Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than 30 years of teaching experiences, this approachable, historically organized text exemplifies Dr. Palmer's very successful light-hearted approach to teaching introduction to philosophy. Through the use of humor, drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the readers--without compromising the seriousness of the subject matter. The text can be used as a core text or as a supplement to any reader.
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Born in San Jose, California, Donald Palmer spent most of his life in California, except for several years studying, traveling, and eventually, living abroad. Donald Palmer holds both B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He has published numerous articles and textbooks including: Why It's Hard to Be Good: Introduction to Ethical Theory; Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy and Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0073407488
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years to teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and about 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the reader without compromising the importance of the subject matter. In the author's words, "This book takes philosophy seriously, but not gravely." New To This Edition: A new section has been added on the pre-Socratic philosopher Xenophanes New material has been added on Descartes, including a description of the role that women-including Queen Christina of Sweden, Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia, and Anna Maria van Schurman-had on his life and work (also includes a discussion of van Schurman's philosophical work) A substantial new section on the contemporary American feminist philosopher Martha Nussbaum Many updated illustrations and several new ones by Don Palmer Book jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0073407488