The Philosopher's Handbook
Essential Readings from Plato to Kant
By Stanley Rosen (Editor)
(Random House Reference, Paperback, 9780375720116, 656pp.)
Publication Date: April 8, 2003
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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.
Editor Stanley Rosen is Borden Parker Browne Professor at Boston University and the past president of the Metaphysical Society of America. He is the author of 13 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. He has held guest professor positions at universities around the world and is a frequent lecturer in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.