Philosophic Classics:from Plato to Derrida

Philosophic Classics:from Plato to Derrida : From Plato to Derrida

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For one-semester courses in Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy survey, or History of Intellectual Thought. *This anthology of readings in the survey of Western philosophy--from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century--is designed to be accessible to today's students. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of texts--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. Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline keep students focused throughout. *This Combined Volume contains the most important works from Baird's Philosophic Classics, Volumes I- V.show more

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  • Paperback | 1198 pages
  • 170.18 x 236.22 x 48.26mm | 1,564.89g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130215325
  • 9780130215321

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ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY. Plato. Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo (72c-83c, 114e-end). Meno. Republic (Book II [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). 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 (Chapters 2-4). Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate (Selections). 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. 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. Immanuel Kant. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals. 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. SA ren Kiergegaard. Fear and Trembling (Problema I: "Teleological Suspention of the Ethical"). Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter II, "Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth is Subjectivity"). Karl Marx. Economic and Philosophical 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. 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 (Encyclopadia Britannica 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). A.J. Ayer. Language, Truth, and Logic (Chapter 1). 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, Context.show more

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