Over the years I have taught a variety of courses and developed resources to help students navigate the sometimes difficult discourse of Philosophy, including an introductory philosophy text and annotated texts for a variety of courses.
The anthology offers an accessible survey of key philosophical topics and will include classic and contemporary readings, comparable to other popular anthologies. It is distinguished from other leading anthologies in three key ways: (1) Each chapter introduces a distinct philosophical problem and topic through the use of case studies and new articles drawn from leading magazines and newspapers, such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times. These case studies and news articles illustrate the presence, importance, and continuing relevance of philosophical problems in today’s world. (2) Critical thinking, reading, and writing skills are integrated throughout the text rather than being relegated to an appendix at the end of the text. (3) Students are encouraged throughout the text to engage in their own philosophical analysis, deepening their knowledge of and appreciation of philosophy as a practical activity.