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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 8th Edition

Classics of Western Philosophy  8th Edition Author Steven M. Cahn
ISBN-10 9781603849739
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 1424
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The 8th edition of Classics of Western Philosophy trumps the 7th edition¿as well as all competing anthologies¿by including Plato¿s Laches, selections from Aristotle¿s Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes¿ Discourse on Method, the remainder of Berkeley¿s Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, and the whole of Kant¿s Prolegomena, all in preeminent translations. These additions¿with no offsetting deletions¿yield an anthology of unprecedented versatility, making it the only volume of its kind to offer both Descartes¿ Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy; Berkeley¿s A Treatise Concerning Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues; and Kant¿s Prolegomena and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.


Philosophy Author Nigel Warburton
ISBN-10 0415341809
Release 2004
Pages 93
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Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide is a compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance. Nigel Warburton clarifies what is expected of students and offers strategies and guidance to help them make effective use of their study time and improve their marks. The four main skills covered by the book are: reading philosophy - both skimming and in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary work, understanding the examples and terminology used listening to philosophy - formal lectures and informal classroom teaching, preparation, picking up on arguments used, note taking discussing philosophy - arguing and exploring, asking questions, communicating in concise and understandable ways writing philosophy - planning and researching essays and other written tasks, thinking up original examples, avoiding plagiarism.

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.

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.

Nietzsche s On the Genealogy of Morals

Nietzsche s  On the Genealogy of Morals Author Daniel Conway
ISBN-10 9780826478160
Release 2008
Pages 184
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A Reader's Guide to this classic 'anti-moral' text by an eminent Nietzsche academic.

The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas

The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas Author Brian Davies
ISBN-10 9780190208790
Release 2012-01-25
Pages 608
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Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) lived an active, demanding academic and ecclesiastical life that ended while he was still comparatively young. He nonetheless produced many works, varying in length from a few pages to a few volumes. The present book is an introduction to this influential author and a guide to his thought on almost all the major topics on which he wrote. The book begins with an account of Aquinas's life and works. The next section contains a series of essays that set Aquinas in his intellectual context. They focus on the philosophical sources that are likely to have influenced his thinking, the most prominent of which were certain Greek philosophers (chiefly Aristotle), Latin Christian writers (such as Augustine), and Jewish and Islamic authors (such as Maimonides and Avicenna). The subsequent sections of the book address topics that Aquinas himself discussed. These include metaphysics, the existence and nature of God, ethics and action theory, epistemology, philosophy of mind and human nature, the nature of language, and an array of theological topics, including Trinity, Incarnation, sacraments, resurrection, and the problem of evil, among others. These sections include more than thirty contributions on topics central to Aquinas's own worldview. The final sections of the volume address the development of Aquinas's thought and its historical influence. Any attempt to present the views of a philosopher in an earlier historical period that is meant to foster reflection on that thinker's views needs to be both historically faithful and also philosophically engaged. The present book combines both exposition and evaluation insofar as its contributors have space to engage in both. This Handbook is therefore meant to be useful to someone wanting to learn about Aquinas's philosophy and theology while also looking for help in philosophical interaction with it.

Invitation to the Classics

Invitation to the Classics Author Louise Cowan
ISBN-10 080106810X
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 384
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Motivation and direction for reading and understanding the great authors and works of Western culture.

Philosophy Science and History

Philosophy  Science  and History Author Lydia Patton
ISBN-10 9781136626890
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 482
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Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative research. The general introduction focuses on scientific theory change, assessment, discovery, and pursuit. Part I of the Reader begins with classic texts in the history of logical empiricism, including Reichenbach’s discovery-justification distinction. With careful reference to Kuhn’s analysis of scientific revolutions, the section provides key texts analyzing the relationship of HOPOS to the history of science, including texts by Santayana, Rudwick, and Shapin and Schaffer. Part II provides texts illuminating central debates in the history of science and its philosophy. These include the history of natural philosophy (Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, and du Châtelet in a new translation); induction and the logic of discovery (including the Mill-Whewell debate, Duhem, and Hanson); and catastrophism versus uniformitarianism in natural history (Playfair on Hutton and Lyell; de Buffon, Cuvier, and Darwin). The editor’s introductions to each section provide a broader perspective informed by contemporary research in each area, including related topics. Each introduction furnishes proposals, including thematic bibliographies, for innovative research questions and projects in the classroom and in the field.

