This flexible introductory textbook explores several key themes in philosophy, and helps the reader learn to engage with the key arguments by introducing and analysing a selection of classic readings. * Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginning students of philosophy. * Each chapter focusses on a core philosophical topic, and contains an introduction to the topic, 2 classic readings and interactive commentaries on the readings. * An introductory book which doesn't merely tell the reader about the subject, but requires them to engage philosophically with the text. * A pedagogical resource developed in the classroom by the authors at the University of London.