Philosophy: Basic Readings
Routledge – 2004 – 592 pages
Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. Philosophy: Basic Readings is the ideal introduction to some of the most accessible and thought-provoking pieces in philosophy, both contemporary and classic.
The second edition of Philosophy: Basic Readings has been expanded to include new pieces in each major area of philosophy:
· What is philosophy?
· Right and wrong
· The external world
The readings in Philosophy: Basic Readings complement the chapters in Philosophy: The Basics (4th edition 2004).
Reviews of the First Edition
'Students will most likely find the readings understandable and interesting. Teachers will be happy to have so many fine readings from which to choose.' - Harry Gensler, Times Higher Educational Supplement
'The quality of Warburton's anthology is surely sufficient to silence the doubters who continue to believe philosophy cannot be popularised without being deformed. Philosophy: Basic Readings has filled a long-running vacancy for an introduction to philosophy that can be recommended without caveat or qualification.' - Julian Baggini, Times Educational Supplement
Introduction: What is Philosophy? 1. God 2. Right and Wrong 3. Politics 4. The External World 5. Science 6. Mind 7. Art
Nigel Warburton is the author of the bestsellers Philosophy: The Basics (4th edition), Thinking from A-Z (2nd edition), Philosophy: The Classics (2nd edition) and The Art Question, all published by Routledge. He is a senior lecturer at The Open University