The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, 8th Edition by Norman Melchert, David R. Morrow
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Overview: Tracing the exchange of ideas among history’s key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Eighth Edition, provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with lucid and engaging explanations. Extensive cross-referencing shows students how philosophers respond appreciatively or critically to the thoughts of other philosophers.
“The Great Conversation is the best introductory text I have come across in twenty-five years of teaching. It’s an extremely useful and insightful book with a particularly appropriate balance of depth and breadth. The writing style is easily accessible without sacrificing clarity and specificity.” – Douglas Howie, North Lake College
“Both my students and I enjoy the integration of philosophy outside of typical Western thought. The writing is easily understood by introductory students who normally don’t have a background in the material.” – Susan M. Mullican, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Campus
Genre: Non-Fiction > History Philosophy