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The Elements of Philosophy Readings from Past and Present Edited by Tamar Szabo Gendler, Susanna Siegel, and Steven M. Cahn Publication Date - December 2007 ISBN: 422 816 pages Paperback 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches Retail Price to Students: $94.95 This new volume offers an extensive collection of classic and contemporary readings, organized topically into five main sections. Uniquely student-friendly, it includes detailed introductions, explanatory footnotes, an extensive glossary, and a guide to further resources. Description The Elements of Philosophy: Readings from Past and Present offers an extensive collection of classic and contemporary readings, organized topically into five main sections: Religion and Belief, Moral and Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language, and Life and Death. Within these broad areas, readings are arranged in clusters that address both traditional issues-such as the existence of God, justice and the state, knowledge and skepticism, and free will-and contemporary topics-including God and science, just war theory, vegetarianism, and time travel. Carefully chosen selections from a wide range of pre-20th-century philosophers are paired with writings from more than fifty leading contemporary philosophers and thinkers.
The traditional philosophers represented range from Plato and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and A.J. Ayer; the contemporary philosophers include Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, Hilary Putnam, Robert Nozick, Judith Jarvis Thomson, John Rawls, Bernard Williams, and Susan Wolf. Also included are selections from linguist Noam Chomsky, physicist Albert Einstein, and psychologist William James. Edited by a team of scholars who are also highly esteemed instructors, The Elements of Philosophy is uniquely student-friendly. A team of undergraduate philosophy majors played a central role in helping to select topics, choose readings, and identify terms likely to require clarification. In response to their suggestions, the volume includes detailed introductions to each section, explanatory footnotes that define unfamiliar terms and concepts, an extensive glossary, and a guide to further resources. A companion Instructor's Manual, available on CD, offers article summaries, suggested essay questions, reading guides, model handouts, and sample syllabi.
One of the most extensive and expansive anthologies available, The Elements of Philosophy is an ideal choice for both general and targeted introductory philosophy courses. Reviews 'An ideal anthology for an introductory course. Gendler, Siegel, and Cahn pair classic texts with readings of more recent vintage, preparing students for further courses in contemporary philosophy. I like every selection; discussions of trolley problems, The Matrix, consciousness, and time travel join familiar selections from Plato, Anselm, Descartes, and Mill in a balanced and comprehensive collection.' -Ted Sider, New York University ' The Elements of Philosophy is an outstanding book on all fronts. The top-notch introductory essays and extensive glossary make the book extremely user-friendly from the student's perspective. The detailed set of high-quality instructors' materials do the same from the perspective of the professor.
The readings are chosen with both care and creativity: I know of no comprehensive anthology that does such an excellent job of juxtaposing old and new materials. Elements is destined to become a standard.' -Jason Stanley, Rutgers University ' The Elements of Philosophy is a carefully composed and arranged collection with useful introductions, notes, and glossary.
With such an impressive range and variety of selections, any introductory class on philosophy can hardly do better than to start here.' -Alex Byrne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
. Title. The elements of philosophy: readings from past and present / edited by Tamar Szab Gendler, Susanna Siegel, Steven M. Other Authors. Gendler, Tamar. Siegel, Susanna.
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Machine derived contents note: v. Contents. The Elements Of Philosophy: Readings From Past And Present. Ed: Tamar Szab? Gendler, Susanna Siegel, Steven M. Cahn. Preface.
Acknowledgements. About the Editors. Note to the Reader. Note to the Instructor.
Introduction. Simon Blackburn,?What is Philosophy??. Simon Blackburn,?The Elements of Logic?
Religion and Belief. A. Traditional Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. The Ontological Argument. and Replies. Anselm,?The Ontological Argument?. Gaunilo,?In Behalf of the Fool?
Moore,?Is Existence a Predicate??. William Rowe,?Why the Ontological Argument Fails?. The Cosmological Argument, the Argument from Design. Richard Taylor,?The Cosmological Argument?. William Paley,?The Argument from Design?. Ernest Nagel,?Does God Exist??. The Problem of Evil.
John Hick,?The Problem of Evil? Cahn,?The Problem of Goodness? Grounds for Belief.
Pascal,?The Wager? Clifford,?The Ethics of Belief?. William James,?The Will to Believe?. Robert McKim,?The Hiddenness of God?
God and Science: Contemporary Discussions. Nicholas Everitt,?Theism and Modern Science? Moral and Political Philosophy. Moral Philosophy.
A. Three Major Ethical Theories.
Utilitarianism. John Stuart Mill,?Utilitarianism?. JJC Smart?Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism?. Bernard Williams,?Utilitarianism, Integrity and Responsibility?. Deontology.
Immanuel Kant, Selections from The Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. Onora O?Neill,?A Simplified Account of Kant?s Ethics?.
