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Great book and price February 14, 2011
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This best-selling, topically organized anthology provides a superb balance of historical selections and contemporary debates. This new edition features more readings than ever before—88 in total—and upholds the anthology’s traditional emphasis on complete selections and the finest translations available. The readings complement each other and organically explore the range of positions on key philosophical issues. Clear, concise introductions provide reading tips and background information to help students engage directly with the primary sources. The book’s renowned selection of readings covers topics such as the nature and value of philosophy; reason and religious belief; the grounds and limits of human knowledge; mind and its place in nature; determinism, free will and responsibility; and morality and its critics, with a new chapter on the meaning of life.
Table of Contents
|(1926-2004): In Memoriam|
|About Our Website|
|The Nature And Value Of Philosophy|
|The Value of Philosophy|
|Reason And Religious Belief|
|The Existence Of God|
|Anselm of Canterbury, The Ontological Argument, from Proslogion|
|Gaunilo of Marmoutiers, On Behalf of the Fool|
|The Ontological Argument|
|The Five Ways, from Summa Theologica|
|A Modern Formulation of the Cosmological Argument|
|The Cosmological Argument|
|The Argument from Design|
|Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, II-XI|
|The Problem Of Evil|
|Rebellion, from The Brothers Karamazov|
|Evil and Omnipotence|
|Must God Create the Best? Richard Swinburne, Why God Allows Evil, from Is there a God?|
|God and the Problem of Evil|
|Reason And Faith|
|The Ethics of Belief|
|The Will to Believe|
|Without Evidence or Argument|
|Miracles and Testimony, from Think|
|Human Knowledge: Its Grounds And Limits|
|A Brain in a Vat|
|Three Skeptical Arguments|
|The Problem of the Criterion|
|The Nature Of Knowledge|
|Plato, Knowledge as Justified True Belief, from Theaetetus|
|Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? James Cornman, Keith Lehrer, and George Pappas, An Analysis of Knowledge|
|Our Knowledge Of The External World|
|Appearance and Reality and the Existence of Matter|
|Meditations on First Philosophy|
|The Causal Theory of Perception, from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding|
|Of the Principles of Human Knowledge|
|Of the Existence of a Material World, from Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense|
|Proof of an External World|
|The Methods Of Science|
|An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, II, IV-VII|
|An Encounter with David Hume|
|Conjectures and Refutations|
|Believing Where We Cannot Prove, from Abusing Science|
|Mind And Its Place In Nature|
|The Mind-Body Problem|
|In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism|
|The Qualia Problem|
|The Mind is the Brain, from Introducing Persons|
|Functionalism and Eliminative Materialism, from Matter and Consciousness|
|Can Nonhumans Think?|
|Computing Machinery and Intelligence|
|Minds, Brains, and Programs|
|Robots and Minds, from Consciousness|
|Personal Identity And The Survival Of Death|
|The Prince and the Cobbler, from An Essay concerning Human Understanding|
|Of Mr Locke's Account of Identity, from Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man|
|The Self, from A Treatise of Human Nature|
|Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons|
|Where am I? from Brainstorms|
|A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality|
|Determinism, Free Will, And Responsibility|
|The Mysteries Of Free Will|
|Freedom of the Will|
|Libertarianism: The Case For Free Will And Its Incompatibility With Determinism|
|Human Freedom and the Self|
|Free Will: Ancient Dispute, New Themes|
|Hard Determinism: The Case For Determinism And Its Incompatibility With Any Important Sense Of Free Will|
|The Illusion of Free Will, from System of Nature|
|Why We Have No Free Will and Can Live Without It|
|Compatibilism: The Case For Determinism And Its Compatibility With The Most Important Sense Of Free Will Of Liberty and Necessity, from An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding|
|Freedom and Necessity, from Philosophical Essays|
|Freedom And Moral Responsibility|
|The Debate over Free Will|
|Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility|
|Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility|
|Morality And Its Critics|
|Challenges To Morality|
|Ethical Egoism, from Elements of Moral Philosophy|
|Plato, The Immoralist's Challenge, from Republic Book II|
|Master and Slave Morality, from Beyond Good and Evil|
|Proposed Standards Of Right Conduct Russ Shafer-Landau, Ethical Subjectivism|
|Judging Other Cultures: The Case of Genital Mutilation|
|Aristotle, Virtue and the Good Life, from Nicomachean Ethics|
|Leviathan, Part I, Chapters XIII-XV|
|Justice as Fairness, from A Theory of Justice|
|God and Objective Morality|
|The Good Will and The Categorical Imperative, from Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals|
|Utilitarianism, chapters 1 and 2|
|What Makes Right Acts Right? from The Right and the Good|
|What is Feminist Ethics? from An Invitation to Feminist Ethics|
|Ethical Problems Plato, Crito|
|Famine, Affluence, and Morality|
|The Survival Lottery|
|Active and Passive Euthanasia|
|Unsanctifying Human Life|
|A Defense of Abortion|
|An Argument That Abortion is Wrong|
|The Meaning Of Life|
|Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus|
|Brave New World|
|The Meaning of Life|
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