Masterpieces of World Philosophy

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Harper Collins, Aug 19, 1991 - Philosophy - 704 pages
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For many, philosophy is a difficult, almost unapproachable field--just understanding it seems to require more knowledge than most students and general readers could possible have. That's how Masterpieces of World Philosophy can help you to truly grasp the ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas, Confucius and Camus: it examines and summarizes nearly one hundred influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points.

Based on the award-winning, five-volume reference, World Philosophy, each essay explains the historical background of the work, the life of its author, and its influence on modern thought. Alternative views of the philosopher's ideas are provided through reviews of important critical works, and reading lists help you find sources for additional information. With Masterpieces of World Philosophy, the ideas that have shaped our world--from the ancients to the thinkers of our time--are at your fingertips.

  

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Contents

Bhagavad GitaUnknown
9
EuchyphroPlato
26
CritoPlato
42
RepublicPlato
57
Ethica NicomacheaAristotle
73
Meng TzuMencius
89
Principal Doctrines and Letter to MenoeceusEpicurus
104
Tao Te ChingUnknown
119
Thus Spake ZarathustraFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
418
Beyond Good and EvilFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
426
Selected WorksKarl Marx
435
Will to Believe TheWilliam James
444
World and the Individual TheJosiah Royce
453
Principia EthicaGeorge Edward Moore
461
Life of Reason TheGeorge Santayana
469
Creative EvolutionHenri Bergson
477

Outlines of PyrrhonismSextus Empiricus
134
Platform Scripture of the Sixth Patriarch TheHuineng
150
Book of Salvation TheAvicenna
165
Incoherence of the Incoherence TheAverroes
181
SelectionsWilliam of Ockham
199
Novum OrganumFrancis Bacon
216
LeviathanThomas Hobbes
232
EthicsBenedictus de Spinoza
249
The Second TreatiseJohn Locke
268
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and PhilonousGeorge Berkeley
284
Treatise of Human Nature Book I ADavid Hume
292
Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals AnDavid Hume
301
Social Contract TheJean Jacques Rousseau
311
Dialogues Concerning Natural ReligionDavid Hume
319
Critique of Poire ReasonJmmanuel Kant
327
Foundations of the Metaphysics of MoralsImmanuel Kant
336
Introduction lo the Principles of Morals and Legislation AnJeremy Bemham
344
Phenomenology of SpiritGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
351
World as Will and Idea TheArthur Schopenhauer
359
Philosophy of History TheGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
367
Philosophical FragmentsSoren Kierkegaard
376
Concluding Unscientific PostscriptSoren Kierkegaard
385
Essay on LibertyJohn Stuart Mill
394
UtitilarianismJohn Stuart Mill
401
Methods of Ethics TheHenry Sidgwick
409
Collected PapersCharles Sanders Peirce
485
PragmatismWilliam James
494
Ideas General Introduction to Pure PhenomenologyEdmund Husserl
502
Tractalus LogicoPhilosophicusLudwig Wittgenstein
510
Human Nature and ConductJohn Dewey
521
and ThouMartin Buber
529
Being and TimeMartin Heidegger
537
Quest for Certainty TheJohn Dewey
548
Process and RealityAlfred North Whitehead
556
Right and the Good TheWilliam David Ross
565
Logic of Scientific Discovery TheSir Karl R Popper
573
Philosophy and Logical SyntaxRudolf Carnap
581
Language Truth and LogicAlfred Jules Ayer
590
Inquiry into Meaning and Truth AnBertrand Russell
598
Being and NothingnessJeanPaul Sartre
607
Phenomenology of PerceptionMaurice MerleauPonry
619
Zen BuddhismDaisetz T Suzuki
628
Rebel TheAlbert Camus
636
Courage to Be ThePaul Tillich
644
Philosophical InvestigationsLudwig Wittgenstein
653
Word and ObjectW V 0 Quine
662
How to Do Things with Words L Austin
670
Theory of JusticeJohnRawls
678
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Dr. Frank N. Magill has been a writer and editor of distinguished reference works for the past forty years. John K. Roth is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. In 1988, he was named Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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