Fifty Readings Plus: An Introduction to Philosophy: An Introduction to Philosophy

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byDonald Abel

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Designed for an introductory course in philosophy that uses primary texts, Fifty Readings Plus by Donald C. Abel is an expanded version of his best-selling topical anthology Fifty Readings in Philosophy. It retains all the pedagogical aids of that book and has a wide variety of additional features such as study and discussion question that help students get the most from the readings and from their introduction to philosophy.

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Designed for an introductory course in philosophy that uses primary texts, Fifty Readings Plus by Donald C. Abel is an expanded version of his best-selling topical anthology Fifty Readings in Philosophy. It retains all the pedagogical aids of that book and has a wide variety of additional features such as study and discussion question ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.1 × 6.4 × 1 inPublished:January 21, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* indicates new in the Fifth Edition.

Preface

Ch.1: What is Philosophy?

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

2. Bertrand Russell: The Value of Philosophy (complete)

Ch. 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. William Paley: Natural Theology (selection)

6. David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection)

7. Richard Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker (selection)

B.THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

8. *Augustine: On Free Choice of the Will (selection)Translated by Thomas Williams

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

10. John Hick: The Problem of Evil (selection)

C. FAITH AND REASON

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

12.William James: The Will to Believe (selection)

Ch. 3 Theories of Knowledge

13.Plato: Republic (selection) Translated by G. M. A. Grube, revised by C. D. C. Reeve

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

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

16.George Berkeley: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (selection)

17.David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)

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

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

Ch. 4 Philosophy of Mind

A. THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM

20.Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated by John Cottingham

21.D. M. Armstrong: The Nature of Mind (complete)

B. CONSCIOUSNESS

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

23.*David Chalmers: Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness (selection)

C. PERSONAL IDENTITY

24.Pali Canon: The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha (selection)Translated by Nyanamoli Thera

25.David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (selection)

26.Daniel C. Dennett: The Origins of Selves (complete)

Ch. 5Free Will and Determinism

A.HARD DETERMINISM

27.Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach: Of the System of Man's Free Agency (selection) Translated by H. D. Robinson

28.John Hospers: The Range of Human Freedom (selection)

B. LIBERTARIANISM

29.William James: The Dilemma of Determinism (selection)

30.Richard Taylor: Freedom and Determinism (selection)

C. SOFT DETERMINISM

31.W. T. Stace: The Problem of Morals (selection)

32.Nancy Holmstrom: Firming Up Soft Determinism (complete)

Ch. 6 Ethics

A. CLASSICAL ETHICAL THEORIES

33.Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (selection)Translated by Christopher Rowe

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

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

36.John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism (selection)

B. CRITIQUES OF CLASSICAL THEORIES

37.*Soren Kierkegaard: Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (complete)Translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong

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

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

40.James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism (selection)Revised by Stuart Rachels

41.Rita C. Manning: Just Caring (selection)

Ch. 7 Political and Social Philosophy

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

43.Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan (selection)

44.John Locke: The Second Treatise of Government (selection)

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

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

47.John Stuart Mill: On Liberty (selection)

48.Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail (complete)

49.John Rawls: A Theory of Justice (selection)

50.*Joseph Raz: Multiculturalism (complete)

Appendix: Logic and Argumentation
Glossary
Sources and Credits
Index of Authors and Titles