Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics : From Plato to Derrida

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For one-semester courses in Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy survey, or History of Intellectual Thought.This anthology in the survey of Western philosophy, from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th-century, features the best available translations of texts-complete works or complete sections of works. Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline help to keep students focused more

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  • Paperback | 1217 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 45.7mm | 1,673.77g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • 0130485616
  • 9780130485618

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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

About Forrest E. Baird

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

Table of contents

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY. Plato. Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo (72c-83c, 114e-end). Meno. Republic (Book II, 357a-362c, 368c-376c; Book III, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427c-448e; Book V, Complete: 448e-480a; Book VI-VII, 502c-521b).Aristotle. Categories (Chapters 1-5). Physics (Book II Complete). Metaphysics (Bk.I, 1-4, 6, 9; and XII, 6-9). On the Soul (Book II, Chapters 1-3; III, 4-5). Nichomachean Ethics (Bk. I-II; VI-VII; X, 6-8).HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY. Epicurus. Letter to Menoeceus. Principal Doctrines.Epictetus. Encheiridion (Manual).Plotinus. Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6).CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY. Augustine. Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8-12 and XI, 14-28). City of God (Book XII, Chapters 1-9).Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, Chapter 6).Anselm (and Guanilo). Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4). Guanilo and Anselm: Debate (Selections).Hildegard of Bingen. Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, 16-20).Moses Maimonides. The Guide for the Perplexed (Part II, Introduction).Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica (Selections).William of Ockham. Summa Logicae (Part I, Chapters 14-16).Pico Della Mirandola. Oration on the Dignity of Man (1-7).MODERN PHILOSOPHY. 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).Gottfried Leibniz. Discourse on Metaphysics. The Monadology.George Berkeley. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.David Hume. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The Social Contract (Book I).Immanuel Kant. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals.Mary Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6).NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY. G.W.F. Hegel. Phenomenology of Spirit (B, IV, A: "Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Relations of Master and Servant"). Who Thinks Abstractly?John Stuart Mill. Utilitarianism.Soren Kiergegaard. Fear and Trembling (Problema I: "Teleological Suspension of the Ethical"). Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter II, "Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth Is Subjectivity").Karl Marx. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 ("Alienated Labor"). Manifesto of the Communist Party (Chapters 1, 2, 4). A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface).Friedrich Nietzsche. The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1-3). Thus Spoke Zarathustra (First Part, 1-3). Twilight of the Idols (Selections). The Anti-Christ (First Book, 2-7, 62).TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY. Edmund Husserl. Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Brittanica article).Bertrand Russell. The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1, 5, & 15).Martin Heidegger. An Introduction to Metaphysics (Chapter 1: "The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics").Ludwig Wittgenstein. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Sections 1-3.1431, 6.4-7). Philosophical Investigations (Paragraphs 1-47, 65-71, 241, 257-58, 305, 309).Jean-Paul Sartre. Being and Nothingness (Chapter 2: "Bad Faith" [Selections]). Existentialism Is a Humanism (Selections).Willard Van Orman Quine. Two Dogmas of Empiricism.Jacques Derrida. Signature, Event, more

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