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Philosophic Classics, Volume III : Modern Philosophy

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Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Modern Philosophy, 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 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.
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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 25.4mm | 1,066g
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0205783899
  • 9780205783892
  • 1,778,352

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"Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Modern Philosophy, 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 main combined anthology, or the additional period volumes, please see below: " Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783864" Philosophic Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783856" Philosophic Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783902"
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Table of contents

Francis Bacon


Aphorisms Concerning the Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man (selections).



Rene Descartes


Meditations on the First PhilosophyCorrespondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)



Thomas Hobbes


Leviathan (Part I Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, Part II, Chapters, 17-18, 21)



Blaise Pascal


Pensees (selections).



Baruch Spinoza


Ethics (First Part and Second Part).



Nicolas Malebranche
The Search after Truth (Book IV, Part II, Chapter 3)



John Locke


An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government (Second Essay) (in part)



Gottfried Leibniz


Discourse on MetaphysicsTheodicy (Leibniz' abridgement)The Monadology



George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge


William Paley


Natural Theology (Chapters 1-3)



David Hume


An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingDialogues Concerning Natural Religion.



Thomas Reid


Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (Essay I, Chapter 14 and part of 15)



Jean-Jacques Rousseau


The Social Contract (Book I)



Immanuel Kant


Critique of Pure Reason (in part)Prolegomena to Any Future MetaphysicsFoundation for the Metaphysics of MoralsOn a Supposed Right to Lie
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About Forrest E. Baird

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. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.
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