Philosophic Classics, Volume III : Modern Philosophy / Edition 3

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Since 1961, Philosophic Classics has provided a generation of students with an anthology of quality in the history of Western philosophy. Using complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this series allows the philosophers to speak directly to the reader. This series includes texts central to the thinker's philosophy, using the best available translations. Introductions to the readings are divided into three sections: Biographical - provides a glimpse into the life of the philosopher; Philosophical - presents a resume of the philosopher's thought; and Bibliographical - offers suggestions for further reading. In addition, drawings, photographs, and time lines help put the readings in context. In short, every effort has been made to help the reader understand the primary source materials.
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Editorial Reviews

The third edition of a undergraduate text which collects writings of important philosophical figures dating from the late 1500s to the late 1700s. Presented are excerpts from prominent works by Francis Bacon, Ren<'e> Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Gottfried Leibniz, George Berkeley, David Hume, Thomas Reid, and Immanuel Kant. Also included are brief biographical and contextual essays for each author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130213167
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/19/1999
  • Series: Philosophic Classics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 646
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Plato 3
Euthyphro 7
Apology 20
Crito 38
Phaedo (72c-82e; 112e-end) 47
Meno 60
Republic (Book III, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427c-448e; Book V, complete: 448e-480a; Books VI-VII, 502c-521b) 85
Parmenides (127-135) 147
Aristotle 154
Categories (Chapters 1-5) 157
Physics (Book II, complete) 162
Metaphysics (Book I, 1-4, 6, 9, Book XII, 6-9) 173
On the Soul (Book II, 1-3; Book III, 4-5) 189
Nichomachean Ethics (Books I-II; Book III, 1-5; Books VI-VII; Book X, 6-8) 195
Epicurus 270
Letter to Menoeceus 272
Principal Doctrines 276
Epictetus 279
Encheiridion (Manual) 280
Plotinus 293
Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6) 294
Augustine 305
Confessions (Book XI) 308
City of God (Book XII, 1-9; Book XIX, 11-17) 322
Boethius 341
The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, 6) 343
John Scotus Eriugena 347
The Division of Nature (Periphyseon) (Book I, 1-7, 14) 349
Anselm (and Gaunilo) 353
Proslogion (Chapters 2-4) 355
Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate 356
Moses Maimonides 362
The Guide for the Perplexed (Part II) 364
Thomas Aquinas 368
Summa Theologica (Part I, Questions 1-2) 372
The Principles of Nature 388
John Duns Scotus 402
A Treatise on God as First Principle (Chapter 3) 403
William of Ockham 409
Summa Logicae (Part I, 14-16) 411
Nicholas Cusanas 417
On Learned Ignorance (Chapters 1-4, 26) 418
Rene Descartes 427
Meditations on the First Philosophy 431
Thomas Hobbes 471
Leviathan (selections from Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, 17-18, 21) 474
Baruch Spinoza 513
Ethics (Sections 1-2) 515
John Locke 567
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (in part) 569
Gottfried Leibniz 633
Discourse on Metaphysics 636
Theodicy 663
The Monadology 670
George Berkeley 679
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous 682
David Hume 740
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 743
Immanuel Kant 821
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics 824
Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals 896
G. W. F. Hegel 943
Phenomenology of Spirit (B, IV, A) 946
Who Thinks Abstractly? 952
Reason in History (Chapters 1-3) 955
John Stuart Mill 986
Utilitarianism 989
On Liberty (Chapter 3) 1027
Soren Kierkegaard 1039
Fear and Trembling (Problema I) 1043
Concluding Unscientific Postscript (selections from Section I, Chapter 2; Section II, Chapter 2) 1051
Karl Marx 1070
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (in part) 1074
Manifesto of the Communist Party (with Friedrich Engels) (Chapters 1, 2, 4) 1093
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface) 1104
Friedrich Nietzsche 1105
The Birth of Tragedy (Chapters 1-3, 15, 25) 1109
On the Genealogy of Morality (first essay) 1119
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Part I, 1-3) 1136
Twilight of the Idols (in part) 1138
The Anti-Christ (First Book, 1-7, 62) 1143
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