Philosophy Here and Now Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0199765227

ISBN-13: 9780199765225

Edition: 2013

Authors: Lewis Vaughn

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Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Lifeis a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy. The book emphasizes philosophical writing, reinforced with step-by-step coaching in how to write argumentative essays and supported by multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking. It shows students how philosophy applies to their own lives and brings the subject to life with engaging chapter-ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and a wealth of pedagogical features.FEATURES:*A A comprehensive introductory chapterlays the groundwork for philosophical thinking*Six types of text boxes--"Philosophy Now," "Philosophers at Work," "Philosophy Lab," "What Do You Believe," "Writing to Understand: Critiquing Philosophical Views," and "Writing to Understand: Arguing Your Own Views" demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy*Additional pedagogical elementsmake the material even more engaging and accessible. These include marginal critical-thinking questions, marginal quotes, a timeline, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance and listed and defined at the end of each chapter), marginal definitions, and a glossary.*Charts, tables, and color photoskeep students visually engaged*Fictional or narrative selections--followed by "Probing Questions"--at the end of each chapter explore and dramatize the philosophical issues discussed*"A How to Write a Philosophy Paper"appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay*An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD and a Companion Websiteprovide additional resources
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List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Lewis Vaughn is an independent scholar and freelance writer living in Amherst, New York. He is the author of several leading textbooks, including Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues.

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