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Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida (Philosophic Classics)
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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.
First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics, Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), 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.
For more information on the period volumes that are available please see below:
Philosophicl Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856
Philosophicl Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783902
Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783899
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.
About the Author
Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. In his time at Whitworth, Dr. Baird has been selected by five graduating classes as the "Most Influential Professor" and has also been voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Baird has studied the problem of evil while a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and more recently has been studying Chinese philosophy. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series for Prentice Hall. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) the HarperCollins textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.
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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