An Introduction to  Philosophy


General Works:
bulletBedau, Hugo. Thinking and Writing about Philosophy. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996.
bulletEarle, William James. Introduction to Philosophy. New York: McGraw-Hill Inc.,1992.
bulletGinsberg, Robert. Welcome to Philosophy: A Handbook forStudents. San Francisco, CA:Freeman, Cooper & Co., 1977.
bulletGorovitz. Samuel, Hintikka. Merill, Provence. Donald and Williams. Ron G. Philosophical Analysis: An Introduction to its Language and Techniques. New York: Random House,1979.
bulletKahane, Howard. Thinking about Basic Beliefs: An Introduction to Philosophy. Belmont, CA:Wadsworth Pub. Co.,1983.
bulletKupperman, Joel J. Philosophy: The Fundamental Problems. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978.
bulletMcHenry, Leemon and Adams, Frederick. Reflections on Philosophy: Introductory Essays. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.
bulletRosenberg, Jay F. The Practice of Philosophy. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc. 1984.
bulletSeech, Zachary. Writing Philosophy Papers. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing COmpany, 1993.
bulletWoodhouse, Mark. A Preface to Philosophy. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co. 1984.

Philosophy sources:

bulletStull, Andrew T.  ( 2000 ).  1999/2000 Philosophy on the Internet.  New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
This is a companion text that give general information about using internet and in particular about Philosophy sites and Prentice Hallís site.
bulletGraybosch, A., Scott, G., & Garrison, S.  (1998)  The Philosophy Student Writerís Manual.  New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
 A brief text on writing oriented toward philosophy.
bulletWassman, R, & Rinsky L.A.  (1999).  Reading Critically about Philosophy.  New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
 A concise text on how-to-read philosophy.

Writing sources:

bulletGordon, H.  (1998).  Writing with Sources: A Guide for Students.  Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.

Before Philosophy and the Pre-Socratics:

bulletBurnet, John. Early Greek Philosophy. Cleveland and New York: Meridian Books, 1957.
bulletCornford, F.M. From Religion to Philosophy. New York: Harper & Row, Pub., 1957.
bulletFrankfort, Henri and others. Before Philosophy. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1949.
bulletKitto, H.D.F. The Greeks. Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 1951.
bulletHavelock, Eric A. Preface to Plato: A History of the Greek Mind. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1971.
bulletRing, Merrill. Beginning With the Pre-Socratics. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1987.
bulletKirk, G.S., Raven, J.E., and Schofield, M. The Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Critical history With A Selection of Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1957.

Socrates and Plato:

bulletAristophanes. The Complete Plays of Aristophanes. New York: Bantam Books, 1962.
bulletCairns, Huntington and Hamilton, Edith . PLATO: The Collected Dialogues. Pantheon Books New York: Random House Inc., 1966.
bulletTaylor, A. E. Socrates. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. 1952.
bulletXenophon. Memoirs of Socrates & The Symposium. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1970.

History of Philosophy:

bulletBrumbaugh, Robert S. and Stallknecht, Newton P. The Spirit of Western Philosophy. New York: Longmans, Greene, 1950.
bulletCoppleston, Frederick. A History of Philosophy. 8 vols. Image Books. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1967.
bulletDurant, Will. The Story of Philosophy. New York: Washington Square Press, 1964.

African Philosophy:

bulletApostel, Leo. African Philosophy. Gent, Belgium: Story-Scientia, 1981.
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bulletAsante, Molefi K. The Afrocentric Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.

Introduction To Philosophy Textbooks:

bulletAbel, Donald C. Fifty Readings in Philosophy. New York: McGraw Hill, 1994.
bulletBarry, Vincent. Philosophy: A Text with Readings. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1980.
bulletBurr, John R. and Goldinger, Milton. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues. 7th ed, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1996.
bulletPojman, Louis P. Introduction To Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.,1991.
bulletVelasquez, Manuel. Philosophy: A Text with Readings. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1991.

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