Philosophic Classics: Volume III: Modern Philosophy

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This anthology of readings in Modern Western philosophy (16th through 18th centuries) features the best translations of texts-complete works or complete sections of works which are readily accessible to the reader while still being faithful to the original work. It includes an introduction to each philosopher, an abundance of drawings, diagrams, and photographs, as well as a timeline to help the reader understand the context of when these works were written. KEY TOPICS: This anthology includes the key writings of the British Empiricists and Continental Rationalists, along with the work of Kant. MARKET: For readers interested in owning a collection of classic works by Modern Western philosophers.

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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)

About the Author:

Forrest E. Baird is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington.

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