Philosophy History and Problems

ISBN-10: 0072987820

ISBN-13: 9780072987829

Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)

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This text brings together Stumpf's and Fieser's Socrates to Sartre and Beyond, Seventh Edition (2003) and Philosophical Problems, Fifth Edition (2003) in one hardcover 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.
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List price: $133.44
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 8/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Samuel Enoch Stumpf was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University prior to his death in 1998, at the age of eighty. He earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles, a B.D. in Theology from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1948 and served as Chair of the Philosophy Department from 1952 to 1967. After a five-year term as President of Cornell College, Professor Stumpf returned to Vanderbilt, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. Professor Stumpf’s publications include Democratic Manifesto (1954), Morality and the Law (1966), and four McGraw-Hill textbooks: Socrates to Sartre: A History of Philosophy (1966; 6th ed., posthumous, 1999); Philosophical Readings: Selected Problems (1971; 4th ed., 1994); Philosophy: History and Problems (1971; 5th ed., 1994); and Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction (1979; 3rd ed., 1993).

James Fieser is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He received his B.A. from Berea College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University. He is author, co-author, or editor of ten textbooks, including SOCRATES TO SARTRE AND BEYOND (9/e 2011), ETHICAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS (6/e 2010), A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (2003), and MORAL PHILOSOPHY THROUGH THE AGES (2001). He has edited and annotated the ten-volume EARLY RESPONSES TO HUME (2/e 2005) and the five-volume SCOTTISH COMMON SENSE PHILOSOPHY (2000). He is founder and general editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website (

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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