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Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn

Steven M. Cahn, ed.

Classics of Western Philosophy, 7th ed.
(Hackett Publishing Company, 2007)


For more than a generation this anthology has informed the philosophical education of students, educators, and a larger non-academic public. It contains the complete texts or substantial selections from fifty-seven philosophical masterpieces, representing thirty-three of the world’s greatest philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Sartre. Those texts not originally written in English are included in readable translations crafted to the highest standards of contemporary scholarship. An introduction to each author by a noted authority in the field offers biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Annotations are provided to clarify textual references. This seventh edition adds selections from Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, Plotinus' Enneads, Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation, Husserl's Paris Lectures, and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The readings from Aristotle's Physics and Metaphysics and Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit have been expanded, while selections from Hobbes' Leviathan, Mill's On Liberty, and Russell's The Problems of Philosophy have been reedited. Steven Cahn is a professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUN 30, 2007

Category: Faculty Books | Philosophy