An ideal introduction for the casual reader and a beneficial reference for the student, "The Philosopher's Handbook" features the writings of some of the world's most influential philosophers. Based on the premise that all human beings are curious about their existence, Rosen's collection brings together primary excerpts from the works of prominent thinkers such as Plato, Nietzsche, Descartes, Machiavelli, and Kant. Experts in each field have carefully selected the sources and provided brief introductions to help readers gain insight into the readings. Newly revised in order to emphasize its broad appeal, "The Philosopher's Handbook" is a solid introduction to Western philosophy for all inquiring minds.
About the Author
Stanley Rosen is Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Boston University. His previous books include "The Elusiveness of the Ordinary "and "Hermeneutics as Politics, "both published by Yale University Press.