Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter (6th Edition)

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  • 448 Pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Publication Date: June 2012
  • ISBN: SPAL9780078038266

Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter (6th Edition)

Palmer, Donald

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NOTICE: This book is required for a Westminster Theological Seminary class. It does not necessarily represent the views of Westminster Bookstore or of Westminster Theological Seminary.

Listen to a lecture by Scott Oliphint entitled Thinking? The Christian and the Life of the Mind. (Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary).


Publisher's Description

Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years of teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and nearly 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the reader without compromising the importance of the subject matter. In the author's words, "This book takes philosophy seriously, but not gravely."

448 Pages
Published June 2012

About the Author

Born in San Jose, California, Donald Palmer spent most of his life in California, except for several years studying, traveling, and eventually, living abroad. Donald Palmer holds both B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He has published numerous articles and textbooks including: Why It's Hard to Be Good: Introduction to Ethical Theory; Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy and Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter.

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NOTICE: This book is required for a Westminster Theological Seminary class. It does not necessarily represent the views of Westminster Bookstore or of Westminster Theological Seminary.

Listen to a lecture by Scott Oliphint entitled Thinking? The Christian and the Life of the Mind. (Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary).


Publisher's Description

Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years of teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and nearly 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the reader without compromising the importance of the subject matter. In the author's words, "This book takes philosophy seriously, but not gravely."

448 Pages
Published June 2012

About the Author

Born in San Jose, California, Donald Palmer spent most of his life in California, except for several years studying, traveling, and eventually, living abroad. Donald Palmer holds both B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He has published numerous articles and textbooks including: Why It's Hard to Be Good: Introduction to Ethical Theory; Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy and Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter.

  • Cover Type:
  • 448 Pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Publication Date: June 2012
  • ISBN: SPAL9780078038266