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Since Socrates: A Concise Source Book of Classic Readings / Edition 1

Since Socrates: A Concise Source Book of Classic Readings / Edition 1

by Robert C. Solomon
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  • Overview

    Containing mostly selected excerpts rather than whole texts, this concise volume presents readings intended to provide a basis for discussion in introductory philosophy classes. Included are many of the classics of Western philosophy—from Aristotle to Foucault—along with a few Eastern texts. Each selection is preceded by a brief introduction by Solomon (U. of Texas, Austin) and Martin (U. of Missouri, Kansas City). Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 2900534633287
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Publication date: 05/21/2004
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 672
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Robert C. Solomon (1942-2007) was internationally renowned as a teacher and lecturer in philosophy. He was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and over the course of his career taught at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Auckland, and the University of California, in addition to the University of Texas. He authored more than 40 books, including Introducing Philosophy, A Short History of Philosophy (with Kathleen Higgins), The Passions, In the Spirit of Hegel, About Love, Above the Bottom Line, Fourth Edition (with Clancy Martin), Ethics and Excellence, The Joy of Philosophy, and True to Our Feelings, and he was co-editor of Twenty Questions, Fifth Edition (with Lee Bowie and Meredith Michaels), and Since Socrates (with Clancy Martin).

    Clancy Martin has published textbooks and articles on business ethics, normative ethics, and 19th century European philosophy. In 2003 he co-authored, also with Robert Solomon, the third edition of ABOVE THE BOTTOM LINE. He is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and has taught at Southwestern University, St. Edward's University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction. Timeline. PROLOGUE: BEFORE SOCRATES. The Vedas, Brahman, and Buddhism. Rg Veda. Bhagavad Gita. Teachings of the Buddha. Confucianism. Confucius/The Analects. Taoism. Lao-Tze/Tao Te Ching. Chuang Tze/Selections. The Pre-Socratics. Thales/Selections. Pythagoras/Selections. Heraclitus/Selections. Parmenides/The Way of Truth. 1. SOCRATES AND PLATO. Apology. Euthyphro. Crito. Meno. Phaedo. Symposium. Phaedrus. Republic. 2. ARISTOTLE. Nicomachean Ethics. Categories. Metaphysics. Physics. 3. SEXTUS EMPIRICUS. From Outlines of Pyrrhonism. 4. ST. AUGUSTINE. The Problem of Evil (City of God, XI, XIV). 5. ST. ANSELM. The Ontological Proof of God. 6. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. The Five Ways. 7. THOMAS HOBBES. Leviathan (13-15). 8. RENE DESCARTES. Meditations. 9. JOHN LOCKE. Essay on Human Understanding. From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. On Personal Identity. From The Second Treatise on Government. 10. GOTTFRIED WILHELM VON LEIBNIZ. Monadology. 11. BISHOP GEORGE BERKELEY. Of the Principles of Human Knowledge. 12. DAVID HUME. Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. There Is No Self. Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (continued). Treatise of Human Nature. From Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. 13. IMMANUEL KANT. Critique of Pure Reason. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. 14. G.W.F. HEGEL. The Phenomenology of Spirit. 15. SOREN KIERKEGAARD. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments. 16. JOHN STUART MILL. Utilitarianism. On Liberty. 17. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE. Gay Science. Beyond Good and Evil. The Genealogy of Morality. Twilight of the Idols. On Truth. On the Will to Power. On Eternal Recurrence. 18. WILLIAM JAMES. The Will to Believe. 19. BERTRAND RUSSELL. The Problems of Philosophy. 20. LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN. Philosophical Investigations. 21. JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. Existentialism Is a Humanism. Being and Nothingness. 22. SIMONE DE BEAUVIOR. The Ethics of Ambiguity. 23. MICHEL FOUCAULT. Truth and Power.

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