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Philosophic Classics, Volume V
20th-Century Philosophy

ISBN 9780130485632
Published July 23, 2002 by Routledge
438 Pages

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Book Description

For courses in 20th-century Philosophy, recent Continental Philosophy, Anglo-American Philosophy; as part of courses in Contemporary Philosophy; or courses on Epistemology or Metaphysics that take a historical approach.

This anthology in 20th-century philosophical classics includes recent European and American philosophers, and contains texts that are presently seen as classics or as emerging classics. It features complete works or complete sections of works. Includes introductions to each philosopher, an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Map of Twentieth-Century Philosophy by Hans Bynagle.

Edmund Husserl.

Phenomenology (from Encyclopaedia Brittanica). The Crisis of European Science and Transcendental Phenomenology (Part III, A, §33 and §34).


John Dewey.

The Quest for Certainty (Chapter 10).


W.E.B. Du Bois.

The Souls of Black Folks (Chapter 1).


Bertrand Russell.

The Problems of Philosophy (Chapters 1, 5, and 15). Logical Atomism.


G.E. Moore.

The Refutation of Idealism.


Martin Heidegger.

An Introduction to Metaphysics (Chapter 1). Building Dwelling Thinking.


Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (in part). Philosophical Investigations (À1-47, 65-71, 241, 257-258, 305, and 309).


A.J. Ayer.

Language, Truth and Logic, (Preface and Chapter 1).


Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Truth and Method (Selections from Part II).


Jean-Paul Sartre.

Being and Nothingness (Chapter 2). Existentialism Is a Humanism.


Simone De Beauvoir.

The Second Sex (Introduction).


Willard Van Orman Quine.

Two Dogmas of Empiricism.


Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Phenomenology of Perception (Preface).


J.L. Austin.

How to Do Things with Words (Lectures 1 and 2).


Donald Davidson.

The Method of Truth in Metaphysics.


John Rawls.

A Theory of Justice (Chapter 1, Sections 1-4).


Michel Foucault.

What Is an Author? Truth and Power.


Jacques Derrida.

Signature, Event, Context.


Richard Rorty.

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Selections from Chapter 4).


The Conversation Continues: Emerging Classics Since 1980.

Luce Irigaray, The Sex Which Is Not One (Selections), Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue (Chapter 15), Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Lecture XI, Parts II and III), Charles Taylor, Overcoming Epistemology.

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Forrest E. Baird is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington.