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Knowledge, Reality, and ValuesDena Shottenkirk

Knowledge, Reality and Values

(First Edition)
Edited by Jamie Lindsay and Dena Shottenkirk

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-536-5, 158 pages


Knowledge, Reality, and Values provides readings that reflect the history of philosophy as it spread from ancient Greece into the Muslim world of the Middle Ages, which in turn influenced the development of philosophy in Medieval and Enlightenment Europe. It presents a broad view of philosophy, including a diversity of viewpoints representing the complexity of both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions, and offers critical perspectives from feminism, postcolonial theory, and critical race studies.

Knowledge, Reality, and Values introduces philosophy through concise selections representing the diversity of philosophical thought, from ancient Greek philosophy through contemporary work in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. The text highlights a variety of contemporary approaches, including analytic philosophy, American pragmatism, and existentialism. Beginning with a section on critical thinking, introducing deductive validity and soundness and inductive reasoning, Knowledge, Reality, and Values equips the student with the reasoning skills needed to comprehend and assess the readings.

Knowledge, Reality, and Values is best suited for introductory undergraduate courses in general philosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy, as well as for continuing education courses and the interested casual reader.

Dena Shottenkirk, a Lecturer at Brooklyn College, received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She also holds an M.F.A. in visual art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Shottenkirk exhibits her artwork and disseminates her writings under the banner of The System Project.
Jamie Lindsay holds an M.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.Phil. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he is currently working towards his Ph.D. He teaches Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, and Ethics courses at Hunter College and Brooklyn College, where he has also taught within the SEEK Program and College Now.