Fifty Readings in Philosophy

Paperback | June 17, 2011

byDonald Abel

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Fifty Readings in Philosophy is a flexible and affordable collection of classic and contemporary primary sources in philosophy. The readings cover all the main topics of Western philosophy, each one carefully edited to be long enough to present a self-contained argument but not so lengthy that students lose track of the main point. Introductions and explanatory notes make the readings accessible to students. All these features have made this book a proven pedagogical success and a best-selling reader in introductory philosophy.

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Fifty Readings in Philosophy is a flexible and affordable collection of classic and contemporary primary sources in philosophy. The readings cover all the main topics of Western philosophy, each one carefully edited to be long enough to present a self-contained argument but not so lengthy that students lose track of the main point. Int...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.4 × 0.8 inPublished:June 17, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. What Is Philosophy?

*1.Plato Apology (complete) Translated by R. E. Allen

2.Bertrand Russell The Value of Philosophy (complete)

2. Philosophy of Religion

A. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

3.Anselm Proslogion and Exchange with Gaunilo (selection)Translated by Thomas Williams

4. Thomas Aquinas Treatise on God (selection)Translated by William P. Baumgarth and Richard J. Regan

5. David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection)

6.William Paley Natural Theology (selection)

7.Richard Dawkins The Blind Watchmaker (selection)

B. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

8.Augustine On Free Choice of the Will Translated by Thomas Williams

9.J. L. Mackie Evil and Omnipotence (complete)

*10. John Hick An Irenaean Theodicy (selection)

C. FAITH AND REASON

11.Plato Euthyphro (complete) Translated by G. M. A. Grube, revised by John M. Cooper

12.Blaise Pascal Pensées (selection)Translated by A. J. Krailsheimer

3. Theories of Knowledge

?13.Plato Republic (selection) Translated by C. D. C. Reeve

14.René Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated by John Cottingham

15.John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection)

16.David Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)

17.Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason (selection) Translated by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood

18.Alison M. Jaggar Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology (selection)

4. Philosophy of Mind

A. THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM

19.René Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated by John Cottingham

*20. Peter Carruthers The Case for Physicalism (complete)

21.Thomas Nagel What Is It Like to Be a Bat? (complete)

B. PERSONAL IDENTITY

*22.John Locke Of Identity and Diversity (selection)

*23. Marya Schechtman Personal Identity and the Past (selection)

*24. James Giles The No-Self Theory: Hume, Buddhism, and Personal Identity (selection)

25.Daniel C. Dennett The Origins of Selves (complete)

5. Free Will and Determinism

?26. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach The System of Human Freedom (selection) Translated by Donald C. Abel

27.William James The Dilemma of Determinism (selection)

28.W. T. Stace The Problem of Morals (selection)

29.Richard Taylor Freedom and Determinism (selection)

30.Nancy Holmstrom Firming Up Soft Determinism (complete)

*31. Galen Strawson The Impossibility of Ultimate Moral Responsibility (selection)

6. Ethics

A. CLASSICAL ETHICAL THEORIES

32.Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics (selection)Translated by Christopher Rowe

33.Thomas Aquinas Treatise on Law (selection) Translated by Richard J. Regan

34.Immanuel Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection) Translated by Mary Gregor

35.John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism (selection)

B. CRITIQUES OF CLASSICAL THEORIES

36.Søren Kierkegaard Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (complete) Translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong

37.Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil (selection) Translated by Judith Norman

?38. Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism (selection) Translated by Philip Mairet

39.James Rachels and Stuart Rachels The Challenge of Cultural Relativism (selection)

40.Rita C. Manning Just Caring (selection)

7. Political and Social Philosophy

A. CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORIES

41. Plato Crito (complete) Translated by G. M. A. Grube, revised by John M. Cooper

42. Thomas Hobbes Leviathan (selection)

43. John Locke The Second Treatise of Government (selection)

44.Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection)

45.Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Manifesto of the Communist Party (selection) Translated by Samuel Moore

46.John Stuart Mill On Liberty (selection)

B. CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

47.Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail (selection)

48.John Rawls A Theory of Justice (selection)

49.Joseph Raz Multiculturalism (complete)

*50. Anne Phillips Multiculturalism without Culture (selection)

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Index

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* new reading for this edition
? new translation for this edition