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Designed for an introductory course in philosophy that uses primary texts,Fifty Readings Plusby Donald C. Abel is an expanded version of his best-selling topical anthologyFifty Readings in Philosophy. It retains all the pedagogical aids of that book and has a wide variety of additional features such as study and discussion question that help students get the most from the readings and from their introduction to philosophy.
Table of Contents
* indicates new in the Fifth Edition. Preface Ch.1: What is Philosophy? 1. Plato: Euthyphro (complete) Translated by G. M. A. Grube, revised by John M. Cooper 2. Bertrand Russell: The Value of Philosophy (complete) Ch. 2: Philosophy of Religion A: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD 3. Anselm: Proslogion and Exchange with Gaunilo (selection) Translated by Thomas Williams 4. Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on God (selection) Translated by William P. Baumgarth and Richard J. Regan 5. William Paley: Natural Theology (selection) 6. David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection) 7. Richard Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker (selection) B.THE PROBLEM OF EVIL 8. *Augustine: On Free Choice of the Will (selection)Translated by Thomas Williams 9. J. L. Mackie: Evil and Omnipotence (complete) 10. John Hick: The Problem of Evil (selection) C. FAITH AND REASON 11. Blaise Pascal: Pens�es (selection)Translated by A. J. Krailsheimer 12. William James: The Will to Believe (selection) Ch. 3 Theories of Knowledge 13. Plato: Republic (selection) Translated by G. M. A. Grube, revised by C. D. C. Reeve 14. Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated by John Cottingham 15. John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection) 16. George Berkeley: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (selection) 17. David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection) 18. Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selection) Translated by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood 19. *Alison M. Jaggar: Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology (selection) Ch. 4 Philosophy of Mind A. THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM 20. Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated by John Cottingham 21. D. M. Armstrong: The Nature of Mind (complete) B. CONSCIOUSNESS 22. Thomas Nagel: What Is It Like to Be a Bat? (complete) 23. *David Chalmers: Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness (selection) C. PERSONAL IDENTITY 24. Pali Canon: The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha (selection) Translated by Nyanamoli Thera 25. David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (selection) 26. Daniel C. Dennett: The Origins of Selves (complete) Ch. 5 Free Will and Determinism A. HARD DETERMINISM 27. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d�Holbach: Of the System of Man�s Free Agency (selection) Translated by H. D. Robinson 28. John Hospers: The Range of Human Freedom (selection) B. LIBERTARIANISM 29. William James: The Dilemma of Determinism (selection) 30. Richard Taylor: Freedom and Determinism (selection) C. SOFT DETERMINISM 31. W. T. Stace: The Problem of Morals (selection) 32. Nancy Holmstrom: Firming Up Soft Determinism (complete) Ch. 6 Ethics A. CLASSICAL ETHICAL THEORIES 33. Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (selection) Translated by Christopher Rowe 34. Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on Law (selection) Translated by Richard J. Regan 35. Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection) Translated by Mary Gregor 36. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism (selection) B. CRITIQUES OF CLASSICAL THEORIES 37. *Soren Kierkegaard: Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (complete) Translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong 38. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil (selection) Translated by Judith Norman 39. Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism Is a Humanism (selection) Translated by Philip Mairet 40. James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism (selection) Revised by Stuart Rachels 41. Rita C.