Philosophic Classics, Volume III

Philosophic Classics, Volume III : Modern Philosophy

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For courses in Modern Philosophy (16th through 18th centuries).This anthology of readings in modern western philosophy (16th through 18th centuries) includes the key writings of the British Empiricists and Continental Rationalists, along with the work of Kant. It features complete works or complete sections of works ." Includes introductions to each philosopher,drawings, diagrams, and photographs, and a more

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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • 0130485586
  • 9780130485588

Table of contents

Francis Bacon. Aphorisms Concerning the Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man (selections).Rene Descartes. Meditations on the First Philosophy. Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections).Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan (selections from Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, 17-18, 21).Blaise Pascal. Pensees (selections).Baruch Spinoza. Ethics (Sections I and II).John Locke. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged). An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government (Second Essay) (Chapters 2 and 7).Gottfried Leibniz. Discourse on Metaphysics. Theodicy (Leibniz' abridgement). The Monadology.George Berkeley. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. David Hume. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Dialogues 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 (selections). Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Foundation for the Metaphysics of more

About Forrest E. Baird

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

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