Modern Philosophy An Anthology of Primary Sources

ISBN-10: 0872204405
ISBN-13: 9780872204409
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 780
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

This new anthology offers the key works of seven major philosophers along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period chosen to enhance the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural science of the time. A brief general introduction describes the intellectual climate in which the works to follow were conceived. Short chapter introductions give pertinent details about specific philosophers and their works. Texts are provided in their entirety or in substantive selections, including a new abridgement of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason commissioned especially for this volume. Alternatives to the 'main' texts -- for example, Kant's Prolegomena is also included -- give instructors flexibility while providing students with the best translations of the primary source materials at an eminently reasonable price. Roger Ariew is Professor of Philosophy and Eric Watkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Eric Watkins is professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. The recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he is the author of Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality, which won the Book Prize in 2005 from the Journal of the History of Philosophy.

General Introduction
Descartes's Meditations and Associated Texts
Bacon, New Organon I, Aphorisms 1-3, 11-31, and 36-46
Galileo, The Assayer, "Corpuscularianism"
Descartes, Discourse on Method 1, 2, and 5
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
Descartes, Hobbes, and Arnauld, Objections and Replies II, III, and IV
Spinoza, Descartes's Principles of Philosophy, "Prolegomenon" and "Definitions"
Leibniz, On Descartes (from the Letters to Foucher, to Elizabeth, and to Molanus)
Pascal, Pensees, "The Wager"
Spinoza's Ethics and Associated Texts
Hobbes, Leviathan, Introduction, 1-6, 34, and 46
Spinoza, From the Letters to Oldenburg and to Meyer (Letters 2, 12, and 32)
Spinoza, The Ethics, Books I, II, and V
Leibniz's Monadology and Other Essays
Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics
Leibniz, From the Letters to Arnauld
Leibniz, Primary Truths
Leibniz, New System of Nature
Leibniz, The Principles of Philosophy or the Monadology
Newton, Principia, "Scholium to Definitions"
Leibniz, From the Letters to Clarke
Locke's Essay and Associated Texts
Boyle, Of the Excellency and Grounds of the Corpuscular or Mechanical Philosophy
Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding I.1-2, II.1-14, 21-23, 27, III.3, 6, and IV. 1-4, 10-11, 15-16
Leibniz, New Essays, Preface
Berkeley's Dialogues and Associated Texts
Malebranche, Search after Truth, III.2.1-7, Vi.2.3, and Elucid. 15
Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
Berkeley, Principles of Human Knowledge, Preface, Introduction, Part I, sec. 1-33
Berkeley, On Motion, 1-6, 26-28, 35-41, 52-53, 66-67, and 71-72
Hume's Inquiry and Associated Texts
Bayle, Dictionary, "Pyrrho," note B
Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Hume, A Treatise on Human Nature, I.4.5-6
Kant's Prolegomena and Critique of Pure Reason
Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, abridged

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