Classics of Philosophy

Classics of Philosophy

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Classics of Philosophy, 2/e is the most comprehensive anthology of writings in western philosophy in print. Spanning 2,500 years of thought, it is ideal for introduction to philosophy and history of philosophy courses that are structured chronologically. Over seventy-five works by forty-three philosophers as well as fragments from the Pre-Socratics are included, offering students and general readers alike an extensive and economical collection of the major works of the western tradition. This anthology contains the most important writings from Thales to Rawls; twenty-three of these are complete works, while the others are judiciously abridged so that little of value to the student is lost. The book provides a broad view of the most significant stages of growth in Western philosophy, including its birth with the Pre-Socratics as well as its contemporary developments. A lucid introduction, including a brief biographical sketch, accompanies each of the featured philosophers. The second edition includes new or revised selections by the Pre-Socratics, Aristotle, Augustine, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kierkegaard, Wollstonecraft, Nagel, and more

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  • Paperback | 1290 pages
  • 186 x 236 x 52mm | 1,982.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195148932
  • 9780195148930
  • 1,727,136

Table of contents

*=UNABRIDGED WORK; Preface; PART I. THE ANCIENT PERIOD; 1. THE PRE-SOCRATICS (SELECTIONS FROM THALES, ANAXIMANDER, ANAXIMENES, HERACLITUS, PARMENIDES, THE PLURALISTS AND MATERIALISTS); 2. PLATO; * Euthyphro; * Apology; * Crito; Phaedo; Meno; Republic; 3. ARISTOTLE; Categories; Posterior Analytics; Physics; On the Soul; Metaphysics; Nicomachean Ethics; Politics; 4. EPICURUS; * Letter to Menoeceus; * Principle Doctrines; 5. EPICTETUS; * Encheiridion; 6. SEXTUS EMPIRICUS; Outlines of Pyrrhonism; 7. PLOTINUS; Ennead I.6 & V; PART II. THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD; 8. AUGUSTINE; On Free Choice of the Will; Confessions: On Time and Eternity; The City of God: Of the Two Cities; 9. BOETHIUS; Consolations of Philosophy: On Free Will and Foreknowledge; 10. AVICENNA; Essay on the Secret of Destiny; 11. ANSELM (AND GAUNILO); Proslogion; Gaunilo's Reply on Behalf of the Fool; Anslem's Reply to Gaunilo; 12. THOMAS AQUINAS; Summa Theologica; The Existence of God; On the Beginning and Duration of Creatures; The Mode and Understanding; The Natural Law; 13. WILLIAM OF OCKHAM; Logic: On Universals; PART III. THE MODERN PERIOD; 14. RENE DESCARTES; * Meditations on First Philosophy; 15. THOMAS HOBBES; Leviathan; 16. BLAISE PASCAL; Pensees: The Wager; 17. BARUCH SPINOZA; Ethics; 18. GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ; * Discourse on Metaphysics; * Monadology; 19. JOHN LOCKE; An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; 20. GEORGE BERKELEY; Principles of Human Understanding; Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous; 21. WILLIAM PALEY; Natural Theology, or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity Collected from the Appearances of Nature (The Watchmaker); 22. DAVID HUME; * An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding; Treatise of Human Knowledge: Of Personal Identity; * Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion; 23. IMMANUEL KANT; * Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics; * Foundation for the Metaphysic of Morals; 24. GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL; Phenomenology of Spirit (Self-Consciousness); 25. SOREN KIERKEGAARD; Readings; Concluding Unscientific Postscript; 26. MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT; The Vindication of Women; 27. JOHN STUART MILL; * Utilitarianism; On Liberty; 28. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE; Beyond Good and Evil; Joyful Wisdom; On the Genealogy of Morals; Twilight of the Idols; The Anti-Christ; PART II. THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD; 29. W.K. CLIFFORD; The Ethics of Belief; 30. CHARLES S. PEIRCE; * Fixation of Belief; 31. WILLIAM JAMES; * The Will to Believe; Pragmatism; What Pragmatism Means; Pragmatism's Conception of Truth; 32. BERTRAND RUSSELL; The Problems of Philosophy; * A Free Man's Worship; 33. G.E. MOORE; Philosophical Papers: A Defense of Common Sense; 34. LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN; Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; Philosophical Investigations (On Language Games and Forms of Life); 35. EDMUND HUSSERL; Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology; Phenomenological Reduction; 36. MARTIN HEIDEGGER; * The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics; 38. JEAN-PAUL SARTRE; Being and Nothingness ("Bad Faith"); * Existentialism and Humanism; 39. A.J. AYER; Language, Truth and Logic; 40. THOMAS NAGEL; * What Is It Like to Be a Bat?; 41. PHILIPPA FOOT; * Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives; 42. NELSON GOODMAN; * Fact, Fiction, and Forecast; 43. JOHN RAWLS; * Justice as Fairnessshow more

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