Other books by R.W.K. Paterson:
The Nihilistic Egoist: Max Stirner (Oxford University Press, 1971);
Values, Education, and the Adult (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979 - reissued 2009);
Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death (Macmillan, 1995);
The New Patricians: An Essay on Values and Consciousness (Macmillan, 1998).
The author is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, and lectured in philosophy at the Universities of Manchester and Hull for 35 years. He has written and published in this field throughout his career.
His wide experience of the extra-mural teaching of philosophy to adults means that his writing is very accessible to any reader with a genuine interest in the subject.