Introduction to Philosophy Course Products

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An exploration of primary sources and theories from a range of great philosophers

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach, Seventh Edition
By William Lawhead
Copyright: 2019


Readers will gain insight into virtually every aspect of philosophical thought throughout the ages.

Philosophy: The Powers of Ideas, Tenth Edition
By Moore and Bruder
Copyright: 2019


Thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy, Ninth Edition
By Rachels and Rachels
Copyright: 2019


Rich collection of essays that can be used on its own for a course on moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement other introductory texts.

The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy, Eighth Edition
By Rachels and Rachels
Copyright: 2019


An entertaining, topically-organized introductory program with more than 500 original illustrations

Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy, Seventh Edition
By Donald Palmer
Copyright: 2017


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