Looking for a way to stimulate philosophical discussions without lengthy excerpts? The search stops here with Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies. By using film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines to provide an innovative approach to introducing philosophy, this resource will be your one-stop source for all things philosophy.
See what a professor said in CHOICE, February, 2017:
“This first volume in a ten-volume set in the “Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks” series in philosophy reads like a textbook for non-students—and that’s a good thing. Rather than relying on lengthy excerpts from primary sources that are difficult for many undergraduate students to penetrate, this work uses material from disciplines other than philosophy to stimulate philosophical discussions. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. All libraries. All levels.”
— A. Wesolek, Clemson University
Features and Benefits:
- This first primer volume helps the novice reader gain a firm grasp of the basics of philosophy and introduces the other nine volumes in the Philosophy series.
- The volume combines 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.