Philosophy: The Classics

Philosophy: The Classics

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By (author) Nigel Warburton

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 13 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415356296
  • ISBN 13: 9780415356299
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 71,732

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In his exemplary clear style, Warburton introduces and assesses twenty-seven philosophical classics from Plato's Republic to Rawls' A Theory of Justice. For the third edition there is new text design and revised further reading make this the ideal book for all students, while three new chapters on Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, Russell's The Problems of Philosophy and Sartre's Existentialism and Humanism mean that all the A Level set texts are covered. This brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy explores the works of Plato, Aristotle, Boethius, Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Mill, Kierkegaard, Marx and Engels, Nietzsche, Russell, Ayer, Sartre, Wittgenstein, and Rawls. Offering twenty-seven guidebooks for the price of one, this is the most comprehensive introduction to philosophers and their texts currently available.

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'The challenge is to convey to the modern reader the perennial freshness of ideas which might otherwise be clouded by historical scholarship. Nigel Warburton rises to the challenge with admirable skill.' - The Times

Table of contents

1. Plato: The Republic 2. Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics 3. Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy 4. Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince 5. Rene Descartes: Meditations 6. Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan 7. Baruch de Spinoza: Ethics 8. John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 9. John Locke: Second Treatise of Government 10. David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 11. David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion 12. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Social Contract 13. Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason 14. Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals 15. Arthur Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Idea 16. John Stuart Mill: On Liberty 17. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism 18. Soren Kierkegaard Either/Or 19. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The German Ideology, Part 1. 20. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil 21. Friedrich Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morality 22. Bertrand Russell: The Problems of Philosophy 23. A.J. Ayer: Language, Truth and Logic 24. Jean-Paul Sartre: Being and Nothingness 25. Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism and Humanism 26. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations 27. John Rawls: A Theory of Justice