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Paperback Philosophy: A Text with Readings (Available Titles CengageNOW) Book

ISBN: 0495094978

ISBN13: 9780495094975

Philosophy: A Text with Readings (Available Titles CengageNOW)

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This highly engaging text will not only help you explore and understand philosophy-it will also give you an appreciation of how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life as well as the larger social world. Author Manuel Velasquez combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, feminist theory, diversity, and aesthetics. Plus, the text's carefully...

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Good Textbook

I have just finished reading this textbook, it's easy to read, complete, and will give you a good introduction to the vast world of philosophy.

Good introduction to philosophy

This is a good introduction into philosophical ideas. The text is extremely easy to understand if perhaps not in depth. A good textbook to get students to start thinking philosophically.

Excellent Contemporary Text for Philosophy

I have used this text both in conjunction with the video series and without and found students appreciate this text because of the approach, the selections, and pedagogical (andragogical?) decisions made in arranging the materials. It has been an excellent choice for Introduction to Philosophy classes where original source materials are not the requirement.

Highly Engaging

Of all the books on philosophy which I have purchased over the years (and have dispaired over), "Philosopy: A Text With Readings" is the only one that manages to be deeply engaging and rewarding, as well as comprehensive and capable of truly elucidating me on this expansive and illusive subject. The writing style is gentle, fluid, and personal. Manuel Valesquez writes in a way that is responsive to the modern sensibility of inclusiveness and respect. Because this book is so enjoyable it makes learning a pleasure instead of a chore. I recommend it enthusiastically!

An excellent introductory philosophy text and a great read!

As a college student and amateur philosopher I have had a chance to read several philosophy texts. I found that a good number of these philosphy texts were primarily interested in the facts concerning the historical timeline of philosphy (when Socrates was born etc. etc.). Velasquez's Philosophy A Text with Readings focuses on the ideas of the great historical philosphers and challenges the reader to think for her or himself. It is one of the few textbooks which I have thoroughly enjoyed reading. I would read it even if I was not require to!
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