Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings , Tenth Edition is a thorough introduction to the core problems of philosophy, including explanations and background by the authors along with generous excerpts from the philosophers under discussion. Organized topically, the chapters present alternative perspectives-including analytic, continental, feminist, and non-Western viewpoints-alongside the historical works of major philosophers. The text provides the course materials that allow instructors and students to focus on a variety of philosophical problems and perspectives. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge contemporary essays. They include work by a multitude of prominent thinkers, from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant to Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For the Tenth Edition, authors Clancy Martin and Kathleen M. Higgins have judiciously revised the collection of readings and the author commentary to make it even more accessible for students.
Introducing Philosophy incorporates numerous pedagogical features, including 100+ brief profiles of philosophers interspersed throughout the text; key philosophical terms, boldfaced in the text and collected at the end of each chapter; marginal quotations from the featured readings; questions at the end of each subsection; and a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter ends with discussion questions, a summary, and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading.