Ten Great Works of Philosophy

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In its vast scope, this book presents the continuum of Western philosophy. Ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century America, it traces the history of our civilization through the seminal works of its most influential thinkers. Each philosopher in this volume made intellectual history; each created a revolution in ideas; each reaffirmed man’s view of himself as a sentient being capable of creating order out of the baffling contradictions of existence. And the most ...

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Overview

In its vast scope, this book presents the continuum of Western philosophy. Ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century America, it traces the history of our civilization through the seminal works of its most influential thinkers. Each philosopher in this volume made intellectual history; each created a revolution in ideas; each reaffirmed man’s view of himself as a sentient being capable of creating order out of the baffling contradictions of existence. And the most powerful reflections and speculations of each are represented here.

Plato: Apology, Crito and the Death of Socrates, from Phado

Aristotle: Poetics

St. Ansem: The ontological Proof of St. Ansem, from Proslogium

St. Thomas Aquinas: St. Thomas’ Proofs of God’s Existence, from the Summa Theologica

René Descartes: Meditations on the First Philosophy

David Hume: An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Immanuel Kant: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism

William James: The Will to Believe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451528308
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 598,631
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 4.24 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Remarks to the Reader Plato: Apology; Crito and the Dath of Socrates, from Phaedo
Aristotle: Politics
St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas: Proofs for the Existence of God: The Ontological Proof of St. Anselm, from Proslogium; St. Thomas' Proofs of God's Existence, from The Summa Theologica
Renée Descartes: Meditations on the First Philosophy
David Hume: An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Immanuel Kant: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism
William James: The Will to Believe

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