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The Classics of Western Philosophy

The Classics of Western Philosophy Author Jorge J. E. Gracia
ISBN-10 0631236112
Release 2003-03-07
Pages 614
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The Classics of Western Philosophy brings together 61newly-commissioned essays on classic texts ranging from AncientGreece to the twentieth century. Surveying the history ofphilosophy, the book focuses on historical texts rather thanhistorical figures and covers the entire range of classics in asingle volume. Provides 61 chapters written by leading experts on the classicsof Western thought. Includes current references to the scholarly literature inaddition to a select bibliography of major articles andbooks. Contributors include C.D.C. Reeve on Plato's Republic,Terrence Irwin on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, DominicO'Meara on Plotinus' Enneads, James Ross on Aquinas'Summa Theologiae, Don Garrett on Spinoza's Ethics,Allen Wood on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, StephenHoulgate on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, Michael Dummetton Frege's ‘Über Sinn und Bedeutung,' Hanjo Glock onWittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and DavidWoodruff Smith on Husserl's Logical Investigations. Surveys the history of philosophy by focussing on thehistorical texts rather than historical figures. Covers the entire range of classics in a single volume.

Classics of Western Philosophy

Classics of Western Philosophy Author Steven M. Cahn
ISBN-10 9781603849722
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 1424
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The Eighth Edition of Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy offers the same exacting standard of editing and translation that made earlier editions of this anthology the most highly valued and widely used volume of its kind. But the Eighth Edition offers exciting new content as well: Plato's Laches (complete), new selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes' Discourse on Method (complete), all previously omitted sections of Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (complete). These additions—with no offsetting deletion of content of the Seventh Edition—yield an anthology of unrivaled versatility, the only one to offer the complete texts of: both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, both Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.

A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics

A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics Author Puqun Li
ISBN-10 9781770483460
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 364
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This book guides readers through ten classic works of Asian philosophy. Several major schools of Eastern thought are discussed, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism/Taoism, and Chan/Zen. The author connects the ideas of these schools to those of Western philosophy, thereby making the material accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the cultures and intellectual traditions of Asia. A wide range of important topics are addressed: reality, time, self, knowledge, ethics, human nature, enlightenment, and death.

Western Philosophy

Western Philosophy Author John G. Cottingham
ISBN-10 0631186271
Release 1996-11-14
Pages 656
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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.

A Student s Guide to Classics

A Student s Guide to Classics Author Bruce S Thornton
ISBN-10 9781497645196
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 80
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Bruce Thornton’s crisp and informative Student’s Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of suggested readings, Thornton’s guide is unparalleled as a brief introduction to the literature of the classical world.

A Young Person s Guide to Philosophy

A Young Person s Guide to Philosophy Author
ISBN-10 0789430746
Release 1998
Pages 64
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Introduces over twenty-five of the world's greatest philosophers and presents a simple version of the tenets of philosophy.

Hegel s Philosophy of Right

Hegel s  Philosophy of Right Author David Edward Rose
ISBN-10 9781441113238
Release 2007-04-09
Pages 176
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Hegel's Philosophy of Right is a classic text in the history of Western political thought and one with which all serious students of political philosophy must engage. While it is a hugely important and exciting piece of philosophical writing, Hegel's ideas and style are notoriously difficult to understand and the content is particularly challenging. In Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right': A Reader's Guide, David Rose explains the philosophical and political background against which the book was written and, taking each part of the book in turn, guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts, offering guidance on Philosophical and historical context Key themes Reading the text Reception and Influence Further Reading

Classic Asian Philosophy

Classic Asian Philosophy Author Joel Kupperman
ISBN-10 0195189817
Release 2007
Pages 189
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This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions throughout the text, clarifying where necessary, and added a new chapter on al-Arabi's The Bezels of Wisdom, a classic of Islamic Sufism.

Plato The Man and His Work RLE Plato

Plato  The Man and His Work  RLE  Plato Author A E Taylor
ISBN-10 9781136234774
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 562
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This book provides an introduction to Plato’s work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life. In particular, it tells the reader just what Plato says, and makes no attempt to force a system on the Platonic text or to trim Plato’s works to suit contemporary philosophical tastes. The author also gives an account that has historical fidelity - we cannot really understand the Republic or the Gorgias if we forget that the Athens of the conversations is meant to be the Athens of Nicias or Cleon, not the very different Athens of Plato’s own manhood. To understand Plato’s thought we must see it in the right historical perspective.

