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Philosophy: A Text with Readings
Engaging and compelling on every page, Velasquez's text helps you explore and understand philosophy while it helps you appreciate how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life and the larger social world. This trusted text combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, ...more
Paperback, 634 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published January 1988)
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Oct 03, 2012 Scott Taylor rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book covered so many awesome and frightening concepts that organizing and filtering them properly was difficult when reading, and the choice in what to believe in was masked because of the impulse to synthesize all the relevant knowledge. Fortunately, the logic and reason sections provided a framework for harsh topics such as death and societal collapse. The ugliness of the sciences of collective opinions were compensated with the greatness of meanings such as truth and beauty. All in all, ...more