Ohreen's An Introduction to Philosophy is a one-semester anthology intended to bring the relevance of philosophical issues to light for students in interesting and important ways.Reading original philosophical work can be arduous for the beginner student. An Introduction to Philosophy provides historical and contemporary readings that are easy to understand and of high philosophical quality. The articles have been edited to ensure students get the most salient philosophical ideas without having to read superfluous details.Each chapter starts with a comprehensive introduction or commentary on the readings, setting out the main philosophical themes and concepts. The text is intentionally structured to give students contrasting and critical views regarding knowledge, god, mind, and morality.In this ground-up Canadian text, students receive a unique set of readings focusing on five core issues in philosophy: What is the value of philosophy? Does God exist? What can we know? How does the mind relate to the body? And, what is morally right and wrong?The readings have been selected to focus on philosophical depth, not breadth, regarding these issues. Canadian context has been included where appropriate. Moreover, the total number and size of readings has been reduced, in comparison to other texts, to maximize text usage for students.An Introduction to Philosophy has been developed to get students thinking, philosophically, about the world in which they live.
An Introduction To Philosophy