Fifty Readings in Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0073535702

ISBN-13: 9780073535708

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Donald C. Abel

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This is a flexible and affordable collection of fifty of the most important classic and contemporary primary source readings in philosophy. Perfect for introductory or advanced students, the readings are organized topically and cover all the main disciplines of Western Philosophy: What is Philosophy?, Philosophy of Religion, Theories of knowledge, Philosophy of Mind, Free Will and Determinism, Ethics, and Political and Social Philosophy. Longer readings are carefully edited to preserve the central, self-contained argument so students focus on the core reasoning and conclusions. A wide selection of new readings at an attractive price makes this anthology the most versatile and affordable introduction to philosophy text on the market.
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List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Donald C. Abel is Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Tulane University, a Ph.L. in Philosophy from St. Michael’s Institute, an M.Div. in Theology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University. He is the author of Freud on Instinct and Morality (1989), Theories of Human Nature: Classical and Contemporary Readings (McGraw-Hill, 1992), Fifty Readings in Philosophy (McGraw Hill, 3d ed., 2008). He is the editor of Discourses (, an electronic database of philosophy readings that is part of Primis, McGraw-Hill’s online resource for creating customized textbooks. Professor Abel has received two awards for excellence in teaching and an award for outstanding scholarship. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.

New Reading in this Edition
What Is Philosophy?
Plato Euthyphro (complete) Translated
Bertrand Russell The Value of Philosophy (complete)
Philosophy of Religion A. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Anselm Proslogion and Exchange with Gaunilo (selection) Translated
Thomas Aquinas Treatise on God (selection) Translated
William Paley Natural Theology (selection)
David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection)
Richard Dawkins The Blind Watchmaker (selection)
The Problem Of Evil
Augustine On Free Choice of the Will Translated
Evil and Omnipotence (complete)
The Problem of Evil (selection)
Faith And Reason
Blaise Pascal Pensées (selection) Translated
The Will to Believe (selection)
Theories of Knowledge
Plato Republic (selection) Translated
René Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (selection)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (selection)
Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason (selection) Translated
Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology (selection)
Philosophy of Mind
The Mind-Body Problem
René Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (selection) Translated
The Nature of Mind (complete)
Thomas Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat? (complete)
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness (selection)
Personal Identity
The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha (selection)
A Treatise of Human Nature (selection)
The Origins of Selves (complete)
Free Will and Determinism
Hard Determinism
Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach Of the System of Man’s Free Agency (selection) Translated
The Range of Human Freedom (selection)
The Dilemma of Determinism (selection)
Freedom and Determinism (selection)
Soft Determinism
The Problem of Morals (selection)
Firming Up Soft Determinism (complete)
Classical Ethical Theories
Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics (selection) Translated
Thomas Aquinas Treatise on Law (selection) Translated
Immanuel Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (selection) Translated
John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism (selection)
Critiques Of Classical Theories
Søren Kierkegaard Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (complete) Translated
Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil (selection) Translated
Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism (selection)
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism (selection)
Just Caring (selection)
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