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Western philosophy : an anthology

Author: John Cottingham
Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introductory philosophy courses often present a dilemma for instructors: does one select a number of 'classic' texts, and treat them in detail, or does one use a survey of such texts and attempt to touch briefly upon a variety of subject areas? Both methods have their deficiencies and advantages, but the present text should serve as an excellent choice for those electing to take the survey approach. Cottingham  Read more...
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Western philosophy.
Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996
(OCoLC)645877393
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Cottingham
ISBN: 0631186263 9780631186267 0631186271 9780631186274
OCLC Number: 33207986
Description: xxiii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Knowledge and Certainty: --
1. Innate Knowledge: Meno / Plato --
2. Knowledge versus Opinion: Republic / Plato --
3. Demonstrative Knowledge and its Starting-points: Posterior Analytics / Aristotle --
4. New Foundations for Knowledge: Meditations / Rene Descartes --
5. The Senses as the Basis of Knowledge: Essay concerning Human Understanding / John Locke --
6. Innate Knowledge Defended: New Essays on Human Understanding / Gottfried Leibniz --
7. Scepticism versus Human Nature: Enquiry concerning Human Understanding / David Hume --
8. Experience and Understanding: Critique of Pure Reason / Immanuel Kant --
9. From Sense-certainty to Self-consciousness: Phenomenology of Spirit / Georg Hegel --
10. Against Scepticism: A Defence of Common Sense / G.E. Moore --
Part II. Being and Reality: --
11. The Allegory of the Cave: Republic / Plato --
12. Individual Substance: Categories / Aristotle. --
13. Supreme Being and Created Things: Principles of Philosophy / Rene Descartes --
14. Qualities and Ideas: Essay concerning Human Understanding / John Locke --
15. Substance, Life and Activity: New System / Gottfried Leibniz --
16. Nothing Outside the Mind: Principles of Human Knowledge / George Berkeley --
17. The Limits of Metaphysical Speculation: Enquiry concerning Human Understanding / David Hume --
18. Metaphysics, Old and New: Prolegomena / Immanuel Kant --
19. Being and Involvement: Being and Time / Martin Heidegger --
20. The End of Metaphysics?: The Elimination of Metaphysics / Rudolf Carnap --
Part III. Mind and Body: --
21. The Immortal Soul: Phaedo / Plato --
22. Soul and Body, Form and Master: De Anima / Aristotle --
23. The Human Soul: Summa Theologiae / Thomas Aquinas --
24. The Incorporeal Mind: Meditations / Rene Descartes --
25. The Identity of Mind and Body: Ethics / Benedict Spinoza --
26. Mind-Body Correlations: Dialogues on Metaphysics / Nicolas Malebranche --
27. Body and Mind as Manifestations of Will: The World as Will and Idea / Arthur Schopenhauer --
28. The Problem of Other Minds: An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy / John Stuart Mill --
29. The Hallmarks of Mental Phenomena: Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint / Franz Brentano --
30. The Myth of the 'Ghost in the Machine': The Concept of Mind / Gilbert Ryle --
Part IV. The Self and Freedom: --
The Self: --
31. The Self and Consciousness: Essay concerning Human Understanding / John Locke --
32. The Self as Primitive Concept: Of Personal Identity / Joseph Butler --
33. The Self as Bundle: A Treatise of Human Nature / David Hume --
34. The Partly Hidden Self: Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis / Sigmund Freud --
35. Liberation from the Self: Reasons and Persons / Derek Parfit Freedom: --
36. Human Freedom and Divine Providence: The City of God / Augustine of Hippo --
37. Freedom to Do What We Want: Liberty, Necessity and Chance / Thomas Hobbes --
38. Absolute Determinism: Philosophical Essay on Probability / Pierre Simon de Laplace --
39. Condemned to be Free: Being and Nothingness / Jean-Paul Sartre. 40. Determination and Our Attitudes to Others: Freedom and Resentment / Peter Strawson --
Part V. God and Religion: --
41. The Existence of God: Proslogion / Anselm of Canterbury --
42. The Five Proofs of God: Summa Theologiae / Thomas Aquinas --
43. God and the Idea of Perfection: Meditations / ReneDescartes --
44. The Wager: PensUes / Blaise Pascal --
45. The Problem of Evil: Theodicy / Gottfried Leibniz --
46. The Argument from Design: Dialogues concerning Natural Religion / David Hume --
