Classics of Western Philosophy

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-30
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The seventh edition of Steven Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy features several major additions, including selections from Plotinus' Enneads, Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation, Husserl's Paris Lectures, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and a new selection from Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Selections from Aristotle's Metaphysics and On the Soul have been expanded, while Aristotle's Physics and Nicomachean Ethics, Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Mill's On Liberty, and Russell's The Problem of Philosophy have been further abridged. In all, the new edition presents complete texts or substantial selections from fifty-six philosophical masterpieces, in pre-eminent and thoughtfully annotated translations and editions, with introductions by a team of distinguished scholars including Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Richard Bett, Steven Cahn, Charles Guignon, Kathleen Higgins, Patricia Kitcher, Philip W. Kitcher, William Mann, Derek Pereboom, Ruth Anna Putnam, Israel Scheffler, David Shatz, George Sher, David Sherman, Jonathan Vogel, Meredith Williams, and Michael Williams.

Table of Contents

Menop. 3
Euthyphrop. 20
Apologyp. 29
Critop. 42
Phaedop. 49
Symposiump. 82
Republic (selections)p. 113
Categories (chapters 1-5)p. 180
On interpretation (selections)p. 184
Posterior analytics (selections)p. 190
Physics (selections)p. 197
On the soul (selections)p. 214
Metaphysics (selections)p. 228
Nicomachean ethics (selections)p. 260
Letter to Menoeceusp. 315
The principal doctrinesp. 318
Encheiridionp. 323
Outlines of Pyrrhonism (selections)p. 337
On free choice of the will (selections)p. 357
Confessions (book XI)p. 373
Enneads (selections)p. 388
Consolation of philosophy (selections)p. 402
Proslogionp. 413
Gaunilo's reply on behalf of the foolp. 425
Anselm's reply to Gaunilop. 428
The guide of the perplexed (selections)p. 436
Surama theologiae (selections)p. 442
The wars of the Lord (selections)p. 464
Summa logicae (selections)p. 475
Meditations on first philosophyp. 484
Leviathan (selections)p. 519
Ethics (parts I, II)p. 551
Discourse on metaphysicsp. 598
Monadologyp. 619
An essay concerning human understanding (selections)p. 629
A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge (introduction, sections 1-33)p. 700
Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonousp. 715
An enquiry concerning human understandingp. 763
A treatise of human nature (selections)p. 829
Dialogues concerning natural religionp. 856
Critique of pure reason (selections)p. 905
Grounding for the metaphysics of moralsp. 981
Phenomenology of spirit (selections)p. 1023
The world as will and representation (selections)p. 1040
Concluding unscientific postscript (selections)p. 1050
Utilitarianismp. 1058
On liberty (selections)p. 1091
Twilight of the idols (selections)p. 1100
The fixation of beliefp. 1117
How to make our ideas clearp. 1126
What pragmatism meansp. 1139
The will to believep. 1149
The problems of philosophy (chapters I-V)p. 1163
Paris lectures (selections)p. 1183
The humanism of existentialismp. 1192
Philosophical investigations (selections)p. 1207
Sense and sensibilia (chapters I-III, V)p. 1224
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