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Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction: Fictive Narrative, Primary Texts, and Responsive Writing Michael Boylan

Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction: Fictive Narrative, Primary Texts, and Responsive Writing

Michael Boylan

Published February 23rd 2010
ISBN : 9780813344485
Paperback
368 pages
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Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy. It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from PlatoMorePhilosophy: An Innovative Introductionfeatures a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy. It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. The book makes innovative use of compelling short stories from two writers who have prominently combined philosophy and fiction in their work. These narratives illuminate pivotal aspects of the carefully selected classic readings that follow. This gives students two ways to understand the philosophical positions: through indirect argument in fiction and through direct, deductive presentations. Study questions and writing exercises accompany each set of readings and help students grasp the material and create their own arguments.