HSSL; 9th edition
This electronic textbook, Philosophy: History and Readings 9th Edition PDF, combines an updated anthology of readings with Stumpf and Fieser's “Socrates to Sartre and Beyond” into a single volume for your convenience. At a price that can't be beat, it provides a comprehensible historical examination of philosophical ideas as well as a plethora of readings derived from primary sources. The textbook is an introduction to philosophy that is both comprehensive and historically organized. It conveys the depth of the field to the college student and gives them a working knowledge of the evolution of Western philosophy. It is written in an easy manner and has a lively tone, and it covers the key contributions of the most significant thinkers in Western culture. The reader is laid up in a historical order and includes a vast variety of philosophical readings from both the Eastern and Western traditions.