This is a topically-organized reader containing many classics in western philosophy plus feminist and nonwestern texts. It offers an affordable alternative to existing anthologies, and its attractive price makes it ideal for supplementing with either primary sources (see Modern Library College Editions) or survey texts (see Stumpf SOCRATES and Miller QUESTIONS, SHORTER). Every reading has been traced back to its original publication reflecting a high level of scholarship. Editorial apparatus includes topic introductions, headnotes, and explanatory footnotes.
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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 1994; 2nd. ed., 2004), and coauthor (with Samuel Enoch Stumpf, deceased) of Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2002). 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, and the editor of the readings in PowerWeb: Philosophy and PowerWeb: Ethics, McGraw-Hill’s online supplements for introductory philosophy courses and ethics courses. 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.
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