Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • Introduction to Logic book cover

    Introduction to Logic

    15th Edition

    By Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Victor Rodych

      For more than six decades, and for thousands of students, Introduction to Logic has been the gold standard in introductory logic texts. In this 15th Edition, Carl Cohen and Victor Rodych update Irving M. Copi’s classic text, improving on its many strengths and introducing new and helpful material…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 

  • Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason book cover

    Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Debate coaches and argumentation theorists shudder at what passed for critical discourse in the U.S. presidential primaries and 2016 general elections.  It’s also widely acknowledged that an individual inept at public debate won the U.S. presidency.  In this timely and necessary 2nd  Edition of Why…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Existentialism: A Global Introduction book cover


    A Global Introduction

    What is existence? What is philosophy? What does it mean to be human? Can existence be justified? What is mental illness in existential terms? What role does power play in the existential concept of freedom? What is reality? Existentialism: An Introduction is a unique and contemporary textbook…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • What is this thing called Knowledge? book cover

    What is this thing called Knowledge?

    4th Edition

    By Duncan Pritchard

    What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? What is the practical relevance of learning about epistemology? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 
    What is this thing called?

  • Teaching Philosophy: A Guide book cover

    Teaching Philosophy

    A Guide

    By Steven M. Cahn

    Some students find philosophy engrossing; others are merely bewildered. How can professors meet the challenge of teaching introductory-level philosophy so that their students, regardless of initial incentive or skill, come to understand and even enjoy the subject? For nearly a decade, renowned…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12

  • A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals)

    By E.S. Bennett

    First published in 1931, this book provides a brief overview of the essentials of philosophy. It aims to combat the notion of the inaccessibility of philosophy by providing an introduction to its history and what the author believes to a ‘minimum dose…of incontrovertible philosophical truth’. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18

  • From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Hao Wang

    First published in 1974. Despite the tendency of contemporary analytic philosophy to put logic and mathematics at a central position, the author argues it failed to appreciate or account for their rich content. Through discussions of such mathematical concepts as number, the continuum, set, proof…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18

  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    By Arnold Hauser

    First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18

  • Meta-Reality: A Brief Introduction book cover


    A Brief Introduction

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Paperback – 2017-12-30
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction book cover


    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy. It gets students to struggle with the big questions of morality while it also relates these questions to practical issues, especially racism, global warming, moral education, and abortion.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge book cover

    Know Thyself

    The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge

    By Mitchell S. Green

    Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge takes the reader on tour of the nature, value, and limits of self-knowledge. Mitchell S. Green calls on classical sources like Plato and Descartes, 20th-century thinkers like Freud, recent developments in neuroscience and experimental psychology,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30

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