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Michael F. Patton

Biography

Michael F. Patton

Michael F. Patton is a professor of philosophy and the program director of philosophy and religion at the University of Montevallo. He lives in Montevallo, Alabama. Kevin Cannon is an award-winning illustrator and a cofounder of Big Time Attic. He and his studio partner, Zander Cannon (no relation), have worked together on many comics and illustration projects, including Evolution and The Stuff of Life (both Hill and Wang Novel Graphics). He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Visit his website at: http://michaelfpatton.com/

Michael F. Patton

Books by Michael F. Patton

by Michael F. Patton and Kevin Cannon - Comic Books, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Philosophy
The latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon --- one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life --- and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease.