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Book: An Introduction to Philosophy (Payne)

  • Page ID
    17560
  • The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, my goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress.

    Thumbnail: The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David (Public Domain).