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Distilled from Donald Palmer’s more than thirty years of teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and nearly 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.”
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CHAPTER 1: The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
CHAPTER 2: The Athenian Period
CHAPTER 3: The Hellenistic and Roman Periods
CHAPTER 4: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
CHAPTER 5: Continental Rationalism and British Empiricism
CHAPTER 6: Post-Kantian British and Continental Philosophy
CHAPTER 7: The Phenomenological Tradition and Its Aftermath
CHAPTER 8: Pragmatism and the Analytic Tradition
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