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With hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals, Religion & Philosophy Collection provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection provides coverage of key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years.
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This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.
Find out the thinking behind modern thinking Understand Philosophy is the essential introduction to the history of Western thought. Covering all the key thinkers, both ancient and modern, and all the major branches of philosophy, it will give you new insights about the world we live in. Packed full of examples and clear explanations and with key terms defined and explained, it is ideal whether you are student looking for a quick refresher or just want to explore this fascinating topic out of personal interest.Also included: Up-to-date examples and practical applications so you can better understand difficult concepts, works, characters and theories Context and significance of all major philosophical texts Discussion of contemporary issues and arguments One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of philosophy Topics include: The theory of knowledge, The philosophy of science, Language and Logic, The philosophy of mind, The philosophy of religion, Ethics, Political philosophy, Continental philosophy, Some other branches of philosophy, The scope of philosophy today
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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioural sciences. Consult frequently asked questions to sharpen your understanding of APA Style. It lets you familiarise yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals.