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Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies #1: Western Philosophy

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Publisher Comments:

Western Philosophy: An Anthologyprovides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today.

  • Features substantial and carefully chosen excerpts from all the greats of philosophy, arranged thematically and chronologically

  • Readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments

  • Embraces all the major subfields of philosophy: theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory, and aesthetics

  • Updated edition now includes additional contemporary readings in each section

  • Augmented by two completely new sections on logic and language, and philosophy and the meaning of life

Synopsis:

In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy--theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics.

Synopsis:

From ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today, Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition.

In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy - theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics. Chronologically and thematically arranged, the readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments.

This outstanding text will support a wide variety of introductory courses in philosophy, as well as providing more advanced students with a handy collection of classic source materials.

About the Author

John Cottinghamis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the author of many books including Rationalism(1984), Descartes(1986), The Rationalists(1988), Philosophy and the Good Life(1998), and Onthe Meaning of Life(2003), and is co-translator of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. He was from 1991–5 Chairman of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and is (since 1993) editor of Ratio, the international journal of analytic philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Advice to Readers and Format of the Volume.

Part I: Knowledge and Certainty.

Part II: Being and Reality.

Part III: Language and Meaning.

Part IV: Mind and Body.

Part V: The Self and Freedom.

Part VI: God and Religion.

Part VII: Science and Method.

Part VIII: Morality and the Good Life.

Part IX: Problems in Ethics.

Part X: Authority and the State.

Part XI: Beauty and Art.

Part XII: Human Life and its Meaning.

Notes on the Philosophers.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631186274
Subtitle:
An Anthology
Editor:
Cottingham, John
Editor:
Cottingham, John
Author:
Cottingham, John G.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, OX, UK ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Western
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Introductions
Subject:
Phalcscphy
Subject:
Philosophy -- Introductions.
Subject:
Western x
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Introductions to Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies
Series Volume:
103-341
Publication Date:
20071204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
John Wisdom, <i>Gods.<p></i>11. God&#8217;s Commands as the Foundation for Morality: Robert M. Adams, <i>Moral Arguments for Theistic Belief.<p></i>12. Against Evidentialism: Alvin Plantinga, <i>Is Belief in God Properly Basic?.<p></i>Specimen Questi
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.67x6.68x1.36 in. 2.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy--theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics.
"Synopsis" by , From ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today, Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition.

In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy - theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics. Chronologically and thematically arranged, the readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments.

This outstanding text will support a wide variety of introductory courses in philosophy, as well as providing more advanced students with a handy collection of classic source materials.

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