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The Quest for Understanding : A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Paperback / softback Book

The Quest for Understanding : A Historical Introduction to Philosophy Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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The Quest for Understanding: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy is a fresh approach to teaching philosophy for a new millennium.

It presents philosophy as a long conversation of people seeking to understand who we are, what the world is really like, and how we can build a better life.Based on the author's 20-plus years of teaching philosophy and seeing what works for students, the book is designed to connect with students to help them understand philosophy and why it matters to them, regardless of their major.

Its straightforward conversational presentation of philosophy is easy for students, instructors, and general readers to use. Key unique benefits:Never talks down to students but includes them in philosophy's long conversationGives a historical presentation that places philosophers in their historical context, showing how philosophers built on the ideas of their predecessors and responded to their timesAvoids the disconnected and fragmented view offered by topically arranged textbooks by using a chronological, contextual approachShows students how philosophy connects to their personal lives by explaining how innovations in philosophy have interacted with and changed history, leading to who we are todayFocuses on explaining the ideas of the philosophers, allowing instructors to choose, at their option, primary texts from the plentifully available royalty-free sourcesExtensively covers vital areas of philosophy ignored by most textbooks, including phenomenology, social and political philosophy, postmodernism, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and 21st century trends in philosophyProvides clear text unencumbered by bells and whistles and extraneous materialsThe Quest for Understanding provides students with a clear and whole understanding of philosophy and its role in history and society.

It shows that philosophy is not dry or obscure, but exciting and alive, and reveals how we are all philosophers.

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:277 pages
  • Publisher:Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.
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  • ISBN:9781792457609

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:277 pages
  • Publisher:Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9781792457609