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Classics of Philosophy, Volume III

Classics of Philosophy, Volume III - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195132830

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ISBN13: 978-0195132830
ISBN10: 0195132831
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2001
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Classics of Philosophy, Volume III - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195132830

Louis Pojman

ISBN13: 978-0195132830
ISBN10: 0195132831
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This is Volume III of the most comprehensive anthology of writings in Western philosophy in print. It assembles the classic essays of Wester philosophy of the Twentieth Century which have given shape and value to its character and structure. From logical Positivism, American Pragmatism, and Ordinary Language Philosophy to Continental Philosophy, the selections have been chosen because they are creative, controversial, and typically, fascinating. Fifty four selections of thirty nine authors are included, featuring the work of McTaggart, Moore, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap. Quine, Ayer, Kipke, Harrison, Gettier, Goldman, Strawson, Ryle, Dennett, Davidson, Putnam, Nagel, Serle, Nozick, Rawls, Hussert, Heidegger, Sartre, Foucault, Derrida, Rourty, and Habermas. Also featured are seminal worksin the philosophy of mind, free will/determinism, the debate over religious truth, and political and moral philosophy while the emphasis of the earlier volumes on epistemological and metaphysical issues continues.

This is a collection which students and intelligent lay persons can use without needing advanced technical abilit in logic or semantics.

The volume opens with a general essay by the editor on philosophy in the Twentieth Century; a biographical sketch accompanies each author; and each selection includes by an abstract and short bibliography.

Includes an informative introdution
Provides biographical sketches for each author
Provides abstracts and biographies for each selection

Author Bio

Pojman, Louis P. (Ed.) : United States Military Academy, West Point

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction


PART I: THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ANALYTIC TRADITION

1. John M.E. McTaggart, The Unreality of Time
2. G.E. Moore

The Refutation of Idealism
A Defense of Common Sense
Proof of an External World

3. Bertrand Russell

The Problems of Philsophy
The Theory of Definite Descriptions
A Debate on the Existence of God between Father F.C.
Copleston and Bertrand Russell

4. Charles Sanders Peirce

How to Make Our Ideas Clear
The Presuppositions of Science: Common Sense and Religion

5. William James

The Will to Believe
What Pragmatism Means
The Pragmatic Notion of Truth

6. Rudolf Carnap, The Elimination of Metaphysics Through

Logical Analysis of Language

7. A.J. Ayer

The Abolition of Metaphysics
A Critique of Ethics and Theology

8. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Philosophical Investigations

9. J.L. Austin, Sense and Sensibilia: A Critique of the

Theory of Sense Data

10. Karl Popper

Conjectures and Refutations
Epistemology Without a Knowing Subject

11. Thomas Kuhn, Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice
12. W.V.O. Quine

Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Epistemology Naturalized
Ontological Relativity

13. Saul A. Kripke, A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency
14. Jonathan Harrison, A Defense of Empiricism
15. Edmund L. Gettier, Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
16. Alvin I. Goldman, What Is Justified Belief?
17. Nelson Goodman, The New Riddle of Induction
18. Donald Davidson, Truth and Meaning
19. Hilary Putnam, Meaning and Reference
20. Peter F. Strawson, Freedom and Resentment
21. Harry Frankfurt, Freedom of the Will and the Concept on a Person
22. Richard Taylor, A Defense of Libertarian Freedom of the Will
23. Anthony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchell, The Falsification Debate on Religious Belief
24. Gilbert Ryle, Exorcizing Descartes's ''Ghost in the Machine''
25. Thomas Nagel

What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Moral Luck

26. Daniel Dennett, The Intentional Stance
27. John Searle, Minds, Brains, and Programs [The Chinese Room]
28. Derek Parfit, Personal Identity
29. Robert Nozick

A Defense of Libertarianism
The Experience Machine

30. John Rawls, A Theory of Justice: Liberal Egalitarianis
31. Wallace Matson, Justice: A Funeral Oration

PART II: CONTEMPORARY CONTINENTAL AND POSTMODERN PHILOSOPHY

32. Edmund Husserl, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology
33. Martin Heidegger

On Dasein and Anxiety
The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics

34. Jean-Paul Sartre

Bad Faith
Existentialism and Humanism

35. Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language
36. Jacques Derrida, Plato's Pharmacy
37. Richard Rorty, Dismantling Truth: Solidarity Versus Objectivity
38. Margarita Rosa Levin, A Defense of Objectivity
39. Jurgen Habermas, Philosophy as Stand-In and Interprete

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