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Invitation to Philosophy : Invitation Series - Martin Hollis

Invitation to Philosophy

Invitation Series


Published: 7th October 1997
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In the revised and updated edition of this classic introductory text, Martin Hollis leads his readers through the age-old philosophical questions of free choice and human nature, appearance and reality, reason and experience, and to newer ones of rationality and morality, other minds and inner selves, and the relation between the natural and human worlds.Using theories and examples ranging from Plato, Descartes, Hume and Kant to T. S. Eliot and Sherlock Holmes, the author paints a delightfully vivid picture of the discipline that is a perfect start for students beginning courses in philosophy or for anyone meeting the subject for the first time.

"A wonderful introduction to the subject for both the generalreader and the beginning student, and will be read with profit andpleasure by those more seasoned in the discipline." Time HigherEducation Supplement (of the first edition)

"This book is witty, wide-ranging, punchy, and engrossing. Itcould not fail to ignite the thoughts of those with even thefaintest philosophical spark in them." Journal of AppliedPhilosophy (of the first edition)


1. Wonder, Paradox and Vision.

2. Reasoning. Proof. Evidence. Scientific Method.

3. The Cave.

4. Ants, Spiders and Bees.

5. The Web of Belief.

6. The Elusive "I".

7. The Ring of Gyges.

8. The Common Good.

9. Robots, Apes and Angels.

Further Reading.


ISBN: 9780631206644
ISBN-10: 0631206647
Series: Invitation Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.95  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised