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Exploring philosophy : the philosophical quest

Author: Brenda Almond
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In this new, revised and expanded edition of her classic introduction, The Philosophical Quest, Brenda Almond takes the reader on a progressive exploration through the main areas of contemporary philosophy." "Starting with the examples of Socrates and Descartes, Almond looks at the kind of questions philosophers ask of themselves -- What do I know? What ought I to do? -- and the questions they ask about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Almond
ISBN: 0631194851 9780631194859
OCLC Number: 59944142
Notes: Previous ed. published as: The philosophy quest. - London : Penguin, 1988.
Description: vii, 238 pages
Contents: 1. A Starting Point --
2. Looking Inwards --
3. Looking Outwards --
4. Applying Justice --
5. Thinking about Reasoning --
6. Talking about Things --
7. Thinking about Minds --
8. Seeing Further --
9. Moving On --
Appendix. Kant Mottoes.
Responsibility: Brenda Almond.

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â Revised and expanded edition of a popular introduction to philosophy. â Presented in the form of a quest, Almond's personal approach ignites the philosophical thoughts of every reader. â  Read more...

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".personal introductory offering which invites the reader to observe her thought processes as she meditates the central questions." Times Literary Supplement, April "Exploring Philosophy is a brave Read more...

 
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