The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin

It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today.

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Book Description

It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today.

Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Socio-Political Philosophy, and finally, Aesthetics.

About the Editor

Dr. Jeff McLaughlin Ph.D. is an associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. His pioneering online work in the 1990s led him to discover early on what promises educational technology would bring and what promises they would ultimately break. He is author or editor of seven other books whose topics range Read more »