Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

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This anthology of readings in Western philosophy-from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century-is designed to be readable and accessible. Striking a balance between major and minor figures in philosophy, it features the best available translations of texts, while still being faithful to the original works. This anthology uses the best translations, drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline to cover philosophy throughout the ages; and includes works by Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Plotinus, Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, William of Ockham, Descartes, Hobbes, Pascal, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Kiegegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Russell, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Derrida. For anyone wishing to own a fabulous, readable collection of some of the greatest philosophical works throughout the ages.

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First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

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Forrest Baird's revisions of Philosophic Classics, Prentice Hall's long-standing philosophy series, continue the tradition begun in 1961, to provide generations of students with anthologies of high quality in the history of Western philosophy. Using the complete works or, where appropriate, complete sections of works, this series allows philosophers to speak directly to students.

This series includes texts central to the thinker's own philosophy, using the best available translations. Introductions to each reading are divided into three sections:

  • Biographical – Provides a glimpse into the life of the philosopher;
  • Philosophical – Presents a résumé of the philosopher's thought; and
  • Bibliographical – Offers suggestions for further reading.

In addition, drawings, photographs, and time lines help put the readings into context. In short, every effort has been made to help the reader understand primary source materials.

Philosophic Classics is available in the following versions:

  • Volume I: Ancient Philosophy Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048556-X)
  • Volume II: Medieval Philosophy, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048557-8)
  • Volume III: Modern Philosophy, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048558-6)
  • Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy; Third Edition, c2003 (0-13-048550-0)
  • Volume V: Twentieth-Century Philosophy Third Edition, c2003 (013-048563-2)
  • From Plato to Derrida, Combined Edition, Fourth Edition, c2003 (0-13-048561-6)

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