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.


Aquinas Author Brian Davies
ISBN-10 0826470955
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 264
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St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) is widely viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Aquinas was the ultimate combination of theologian and philosopher; and his influence on Christian life and thought reaches from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council and through to today. Brian Davies shows that Aquinas's approach to the common questions of faith and existence is just as pressing and significant in our time. Here, the latest scholarship is incorporated with a clear and indispensable guide to Aquinas's thought.

The Western Lit Survival Kit

The Western Lit Survival Kit Author Sandra Newman
ISBN-10 9781101554081
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 304
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A side-splitting tour that makes it a blast to read the Western literary canon, from the ancient Greeks to the Modernists. To many, the Great Books evoke angst: the complicated Renaissance dramas we bluffed our way through in college, the dusty Everyman's Library editions that look classy on the shelf but make us feel guilty because they've never been opened. On a mission to restore the West's great works to their rightful place (they were intended to be entertaining!), Sandra Newman has produced a reading guide like no other. Beginning with Greek and Roman literature, she takes readers through hilarious detours and captivating historical tidbits on the road to Modernism. Along the way, we find parallels between Rabelais and South Park, Jane Austen and Sex and the City, Jonathan Swift and Jon Stewart, uncovering the original humor and riskiness that propelled great authors to celebrity. Packed with pop culture gems, stories of literary hoaxes, ironic day jobs for authors, bad reviews of books that would later become classics, and more.

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy Author Donald Phillip Verene
ISBN-10 9780810151970
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 187
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With the aim of guiding readers along, in Hegel’s words, “the long process of education towards genuine philosophy,” this introduction emphasizes the importance of striking up a conversation with the past. Only by looking to past masters and their works, it holds, can old memories and prior thought be brought fully to bear on the present. This living past invigorates contemporary practice, enriching today’s study and discoveries. In this book, groundbreaking philosopher and author Donald Verene addresses two themes: why should one study the historically “great” texts and, if such a study is necessary, how can one undertake it? Acting out against the rejection of the idea that there is a philosophical canon, he centers his argument on the “tetralogy” of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel. From his opening look at the rhetorical tradition, he brings those core ideals forward to classical Roman and medieval philosophers and then on into Renaissance and modern philosophy, including contemporary thinkers such as Derrida and Foucault. This vital chronological outline is supplemented by Verene’s contextualizing commentary. In ensuing sections, he offers guidance on reading philosophical works with “intellectual empathy,” suggests 100 essential works to establish a canon, illustrates the role of philosophers in history and society, and examines the nature of history itself. Ultimately, Verene concludes that history may be essential to philosophy, but philosophy is more than just its history.

The Ethics of War

The Ethics of War Author Gregory M. Reichberg
ISBN-10 9781405123785
Release 2006-07-05
Pages 760
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The Ethics of War is an indispensable collection of essays addressing issues both timely and age-old about the nature and ethics of war. Features essays by great thinkers from ancient times through to the present day, among them Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, Russell, and Walzer Examines timely questions such as: When is recourse to arms morally justifiable? What moral constraints should apply to military conduct? How can a lasting peace be achieved? Will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in morality and ethics in war time Includes informative introductions and helpful marginal notes by editors

Reader s Guide to the Social Sciences

Reader s Guide to the Social Sciences Author Jonathan Michie
ISBN-10 9781135932268
Release 2014-02-03
Pages 2165
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This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.

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.

Security Officer Study Guide

Security Officer Study Guide Author Det/Sgt. Joseph Rios (Retired)
ISBN-10 9781304838926
Release 2014-01-26
Pages 128
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The Security Officer Study Guide was designed to assist the reader in preparation for a career in the security field. This guide contains all the information necessary to become a security officer.