47. Against Miracles: Enquiry concerning Human Understanding / David Hume --
48. Faith and Subjectivity: S. en Kierkegaard 49. Reason, Passion and the Religious Hypothesis: The Will to Believe / William James --
50. The Meaning of Religious Language: Gods / John Wisdom --
Part VI. Science and Method: --
51. Four Types of Explanation: Physics / Aristotle --
52. Experimental Methods and True Causes: Novum Organum / Francis Bacon --
53. Mathematical Science and the Control of Nature: Discourse on the Method / ReneDescartes --
54. The Limits of Scientific Explanation: On Motion / George Berkeley --
55. The Problem of Induction: Enquiry concerning Human Understanding / David Hume --
56. The Relation between Cause and Effect: Enquiry concerning Human Understanding / David Hume --
57. Causality and Our Experience of Events: Critique of Pure Reason / Immanuel Kant --
58. The Uniformity of Nature: System of Logic / John Stuart Mill --
59. Science and Falsifiability: Conjectures and Refutations / Karl Popper --
60. Change and Crisis in Science: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions / Thomas Kuhn Part VII: Morality and the Good Life. --
61. Morality and Happiness: Republic / Plato --
62. Ethical Virtue: Nicomachean Ethics / Aristotle --
63. Virtue, Reason and the Passions: Ethics / Benedict Spinoza --
64. Human Feeling as the Source of Ethics: Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals / David Hume --
65. Duty and Reason as the Ultimate Principle: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals / Immanuel Kant --
66. Happiness as the Foundation of Morality: Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
67. Utility and Common-sense Morality: Methods of Ethics / Henry Sidgwick --
68. Against Conventional Morality: Beyond Good and Evil / Friedrich Nietzsche. 69. Duty and Intuition: The Right and the Good / W.D. Ross --
70. Rational Choice and Fairness: A Theory of Justice / John Rawls --
Part VIII. Problems in Ethics: --
71. Inequality, Freedom and Slavery: Politics / Aristotle --
72. War and Justice: Summa Theologiae / Thomas Aquinas --
73. Ending Life: On Suicide / David Hume --
74. Gender, Liberty and Equality: A Vindication of the Rights of Women / Mary Wollstonecraft --
75. Partiality and Favouritism: Enquiry concerning Political Justice / William Godwin --
76. The Status of Non-human Animals: Lectures on Ethics / Immanuel Kant --
77. The Purpose of Punishment: Principles of Morals and Legislation / Jeremy Bentham --
78. Our Relationship to the Environment: The Land Ethic / Aldo Leopold --
79. Abortion and Rights: A Defense of Abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
80. The Relief of Global Suffering: Famine, Affluence and Morality / Peter Singer --
Part IX. Authority and the State: --
81. Our Obligation to Respect the Laws of the State: Crito / Plato --
82. The Just Ruler: On Princely Government / Thomas Aquinas --
83. Sovereignty and Security: Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes --
84. Consent and Political Obligation: Second Treatise of Civil Government / John Locke --
85. Against Contractarianism: Of the Original Contract / David Hume --
86. Society and the Individual: The Social Contract / Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
87. The Unified State --
From Individual Desire to Rational Self-determination: The Philosophy of Right / Georg Hegel --
88. Property, Labour and Alienation: The German Ideology / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels --
89. The Limits of Majority Rule: On Liberty / John Stuart Mill --
90. The Minimal State: Anarchy, State and Utopia / Robert Nozick --
Part X. Beauty and Art: --
91. Art and Imitation: Republic / Plato --
92. The Nature and Function of Dramatic Art: Poetics / Aristotle --
93. The Idea of Beauty: Inquiry concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, Design / Francis Hutcheson --
94. Aesthetic Appreciation: Of the Standard of Taste / David Hume --
95. The concept of the Beautiful: Critique of Judgement / Immanuel Kant --
96. The Metaphysics of Beauty: On Aesthetics / Arthur Schopenhauer --
97. The Two Faces of Art: The Birth of Tragedy / Friedrich Nietzsche --
98. The Value of Art: What is Art?. / Leo Tolstoy --
99. Imagination and Art: The Psychology of Imagination / Jean-Paul Sartre --
100. What is Aesthetics?: Lectures on Aesthetics / Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 1.
Responsibility: edited by John Cottingham.
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