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For Introduction to Philosophy courses.
The Philosopher's Way, 2/e inspires students to think like a philosopher. Integrated readings, interspersed with commentary, guide students in their understanding of the topics, while critical thinking activities challenge students to go beyond their reading to explore the connections philosophy has on their everyday lives. Full-color visuals bring topics to life, and writing examples give students a foundation for their own philosophical exploration.
The Philosopher's Way: A Text with Readings, 2nd Edition
1) WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?
Thinking Philosophically About Life
2) WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHER’S WAY?
Socrates and the Examined Life
3) WHO ARE YOU?
Consciousness, Identity, and the Soul
4) ARE YOU FREE?
Freedom and Determinism
5) HOW CAN WE KNOW THE NATURE OF REALITY?
6) WHAT IS REAL? WHAT IS TRUE?
7) IS THERE A SPIRITUAL REALITY?
Exploring the Philosophy of Religion
8) ARE THERE MORAL TRUTHS?
Thinking About Ethics
9) WHAT ARE RIGHT ACTIONS?
Constructing an Ethical Theory
10) WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Creating a Just State
The Primary Source compact disc: Table of Contents
Anselm: Proslogion (Chapters 2-7)
Aquinas, Thomas: Summa Theologica (third article: Whether God Exists)
Aristophanes: The Clouds
Aristotle: Categories; De Anima (On the Soul); The Metaphysics (Books Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Zeta); Nicomachean Ethics (Book I: 1095A, 1095B, 1096A, 1143B); On Interpretation; Physics (Book II); Poetics; The Politics (Book I, Book IV); Posterior Analytics (Book I); Prior Analytics; Rhetoric (Book I, Chapters 1-9; Book II, Chapters 1-4 and 16-24; Book III, Chapter 1)
Augustine: The City of God (Books I-V, XIV-XXII); The Confessions (Books I-II)
Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations (Books 3 and 4)
Benedict, Ruth: Anthropology and the Abnormal
Bentham, Jeremy: An Introduction to the Principles of Morality and Legislation (Chapters 1, 2, 4, 10)
Berkeley, George: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous; A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.
Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy
Buddha: The Fire Sermon; From the Diamond Sutra (The Vagrakkhedika); The Heart Sutra; Verses from the Sanskrit Dharmapada
Confucius: The Analects (Books III, IV, VII, VIII, XII, XIV, XV)
D’Holbach, Baron; Paul Henri Thiry: The System of Nature (Volume I, Chapters 11 and 12)
Descartes, Renè: Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences Meditations on First Philosophy
Du Bois, W.E.B.: The Souls of Black Folk (Of Our Spiritual Strivings, Of the Dawn of Freedom, Of the Sons of Master and Man)
Epictetus: Discourses (excerpt); The Enchiridion
Epicurus: Letter to Menoeceus
Heraclitus: Fragments (Numbers 32, 39, 54, 56, 72)
Hick, John: Philosophy of Religion (Chapter 4: The Problem of Evil)
Hobbes, Thomas: Leviathan (Parts One and Two)
Hume, David: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion; An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selections); A Treatise of Human Nature
James, William: Does “Consciousness” Exist?; Mysticism; Pragmatism; The Will to Believe
Kant, Immanuel: Critique of Practical Reason (Book 1); Critique of Pure Reason (Transcendental Aesthetic, Transcendental Logic); Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (First and Second Sections); Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (Preamble and Second Part)
Kierkegaard, Soren: Concluding Unscientific Postscript; Philosophical Fragments (The Leap of Faith and the Limits of Reason); That Individual
Lao Tzu (Laozi): Tao Te Ching (Daodejing) (Poems 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 25, 34, 63, 77)
Leibniz, Gottfried: Monadology
Locke, John: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Book I, Chapters 1 and 2; Book II, Chapters 2 and 7; Book IV, Chapter 11); The Second Treatise of Government
Lucretius: On the Nature of the Universe (Books 2 and 3)
Marx, Karl: The Communist Manifesto
Mencius: Human Nature (Book II, Chapters V-VII)
Milindaphana: The Questions of King Milinda: The Simile of the Chariot
Mill, John Stuart: On Liberty; Utilitarianism (Chapters 1, 2 and excerpts from 4)
Paley, William: The Teleological Argument
Peirce, Charles S.: The Fixation of Belief: How to Make Our Ideas Clear
Plato: Apology; Charmides; Cratylus; Crito; Euthydemus; Euthyphro; Gorgias; Ion; Laches; The Laws (excerpts); Meno; Parmenides; Phaedo; Phaedrus (The Chariot Analogy); Philebus; Protagoras (excerpts); The Republic (The Myth of Gyges; What is Justice?; The Simile of the Cave); Sophist; Statesman; Symposium; Theaetetus (excerpts); Timaeus (excerpts)
Plotinus: The Enneads
Russell, Bertrand: The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1 and 15); Why I Am Not a Christian (The Existence of God; The First Cause Argument; The Argument from Design)
Singer, Peter: Animal Liberation
Smith, Adam: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Books I and II)
Spinoza, Baruch: The Ethics (Parts I and II)
Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Women