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Philosophy: History And Problems

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This text brings together Stumpf's SOCRATES TO SARTRE, Fifth Edition (1993) and PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS, Fourth Edition (1994) in one hardcover volume. It offers an accessible, single author survey of philosophical ideas (Book I: SOCRATES TO SARTRE) and a wealth of primary source readings (Book II: PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS) at an excellent value. In this fifth edition, the co ...more
Hardcover, 966 pages
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua (first published 1971)
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Kris
Nov 23, 2008 Kris rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: philosophers/students
Recommended to Kris by: Professor Ted Cabel
The first major philosophy text that got my thirst for wisdom headed in the right direction. Stumpf's historical approach also put the ideas he explored in context. I have referred back to this book many times since I first read it in 1996.
Steve Tretiakow
Jun 22, 2009 Steve Tretiakow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
college textbook, author is christian, good overview from ancient period to modern with study of ethics, religion, and theory of knowledge and metaphics
David Ehrensperger
I used this book to teach a section of Introduction to Ethics, and two more sections of Introduction to Philosophy. It was assigned, and I didn't have much of a choice.

In terms of the book itself, it is separated into to sections (2 separate books, actually) - history of philosophy, and primary readings - and this is problematic in the context of the two classes above. I greatly prefer a thematic approach to philosophy (by sub-discipline) so that students actually get an idea what the various a
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This book posed interesting problems and age-old debates. I appreciated the concepts it featured because they led to interesting class discussions. I read this book for a senior philosophy class and I thought it did a good job of providing an overview of philosophical concepts. I liked many of the authors in the book - though there were a few that no matter how much time I took reading their sections - I still wasn't sure I was grasping what they were saying. While it was a good college textbook ...more
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It goes pass the typically vague introductions of first-year courses.
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He was born to Hungarian immigrants Louis and Elizabeth Jergens Stumpf. 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 P
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