Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida / Edition 6

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Overview

Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics, Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students.

For more information on the period volumes that are available please see below:

Philosophicl Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856

Philosophicl Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783902

Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783899

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205783861
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/17/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1232
  • Sales rank: 188,026
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. In his time at Whitworth, Dr. Baird has been selected by five graduating classes as the "Most Influential Professor" and has also been voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Baird has studied the problem of evil while a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and more recently has been studying Chinese philosophy. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series for Prentice Hall. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) the HarperCollins textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.
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Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE ix

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY 1

SOCRATES AND PLATO 3
Euthyphro 8
Apology 21
Crito 38
Phaedo (72c—83c, 114e—118b) 47
Republic (Book I, 336b—342e, 347b—e; Book II, 357a—362c, 368a—376e; Book III, 412b—417b; Book IV, 427c—445e; Book V, 449—462e, 473b—e; and Books VI—VII, 502c—521b) 59

ARISTOTLE 125
Physics (Book II, complete) 129
Metaphysics (Book I, 1—4, 6, 9; and Book XII, 6—9) 140
On the Soul (Book II, Chapters 1—3; and Book III, 4—5) 157
Nicomachean Ethics (Books I—II; Book IV, 3; Books VI—VII; and Book X, 6—8) 164

HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY 227

EPICURUS 230
Letter to Menoeceus 232
Principal Doctrines 236

EPICTETUS 239
Handbook (Enchiridion) 241

PYRRHO AND SEXTUS EMPIRICUS 252
Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1—13) 253

PLOTINUS 258
Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6) 260

CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY 267

AUGUSTINE 272
Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8—12; and Book XI, 14—28) 275
City of God (Book XI, Chapter 26; and Book XII, Chapters 1—9) 290

BOETHIUS 300
The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, Chapter 6) 302

ANSELM (AND GUANILO) 306
Proslogion (Preface; Chapters 1—4) 308
Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate (selections) 310

HILDEGARD OF BINGEN 314
Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, 16—26) 316

MOSES MAIMONIDES 321
The Guide for the Perplexed (Part II, Introduction) 323

THOMAS AQUINAS 327
Summa Theologica (selections) 331

WILLIAM OF OCKHAM 358
Summa Logicae (On Universals Part I, Chapters 14—16) 361

GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA 366
Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part) 368

MODERN PHILOSOPHY 371

RENÉ DESCARTES 373
Meditations on the First Philosophy 377
Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections) 417

THOMAS HOBBES 421
Leviathan (selections from Chapters 1—3, 6, 9, 12—15, 17—18, 21) 424

BLAISE PASCAL 461
Pensées (selections) 464

BARUCH SPINOZA 470
Ethics (Sections I and II) 472

JOHN LOCKE 523
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged) 526

GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ 578
Discourse on Metaphysics 582
The Monadology 610

GEORGE BERKELEY 619
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous 622

DAVID HUME 681
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 684

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU 762
The Social Contract (Book I) 765

IMMANUEL KANT 775
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics 779
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals 851
On a Supposed Right to Lie From Altruistic Motives 894

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT 898
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Chapter 6) 900

NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY 905

G.W.F. HEGEL 907
Phenomenology of Spirit (B, IV, A: “Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Relations of Master and Servant”)
920

Lectures on the History of Philosophy (“The Final Result”) 916

JOHN STUART MILL 920
Utilitarianism 923
SØREN KIERKEGAARD 962
Fear and Trembling (Problema I: “Teleological Suspension of the Ethical”) 966
Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Section II, Chapter 2, “Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth Is Subjectivity”) 974

KARL MARX 983
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 (“Alienated Labor”) 986
Manifesto of the Communist Party (Chapters 1 and 2) 995
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface) 1004
Notes on Bakunin’s Statehood and Anarchy (selections) 1005

CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE 1007
The Fixation of Belief 1009

WILLIAM JAMES 1019
Pragmatism (Lecture II: What Pragmatism Means) 1021

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 1033
The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1—3) 1037
The Gay Science (selections) 1043
Twilight of the Idols (selections) 1045
The Anti-Christ (First Book, 2—7, 62) 1057

TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY 1061

EDMUND HUSSERL 1065
Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Brittanica article) 1068

W.E.B. DU BOIS 1076
The Souls of Black Folks (Chapter 1) 1079

BERTRAND RUSSELL 1085
The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1 & 15) 1088

MARTIN HEIDEGGER 1096
Introduction to Metaphysics (Chapter 1: “The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics”) 1101

LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN 1127
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Preface Sections 1—3.1431,4, 4.06, 4.1, 5, 5.6, 6.4—7) 1131
Philosophical Investigations (Paragraphs 1—47, 65—71, 241, 257—258, 305, 309) 1139

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE 1156
Existentialism Is a Humanism 1160

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR 1174
The Second Sex (Introduction) 1177

WILLARD VAN ORMAN QUINE 1189
Two Dogmas of Empiricism 1192

JACQUES DERRIDA 1207
Of Grammatology (“The Written Being/The Being Written”) 1210

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