Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction / Edition 3

Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction / Edition 3

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by Samuel Enoch Stumpf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0070624682

ISBN-13: 9780070624689

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The new edition of this introductory text presents, in an accessible way, classical and contemporary readings on topics central to and representative of all major periods of the Western philosophical tradition. The book presents 55 readings (23 of which are new to the fourth edition) on seven topics: epistemology, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, personal

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The new edition of this introductory text presents, in an accessible way, classical and contemporary readings on topics central to and representative of all major periods of the Western philosophical tradition. The book presents 55 readings (23 of which are new to the fourth edition) on seven topics: epistemology, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, personal identity and immortality, free will and determinism, ethics, and political and social philosophy. Pedagogical features make these readings accessible and interesting to beginning students. All the introductions and biographical sketches have been revised for the fourth edition, as have the study questions and glossary. The explanatory footnotes and the stylistic modernization of texts are new to the fourth edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070624689
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What Is Philosophy?
Plato, Euthyphro (complete)
Part 1 Theory of Knowledge

1 Opinion and Knowledge
Plato, The Republic (selection)

2 Knowledge through Reason
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (selection)

3 Knowledge through Experience
Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)

4 Experience Structured by the Mind
Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (selection)

5 Knowing and Doing
James, Pragmatism (selection)

6 Knowledge and Emotion
Jaggar, Love and Knowledge (selection)
Part 2 Philosophy of Religion

7 Proving the Existence of God
Anselm, Proslogion (selection)

Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (selection)

Paley, Natural Theology (selection)

Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker (selection)

8 Justifying Religious Belief

Pascal, Pensées (selection)

James, The Will to Believe (selection)

Freud, The Future of an Illusion (selection)

9 Confronting the Problem of Evil

Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence (complete)

Hick, Philosophy of Religion (selection)
Part 3 Metaphysics

10 Idealism and Materialism

Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (selection)

Armstrong, Naturalism, Materialism and First Philosophy (selection)

11 The Mind-Body Problem

Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (selection)

Searle, Minds, Brains and Science (selection)

12 Physics and Metaphysics

O'Hear, Introduction to the Philosophy of Science(selection)
Part 4 Personal Identity and Immortality

13 Personal Identity

Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (selection)

Reid, Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (selection)

Dennett, The Origin of Selves (complete)

Pali Canon (selection)

14 Immortality

Plato, Phaedo (selection)

Penelhum, Religion and Rationality (selection)
Part 5 Freedom to Choose

15 Libertarianism

James, The Dilemma of Determinism (selection)

Taylor, Metaphysics (selection)

16 Determinism

Hospers, Meaning and Free Will (selection)

Skinner, Walden Two (selection)

17 Compatibilism

Stace, Religion and the Modern Mind (selection)

Radhakrishnan, Indian Philosophy (selection)
Part 6 Ethics

18 Fulfilling Human Nature

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (selection)

19 Loving God

Augustine, The Morals of the Catholic Church & The City of God (selections)

20 Following Natural Law

Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (selection)

21 Doing One's Duty

Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection)

22 Maximizing Utility

Mill, Utilitarianism (selection)

23 Turning Values Upside Down

Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil (selections)

24 Creating Ourselves

Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism (selection)

25 Hearing the Feminine Voice

Gilligan, In a Different Voice (selection)

Baier, What Do Women Want in a Moral Theory? (selection)
Part 7 Political and Social Philosophy

6 The State as Natural
Plato, The Republic (selection)

Aristotle, Politics (selection)

27 The State as a Social Contract

Hobbes, Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (selection)

Locke, The Second Treatise of Government (selection)

28 Liberty of the Individual

Mill, On Liberty (selection)

29 Alienation in Capitalism

Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (selection)

30 Justice and Social Trust

Rawls, A Theory of Justice (selection)

Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (selection)

Held, Rights and Goods (selection)

31 Women in Society

Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection)

De Beauvoir, The Second Sex (selection)
Conclusion: The Value of Philosophy

Russell, The Problems of Philosophy (selection)

Midgley, Philosophical Plumbing (selection)
Glossary
For Further Reading
Index

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I have taught Philosophy using Dr. Stumpf's book since it was a new edition in 1994. It is VASTLY superior to the hack job a later interloper performed on the text for the fourth edition. My students love this book, and often buy their own copies (I teach high school).