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Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0078038308

ISBN-13: 9780078038303

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: James Rachels, Stuart Rachels

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List price: $85.06
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

James Rachels, the distinguished American moral philosopher, was born in Columbus, Georgia, graduating from Mercer University in Macon in 1962. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He taught at the University of Richmond, New York University, the University of Miami, Duke University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he spent the last twenty-six years of his career. 1971 saw the publication of Rachels’ groundbreaking textbook Moral Problems, which ignited the movement in America away from teaching ethical theory towards teaching concrete practical issues. Moral Problems sold 100,000 copies over three editions. In 1975,…    

STUART RACHELS is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. He has revisedseveral of James Rachels’ books, including Problems from Philosophy (second edition, 2009) and The Right Thing to Do (fifth edition, 2010), which is the companion anthology to this book. Stuart won the United States Chess Championship in 1989, at the age of 20, and he is a Bronze Life Master at bridge. His website is www.jamesrachels.org/stuart.