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Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life

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Author: Vaughn, Lewis

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 1


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 464

Release Date: 29-06-2012

Details: Product Description Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life is a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy. The book emphasizes philosophical writing, reinforced with step-by-step coaching in how to write argumentative essays and supported by multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking. It shows students how philosophy applies to their own lives and brings the subject to life with engaging chapter-ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and a wealth of pedagogical features. FEATURES: * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * Six types of text boxes--"Philosophy Now," "Philosophers at Work," "Philosophy Lab," "What Do You Believe," "Writing to Understand: Critiquing Philosophical Views," and "Writing to Understand: Arguing Your Own Views" demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical elements make the material even more engaging and accessible. These include marginal critical-thinking questions, marginal quotes, a timeline, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance and listed and defined at the end of each chapter), marginal definitions, and a glossary. * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * Fictional or narrative selections-- followed by "Probing Questions"--at the end of each chapter explore and dramatize the philosophical issues discussed * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay * An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD features chapter summaries, reading summaries, lecture outlines in PowerPoint format, and objective test questions for use in exams or midterms * A Companion Website at contains all the material from the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank along with student resources including interactive quizzes, flashcards with key words, and helpful web links Review "Philosophy Here and Now fully relates philosophy to students' lives and teaches them how to do philosophy. Students are encouraged to think critically and to write from the standpoint of doing analytic work and structuring argumentation effectively."--Michael Sturm, Kishwaukee College "Lewis Vaughn's style is exemplary. It is clear, engaging, concise, and logical--and by far more student-friendly than similar textbooks."--Gary Pagels, Northwest Community College "Philosophy Here and Now shows students that philosophy is a way of life that concerns issues of great import that every human being will have to face at some time or other. The book's pedagogical features do an excellent job of engaging students in a 'real-world' context."--Marcos Arandia, NorthLake College "I have not encountered a text that does a better job of explaining difficult concepts and also challenging students on their own views."--Jesse A. Switzer, University of Mississippi "Vaughn's examples from literature and real-life situations are engaging, diverse, and illuminating."--David Lopez, American River College "The pedagogical features are far superior to the text I currently use. This is an excellent introductory philosophy text with emphasis on logic and on applications of philosophical ideas to real-life situations."--Ruth E. Zollars, Neosho County Community College About the Author Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books including The Power of Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition (2012), Great Philosophical Arguments (2011), Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Eighth Edition (2011), Contemporary Moral Arguments (2010), and The Moral Life, Fourth Edition (2010), all published by Oxford University Press.

Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English