Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics : From Plato to Derrida

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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. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.
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  • Paperback | 1217 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 45.7mm | 1,673.77g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 0130485616
  • 9780130485618

Table of contents

PREFACE


ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY


SOCRATES AND PLATO Euthyphro Apology Crito Phaedo Republic


ARISTOTLE Physics Metaphysics On the Soul Nicomachean Ethics


HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY


EPICURUS Letter to Menoeceus Principal Doctrines


EPICTETUS Handbook (Enchiridion)


PYRRHO AND SEXTUS EMPIRICUS Outlines of Pyrrhonism


PLOTINUS Enneads





CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY


AUGUSTINE 272 Confessions City of God


BOETHIUS The Consolation of Philosophy


ANSELM (AND GUANILO) Proslogion Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate (selections)


HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Scivias


MOSES MAIMONIDES The Guide for the Perplexed


THOMAS AQUINAS Summa Theologica (selections)


WILLIAM OF OCKHAM Summa Logicae


GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part)





MODERN PHILOSOPHY


RENE DESCARTES Meditations on the First Philosophy Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)


THOMAS HOBBES Leviathan


BLAISE PASCAL Pensees (selections)


BARUCH SPINOZA Ethics


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 Understan
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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 University
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About Forrest E. Baird

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