Philosophy Through the Ages

ISBN-10: 0534567002
ISBN-13: 9780534567002
Edition: 2000
Authors: Joan A. Price
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List price: $190.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Featuring accessible and straightforward prose, this chronological text with readings maintains philosophical rigor in its discussion of the seminal philosophers and ideas throughout history. To help foster an appreciation for the dynamic nature of the discipline, Pauses for Thought sections motivate the relevancy of philosophical ideas to everyday life. Sections on women are included for each of the philosophers and special "Connections" sections at the chapter conclusions provide transitions between major areas of thought.

Preface
The Pre-Socratics: Early Greek Philosophers
The Birth of Philosophy
Monastic Materialism
Thales
Water
The Sun and the Pyramids
Olive Presses
Anaximander
The Boundless
Evolution
Creation and Destruction
Anaximenes
A Mathematical Universe
Pythagoras
Rebirth
Rules of Purification
Three Classes of People
The Harmonic Mean
Number: The Key to Nature
Form
Theano of Crotona
The Pythagoreans
Aesara of Lucania
Explanations of Change
Heraclitus
The Ever-Living Fire
Flux
God
Parmenides
What Is Is, What Is Not Is Not
Zeno
Empedocles
Love and Strife
Anaxagoras
Seeds
Mind (Nous)
The Sun and the Moon
The Atomists
Atoms
Soul Atoms
Moral Philosophy
Socrates and the Sophists
The Sophists
Protagoras
Religion and Morals
The Gods
Gorgias
Thrasymachus
Socrates
Socrates' Life
Socrates' Inner Voice
The Oracle at Delphi
The Dialectic Method
Knowledge
Moral Philosophy
Socrates' Trial and Death
On Women
Plato
Plato's Mother, Perictione
On Women
Plato
Plato's Life
The Socratic Method
The Dialogues
The Forms
Creation
The Soul
Immortality of the Soul
Evil
Moral Philosophy
Theory of Knowledge
Allegory of the Cave
The Divided Line
Imaging Stage
Belief Stage
Thinking Stage
Intelligence (Reason and Intuition)
Knowing the Forms
Ladder of Love
Political Philosophy
The Ideal State
On Women
Aristotle
Aristotle's Life
Metaphysics
Form and Matter
The Four Causes
Potentiality and Actuality
The Unmoved Mover
The Soul
Moral Philosophy
Ends and Means
Happiness
The Golden Mean
Two Kinds of Reasoning
Two Kinds of Acts
Two Kinds of Wisdom
Political Philosophy
Types of States
On Women
Hellenistic Philosophy
Religion, Philosophy, and Science
Hellenistic Philosophy
The Cynics
Diogenes
The Epicureans
Epicurus
The Stoics
God and Nature
Natural Law and Fate
Human Nature
Ethics
Epictetus
Marcus Aurelius
Universal Brotherhood
The Skeptics
Sextus Empiricus
Mystery Cults
The Neoplatonists
Plotinus
Hypatia of Alexandria
The Medieval World
Religious Doctrines
Early Christianity and Philosophy
Saint Augustine
Augustine's Life
God
The Creation
Moral Philosophy
The Two Cities
Science
History
Church and State
On Women
The "Not-So-Dark-Ages"
Faith Versus Reason
John Scotus Erigena
Proving God's Existence
Anselm
Islamic Philosophy
Avicenna
Avicenna's Life
God
The Soul
Averroes
Averroes's Life
God
The Soul
True Knowledgec
Jewish Philosophy
Moses Maimonides
Maimonides' Life
Faith and Reason
God
High Point of the Middle Ages
Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas's Life
Faith and Reason
Five Ways to Prove God's Existence
Can We Know God?
Evil
Moral Philosophy
Divine Law
On Women
Modern Philosophy: The Reformation, Science, and Rationalism
The Renaissance
The Reformation
Martin Luther
Luther's Life
Luther's Reforms
Faith and Reason
The Reformation Spreads
The Rise of Science
The New Science
Thomas Hobbes
Hobbes's Life
Metaphysics
Human Nature
Social Contract
Influence on Philosophy
On Women
The Continental Rationalists
Rene Descartes
Descartes' Life
The Cartesian Method
Role of Mathematics
Rules of Method
Intuition and Deduction
Method of Doubt
I Think, Therefore I Am
Reversal of Doubt
Proofs of God's Existence
Mathematics and the Physical World
The Mind--Body Problem
Animals as Machines
Benedict de Spinoza
Spinoza's Life
God
The World
Freedom
Gottfried Leibniz
Leibniz's Life
Substance
Monads
Pre-Established Harmony
God and the Problem of Evil
British Empiricism: Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
John Locke
Locke's Life
The Human Mind
No Innate Ideas
Tabula Rasa
Simple and Complex Ideas
Primary and Secondary Qualities
Substance
Degrees of Knowledge
Moral Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Right to Property
