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Fifty readings in philosophy

Author: Donald C Abel
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This anthology is intended for introductory philosophy students. The 50 classical and contemporary selections were chosen for historical importance, diversity and accessibility. The work represents  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Abel
ISBN: 0070515182 9780070515185
OCLC Number: 29181658
Description: xiii, 489 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 What is philosophy?: Plato, Euthypro (complete), translated by Benjamin Jowett; Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy (selection). Part 2 Philosophy of religion: The Existence of God; Anselm, Proslogion and Exchange with Gaunilo (selection), translated by Sidney Norton Deane; Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (selection), translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province; William Paley, Natural Theology (selection); David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (selection); Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker (selection); The Problem of Evil; J.L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence (complete); John Hick, Philosophy of Religion (selection); C. Faith and Reason; Soren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments (selection), translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong; William James, The Will to Believe (selection). Part 3 Theories of knowledge: Plato, The Republic (selection) translated by Benjamin Jowett; Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (selection), translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Rose; John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (selection); George Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (selection); David Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (selection); Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (selection) translated by J.M.D. Meiklejohn; Charles Sanders Pierce, The Fixation of Belief (selection); Alison M. Jaggar, Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology. Part 4 Mind, body, and self: The Mind-Body Problem; Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (selection), translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross; Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind (selection); Richard Taylor, How to Bury the Mind-Body Problem (complete); Jerry Fodor, The Mind-Body Problem (selection); Morwenna Griffiths, Feminism, Feelings and Philosophy (selection); The Self; Buddhist Scriptures, The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha (selection), translated by Nyanamoli Thera; John Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding, (selection); David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (selection); Risieri Frondizi, The Nature of the Self (selection), translated by Risieri Frondizi and Elias L. Rivers. Part 5 Free Will and Determinism: Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, The System of Nature (selection), translated by H.D. Robinson; William James, The Dilemma of Determinism (selection); W.T. Stace, Religion and the Modern Mind (selection); John Hospers, What Means This Freedom? (selection); C.A. Campbell, on Selfhood and Godhood (selection); Richard Taylor, Metaphysics (selection); Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, An Idealist View of Life (selection). Part 6 Ethics: Classical Ethical Theorists; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (selection), translate by J.E.C. Welldon; 37. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (selection), translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. (Part contents).
Other Titles: 50 readings in philosophy
Responsibility: [compiled by] Donald C. Abel.
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