Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida (3rd Edition)

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9780130215321: Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida (3rd Edition)

For one-semester courses in Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy survey, or History of Intellectual Thought. *This anthology of readings in the survey of Western philosophy--from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century--is designed to be accessible to today's students. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of texts--complete works or complete selections of works--which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the "canon." The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline keep students focused throughout. *This Combined Volume contains the most important works from Baird's Philosophic Classics, Volumes I- V.

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This anthology of readings in the survey of Western philosophy--from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century--is designed to be accessible to today's readers. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of texts--complete works or complete selections of works-- which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the “canon.” The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Includes Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline. This Combined Volume contains the most important works from Baird's Philosophic Classics, Volumes I- V. ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY. Plato. Aristotle. HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY. Epicurus. Epictetus. Plotinus. MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY. Augustine. Boethius. Anselm (and Guanilo). Moses Maimonides. Thomas Aquinas. William of Ockham. Pico Della Mirandola. MODERN PHILOSOPHY. Ren For anyone interested in Philosophy, History of Philosophy, or History of Intellectual Thought.

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Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. In his time at Whitworth, Dr. Baird has been selected by five graduating classes as the "Most Influential Professor" and has also been voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Baird has studied the problem of evil while a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and more recently has been studying Chinese philosophy. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series for Prentice Hall. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) the HarperCollins textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.

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