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Philosophic Classics : From Plato To Derrida (5TH 08 - Old Edition)

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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

Synopsis:

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

 

Plato

Euthyphro
Apology
Crito
Phaedo (72c-83c, 114e-end)
Meno
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).
 

Aristotle

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).

 

HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY

 

Epicurus.

Letter to Menoeceus
Principal Doctrines
 

Epictetus.

Encheiridion (Manual)-new translation
 

Plotinus.

Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6)-new translation
 

CHRISTIANITY AND 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

Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4)
Guanilo and Anselm: Debate (Selections)
 

Hildegard of Bingen

Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, 16-20)
 

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-new translation
Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (Selections)
 

Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan (Selections from Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, 17-18, 21)
 

Blaise Pascal.

Penseés (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
 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

The Social Contract (Book I)
 

Immanuel Kant.

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals
"On a Supposed Right to Lie"
 

Mary Wollstonecraft.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6)
 

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
 

Søren Kiergegaard.

Fear and Trembling (Problema I: “Teleological Suspension of the Ethical”)
Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter II, “Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth Is Subjectivity”)
 

Karl Marx.

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
 

Friedrich Nietzsche.

The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1-3)
Gay Science (Selections)
Twilight of the Idols (Selections)
The Anti-Christ (First Book, 2-7, 62)
 

TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY.

 

Edmund Husserl.

Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Brittanica 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)
 

Jean-Paul Sartre.

Being and Nothingness (Chapter 2: “Bad Faith” [Selections])
Existentialism Is a Humanism (Selections)
 

Simone De Beauvoir
Second Sex (Introduction)
Willard Van Orman Quine

Two Dogmas of Empiricism
 

Jacques Derrida

Signature, Event, Context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131585911
Subtitle:
From Plato to Derrida
Author:
Baird, Forrest
Editor:
Kaufmann, Walter
Editor:
Baird, Forrest E.
Author:
Baird, Forrest
Author:
Kaufmann, Walter
Author:
Baird, Forrest E.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Philosophic Classics
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1232
Dimensions:
9.17x7.08x1.71 in. 3.70 lbs.

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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.

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