Inroads: Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy (Toronto Studies in Philosophy)

Inroads: Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy (Toronto Studies in Philosophy)

By: Murray Miles (author)Hardback

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This unique introduction to philosophy is designed as a companion volume to a number of classic philosophical texts widely used in first- and upper-year philosophy courses. While remaining clear and readable, Inroads provides detailed analyses of fundamental issues in metaphysics and morals: the existence of God, the meaning of death, and the elements and definitions of the 'good life' for humankind. Combining a historical with a systematic approach, Murray Miles's work straddles the customary divisions between ancient and modern, and Anglo-American and continental European philosophy. In each of its five main parts - in turn, focusing on Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Hume, and Sartre - Inroads discusses, from a philosophical rather than a religious or scientific perspective, those questions that make up the common inheritance of academic philosophy and ethico-religious thought. Other features include a detailed glossary of philosophical terms, suggestions for further reading, and questions for reflection and review. Inroads is a useful text for first-year undergraduate courses or, equally, a sound resource for the general reader looking for a good grounding in philosophy and its history.

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About Author

Murray Miles is a professor of philosophy at Brock University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780802037442
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 720
  • ID: 9780802037442
  • weight: 1068
  • ISBN10: 0802037445

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