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Author Biography

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 for Prentice Hall. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) the HarperCollins textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Francis Baconp. 1
Novum Organum (selections)p. 3
RenÚ Descartesp. 9
Meditations on the First Philosophyp. 13
Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth (selections)p. 53
Thomas Hobbesp. 57
Leviathan (Part I, Chapters 1-3, 6, 9, 12-15; Part II, Chapters 17-18, 21)p. 60
Blaise Pascalp. 97
PenseÚs (selections)p. 100
Baruch Spinozap. 109
Ethics (Parts I & II)p. 111
Nicolas Malebranchep. 163
The Search after Truth (Book IV, Part II, Chapter 3)p. 166
John Lockep. 173
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (abridged)p. 176
An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government (Second Essay) (in part)p. 243
Gottfried Leibnizp. 249
Discourse on Metaphysicsp. 252
Theodicy (Leibniz's abridgement)p. 280
The Monadologyp. 287
George Berkeleyp. 297
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledgep. 299
William Paleyp. 351
Natural Theology (Chapters 1-3)p. 353
David Humep. 359
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understandingp. 362
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religionp. 440
Thomas Reidp. 495
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (Essay I, Chapter 14, and part of Chapter 15)p. 498
Jean-Jacques Rousseaup. 507
The Social Contract (Book One)p. 510
Immauel Kantp. 519
Critique of Pure Reason (in part)p. 523
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysicsp. 540
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Moralsp. 612
On a Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motivesp. 655
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