Philosophy : History and Problems

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2007-08-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text brings together Stumpf's and Fieser'sSocrates to Sartre and Beyondwith an updated anthology of readings in one volume. It offers an accessible historical survey of philosophical ideas and a wealth of primary source readings at an excellent value. The text is a comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy, which communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. The topically organized reader features a chronological organization within the topics and a wide selection of readings. Primarily a selection of Western philosophy, the fifth edition also includes classic Eastern philosophy texts.

Table of Contents

The History of Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Socrates Predecessors
The Sophists and Socrates
Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy
Classical Philosophy After Aristotle
Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages
Aquinas and his Late Medieval Successors
Early Modern Philosophy
Philosophy During the Renaissance
Rationalism on the Continent
Empiricism in Britain
Enlightenment in Philosophy
Late Modern and 19th Century Philosophy
German Idealism
Utilitarianism and Positivism
Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche
20th Century And Contemporary Philosophy
Pragmatism and Process Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Phenomenology and Existentialism
Recent Philosophy
Philosophical Problems
The Meaning of Life Plato (427-347BCE)
Apology: "A Life Worth Living"
The Chuang-Tzu: "Living in Accord with the Tao"
My Confession: "The Inevitability of the Question, 'What is the Aim of Life?'"
Existentialism and Humanism: "The Human Condition"
Philosophy of Mind Plato(427-347)
Phaedo: "Do Minds Survive after Death?"
"The Self-God" Questions of King Miliinda(c. 100 CE)
"The Self in Flux" Lucretius (c. 94-55 BCE)
On The Nature of Things: "The Mind as Body" Rene Descartes (1569-1650)
Meditations and the Passions of the Soul: "The Distinction between Mind and Body"
The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy: "Blurring the Distinction Between Mind and Body"
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous: "Consciousness, not Matter, the True Reality"
Treatise of Human Nature: "The Mind as a Bundle of Perceptions"
The Concept of Mind: "Descartes' Myth"
"What is it Like to be a Bat?"
Minds, Brains, and Science: "The Mind-Body Problem"
Philosophy of Religion Anselm (1033-1109)
Proslogium: "The Ontological Argument"
Summa Theologica: "Five Ways of Proving God's Existence"
Thoughts: "Waging on Belief in God"
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: "The Irrationality of Believing in Miracles"
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion: "Against the Design and Cosmological Arguments"
Natural Theology: "The Design Argument from Analogy Defended,"
Evil And Omnipotence: "The Logical Problem of Evil"
"The Probability Argument for the Existence of God and Alien Pyramid Builders"
Epistemology Plato (427-347)
The Republic: "The Ascent to True Knowledge: The Divided Line and Cave" Sextus Empiricus (c. 200 CE)
Outlines of Pyrrhonism: "The Goals and Methods of Skepticism"
Meditations: "Certainty and the Limits of Doubt"
Essay Concerning Human Understanding: "The Origin of All Our Ideas in Experience"
Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Sections 4 and 5: "Empiricism and the Limits of Knowledge"
Critique of Pure Reason: "How Knowledge is Possible"
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thin
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