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Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings / Edition 6

Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings / Edition 6

by John Perry, Michael Bratman, John Martin Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199812993

ISBN-13: 9780199812998

Pub. Date: 06/13/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The third edition of Perry and Bratman's exceptional anthology includes sections on the meaning of life, God and evil, epistemology, philosophy of science, the mind/body problem, freedom of will, consciousness, ethics, and philosophical puzzles. The book maintains a unique balance between classical and contemporary readings and includes a glossary of philosophical

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The third edition of Perry and Bratman's exceptional anthology includes sections on the meaning of life, God and evil, epistemology, philosophy of science, the mind/body problem, freedom of will, consciousness, ethics, and philosophical puzzles. The book maintains a unique balance between classical and contemporary readings and includes a glossary of philosophical terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199812998
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
Preface
PART I: PHILOSOPHY
Logical Toolkit
Writing Philosophy Papers
1. Bertrand Russell, "The Value of Philosophy"
2. Plato, "Apology: Defence of Socrates"
PART II: GOD AND EVIL
A. Why Believe?
3. Saint Anselm, "The Ontological Argument"
4. Saint Thomas Aquinas, "The Existence of God"
5. William Paley, "Natural Theology"
6. Blaise Pascal, "The Wager"
B. The Problem of Evil
7. David Hume, "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion"
8. Gottfried Leibniz, "God, Evil, and the Best of All Possible Worlds"
9. John Perry, "Dialogue on Good, Evil, and the Existence of God"
* 10. Marilyn McCord Adams, "Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God"
* 11. Stewart Sutherland, "Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God"
* 12. Eleonore Stump, "The Mirror of Evil"
* 13. Louise Antony, "For the Love of Reason"
PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY
A. Descartes and the Problems of Skepticism
14. René Descartes, "Meditations on First Philosophy"
15. Christopher Grau, "Bad Dreams, Evil Demons, and the Experience Machine: Philosophy and The Matrix"
16. Robert Nozick, "Excerpt from Philosophical Explanations"
B. Hume's Problems and Some Solutions
17. David Hume, "Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses"
18. David Hume, "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding"
19. W. C. Salmon, "The Problem of Induction"
PART IV: MINDS, BODIES, AND PERSONS
A. The Traditional Problem of Mind and Body
20. Bertrand Russell, "The Argument from Analogy for Other Minds"
21. Gilbert Ryle, "Descartes's Myth"
22. David M. Armstrong, "The Nature of Mind"
23. Paul M. Churchland, "Eliminative Materialism"
24. Frank Jackson, "What Mary Didn't Know"
B. Minds, Brains, and Machines
25. A. M. Turing, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
26. John R. Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs"
C. Personal Identity
27. John Perry, "A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality"
28. Bernard Williams, "The Self and the Future"
29. Derek Parfit, "Personal Identity"
30. J. David Velleman, "So It Goes"
31. Daniel Dennett, "Where Am I?"
D. Freedom, Determinism, and Responsibility
32. Roderick M. Chisholm, "Human Freedom and the Self"
33. Peter van Inwagen, "The Powers of Rational Beings: Freedom of the Will"
34. David Hume, "Of Liberty and Necessity"
35. Harry G. Frankfurt, "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility"
36. John Martin Fischer, "Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility"
37. Harry G. Frankfurt, "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"
* 38. Gary Watson," Free Agency"
* 39. Susan Wolf, "Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility"
PART V: ETHICS AND SOCIETY
A. Utilitarianism
40. Jeremy Bentham, "The Principle of Utility"
41. John Stuart Mill, "Utilitarianism"
42. E. F. Carritt, "Criticisms of Utilitarianism"
43. J. J. C. Smart, "Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism"
44. Bernard Williams, "Utilitarianism and Integrity"
45. Peter Singer, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality"
B. Kantian Ethics
46. Immanuel Kant, "Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals"
47. J. David Velleman, "A Brief Introduction to Kantian Ethics"
48. Onora O'Neill, "Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems"
C. Aristotelian Ethics
49. Aristotle, "Nicomachean Ethics"
50. Rosalind Hursthouse, "Right Action"
D. Justice and Equality
51. John Rawls, "A Theory of Justice"
52. Robert Nozick, "Justice and Entitlement"
53. G. A. Cohen, "Where the Action Is: On the Site of Distributive Justice"
54. John Stuart Mill, "The Subjection of Women"
* 55. Annette Baier, "The Need for More Than Justice"
E. Contemporary Moral Problems
* 56. Judith Jarvis Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion"
* 57. Rosalind Hursthouse, "Thomson's Arguments"
58. Debra Satz, "Markets in Women's Reproductive Labor"
59. Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Racisms"
* 60. Linda Martin Alcoff, "Racism and Visible Race"
F. Challenges to Morality
1. Morality and Self-Interest
61. Plato, "The Republic"
62. David Hume, "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals"
63. David Gauthier, "Morality and Advantage"
Subjectivism, Relativism, and Skepticism
64. J. L. Mackie, "The Subjectivity of Values"
65. Gilbert Harmon, "Ethics and Observation"
66. Nicholas L. Sturgeon, "Moral Explanations"
PART VI: EXISTENTIAL ISSUES
67. Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus"
68. Thomas Nagel, "The Absurd"
69. Richard Taylor, "The Meaning of Human Existence"
70. Susan Wolf, "The Meanings of Lives"
71. Thomas Nagel, "Death"
72. Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer, "Why Is Death Bad?"
* 73. Dan Moller, "Love and Death"
PART VII: PUZZLES AND PARADOXES
A. Zeno's Paradoxes
Achilles and the Tortoise
The Racecourse
The Argument Against Plurality
B. Metaphysical and Epistemological Puzzles and Paradoxes
The Paradox of Identity
The Paradox of the Heap
The Surprise Examination
Goodman's New Riddle of Induction
C. Puzzles of Rational Choice
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Newcomb's Problem
Kavka's Toxin Puzzle
Quinn's Puzzle of the Self-Torturer
D. Paradoxes of Logic, Set Theory, and Semantics
The Paradox of the Liar
Other Versions of the Liar
Russell's Paradox
Grelling's Paradox
E. Puzzles of Ethics
The Trolley Problem
Ducking Harm and Sacrificing Others
Glossary of Philosophical Terms

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