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Introduction to Philosophy
by John Perry

Introduce your students to philosophy with the most widely used, trusted, and comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary readings available.

Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings incorporates boldfaced key terms (listed after each reading and defined in the glossary), a “Logical Toolkit,” and a guide to writing philosophy papers.

The seventh edition features eleven new readings, including eight by contemporary women philosophers, bringing the total number of essays by women to twelve. It is also accompanied by a robust support package that includes a more extensive test bank, available on the new online Ancillary Resource Center, and expanded self-quizzes for students on the Companion Website.

Introduction to Philosophy
by Louis P. Pojman

This comprehensive, topically – organized anthology of classical and contemporary readings covers five main areas of philosophy and several additional sub-areas. Pojman includes a useful selection of classical material including four separate readings from Plato and two from Aristotle, balanced by well-chosen contemporary articles. All readings are accessible to students with inquiring minds and, unlike other anthologies of this depth, Pojman provides extensive, readable introductions to the different sections.

An Introduction to Philosophy
by Daniel J. Sullivan

 This textbook is organized as possible: 

Chapter 1. What Is Philosophy? 

Part I. The Historical Rise of Philosophy 
Chapter 2. The First Beginnings of Philosophy 
Chapter 3. The Problem of Change and Permanence 
Chapter 4. The Age of the Sophists 
Chapter 5. Socrates 
Chapter 6. Plato 
Chapter 7. Aristotle 

Part II. The Meaning of Man 
Chapter 8. The Nature of Man 
Chapter 9. The Nature of Knowing 
Chapter 10. The Kinds of Knowing 
Chapter 11. The Truth Of Knowing 
Chapter 12. The Nature of Desire 
Chapter 13. Freedom And Liberty 
Chapter 14. Liberty and Love 
Chapter 15. The Soul Of Man 
Chapter 16. Human Personality 

Part III. The Making of Man 
Chapter 17. In Search of Happiness 
Chapter 18. The Road to Happiness 
Chapter 19. The Life of Virtue 
Chapter 20. The Virtues of the Individual Person 
Chapter 21. Justice, The Social Virtue 
Chapter 22. Social Philosophy 

Part IV. The Universe Of Man 
Chapter 23. The World of Bodies 
Chapter 24. The Realm of Nature 

Part V. The Universe Of Being 
Chapter 25. In Quest of Being 
Chapter 26. Transcendentals of Being 
Chapter 27. The Divisions of Being 
Chapter 28. Uncreated Being 

Chapter 29. The Perennial Philosophy 

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by Michael J. Loux

In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground ‘comix’ of the 1960s and 1970s, ‘fandom’ in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including ‘graphic novels’ and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics ‘grew up’ in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

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