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Philosophic Classics, Volume III
Modern Philosophy

ISBN 9780205783892
Published February 22, 2010 by Routledge
672 Pages

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Book Description

 Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Modern Philosophy, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

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.  

Table of Contents

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms Concerning the Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man (selections).

René Descartes

Meditations on the First PhilosophyCorrespondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)

Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan (Part I Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15, Part II, Chapters, 17-18, 21)

Blaise Pascal

Penseés (selections).

Baruch Spinoza

Ethics (First Part and Second Part).

Nicolas Malebranche
    The Search after Truth (Book IV, Part II, Chapter 3)

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government (Second Essay) (in part)

Gottfried Leibniz

Discourse on MetaphysicsTheodicy (Leibniz' abridgement)The Monadology

George Berkeley

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

William Paley

Natural Theology (Chapters 1-3)

David Hume

An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingDialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

Thomas Reid

Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (Essay I, Chapter 14 and part of 15)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Social Contract (Book I)

Immanuel Kant

Critique of Pure Reason (in part)Prolegomena to Any Future MetaphysicsFoundation for the Metaphysics of MoralsOn a Supposed Right to Lie

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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. In his time at Whitworth, Dr. Baird has been selected by five graduating classes as the "Most Influential Professor" and has also been voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Baird has studied the problem of evil while a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and more recently has been studying Chinese philosophy. 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.