The Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series is an “Excellent Source”

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Supporting the knowledge of philosophy can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be with the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series. Using film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines, the handbooks provide illustrations of human experiences to work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Composed of ten volumes (available individually) that serve undergraduate college students who have had little or no exposure to philosophy, as well as the curious lay reader, the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series is recommended for undergraduate and public libraries.

See how the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series is a must have resource with two reviews posted in the American Reference Books Annual, Spring 2017 Edition:

Philosophy: Medical Ethics

“This work aims to provide an overview of the field while primarily discussing fiduciary relationships and ethical challenges related to financial aspects of medical procedures, including payment for surrogacy and eggs, payments to doctors to promote medications, conflicts of interest, and costs related to organ transplants and public health. . . . The introductory essay outlining the history of the development of biomedical ethics is excellent. . . . Recommended for an undergraduate audience.”

—Delilah R. Caldwell

Philosophy: Sex and Love

“Using material from psychology, anthropology, art, literature, and music to illustrate ideas such as betrayal, the authors discuss all aspects of the topic from many points of view. This gives readers the tools to think about the issue and draw their own conclusions. Since issues such as same-sex marriage, sexual assault, and contraception are often in the news, the material covered here will be very useful for students preparing debates and reports. Each article has a resource list for further research. This is an excellent source for undergraduate and large public libraries.

—Barbara M. Bibel

Features and Benefits:

  • The volumes combine features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of these handbooks provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Each of the 10 volumes is overseen by a specialist in its field; peer-reviewed signed chapters are written by eminent scholars.

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