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Classics of Philosophy

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Classics of Philosophy is the most comprehensive anthology of writings in western philosophy in print. Spanning 2,500 years of thought, it is ideal for introduction to philosophy and history of philosophy courses. Over seventy-five works by forty-two philosophers as well as fragments from the Pre-Socratics are included, offering students and general readers alike an extensive and economical collection of the major works of the western tradition.
This anthology contains the most important writings from Thales to Rawls; twenty-four of these are complete works, including such classics as Plato's Republic, Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy, Leibniz's The Monadology, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Kant's Foundation for the Metaphysic of Morals, Mill's Utilitarianism, Russell's The Problems of Philosophy, Sartre's Existentialism and Humanism, and Rawls's "Justice as Fairness," while the others are judiciously abridged so that little of value to the student is lost. The book provides a broad view of the most significant stages of growth in western philosophy, including its birth with the Pre-Socratics as well as its contemporary developments. A lucid introduction, including a brief biographical sketch, accompanies each of the featured philosophers.
Classics of Philosophy is available in this single-volume edition and in two split volumes. Volume I: Ancient and Medieval covers philosophers from the Pre-Socratics to William of Ockham; and Volume II: Modern and Contemporary begins with Descartes and ends with Rawls.

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Louis P. Pojman is Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the author or editor of over twenty books and numerous articles.

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"There's nothing better than original texts, especially when explicated by a great scholar--Pojman."--Joan Anderson, Orange Coast College, CA

"A fine selection, far superior to the Mayfield anthology."--David Detmer, Purdue University-Calumet

"An excellent reference manual in philosophy. I love it!"--Job B. Clement, Daytona Beach Community College

"As a one-volume reader, this book provides an entire philosophical library for the student. Excellent breadth and depth of coverage."--Steve Nichols, Lancaster Bible College

"This is an excellent work; it can be suitable for a diversity of courses and still allow for the creativity of the professor."--George Kovacs, Florida International University

"Probably the best anthology on Western philosophy. Judicious selections, great coverage, highly accessible."--Ramesh Patel, Antioch College

"An ideal text for undergraduate courses in History of Western Philosophy."--Prakash Chenjeri, Southern Oregon University

"More inclusive and better chosen than alternative texts. This is a very valuable new work."--Duncan Richter, Virginia Military Institute

"This is an extremely useful text because of its expanse and thoroughness. Also, the introductory preface/biographical information is useful to fit the excerpts within an historical frame."--Christopher Trogan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

"This is an excellent reference compilation, especially for classes which focus on students' presentations. It would be useful for term paper research."--Rick Tanney, Palo Alto College

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