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Western Philosophy: An Anthology

Paperback|Oct 1996
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From ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today, Western Philosophy* An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophy tradition.;In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy...


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From ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today, Western Philosophy* An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophy tradition.;In 100 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, the volume covers all the main branches of philosophy - theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics. Chronologically and thematically arranged, the readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments.;This outstanding text will support a wide variety of introductory courses in philosophy, as well as providing more advanced students with a handy collection of classic source materials.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 114836
  • Product Code 0631186271
  • EAN 9780631186274
  • Pages 656
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 1996
  • Dimensions 246 x 170 x 35mm
  • Weight 1.143kg

John Cottingham (Ed)

John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading, Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He is co-editor and translator of the standard English edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes (1991), and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Descartes (1992), and his own books in this area include Cartesian Reflections (2008). He has also published extensively in the fields of moral philosophy and philosophy of religion.

  • Introduction: Advice To Readers And Format Of The Volume. Part 1 Knowledge
  • And Certainty: Innate Knowlege - Plato, Meno
  • Knowlege Versus Opinion - Plato, "republic"
  • Demonstrative Knowlege And Its Starting Points - Aristotle, "posterior
  • Analytics"
  • New Foundations For Knowledge - Rene Descartes, "meditations"
  • The Senses As The Basis Of Knowledge - John Locke, "essay Concerning
  • Human Understanding"
  • Innate Knowledge Defended - Gottfried Leibniz, "new Essays On Human
  • Understanding"
  • Scepticism Versus Human Nature - David Hume, "enquiry Concerning Human
  • Understanding"
  • Experience And Understanding - Immanuel Kant, "critique Of Pure Reason"
  • From Sense-certainty To Self-consciousness - Georg Hegel, "phenomenology
  • Of Mind"
  • Against Scepticism - G.e. Moore, "a Defence Of Common Sense"
  • Specimen Questions
  • Suggestions For Further Reading. Part 2 Being And Reality: The Allegory Of
  • The Cave - Plato "republic"
  • Individual Substance - Aristotle, "categories"
  • Supreme Being And Created Things - Rene Descartes, "principles Of
  • Philosophy"
  • Qualities And Ideas - John Locke, "essay Concerning Human Understanding"
  • Substance, Life And Activity - Gottfried Leibniz, "new System"
  • Nothing Outside The Mind - George Berkeley, "principles Of Human
  • Knowledge"
  • The Limits Of Metaphysical Speculation - David Hume, "enquiry Concerning
  • Human Understanding"
  • Metaphysics Old And New - Immanuel Kant, "critique Of Pure Reason"
  • Being And Involvement - Martin Heidegger, "being And Time"
  • The End Of Metaphysics? - Rudolph Carnap, "the Elimination Of
  • Metaphysics"
  • Specimen Questions
  • Suggestions For Further Reading. Part 3 Mind And Body: The Immortal Soul -
  • Plato, "phaedo"
  • Soul And Body, Form And Matter - Artistotle, "de Anima"
  • The Human Soul - Thomas Aquinas, "summa Theologiae"
  • The Incorporeal Mind - Rene Descartes, "mediations"
  • The Identity Of Mind And Body - Benedict Spinoza, "ethics"
  • Mind-body Correlations - Nicolas Malebranche, "dialogues On Metaphysics"
  • Body And Mind As Manifestations Of Will - Arthur Schopenhauer, "the World
  • As Will And Idea"
  • The Problem Of Other Minds - John Stuart Mill, "an Examination Of Sir
  • William Hamilton's Philosophy"
  • The Hallmarks Of Mental Phenomena - Frans Brentano, "psychology From An
  • Empirical Standpoint"
  • The Myth Of The "ghost In The Machine" - Gilbert Ryle, "the Concept Of
  • Mind"
  • Specimen Questions
  • Suggestions For Further Reading. Part 4 The Self And Freedom: (a) The Self
  • - The Self And Consciousness - John Locke, "essay Concerning Human
  • Understanding", The Indefinable Self - Joseph Butler, "of Personal
  • Identity", The Self As Bundle - David Hume, "a Treatise Of Human
  • Nature", The Partly Hidden Self - Sigmund Freud, "lectures On
  • Psychoanalysis", Liberation From The Self - Derek Parfit, "reasons And
  • Persons"
  • (b) Freedom - Human Freedom And Divine Providence - Augustine Of Hippo,
  • "the City Of God", Freedom Within Necessity - Thomas Hobbes, "of
  • Freedom And Necessity". (part Contents)

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