A Note about Selections

Reading selections in this collection of papers are often selections with deletions of text im passim; consequently, the ideas of the writers are examined out of their literary and historical context. The main focus for our approach to philosophy, however, is not so much on historical understanding as it is on the use of those germinal ideas which spark thinking about some significant issues of life and thought.

In general, as the difficulty of the reading increases, the length of the selection decreases. The primary consideration of selection and inclusion is to introduce primary sources accessible for a wide variety of readers, including high school and homeschooling students. In addition to this core set of readings, supplementary readings are in process of publication.

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