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Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the Subject

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This is the best general book on philosophy for university students: not 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 essays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each surveys a major area of th ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published April 8th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1995)
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Fortunr
Nov 01, 2013 Fortunr rated it really liked it
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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
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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
Rob
Jul 13, 2010 Rob marked it as to-read
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Recommended by Roger Scruton in his "An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy."
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Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.

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