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Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

Paperback Philosophic Classics (Pearson)

By (author) Forrest E. Baird, By (author) Walter Arnold Kaufmann

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 1232 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 231mm x 46mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0205783864
  • ISBN 13: 9780205783861
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,514,427

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Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers. First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics, Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students.    For more information on the period volumes that are available please see below: Philosophicl Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E  ISBN-10: 0205783856Philosophicl Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E  ISBN-10: 0205783902Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E  ISBN-10: 0205783899

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Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. In his time at Whitworth, Dr. Baird has been selected by five graduating classes as the "Most Influential Professor" and has also been voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Baird has studied the problem of evil while a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and more recently has been studying Chinese philosophy. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series for Prentice Hall. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) the HarperCollins textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.

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"Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers." First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of "Philosophic Classics, "Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. "For more information on the period volumes that are available please see below: " Philosophicl Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783856" Philosophicl Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783902" Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783899"

Table of contents

ContentsPREFACE   ixANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY   1       SOCRATES AND PLATO   3        Euthyphro   8        Apology   21        Crito   38        Phaedo (72câ 83c, 114eâ 118b)   47        Republic (Book I, 336bâ 342e, 347bâ e; Book II, 357aâ 362c, 368aâ 376e; Book III, 412bâ 417b; Book IV, 427câ 445e; Book V, 449â 462e, 473bâ e; and Books VIâ VII, 502câ 521b)   59    ARISTOTLE   125        Physics (Book II, complete)   129        Metaphysics (Book I, 1â 4, 6, 9; and Book XII, 6â 9)   140        On the Soul (Book II, Chapters 1â 3; and Book III, 4â 5)   157        Nicomachean Ethics (Books Iâ II; Book IV, 3; Books VIâ VII; and Book X, 6â 8)   164  HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY   227    EPICURUS   230        Letter to Menoeceus   232        Principal Doctrines   236    EPICTETUS   239        Handbook (Enchiridion)   241    PYRRHO AND SEXTUS EMPIRICUS   252        Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1â 13)   253    PLOTINUS   258        Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6)   260  CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY   267    AUGUSTINE   272        Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8â 12; and Book XI, 14â 28)   275        City of God (Book XI, Chapter 26; and Book XII, Chapters 1â 9)   290    BOETHIUS   300        The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, Chapter 6)   302    ANSELM (AND GUANILO)   306        Proslogion (Preface; Chapters 1â 4)   308        Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate (selections)   310    HILDEGARD OF BINGEN   314        Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, 16â 26)   316    MOSES MAIMONIDES   321        The Guide for the Perplexed (Part II, Introduction)   323    THOMAS AQUINAS   327        Summa Theologica (selections)   331    WILLIAM OF OCKHAM   358        Summa Logicae (On Universals Part I, Chapters 14â 16)   361    GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA   366        Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part)   368  MODERN PHILOSOPHY   371    REN� DESCARTES   373        Meditations on the First Philosophy   377        Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)   417    THOMAS HOBBES   421        Leviathan (selections from Chapters 1â 3, 6, 9, 12â 15, 17â 18, 21)   424    BLAISE PASCAL   461        Pens�es (selections)   464    BARUCH SPINOZA   470        Ethics (Sections I and II)   472    JOHN LOCKE   523        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)   526    GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ   578        Discourse on Metaphysics   582        The Monadology   610    GEORGE BERKELEY   619        Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous   622    DAVID HUME   681        An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding   684    JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU   762        The Social Contract (Book I)   765    IMMANUEL KANT   775        Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics   779        Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals   851        On a Supposed Right to Lie From Altruistic Motives   894    MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT   898        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6)   900  NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY   905    G.W.F. HEGEL   907        Phenomenology of Spirit (B, IV, A: â Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Relations of Master and Servantâ )           920        Lectures on the History of Philosophy (â The Final Resultâ )   916    JOHN STUART MILL   920        Utilitarianism   923    S�REN KIERKEGAARD   962        Fear and Trembling (Problema I: â Teleological Suspension of the Ethicalâ )   966        Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter 2, â Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth Is Subjectivityâ )   974    KARL MARX   983        Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 (â Alienated Laborâ )   986        Manifesto of the Communist Party (Chapters 1 and 2)   995        A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface)   1004        Notes on Bakuninâ s Statehood and Anarchy (selections)   1005    CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE   1007        The Fixation of Belief   1009    WILLIAM JAMES   1019        Pragmatism (Lecture II: What Pragmatism Means)   1021    FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE   1033        The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1â 3)   1037        The Gay Science (selections)   1043        Twilight of the Idols (selections)   1045        The Anti-Christ (First Book, 2â 7, 62)   1057  TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY   1061    EDMUND HUSSERL   1065        Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Brittanica article)   1068    W.E.B. DU BOIS   1076        The Souls of Black Folks (Chapter 1)   1079    BERTRAND RUSSELL   1085        The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1 & 15)   1088    MARTIN HEIDEGGER   1096        Introduction to Metaphysics (Chapter 1: â The Fundamental Question of Metaphysicsâ )   1101    LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN   1127        Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Preface Sections 1â 3.1431,4, 4.06, 4.1, 5, 5.6, 6.4â 7)   1131        Philosophical Investigations (Paragraphs 1â 47, 65â 71, 241, 257â 258, 305, 309)   1139    JEAN-PAUL SARTRE   1156        Existentialism Is a Humanism   1160    SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR   1174        The Second Sex (Introduction)   1177    WILLARD VAN ORMAN QUINE   1189        Two Dogmas of Empiricism   1192    JACQUES DERRIDA   1207        Of Grammatology (â The Written Being/The Being Writtenâ )   1210