For Introduction to Philosophy courses or for courses in Humanities and Philosophy in/and/of Literature.
Philosophy Through Fiction and Film offers a fresh approach to philosophy using literary and film narratives along with standard philosophic works to introduce students to the basic branches of the field. The fiction and film enliven the philosophic issues, tapping into today's cultural experience, and the philosophic works ground the issues, showing their deeper significance. At the same time, the fundamental issues of philosophy are covered to provide a complete introduction to the field.
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"The author tackles difficult material in a very straightforward and readable way. At the same time, he does not reduce the various views to caricatures. The combination of complexity and clarity is rare indeed." - Joseph H. Kupfer, Iowa State University "I like the use of fiction and film as philosophical material that the book provides. I also like the use of original texts that it offers. I especially like the sections on Appearance and Reality and the Universe." - Thomas E. Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke CollegeFrom the Back Cover:
Philosophy Through Fiction and Film breaks new ground for the introductory philosophy course. Burton Porter introduces students to philosophy using literary works and films together with classic works of leading philosophers. The use of fiction and film enriches the philosophic dialogue, linking traditional philosophy to students' contemporary experience, while the philosophic works ground the issues, showing their deeper significance. Philosophy comes alive as something vivid and compelling!
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130975060
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130975060
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801309750651.0