The World of Philosophy by Stephen Cahn

Steven Cahn ( of The City University of New York has put together an introductory reader in philosophy for the present day. It offers standard Western historical and analytic materials alongside writings from Chinese, Indian, Native-American, African American, continental, and other sources. Approximately 25% of the contemporary readings are by women, including leading feminist theorists. Many articles have been edited to sharpen their focus and make them understandable to students with little or no background in philosophy. It certainly displays the enormous diversity of the subject today. This would sit usefully on your shelf as a primer and for dipping into for pleasure.

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576 pages in Oxford University Press

First published 20 August 2015

ISBN 978-0190233396

Steven M. Cahn

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