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Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida





ISBN 9780205783861
Published January 3, 2010 by Routledge
1232 Pages

 
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Book Description

First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

Table of Contents

PREFACE  


ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY  

    SOCRATES AND PLATO  
        Euthyphro  
        Apology  
        Crito  
        Phaedo
        Republic

    ARISTOTLE  
        Physics
        Metaphysics
        On the Soul
        Nicomachean Ethics

HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY  

    EPICURUS  
        Letter to Menoeceus  
        Principal Doctrines  

    EPICTETUS  
        Handbook (Enchiridion)  

    PYRRHO AND SEXTUS EMPIRICUS  
        Outlines of Pyrrhonism

    PLOTINUS  
        Enneads

CHRISTIANITY AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY  

    AUGUSTINE   272
        Confessions
        City of God

    BOETHIUS  
        The Consolation of Philosophy

    ANSELM (AND GUANILO)  
        Proslogion
        Gaunilo and Anselm: Debate (selections)  

    HILDEGARD OF BINGEN  
        Scivias

    MOSES MAIMONIDES  
        The Guide for the Perplexed

    THOMAS AQUINAS  
        Summa Theologica (selections)  

    WILLIAM OF OCKHAM  
        Summa Logicae

    GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA  
        Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part) 

MODERN PHILOSOPHY  

    RENÉ DESCARTES  
        Meditations on the First Philosophy  
        Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)  

    THOMAS HOBBES  
        Leviathan

    BLAISE PASCAL  
        Pensées (selections)  

    BARUCH SPINOZA  
        Ethics

    JOHN LOCKE  
        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)  

    GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ  
        Discourse on Metaphysics  
        The Monadology  

    GEORGE BERKELEY  
        Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous  

    DAVID HUME  
        An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  

    JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU  
        The Social Contract (Book I)  

    IMMANUEL KANT  
        Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics  
        Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals  
        On a Supposed Right to Lie From Altruistic Motives  

    MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT  
        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY  

    G.W.F. HEGEL  
        Phenomenology of Spirit

        Lectures on the History of Philosophy

    JOHN STUART MILL  
        Utilitarianism  

    SØREN KIERKEGAARD  
        Fear and Trembling
        Concluding Unscientific Postscript

    KARL MARX  
        Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
        Manifesto of the Communist Party
        A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
        Notes on Bakunin’s Statehood and Anarchy

    CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE  
        The Fixation of Belief  

    WILLIAM JAMES  
        Pragmatism (Lecture II: What Pragmatism Means)  

    FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE  
        The Birth of Tragedy
        The Gay Science
        Twilight of the Idols
        The Anti-Christ

TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY  

    EDMUND HUSSERL  
        Phenomenology

    W.E.B. DU BOIS  
        The Souls of Black Folks

    BERTRAND RUSSELL  
        The Problems of Philosophy

    MARTIN HEIDEGGER  
        Introduction to Metaphysics

    LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN  
        Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
        Philosophical Investigations

    JEAN-PAUL SARTRE  
        Existentialism Is a Humanism  

    SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR  
        The Second Sex (Introduction)  

    WILLARD VAN ORMAN QUINE  
        Two Dogmas of Empiricism  

    JACQUES DERRIDA  
        Of Grammatology ("The Written Being/The Being Written")  

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Biography

Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.