Philosophy for the 21st Century A Comprehensive Reader

ISBN-10: 0195147928

ISBN-13: 9780195147926

Edition: 2002

Authors: Steven M. Cahn

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Philosophy for the 21st Century, an introductory anthology, is an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary readings. It covers all major fields, including not only metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion, but also philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy, and philosophy of art. This volume is unique in drawing on the judgments of a new generation of scholars, each of whom has chosen the articles and provided the introduction for one section of the book. These associate editors--Delia Graff, Robin Jeshion, L. A. Paul, Jesse J. Prinz, Stuart Rachels, Gabriela Sakamoto, David Sosa, and Cynthia A. Stark--are at the forefront of 21st-century philosophy. Their selections include the work of such leading contemporary thinkers as Nancy Cartwright, Saul A. Kripke, David Lewis, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, and Sydney Shoemaker, along with classic works from 2500 years of philosophy. The book has been structured to maximize continuity, and an introductory essay by Simon Blackburn explains the tools of symbolic logic. This groundbreaking volume sets a new standard for introducing students to the importance and fascination of philosophical inquiry.
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.454
Language: English

About the Editors
What Is Philosophy?
The Elements of Logic
Philosophy of Religion
The Ontological Argument
In Behalf of the Fool
Critique of the Ontological Argument
Is Existence a Predicate?
Why the Ontological Argument Fails
Five Ways to Prove the Existence of God
The Cosmological Argument
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Why God Allows Evil
The Moriarty Hypothesis
The Will to Believe
William James and the Will to Believe
The Hiddenness of God
Meditations on First Philosophy
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
Proof of an External World
On Certainty
The Problem of the Criterion
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge
Knowledge and Scepticism
The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence Versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge
Elusive Knowledge
Epistemology Naturalized
What Is "Naturalized Epistemology"?
Philosophy of Science
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
The Traditional Problem of Induction
The Inference to the Best Explanation
The Experimental Method
Aspects of Scientific Explanation
The Truth Doesn't Explain Much
The New Riddle of Induction
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Realism and the Theory-Dependence of Experimental Design
On the Relations of Universals and Particulars
The Doctrine of Arbitrary Undetached Parts
Many, but Almost One
Of Identity and Diversity
Personal Identity and Memory
Personal Identity
Of Motion
Achilles and the Tortoise
Of the Idea of Necessary Connection
The Sea-Battle Tomorrow
The Problem of Future Contingencies
Freedom and Necessity
Human Freedom and the Self
Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism
Philosophy of Mind
Meditations on First Philosophy
The Causes of Behavior
Sensations and Brain Processes
The Mind-Body Problem
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Can Computers Think?
The "Causal Power"of Machines
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