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John Burr

Philosophy and Contemporary Issues

by John Burr, Department of Philosophy 

Philosophy and Contemporary Issues by John BurrTimely and very approachable, this book introduces today's readers to philosophy with readings of philosophical significance. It is one of the most successful philosophy books available for the last 20 years. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues:

  • Incorporates 15 new readings by authors such as Kai Nielsen, Jenny Teichman, Jonathan Harrison, and Sextus Empiricus.
  • Features extensively revised Puzzles and Problems sections that offer unusual and provocative views to arouse reader response.
  • Relates traditional philosophical issues to key contemporary problems, and follows the explanation of each issue with related readings and Puzzles and Problems.
  • Challenges conventional thinking and presents opposing viewpoints on topics such as the existence of God and the limitation of immigration.

This book is for anyone interested in learning more about philosophy and applying its principles to everyday life.

ISBN: 0130209937 Format: Paperback, 548pp, Pub. Date: July 1999, Publisher: Pearson Education
Edition Description: 8TH, Edition Number: 8

World Philosophy: A Contemporary Bibliography

by John Burr 

World Philosophy by John Burr This bibliography provides a record of the most important works on philosophy published around the world between 1976 and 1992. Major emphasis is on works appearing up to the end of the Cold War. The volume includes entries for nearly 4,000 books and monographs. Many of the entries include brief descriptive annotations, particularly in those cases where the contents of a work are not clear from the title. The annotations also indicate special features of the works cited, such as extensive bibliographies. The bibliography is divided into regions and then into countries of the world. Included are works from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the South Pacific, and the Americas. A separate section contains entries for works that cross national and geographic boundaries. The work covers all fields of philosophy, including emerging new ones. A great strength of the work is its author and subject indexes.

ISBN: 0313240329 Format: Hardcover, 400pp, Pub. Date: July 1993, Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
Series: Bibliographies and Indexes in Philosophy Series, #3

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