Philosophic Classics, Volume IV

Philosophic Classics, Volume IV : 19th Century Philosophy

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For courses in 19th-century Philosophy or Contemporary Philosophy.This anthology in contemporary Western philosophy focuses on 19th-century philosophers. It features the best available translations of texts-complete works or complete sections of works-introductions to each philosopher, an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a more

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  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130485500
  • 9780130485502

About Forrest E. Baird

Forrest E. Baird is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, more

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Forrest Baird's revisions of "Philosophic Classics, " Prentice Hall's long-standing philosophy series, continue the tradition begun in 1961, to provide generations of students with anthologies of high quality in the history of Western philosophy. Using the complete works or, where appropriate, complete sections of works, this series allows philosophers to speak directly to students. This series includes texts central to the thinker's own philosophy, using the best available translations. Introductions to each reading are divided into three sections: Biographical Provides a glimpse into the life of the philosopher; Philosophical Presents a resume of the philosopher's thought; and Bibliographical Offers suggestions for further reading. In addition, drawings, photographs, and time lines help put the readings into context. In short, every effort has been made to help the reader understand primary source materials. "Philosophic Classics " is available in the following versions: Volume I: Ancient Philosophy Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048556-X) Volume II: Medieval Philosophy, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048557-8) Volume III: Modern Philosophy, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048558-6) Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy; Third Edition, c2003 (0-13-048550-0) Volume V: Twentieth-Century Philosophy Third Edition, c2003 (013-048563-2) From Plato to Derrida, Combined Edition, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048561-6) "show more

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"Students with little or no background in philosophy would likely find it difficult-if not impossible-to comprehend the works of many of the philosophers addressed in [each] volume on their own. However, this text's informative introductions and careful selection of readings make it possible for students to get a foothold in their primary texts....[S]tudents are afforded the opportunity to engage with the works of these illustrious but often inscrutable thinkers." - Jennifer McMahon, Centre College"This collection is by far the best I have seen in this area....And I certainly prefer having all of my material together in one text rather than having students purchase half a dozen books, which then still require supplementation. I cannot imagine a better format or selection of materials that would tempt me away from this collection for another." - Ted Toadvine, Emporia State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Jeremy Bentham. Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Chapters 1-4).Mary Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6).Johann Gottlieb Fichte. On the Foundation of Our Belief in a Divine Government of the Universe. The Vocation of Man (Book III).G.W.F. Hegel. Phenomenology of Spirit ("Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Relations of Master and Servant"). Encyclopaedia (Introduction). Who Thinks Abstractly? Reason in History: A General Introduction to the Philosophy of History (Chapters 1-3). Lectures on the History of Philosophy ("The Final Result").Arthur Schopenhauer. The World as Will and Idea (Chapter 19).Auguste Comte. Introduction to Positive Philosophy ("The Nature and Importance of the Positive Philosophy").Ludwig Feuerbach. The Essence of Christianity (Chapter 1).John Stuart Mill. Utilitarianism. On Liberty. The Subjection of Women (Selections from Chapter 1).Soren Kierkegaard. Fear and Trembling ("Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical?"). Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section I, Chapter 2; Section II, Chapter 2). The Present Age (in part).Karl Marx. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 ("Alienated Labor," "Private and Communism Property," and "Critique of Hegelian Dialectic and Philosophy in General"). Manifesto of the Communist Party (Chapters 1, 4). The German Ideology ("Ideology in General, German Ideology in Particular"). A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Author's Preface and Introduction).Charles Sanders Peirce. The Fixation of Belief. How to Make Our Ideas Clear.William James. The Will to Believe. Pragmatism (Lectures, I, II, IV, VI).Friedrich Nietzsche. The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters I-III, XV, XXV). The Genealogy of Morality ("Good and Evil," "Good and Bad"). Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Part I, Chapters 1-3). Twilight of the Idols (Selections). The Will to Power (1067). The Anti-Christ (First Book, Chapters 2-7, 62).show more

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