Extensively revised and updated in its fifth edition, Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a uniquely accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together exceptionally clear recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Most importantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The readings are enhanced by concise introductions, study questions, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. While most other widely used introductory philosophy anthologies contain fewer than five articles authored by women, Exploring Philosophy, Fifth Edition, includes more than thirty, thus reflecting the major role of women in contemporary philosophy.
Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author or editor of fifty books. Most recently, he wrote From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor (2008) and coauthored Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work (2013). Dr. Cahn is the editor of Political Philosophy, Third Edition (2014) and Exploring Ethics, Third Edition (2013), and coeditor of Ethics, Fifth Edition (2011), all published by Oxford University Press.
PART I: INTRODUCTION; PART 2: REASONING; PART 3: KNOWLEDGE; PART 4: MIND; PART 5: FREE WILL; PART 6: GOD; PART 7: IDENTITY AND IMMORTALITY; PART 8: MORAL THEORY; PART 9 MORAL PROBLEMS; PART 10: SOCIETY; PART 11: SOCIAL JUSTICE; PART 12: ART; PART 13: LIFE AND DEATH; PART 14: THE MEANING OF LIFE