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This is the best general book on philosophy for university students: n ot just an introduction, but a guide which will serve them throughout their studies. It is intended to orientate, assist, and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended ess ays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each s urveys a major area of ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published April 8th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1995)
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Fortunr

This is a very nice scholarly University-level book about the foundational issues of philosophical thought, published by Oxford University Press.

All the topics discussed in this book are presented in a rigorous, but at the same time reasonably accessible way. It is accurate and detailed enough so to be philosophically meaningful, sharp and to the point, managing to pack lots of info and useful bibliographic references within the scope of a single book (not a negligible feat, considering the typ
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Richard Newton
This is an excellent compendium of articles on various aspects of philosophy. For most philosophical topics on an undergraduate degree there is an introductory article. Most of the articles find that difficult balance of being philosophically useful and interesting, whilst being concise and approachable by anyone approaching a particular topic for the first time. It would be wrong to claim that all the chapters are equally good and there are one or two weaker sections, but overall this mostly ma ...more
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Recommended by Roger Scruton in his "An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy."
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Anthony Clifford Grayling, FRSA, FRSL (born 3 April 1949) is a British philosopher and author. He is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London and a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He has an MA and a DPhil from Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts.
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