4th Edition

Philosophy: The Classics

By Nigel Warburton Copyright 2014
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two philosophical classics from Plato’s Republic to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. The fourth edition includes new material on:

    • Montaigne Essays
    • Thomas Paine Rights of Man
    • R.G. Collingwood The Principles of Art
    • Karl Popper The Open Society and Its Enemies
    • Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    With a glossary and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in philosophy.

    1. Plato The Republic  2. Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics  3. Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy  4. Niccolò Machiavlli The Prince  5. Montaigne The Essays  6. René Descartes Meditations  7. Thomas Hobbes  Leviathan  8. Baruch de Spinoza Ethics  9. John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  10. John Locke Second Treatise of Government  11. David Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  12. David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion  13. Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract  14. Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason  15. Immanuel Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals  16. Thomas Paine The Rights of Man  17. Arthur Schopenhauer The World as Will and Idea  18. G.F. Hegel Phenomenology of Spirit  19. John Stuart Mill On Liberty  20. John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism  21. Søren Kierkegaard Either/Or  22. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The German Ideology, Part One  23. Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil  24. Friedrich Nietzsche On the Genealogy of Morality  25. Bertrand Russell The Problems of Philosophy  26. Martin Heidegger Being and Time  27. A.J. Ayer Language, Truth and Logic  28. R. G. Collingwood The Principles of Art  29. Jean-Paul Sartre Being and Nothingness, Existentialism and Humanism  30. Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex  31. Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations  32. John Rawls A Theory of Justice  33. Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish


    Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer. He is the author of many books including Philosophy: The Basics (5th edition), Thinking from A to Z (3rd edition) and The Basics of Essay Writing. With David Edmonds, he makes the popular philosophy podcast Philosophy Bites.