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Inroads

Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy

by (author) Murray Miles

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Dec 2003
Category
General, Ancient & Classical, Criticism, Modern
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802085313
    Publish Date
    Dec 2003
    List Price
    $56.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802037442
    Publish Date
    Aug 2003
    List Price
    $138.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442655881
    Publish Date
    Dec 2003
    List Price
    $55.00

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This unique introduction to philosophy is designed as a companion volume to a number of classic philosophical texts widely used in first- and upper-year philosophy courses. While remaining clear and readable, Inroads provides detailed analyses of fundamental issues in metaphysics and morals: the existence of God, the meaning of death, and the elements and definitions of the 'good life' for humankind.

 

Combining a historical with a systematic approach, Murray Miles's work straddles the customary divisions between ancient and modern, and Anglo-American and continental European philosophy. In each of its five main parts – in turn, focusing on Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Hume, and Sartre – Inroads discusses, from a philosophical rather than a religious or scientific perspective, those questions that make up the common inheritance of academic philosophy and ethico-religious thought. Other features include a detailed glossary of philosophical terms, suggestions for further reading, and questions for reflection and review. Inroads is a useful text for first-year undergraduate courses or, equally, a sound resource for the general reader looking for a good grounding in philosophy and its history.

About the author

Murray Miles is a professor of philosophy at Brock University.

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