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Other titles in the Philosophic Classics series:
Philosophic Classics, Vol. III: Modern Philosophy
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Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Modern Philosophy, 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 main combined anthology, or the additional period volumes, please see below:
Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783864
Philosophic Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856
Philosophic Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783902
This anthology of readings in Modern Western philosophy (16th through 18th centuries) features the best translations of texts-complete works or complete sections of works which are readily accessible to the reader while still being faithful to the original work. It includes an introduction to each philosopher, an abundance of drawings, diagrams, and photographs, as well as a timeline to help the reader understand the context of when these works were written. This anthology includes the key writings of the British Empiricists and Continental Rationalists, along with the work of Kant. For readers interested in owning a collection of classic works by Modern Western philosophers.
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.
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