and it has been one of the best books I've read. I was a high school student without knowledge of any philosophical arguments but this was comprehensive and easy to understand. Solomon writes clearly, and well. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to start somewhere in the field of philosophy.
Hom Sack
Fairly comprehensive and clearly written. Would be an excellent text for a Philosophy 101 course.
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Janet
An excellent philosophy 101 book. Interesting and easy to follow.
Martin Cohen
I thought this one was really boring!
Sean Cheng
最好的哲学入门了。豆瓣上说的很好,清晰晓畅。
Adam
EXCELLENT!
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Robert C. Solomon (September 14, 1942 – January 2, 2007) was a professor of continental philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Early life

Solomon was born in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a lawyer, and his mother an artist. After earning a B.A. (1963) at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to the University of Michigan to study medicine, switching to philosophy for an M.A. (1965)...more
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