New Release Books by Gregory Bassham

Gregory Bassham is the author of Environmental Ethics (2020), Looseleaf for Critical Thinking (2018), The Hobbit and Philosophy (2012), Ise Critical Thinking: a Students Introduction (2018) and other 7 books.

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Environmental Ethics

release date: Dec 04, 2020
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Ethics provides an accessible, lively, and up-to-date introduction to the central issues and controversies in environmental ethics. Requiring no previous knowledge of philosophy or ethical theory, the book will be of interest to students, environmental scientists, environmental policy makers, and anyone curious to know what philosophers are saying today about the urgent environmental challenges we face. The book is divided into two parts.Part One deals with theoretical issues in environmental philosophy, examining a variety of ethical and environmental theories that provide diverse and thought-provoking perspectives on critical ecological issues. Part Two turns to applied environmental ethics, addressing current debates on topics such as climate change, biodiversity loss, wilderness preservation, responsibilities to future generations, population growth, overconsumption, food ethics, and ecological activism. Features include: Clear explanations of key concepts and theories that lie at the heart of current debates in environmental ethics. A mix of theory of practice that permits readers to apply diverse theoretical perspectives to key environmental debates. A wealth of pedagogical aids, including chapter summaries, discussion questions, suggested readings, and a glossary of important terms.

Looseleaf for Critical Thinking

release date: Dec 11, 2018
Looseleaf for Critical Thinking
In a hyper-connected digital world buzzing with both information and illogic, facts and spin, critical thinking has never been more challenging or important. This popular, learner-friendly text gives today's students the critical reasoning tools they need to survive and thrive--in school, in their careers, and in life. It covers all the basics of critical thinking, using class-tested real-world examples and a proven step-by-step approach. Its comprehensiveness allows instructors to tailor the material to their individual teaching styles, resulting in an exceptionally versatile text.

The Hobbit and Philosophy

release date: Oct 02, 2012
The Hobbit and Philosophy
Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.

Ise Critical Thinking: a Students Introduction

release date: Dec 03, 2018
Ise Critical Thinking: a Students Introduction
In a hyper-connected digital world buzzing with both information and illogic, facts and spin, critical thinking has never been more challenging or important. This popular, learner-friendly text gives today's students the critical reasoning tools they need to survive and thrive--in school, in their careers, and in life. It covers all the basics of critical thinking, using class-tested real-world examples and a proven step-by-step approach. Its comprehensiveness allows instructors to tailor the material to their individual teaching styles, resulting in an exceptionally versatile text.

The Philosophy Book

release date: Sep 06, 2016

Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction

release date: Sep 05, 2012
Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction
Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking in clear, reader-friendly language. The 5th edition has taken into account suggestions from users and reviewers of previous editions, and has added an Appendix, and new readings, exercises and examples throughout the text. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy
The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the...

Basketball and Philosophy

release date: Feb 15, 2008
Basketball and Philosophy
A collection of essays explores the ways basketball evokes a multitude of philosophical issues and questions.

Original Intent and the Constitution

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Original Intent and the Constitution
'Writing with admirable lucidity and disposing a wide knowledge of technical questions in philosophy as well as of legal theory and constitutional history, Bassham competently distinguishes the quite distinct ideas that go, or could go, under the name of originalism.' -s CANADIAN PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS

Critical Thinking

release date: Jan 01, 2023
Critical Thinking
"The first edition of Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction grew out of our conviction that a critical thinking text that works-that produces real, measurable improvement in students' critical reasoning skills-must have two essential features: It must be a text that today's gadget-loving students actually read. It must provide abundant, class-tested exercises that give students the practice they need to develop as maturing critical thinkers. In revising Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction for this edition, we've tried to remain faithful to this original vision. Many passages have been rewritten to make the book clearer and (we hope) more engaging and accessible. In addition, many new readings have been added to keep the text timely and fresh"--

Bedside Book of Philosophy: From the Birth of Western Philosophy to The Good Place: 125 Historic Events and Big Ideas to Push the Limits of Your Knowledge

release date: Jan 01, 2021
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