A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

A Historical Introduction to Philosophy Author James Fieser
ISBN-10 0195139844
Release 2002
Pages 708
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Offering a unique pedagogical apparatus, A Historical Introduction to Philosophy: Texts and Interactive Guides provides selections from the most influential primary works in philosophy from the Presocratics through the twentieth century, integrating them with substantial commentary and study questions. It offers extensive treatment of the Hellenistic and Renaissance periods - which are typically given only minimal coverage in other anthologies - and devotes substantial chapters to nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy. The selections are organized historically and are presented in short and manageable sections with organizational headings and subheadings; archaic and difficult material has been adapted for clarity. Accompanying commentaries simplify difficult passages, explain technical terminology, and expand upon allusions to unfamiliar literature and arguments. Study questions are interspersed throughout the chapters in "Ask Yourself" boxes and vary with respect to format and level of difficulty. They require students to reconstruct arguments, summarize passages, complete blanks in statements and arguments, evaluate the success or viability of a philosophical point, or draw contemporary parallels and applications. The questions are carefully framed so as to avoid commitment to any particular side in controversies. Instructors can assign those questions that will best suit the aims of their courses and aid their students' comprehension of the primary sourcematerial. A Historical Introduction to Philosophy is enhanced by a comprehensive time line, a glossary, and lists of suggested further readings for both primary and secondary sources. This rich and flexible anthology and interactive textbook is ideal for introduction to philosophy and history of philosophy courses.

A Student s Guide to Philosophy

A Student s Guide to Philosophy Author Ralph M McInerny
ISBN-10 9781480494404
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 75
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A Student’s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America’s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame. Schools of thought are examined with humor and verve, and the principal works of philosophers and scholars are recommended.

Does the Center Hold An Introduction to Western Philosophy

Does the Center Hold   An Introduction to Western Philosophy Author Donald Palmer
ISBN-10 9780077526511
Release 2013-01-26
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Does the Center Hold? is an entertaining, topically-organized introductory text with more than 500 original illustrations. The ideas and issues typically covered in introductory philosophy courses are presented here in a remarkably accessible and enjoyable manner. Donald Palmer demonstrates that serious philosophical inquiry may be perplexing, but is ultimately liberating, and students will come away from the book with a comprehensive, and often delighted, understanding of philosophy.

Classical Thought

Classical Thought Author Terence Irwin
ISBN-10 9780192891778
Release 1989
Pages 266
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This clear and accessible introduction to classical thought spans over a thousand years, from Homer to St Augustine. The Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Epicureans, and Neoplatonists are all covered, as well as other important thinkers such as Greek tragedians, historians, medical writers, and early Christian thinkers. The book embraces a broad range of themes, including ethics, the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, and philosophicaltheology.

EPZ Mill s Utilitarianism

EPZ Mill s  Utilitarianism Author Henry R. West
ISBN-10 9780826493019
Release 2007-12-25
Pages 142
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A key addition to the Reader's Guides series, covering Mill's Utilitarianism in a concise and accessible way with a student-friendly presentation and price.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781476790152
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

How to Think about the Great Ideas

How to Think about the Great Ideas Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781458720061
Release 2010-10
Pages 500
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Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?," "How do we decide the right thing to do?," and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought.

Eastern influences on Western philosophy

Eastern influences on Western philosophy Author A. L. Macfie
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111916255
Release 2003-06
Pages 348
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The influence of Eastern ideas on Western thought has become an increasingly vexed issue in recent times. Opinion is divided between two main schools: those who believe that Oriental ideas have exercised a considerable influence on Western thought, and those who, for a variety of reasons, believe that such influence has remained negligible. A. L. Macfie suggests that the reality lies somewhere between these two extremes, and that the interest taken by Western thinkers in Eastern thought in the modern period has moved from one of passing interest, through serious attention, to some level of assimilation and acceptance. "Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy" explores the extent of Oriental influence on European thought, primarily in the period of the Enlightenment and the nineteenth-century period of doubt and scepticism that followed it. It is the first Reader to bring together in one place a series of specific historical and textual studies of Oriental influence upon European thinkers. Starting with Malebranche and ending with Heidegger, the volume covers Western thinkers including Leibniz, Voltaire, Hume, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Jung and Buber. To accompany the readings, the editor's introduction explores the idea of influence in the context of the chosen readings, and at the same time raises the question of how far Edward Said's thesis regarding Orientalism actually applies to Western thought.