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From Plato to Derrida: Philosophic Classics, 4th Editionby Forrest Baird
Synopses & Reviews
This anthology of readings in Western philosophy-from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century-is designed to be readable and accessible. Striking a balance between major and minor figures in philosophy, it features the best available translations of texts, while still being faithful to the original works. This anthology uses the best translations, drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline to cover philosophy throughout the ages; and includes works by Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Plotinus, Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, William of Ockham, Descartes, Hobbes, Pascal, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Kiegegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Russell, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Derrida. For anyone wishing to own a fabulous, readable collection of some of the greatest philosophical works throughout the ages.
Forrest Baird's revisions of "Philosophic Classics," Prentice Hall's long-standing philosophy series, continue the tradition begun in 1961, to provide generations of students with anthologies of high quality in the history of Western philosophy. Using the complete works or, where appropriate, complete sections of works, this series allows philosophers to speak directly to students.
This series includes texts central to the thinker's own philosophy, using the best available translations. Introductions to each reading are divided into three sections:
In addition, drawings, photographs, and time lines help put the readings into context. In short, every effort has been made to help the reader understand primary source materials.
"Philosophic Classics" is available in the following versions:
Table of Contents
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ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY
Phaedo (72c-83c, 114e-end)
Republic (Book I, 336b-342e, 347b; Book II, 357a-362c, 368c-376c; Book III, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427c-448e; Book V, Complete: 448e-480a; Book VI-VII, 502c-521b).
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; Bk. IV, 3).
Letter to Menoeceus
Encheiridion (Manual)-new translation
Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6)-new translation
CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8-12 and XI, 14-28)
City of God (Book XII, Chapters 1-9)
The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, Chapter 6)
Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4)
Guanilo and Anselm: Debate (Selections)
Hildegard of Bingen
Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, 16-20)
The Guide for the Perplexed (Part II, Introduction)
Summa Theologica (Selections)
William of Ockham
Summa Logicae (Part I, Chapters 14-16)
Pico Della Mirandola.
Oration on the Dignity of Man (1-7)
Meditations on the First Philosophy-new translation
Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (Selections)
Leviathan (Selections from Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, 17-18, 21)
Ethics (Sections I & II)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)
Discourse on Metaphysics
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
The Social Contract (Book I)
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals
"On a Supposed Right to Lie"
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6)
Phenomenology of Spirit (B, IV, A: “Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Relations of Master and Servant”)
Who Thinks Abstractly?
John Stuart Mill.
Fear and Trembling (Problema I: “Teleological Suspension of the Ethical”)
Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter II, “Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth Is Subjectivity”)
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)
Response to Bakunin
The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1-3)
Gay Science (Selections)
Twilight of the Idols (Selections)
The Anti-Christ (First Book, 2-7, 62)
Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Brittanica article)
The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1, 5, & 15)
An Introduction to Metaphysics (Chapter 1: “The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics”)
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Sections 1-3.1431, 6.4-7)
Philosophical Investigations (Paragraphs 1-47, 65-71, 241, 257-58, 305, 309)
Being and Nothingness (Chapter 2: “Bad Faith” [Selections])
Existentialism Is a Humanism (Selections)
Simone De Beauvoir
Willard Van Orman Quine
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Signature, Event, Context.
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