About Philosophy: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert Paul Wolff  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
391
Pub.-date
August 2013
ISBN13
9781292022765
ISBN
1292022760
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Description

Four Decades of Student-Friendly Philosophy

 

About Philosophy

 is an introductory text that covers all the major fields of philosophy in an easy-to-read language, interspersed with short selections from the major philosophers.  It has been a best-selling leader in the field for more than forty years and it is written by an internationally recognized author of more than twenty books.

 

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

Personalize Learning -
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Improve Critical Thinking -
Each chapter ends with a Contemporary Application feature. This feature helps students connect the philosophy of the chapter to a current issue or problem being discussed widely in America.

 

Engage Students - Each chapter starts with a brief biography and discussion of a great philosopher who has contributed to the field of philosophy.

 

Support Instructors
- Teaching your course just got easier!  You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic "MyTest" Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides.

 

 

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Features

FOUR DECADES OF STUDENT-FRIENDLY PHILOSOPHY

 

About Philosophy
 contains:

· Student pedagogy woven throughout. Each chapter contains definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and a review of the chapter's major points.  

 

PERSONALIZE LEARNING

· MyPhilosophyLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in About Philosophy 11/e.

· The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to iPad.

· A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.

· Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.

· Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

 

 

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

 

· Each chapter in About Philosophy ends with a Contemporary Application feature. This feature helps students connect the philosophy of the chapter to a current issue or problem being discussed widely in America. (ex. p. 76)

 

 

ENGAGE STUDENTS

· About Philosophy contains chapter opening biographies. Each chapter starts with a brief biography and discussion of a great philosopher who has contributed to the field of philosophy discussed within the chapter. (ex. p. 42)

 

 

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

 

· Instructor’s Manual with Tests (0205206255): For each chapter in the text, this resource provides a detailed outline, list of objectives, discussion questions, and suggested readings. In addition, test questions in multiple-choice, true/ false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats are available for each chapter; the answers are page-referenced to the text. For easy access, this manual is available within the instructor section of MyPhilosophyLab for About Philosophy 11/e, or at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.

 

· MyTest (0205206247): This computerized software will allow you to create your own personalized exams, edit any or all of the existing test questions, and add new questions. Other special features of the program include random generation of test questions, creation of alternate versions of the same test, scrambling question sequence, and test preview before printing. For easy access, this software is available at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.

 

· PowerPoint Presentation Slides for About Philosophy 11/e (0205206239): These PowerPoint slides help you convey philosophical principles in a clear and engaging way. For easy access, they are available within the instructor section of MyPhilosophyLab for About Philosophy 11/e, or at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.

 

New to this Edition

Found in this section:

1. Overview of Changes

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

1. Overview of changes

 

PERSONALIZE LEARNING

· New! MyPhilosophyLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in About Philosophy, 11/e.

· The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to iPad.

· A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.

· Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.

· New! Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

 

IMPROVING CRITICAL THINKING

· New! 7 Contemporary Applications on the following topics:

o The Epistemological Status of Plagiarism

o How Virtual is Virtual Reality?

o Evolution Versus Creationism

o Designer Babies

o Is Health Care a Right?

o Fakes, Forgeries and Animal Paintings - What is Art?

o Are Science and Religion Compatible?

 

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

· New! Create a Custom Text: For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text—publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.

 

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

Chapter 2

· New! Contemporary Application - The Epistemological Status of Plagiarism

Chapter 3

· New! Contemporary Application – How Virtual is Virtual Reality?

Chapter 4

· New! Contemporary Application – Evolution Versus Creationism

Chapter 5

· New! Contemporary Application – Designer Babies

Chapter 6

· New! Contemporary Application – Is Health Care a Right?

Chapter 7

· New! Contemporary Application – Fakes, Forgeries and Animal Paintings – What is Art?

Chapter 8

· New! Contemporary Application – Are Science and Religion Compatible?

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Philosophy

Chapter 2: Theory of Knowledge

Chapter 3: Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 4: Philosophy of Science

Chapter 5: Ethical Theory (Pt. I) - The Varieties of Ethical Theory

Ethical Theory (Pt. II) - The Ethical Dimensions of Medicine

Chapter 6: Social and Political Philosophy
Chapter 7: Philosophy of Art
Chapter 8: Philosophy of Religion