Philosophy The Classic Readings

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Edition: 2010

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1408
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

#60;b#62;David E. Cooper#60;/b#62; is Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) at Durham University. His many books include #60;i#62;World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 1996, 2002); #60;i#62;Existentialism: A Reconstruction#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 1990, 1999); #60;i#62;and The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility and Mystery#60;/i#62; (2002).#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Peter S. Fosl#60;/b#62; is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University. Recipient of the 2006 Acorn Award for Kentucky's outstanding university professor of the year, Fosl is co-author with Julian Baggini of #60;i#62;The Ethics Toolkit#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 2007) #60;i#62;and The Philosopher#8242;s Toolkit#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 2003).He is also co-editor of the #60;i#62;Dictionary of Literary Biography#60;/i#62; volumes on British Philosophers (2002).

Introduction
Plato, Gorgias 482-484, 488-500
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics Book 1; Book 10, Chapters 4-8
Epicurus, 'Letter to Menoecus' and 'Leading Doctrines.'
Mencius, 'Human Nature is Good.'
'Man's Nature is Evil.'
The Book of Chuang Tzu Chapters 9, 13-14
The Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1-5
Cicero, De Finibus III: 1-10, 19-22; De officiis Book I, 1-14
Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations , Book IV (abridged)
The Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 8 (Verses 89-140). The Second Path: Tsongkapa and Pabongka Rinpoche
Summa Theologica I-II Questions 55, 58, 61-63.
"The Way of Perfection."
"Oratory on the Dignity of Man."
Sermon 'Upon the love of our neighbour.'
A Treatise of Human Nature Book III Part 1 Sections 1-2.
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals Preface and Section 1.
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation , Chapter 1.
Fear and Trembling , Problema I, "Knights of Faith."
Utilitarianism ,Chapter 2.
On the Genealogy of Morals Essay I Sections 2-14, 16; Gay Science , 125 ("The Madman), 283 ("Preparatory Men"), 381 ("Eternal Recurrence).
Principia Ethica Chapter 1 Sections 1-2, 5-15.
The Right and the Good Chapter 2.
"The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms."
"The Myth of Sisyphus."
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex , "Conclusion."
"Existentialism is a Humanism" (abridged)
"On Humanity in Dark Times" (abridged).
Discipline and Punish , (selection).
"'Woman' as the Subject of Feminism."
Epistemology
Introduction
Vasubandhu, Vimshatika (selections on anti-realism)
Plato, Meno 81e-85e; Republic , 475e-480a,506d-518c; Theaetetus , 200a-202d
Aristotle, Posterior Analytics , Book I, 1-4 & 31 and Book II, 19; De Anima , Book II, Chapters 1-6, 12; Book III, Chapters 2-8
Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism , Book I, 1-16, 18-27, 34
The Book of Chuang Tzu , Chapter 2
The Nyaya-Sutras , from Book I, Chapter I & Book II, Chapter 1, with Vatsyayana Commentary7. Nagarjuna, Vigrahavyavartani , 5-6, 30-51
Nicholas of Cusa, On Learned Ignorance ; Book I, Chapters 1-4
From "Apology for Raimond Sebond."(selections on knowledge)
Meditations on First Philosophy I-III, Principles of Philosophy LXV, and Objections and Replies (Selections).
An Essay concerning Human Understanding , Book I, Chapter 2, 1-24.
New Essays on Human Understanding , "Preface."
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding , VII, X, XII.
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man , Essay 6, Chapter 5.
Critique of Pure Reason , Introduction (2nd Edition), I-VI.
Concluding Unscientific Postscript , "Truth is subjectivity."
"On truth and lies in a nonmoral sense."
"Some consequences of four incapacities (excerpt) and the fixation of belief."
The Idea of Phenomenology , Lectures 1-2.
"Knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description."
"On the foundation of knowledge."
Philosophical Investigations 60-133; On Certainty , 1-42, 91-105, 192-284.
Being and Time , Section 44, "Dasein, Disclosedness, and Truth."
"Two Dogmas of Empiricism."
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature , Chapter VIII, "Philosophy without Mirrors."
From Of Grammatology , Chapter 1, "The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing" (abridged).
Metaphysics
Introduction
Tao Te Ching , (selections)
Heraclitus, on logos and panta rhei3. Parmenides, selections on esti4. Plato, Phaedrus 245-50; Timaeus 27d
Aristotle, Metaphysics Books I, VII-VIII, XII (selected chapters)
Gotama (The Buddha), "Sayings On 'Conditioned Genesis'"; Lalitavistara , XIII 95-117
Nagarjuna, Madhyamaka-Karika , Dedication and Chapter 25
