Philosophy Explained™ includes twelve chapters exploring the traditional categories of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. However, the text is anything but traditional. Philosophy Explained™ is infused with material that provides a more comprehensive approach to philosophy in the Western tradition than most contemporary textbooks, including feminist, indigenous, American, and non-Western philosophies. Concrete examples drawn from history, contemporary culture, and literature capture the imagination of the reader prior to exploring a philosophical topic.
Students reading this introductory text will receive a solid grounding in the Western philosophic tradition. They will be introduced to a diverse set of philosophies that provide the critical thinking skills necessary in a cosmopolitan and multicultural society. The text does not shy away from challenging and controversial ethical, epistemological, and metaphysical topics.