From Wonder to Wisdom

Introductory Readings in Philosophy (First Edition)
Edited by Fidel A. Arnecillo Jr.
©2019, 222 pages

Paperback list price: $ 71.95

Cognella Direct Ebook: $54.95

You save $17 (24%)

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact to place an order

Customize From Wonder to Wisdom

* Required Fields

Your Customization
From Wonder to Wisdom

In stock


    From Wonder to Wisdom: Introductory Readings in Philosophy familiarizes students with key, foundational selections in Western philosophy. It features engaging readings about God, the mind, knowledge, and human morality to help students better understand both themselves and those around them.

    The anthology begins with a part dedicated to Socrates, known as the “father” of Western philosophy and a model of the classic philosopher, someone engaged in rigorous intellectual activities and constantly challenging the status quo to resolve dilemmas and better understand the human condition. Part Two explores various perspectives on the existence of God and how that existence, or lack thereof, can shape an individual’s understanding of the nature of reality. In Part Three, students explore the mind-body problem, and read varying perspectives on the nature of the existence of the mind. Part Four explores human knowledge and highlights the debates during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries between rationalists and empiricists. In the final part, students read selections on morality and the different views on the status of moral judgments.

    Designed to provide novice students with an enlightening introduction to the discipline, From Wonder to Wisdom is an ideal textbook for foundational undergraduate courses in philosophy.

    Fidel A. Arnecillo Jr. earned his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. He teaches philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino, as well as California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Azusa Pacific University.
    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions — Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    Best Value!
    Publisher Direct Ebook Publisher Direct ebooks are available in your Cognella account immediately after purchase and provide access for 180 days. Our ebooks run on RedShelf and VitalSource.
    Ships Free!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store ( for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct Paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook and FREE shipping.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP) — These suggested retail prices include a total projected mark-up of 25%

    Best Value!
    Inclusive Access Ebook
    We partner with both RedShelf and VitalSource to provide day-one access to students through campus bookstores. Bookstores and these vendors share in the total projected mark-up. Learn more about Inclusive Access at
    Binder Ready/Loose Leaf
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Binder Ready versions have pages that are loose leaf, three-hole punched, and fit into any standard three-ring binder (not included). They are fully typeset, include front and back covers, and are available at a discount compared to standard paperbacks. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $71.95 Paperback
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    See more options
    $64.95 Ebook
    Ebooks are available for individual purchase (180-day access) through either RedShelf or VitalSource. Bookstores and these vendors share in the total projected mark-up.
    $114.95 Hardcover
    Great for libraries and rental programs. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers.
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.