It Begins with a Question
The book begins by asking the most basic of questions: what is philosophy? The online videos and video lecture materials introduce students to some of the classic questions of the discipline, and giving students the opportunity to examine this question up front prepares them for later chapters, by demonstrating that simple questions do not necessarily have simple answers.
As students work through the chapters they develop and sharpen their philosophical skills. They learn to ask and answer questions, conduct and engage in dialogue, and use various types of inquiry. Students will also learn about seminal philosophers including Plato and Socrates, Parmenides, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant.
It Begins with a Question is ideal for introductory philosophy courses. By combining innovative learning through technology with the traditional content of introductory philosophy courses, the book teaches classical content in a modern, high-interest, and student-friendly way.