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Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

6th Edition

By Forrest Baird

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1,232 pages

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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")  

About the Author

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.

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