"Students with little or no background in philosophy would likely find it difficult—if not impossible—to comprehend the works of many of the philosophers addressed in [each] volume on their own. However, this text's informative introductions and careful selection of readings make it possible for students to get a foothold in their primary texts....[S]tudents are afforded the opportunity to engage with the works of these illustrious but often inscrutable thinkers." — Jennifer McMahon, Centre College
"This collection is by far the best I have seen in this area....And I certainly prefer having all of my material together in one text rather than having students purchase half a dozen books, which then still require supplementation. I cannot imagine a better format or selection of materials that would tempt me away from this collection for another." — Ted Toadvine, Emporia State University
From the Back Cover
Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.
First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision ofPhilosophic Classics,Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students.
For more information on the period volumes that are available please see below:
Philosophicl Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856
Philosophicl Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783902
Philosophicl Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783899
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