Plotinus, Fifth Enead , First Tractate
Vivekachudamani (selections).
Brahmasutrabhasya (selections).
(Avicenna), al-Shifa ( The Healing ), Chapters 6-7.
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias , Book I
Ramanuja, Brahma Sutra Bhashya (selections)
from "De ente et essentia."
Ordinatio I, on the transcendentals.
"William of Ockham, "Commentary on the Sentences."
On the Infinite Universe and Worlds (selections).
Principles of Philosophy Part I (selections); correspondence with Princess Elisabeth.
Ethics Part I.
An Essay concerning Human Understanding Book II, Chapters 8 and 23 (1-11).
Monadology (selection).
The Principles of Human Knowledge , Part I: 1-37.
Critique of Pure Reason , Second Edition, "Transcendental Aesthetic," 1-3, 8.
Phenomenology of Spirit , Introduction (abridged).
The World As Will and Representation , Vol II, Chapter 21.
An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy , Chapter 11.
Appearance and Reality , Chapters 13 and 14.
'The One and The Many.'
The Philosophy of Logical Atomism , Lecture VIII.
Process and Reality , Part I, Chapters1 and 2 (selections ).
Being and Time , 14-15, 19, 21. 65.
"Ontological Relativity."
"Diff�rance," Margins of Philosophy Philosophy of Religion.
Introduction
Vasubandhu, Abhidharmakosabhasya (selections on the path to Enlightenment)
Tao Te Ching (selections on the Tao).
Plato, Euthyphro ; Symposium (201c-212c), "Ladder of Loves."
Augustine, from The Confessions (on conversion); "Of the Freedom of the Will."
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy , Book IV, Prose 6, "On Fate and Providence."
Anselm, Proslogion , "The Ontological Argument."
Al-gazali, Incoherence of the Philosophers (selections on philosophy)
The Decisive Treatise concerning the Nature of the Connection between Religion and Philosophy (selections on two discourses).
Guide of the Perplexed (on negative theology)
Summa theologiae I, 1, 2; (five ways, faith and reason)
(selections on voluntarism)
The Light of the Lord (selections)
Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (selections including "foolosophy")
Theodicy (selections)
Pascal, "The Wager."
A Discourse concerning Natural Religion (selections)
Enquiries concerning Human Understanding X, "Of Miracles"; and from Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (selections)
"Dialectic of Reason," (critique of cosmological and ontological argument)
"The Teleological Argument."
Fear and Trembling , Problema I, "Knights of Faith."
The Future of an Illusion (selections)
n, "Lectures on Religious Belief" (selection)
"A Free Man's Worship."
"The Will to Believe" (abridged)
"The Christian Argument Against Evolutionary Naturalism."
Political Philosophy
Introduction
Tao Te Ching (selections on the Tao and the ruler)
Confucius, Analects (selections on Li and the ruler)
"The Two Handles."
Xenophon, Memorabilia ; Book I, Chapters 4-8; Book IV, Chapter 4
Plato, Republic Books II (origin of the state), V (three waves), VIII (degeneration of states)
Book of Mencius , Books I-II
Aristotle, Politics I, II:1-6, VII
Cicero, De re publica VI:ix-xxvi, "The Dream of Scipio."
Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica , I-II, Questions 90-105, De regimine principum (selection on tyranny)
Marsilius of Padua, Defensor pacis ; Discourse I, Chapters VIII, X, and XII; Discourse II, Chapters VIII, IX
Machiavelli, The Prince , XIV-XIX, and XXV
Hobbes, Leviathan , Chapters 13-15, 18, 21
Theological-Political Tractatus , Part IV, Chapter 16 and 20
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (selections)
Second Treatise of Government , Chapters 1-9
The Social Contract (selection)
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals III; from Essays, "Of David Hume, the Origin of Government" and "Of the Original Contract."
Perpetual Peace
"Declaration of Independence."
The Constitution of the United States21. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, The Federalist Papers , 10, 51
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen23. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (selections)
The Rights of Man (selections)
Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection)
Anarchical Fallacies27. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty , Chapter 5
The Communist Manifesto ; Chapter 1, "Bourgeois and Proletarians"; Chapter 2, "Proletarians and Communists"; and "Theses on Feurbach."
"Anarchy: What it Really Stands for"
remarks on "Satayagraha."
"Declaration of Human Rights."
"Rationalism in Politics" (abridged)
A Theory of Justice , "The Original Position," "The Reasoning Leading to the Two Principles of Justice."
Anarchy, State, and Utopia , Chapter 7, Section 1: "Entitlement Theory"; "Historical Principles and End-Result Principles"; "Patterning"; "How Liberty Upsets Patterns."
"The Subject and Power."
"Toward Feminist Jurisprudence," Towards a Feminist Theory of the State
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