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Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn, ed.

Tamar Szabo Gendler, Susanna Siegel, and Steven M. Cahn, eds.

The Elements of Philosophy: Readings from Past and Present
(Oxford University Press, 2007)

This introductory anthology is a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary readings across the major fields of philosophy, from two thousand five-hundred years ago to just a few years ago. The editors offer an extensive and expansive selection of readings that includes whole works or excerpts from such classic thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Blaise Pascal, John Locke, and John Stuart Mill and such contemporary thinkers as Noam Chomsky, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, and Hilary Putnam. The selections are organized topically into five parts: Religion and Belief, Moral and Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language, and Life and Death. The product of the collaboration of three highly respected scholars in their fields, The Elements of Philosophy also includes introductions from the editors, explanatory footnotes, and a glossary. Steven Cahn is a professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 26, 2007

Category: Faculty Books | Philosophy