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The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (3rd Edition)
John Chaffee presents university and college students with an inspiring resource for purchase or rental in his textbook The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (3rd Edition), ISBN 9780205776993. This text offers a wide range of effective features and tools including integrated readings accompanied by relatable commentary, critical...
John Chaffee presents university and college students with an inspiring resource for purchase or rental in his textbook The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (3rd Edition), ISBN 9780205776993. This text offers a wide range of effective features and tools including integrated readings accompanied by relatable commentary, critical thinking activities, as well as visually appealing graphics. Each feature does its job in presenting topics in an engaging fashion and challenging readers to apply the concepts they are learning. John Chaffee currently serves as a Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York where he has spear-headed a program in Philosophy and Critical Thinking that involves 25 faculty and 3,000 students annually. He is a renowned writer with several leading books and various professional articles in publication. Through his work of developing programs to teach people to think more effectively in all academic subjects and areas of life, he has received grants from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Ford Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Chaffee is also a highly decorated professional being selected as New York Educator of the Year (1992) and receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award for Diversity in Teaching in Higher Education (1998). Chaffee divides the concepts of The Philosopher's Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (3rd Edition) across 10 chapters, each posing a question for consideration and many of them featuring reading selections of world-renowned philosophers. Chapter 1 begins this text by posing the question 'What is Philosophy?' followed by chapter 2 asking 'What is the Philosopher's Way?' Chapter 3 challenges the reader with 'Who Are You?' with chapter 4 investigating 'Are You Free?' and chapter 5 discussing 'How Can We Know the Nature of Reality?' 'What is Real? What is True?' is the focus of chapter 6 followed by 'Is There a Spiritual Reality?' in chapter 7 and 'Are There Moral Truths?' in chapter 8. Chapter 9 presents the question 'What are Right Actions?' with the book concluding with the posed question of 'What is Social Justice?'
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