Virtue Ethics. Aristotle, Selections from The Nicomachean Ethics. Rosalind Hursthouse,?Normative Virtue Ethics? Some Applications. Moral Duties to the Poor.
Peter Singer,?Rich and Poor?. Garrett Hardin,?Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor?.
Thomas Pogge,??Aiding? The Global Poor?. Vegetarianism and Animals.
Alastair Norcross,?Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases?. Carl Cohen,?A Critique of the Alleged Moral Basis of Vegetarianism? Puzzles and Challenges.
Puzzling Cases. Judith Jarvis Thomson,?The Trolley Problem?.
Thomas Nagel,?Moral Luck?. The Value of Morality.
Plato,?Glaucon?s Challenge? From The Republic.
Susan Wolf,?Moral Saints?. The Universality of Morality.
James Rachels,?Egoism and Moral Skepticism?. James Rachels,?The Challenge of Cultural Relativism?. Morality and Social Science. Jennifer Saul,?Women?s?Different Voice??.
Cass Sunstein,?Heurisitics and Morality?. Political Philosophy. D. Justice, Equality and the State. Thomas Hobbes, from Leviathan. John Rawls,?Justice as Fairness? From A Theory of Justice.
Robert Nozick,?Distributive Justice? From Anarchy, State and Utopia. E.
Just War. George Mavrodes,?Conventions and the Morality of War?. Robert Fullwinder,?War and Innocence?. Lawrence A. Alexander,?Self-Defense and Non-Combatants? Metaphysics and Epistemology. Air conditioners.
Knowledge and Reality. A. Plato,?What is Knowledge?? (Selection from The Meno). Edmund Gettier:?Is Justified True Belief Knowledge??.
Robert Nozick?Knowledge? Skepticism and Responses. Descartes, Meditations 1&2. GE Moore,?Proof of an External World?. GE Moore?Certainty?. Robert Nozick,?Skepticism?.
Jonathan Vogel,?Cartesian Skepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation? Knowledge and the Nature of Reality.
Plato,?The Allegory of the Cave?. George Berkeley, Selections from?On the Principles of Human Knowledge?. WVO Quine,?Posits and Reality?. Hilary Putnam,?Brains in a Vat?. David Chalmers,?The Matrix as Metaphysics?.
Robert Nozick,?Fiction? Induction. David Hume,?Induction?.
Wesley Salmon, Selections from The Problem of Induction. Nelson Goodman,?The New Riddle of Induction?. Metaphysical Perplexities.
E. Time and Time Travel. Albert Einstein,?Time and the Relativity of Simultaneity?.
Theodore Sider,?Time?. David Lewis,?The Paradoxes of Time Travel?
Free Will. A.J. Ayer,?Freedom and Necessity?.
Roderick Chisholm,?Human Freedom and the Self?. Harry Frankfurt,?Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person?
Strawson,?Freedom and Resentment? Identity and Personal Identity. John Locke,?Of Identity and Diversity?. Bernard Williams,?The Self and the Future?. Derek Parfit,?Personal Identity? Philosophy of Mind and Language.
Mind. A. Metaphysics of Mind.
Dualism and Behaviorism. Rene Descartes, Meditation 6.
Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti,?A Comparison of Nyaya and Cartesian Dualism?. Gilbert Ryle,?Descartes?. Physicalism. Daniel Stoljar,?Physicalism?. JJC Smart,?Sensations and Brain Processes?. Paul Churchland,?Eliminative Materialism and Propositional Attitudes?. Challenges to Physicalism.
Saul Kripke,?The Modal Argument?. Frank Jackson,?Epiphenomenal Qualia? Consciousness and Perception. Consciousness.
Thomas Nagel,?What is it Like to be a Bat??. Daniel Dennett,?Quining Qualia?. Ned Block,?Concepts of Consciousness?. Minds and Machines. A.M. Turing,?Computing Machinery and Intelligence?. John Searle,?Can Computers Think??.
Perception. J.J. Valberg, The Puzzle of Experience. A.J.
Ayer?The Argument from Illusion: A Defense of Sense Data? Austin?The Argument from Illusion: A Critique of Sense Data?. Michael Tye, Ten Problems of Consciousness. Language. C.
Language, Meaning and Reference. Paul Grice,?Logic and Conversation?. Noam Chomsky,?Language and Problems of Knowledge?. John Perry,?The Problem of the Essential Indexical? Life and Death.
A. Life. Plato,?On the Harmony of the Soul? From The Republic.
omit Aristotle. Jean-Paul Sartre,?Existentialism is a Humanism?. Derek Parfit,?What Makes Someone?s Life Go Best??. Thomas Nagel.?The Absurd? Death.
Thomas Nagel,?Death?. Walter Kaufmann,?Death without Dread?. Notes. Formerly CIP.
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