How can we understand the world around us? How do we become happy? How do our minds work? Discovering Philosophy looks at these and other fundamental questions. Specially designed for students who are more comfortable with secondary than with primary sources,Discovering Philosophy is a comprehensive introduction that is accessible and intellectually engaging. It relates philosophical issues to students own experiences and challenges them to do philosophy on their own. The new Portfolio Edition draws on popular culture, from Harry Potter to The Matrix. It includes basic elements of symbolic logic, informal fallacies, discussions of ethical relativism, and string theory, fuller discussions of Kant, and of democracy as a value, and a questionnaire for students based on Mills idea that there are qualitative differences in pleasures and pains.White, Thomas I. is the author of 'Discovering Philosophy ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132302128 and ISBN 0132302128.