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Classics of Philosophy

Edited by Louis P. Pojman

Publication Date - August 2000

ISBN: 9780195132830

576 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $74.99


The most recent volume in Louis Pojman's highly successful Classics of Philosophy collection (OUP, 1998), Classics of Philosophy: Volume III, The Twentieth Century assembles definitive essays in twentieth-century Western philosophy. This work is considerably more comprehensive than the corresponding section of the single-volume edition of Classics of Philosophy. Its selections cover the whole spectrum of the field, representing the major movements of the century including British Realism, American Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Deconstructionism, and Ordinary Language Philosophy. Pojman includes fifty-four diverse and engaging selections by thirty-nine leading philosophers, featuring the work of Ayer, Carnap, Davidson, Dennett, Derrida, Foucault, Gettier, Goldman, Habermas, Harrison, Heidegger, Husserl, Kripke, McTaggart, Moore, Nagel, Nozick, Putnam, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Russell, Ryle, Sartre, Searle, Strawson, and Wittgenstein. Seminal works in the philosophy of mind, free will/determinism, the debate over religious truth, and political and moral philosophy are included. Ideal for courses in twentieth-century and contemporary philosophy, the volume also includes an enlightening introduction, biographical sketches for each author, and abstracts and bibliographies for each selection.

Table of Contents

    1. John M.E. McTaggart, The Unreality of Time
    2. G.E. Moore
    The Refutation of Idealism
    A Defense of Common Sense
    Proof of an External World
    3. Bertrand Russell
    The Problems of Philosophy
    The Theory of Definite Descriptions
    A Debate on the Existence of God between Father F.C. Copleston and Bertrand Russell
    4. Charles Sanders Peirce
    How to Make Our Ideas Clear
    The Presuppositions of Science: Common Sense and Religion
    5. William James
    The Will to Believe
    What Pragmatism Means
    The Pragmatic Notion of Truth
    6. Rudolf Carnap, The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language
    7. A.J. Ayer
    The Abolition of Metaphysics
    A Critique of Ethics and Theology
    8. Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
    Philosophical Investigations
    9. J.L. Austin, Sense and Sensibilia: A Critique of the Theory of Sense Data
    10. Karl Popper
    Conjectures and Refutations
    Epistemology Without a Knowing Subject
    11. Thomas Kuhn, Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice
    12. W.V.O. Quine
    Two Dogmas of Empiricism
    Epistemology Naturalized
    Ontological Relativity
    13. Saul A. Kripke, A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency
    14. Jonathan Harrison, A Defense of Empiricism
    15. Edmund L. Gettier, Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
    16. Alvin I. Goldman, What Is Justified Belief?
    17. Nelson Goodman, The New Riddle of Induction
    18. Donald Davidson, Truth and Meaning
    19. Hilary Putnam, Meaning and Reference
    20. Peter F. Strawson, Freedom and Resentment
    21. Harry Frankfurt, Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person
    22. Richard Taylor, A Defense of Libertarian Freedom of the Will
    23. Anthony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchell, The Falsification Debate on Religious Belief
    24. Gilbert Ryle, Exorcizing Descartes's "Ghost in the Machine"
    25. Thomas Nagel
    What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
    Moral Luck
    26. Daniel Dennett, The Intentional Stance
    27. John Searle, Minds, Brains, and Programs [The Chinese Room]
    28. Derek Parfit, Personal Identity
    29. Robert Nozick
    A Defense of Libertarianism
    The Experience Machine
    30. John Rawls, A Theory of Justice: Liberal Egalitarianism
    31. Wallace Matson, Justice: A Funeral Oration
    32. Edmund Husserl, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology
    33. Martin Heidegger
    On Dasein and Anxiety
    The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics
    34. Jean-Paul Sartre
    Bad Faith
    Existentialism and Humanism
    35. Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language
    36. Jacques Derrida, Plato's Pharmacy
    37. Richard Rorty, Dismantling Truth: Solidarity Versus Objectivity
    38. Margarita Rosa Levin, A Defense of Objectivity
    39. Jurgen Habermas, Philosophy as Stand-In and Interpreter

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