Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics : Volume III: Modern Philosophy

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This anthology of readings in Modern Western philosophy (16th through to 18th centuries) includes the key writings of the British Empiricists and Continental Rationalists, along with the work of Kant. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of books--complete works or complete selections of works--which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the "canon." The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Includes Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline. KEY TOPICS: Francis Bacon. Rene Descartes. Thomas Hobbes. Blaise Pascal. Baruch Spinoza. John Locke. Gottfried Leibniz. George Berkeley. David Hume. Thomas Reid. Immanuel Kant. MARKET: For anyone interested in Modern Philosophy (16th through 18th centuries).
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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 167.64 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 0130213160
  • 9780130213167

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 & II). John Locke. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged). An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government (Second Essay) (Chapter 2, 4, 6-8, 13, 14; Chapter 7, 87-94). 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). Immanuel Kant. Critique of Pure Reason (selections). Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals.
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