Government
On Women
George Berkeley
Berkeley's Life
Berkeley's Idealism
To Be Is to Be Perceived
David Hume
Hume's Life
Hume's Purpose
Contents of the Mind
Association of Ideas
Relations of Ideas and Matters of Fact
Cause and Effect
The External World
The Self
Substance
God
Moral Philosophy
Sympathy
On Women
Immanuel Kant: Critical Philosophy
Immanuel Kant
Kant's Life
Kant's Revolution
The Powers of Human Reason
A Priori and a Posteriori Knowledge
Analytic and Synthetic Judgments
Synthetic a Priori
The Structure of the Mind
The Self
The Two Worlds
Transcendental Ideas
Moral Philosophy
Goodwill
Hypothetical Imperatives
Freedom
Immortality
God
Morality and Religion
On Women
Idealism and Materialism: Hegel and Marx
Idealism: G. W. F. Hegel
Hegel's Life
Reality
Logic
Absolute Spirit
Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Spirit
Subjective Spirit (Mind)
Objective Spirit (Mind)
The State
The Constitution
International Law
World History
Art, Religion, and Philosophy
Art
Religion
Philosophy
On Women
Materialism: Karl Marx
Marx's Response to Hegel
Karl Marx's Life
Dialectical Materialism
Production
Alienation
Communism
On Women
Utilitarianism: Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Mill, Taylor
Mary Wollstonecraft
Wollstonecraft's Life
Women In Cages
Education
Jeremy Bentham
Bentham's Life
The Principle of Utility
Sources of Pleasure and Pain
The Hedonistic Calculus
John Stuart Mill
Mill's Life
Mill's Utilitarianism
Kinds of Pleasures
Moral Philosophy
Mill's View of Education
Happiness
Duty
Liberty
Harriet Taylor (with John Stuart Mill)
On Women
Individualism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rand
Soren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard's Life
Existence
Truth as Subjectivity
Existence as Alienation
Stages on Life's Way
The Aesthetic Stage
The Ethical Stage
The Religious Stage
En Masse
On Women
The Unique Individual
Friedrich Nietzsche
Nietzsche's Life
Truth Above All
"God Is Dead"
Revaluation of Values
Master and Slave Morality
Will to Power
The Overman
Eternal Recurrence
On Women
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand's Life
Who Is John Galt?
Reason and Emotion
Objectivism
Pragmatism: Peirce, James, Dewey
Pragmaticism
Charles Sanders Peirce
Peirce's Life
Pragmatism and Meaning
Doubt, Belief, and Action
Fixing Belief
The Scientific Method
Metaphysics
William James
James's Life
The Pragmatic Method
Pragmatic Theory of Truth
Consciousness
Freedom
The Moral Life
Religion
Two Types of Personalities
Religious Conversion
Saintliness
Mysticism
Religious Experience
John Dewey
Dewey's Life
Instrumentalism
Human Nature
Impulse
Habits
Intelligence
Importance of Education
Theory of Value
Process Philosophy: Bergson and Whitehead
Henri Bergson
Bergson's Life
Intellect Versus Intuition
Evolution
Time and Duration
The Elan Vital
Morality and Religion
Closed Morality
Open Morality
Static and Dynamic Religion
Alfred North Whitehead
Whitehead's Life
The Function of Philosophy
Mathematical Pattern
Simple Location
Actual Entities and Actual Occasions
Prehensions
Eternal Objects
God
Analytic Philosophy: Russell, Logical Positivists, and Wittgenstein
Bertrand Russell
Russell's Life
Logical Atomism
Moral Philosophy
Education
Religion
On Women
Logical Positivism
The Principle of Verification
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein's Life
The Tractatus
Picturing
Philosophy
The Mystic
The New Wittgenstein
Language Games
The Fly in the Fly-Bottle
The Use of Philosophy
Phenomenology: Husserl and Heidegger
Edmund Husserl
Husserl's Life
The Crisis of Western Man
The Phenomenological Method
The Phenomenological Ego
The Life-World
Martin Heidegger
Heidegger's Life
The Human Being (Dasein)
Existence
Being-in-the-World
Concern
Ready-to-Hand
The "Who" of Dasein
Modes of Disclosure
Attunement (Moods)
Understanding
Discourse (Speech)
Death
Existentialism: Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus
Jean-Paul Sartre
Sartre's Life
Sartre's Existentialism
Nausea
The Absurd
Abandonment
Existence Precedes Essence
Being-in-Itself and Being-for-Itself
Responsibility
Condemned to Be Free
Cowards and Heroes
Bad Faith
Simone de Beauvoir
De Beauvoir's Life
Woman as Other
Biology of Women
Woman as Being-for-Itself
Women's Oppression
Myths About Women
Woman's Life Today
Albert Camus
Camus' Life
The Absurd
Revolt
The Myth of Sisyphus
Glossary
Index

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