Classics of Western Philosophy

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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A collection of abridged and complete texts and excerpts introducing undergraduates to philosophy. Twenty-two of the world's greatest philosophers are represented. Introductions to each author contain biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographic guides. Annotations are provided to clarify textual references. This fifth edition offers selections from the 20th century, featuring philosophical writings from the recent past that are both classic in their own right and representative of main currents of philosophical thought in this century. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603847438
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1424
  • Sales rank: 186,875
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Plato 1
Aristotle 178
Epicurus 294
Epictetus 302
Sextus Empiricus 316
Augustine 336
Boethius 366
Anselm 377
Moses Maimonides 400
Thomas Aquinas 407
Levi Gersonides 429
William of Ockham 442
Rene Descartes 452
Thomas Hobbes 487
Baruch Spinoza 520
Gottfried Leibniz 567
John Locke 598
George Berkeley 669
David Hume 732
Immanuel Kant 876
G.W.F. Hegel 994
Soren Kierkegaard 1007
John Stuart Mill 1015
Friedrich Nietzsche 1078
Charles Sanders Peirce 1095
William James 1117
Bertrand Russell 1141
Jean-Paul Sartre 1167
J. L. Austin 1182
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