Looking to support researchers’ knowledge in philosophy? Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, a valuable primer in the study of philosophy, provides the philosophical information students need. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the twenty-seven thematic chapters identify areas of critical thought and practice in the philosophical study.
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“With 27 chapters, divided up into four parts, this volume is unique in its ability to provide enough information to inspire a reader’s curiosity, but not so much that it would overwhelm. . . . The chapters are written by experts, provide nontechnical overviews of each topic, and all end with a helpful and concise summary. The endnotes, bibliographies, recommended readings, and references at the end of the chapters do an excellent job of providing the reader with extensive resources for further study. Those looking for a basic overview will appreciate the volume’s effective scaffolding that allows one to form a base understanding of philosophy; while the reader looking for clarification or an overview of a specific element within the field will appreciate the ease of access, constructed by the clear organization of the parts, chapters, headings, and glossary. This handbook will be most valuable to those institutions serving lower-division college students”
-Kali Rippel, American Reference Books Annual, 2016
Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer to the study of philosophy. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the twenty-seven thematic chapters identify areas of critical thought and practice in the philosophical study. They begin with the nature of philosophy, segue into epistemology and non-Western traditions, explore various interdisciplinary methods, and conclude with introductions to the subfields covered in the succeeding nine volumes in the series. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.