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Title:
Philosophy : the classics
Author:
Warburton, Nigel, 1962-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routlege, [1998]

©1998
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ix, 222 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415146913

9780415146920
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Book

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Summary

Nigel Warburton's Philosophy: The Classics is a clear and concise introduction to twenty of the great works of Western Philosophy, a glossary and suggestions for further reading are included to make it ideal as a starting point for any further study of philosophy. From Plato's Republic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations , it explains the most important features of each classic in a way that doesn't assume any previous knowledge of philosophy.
In his best-selling earlier book, Philosophy: The Basics , Nigel Warbuton covered areas and key arguments in contemporary philosophy. In Philosophy: The Classics , he covers the history and key writings in philosophy. The books together give us a comprehensive and clear introduction to philosophy past and present.


Summary

Nigel Warburton's Philosophy: The Classics is a clear and concise introduction to twenty of the great works of Western Philosophy, a glossary and suggestions for further reading are included to make it ideal as a starting point for any further study of philosophy. From Plato's Republic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations , it explains the most important features of each classic in a way that doesn't assume any previous knowledge of philosophy.
In his best-selling earlier book, Philosophy: The Basics , Nigel Warbuton covered areas and key arguments in contemporary philosophy. In Philosophy: The Classics , he covers the history and key writings in philosophy. The books together give us a comprehensive and clear introduction to philosophy past and present.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The RepublicPlato
2 Nicomachean EthicsAristotle
3 The Consolations of PhilosophyBoethius
4 The PrinceNiccolo Machiavelli
5 MeditationsRené Descartes
6 EthicsBaruch de Spinoza
7 LeviathanThomas Hobbes
8 An Essay Concerning Human UnderstandingJohn Locke
9 Second Treatise on Civil GovernmentJohn Locke
10 An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingDavid Hume
11 Dialogues Concerning Natural ReligionDavid Hume
12 The Social ContractJean-Jacques Rousseau
13 The Critique of Pure ReasonImmanuel Kant
14 The Groundwork to the Metaphysic of MoralsImmanuel Kant
15 The World as Will and IdeaSchopenhauer
16 UtilitarianismJohn Stuart Mill
17 On LibertyJohn Stuart Mill
18 Either/OrSoren Kierkegaard
19 The German Ideology, Part OneKarl Marx and Frederick Engels
20 On the Genealogy of MoralityFriederich Nietzsche
21 Language, Truth and LogicA.J. Ayer
22 Being and NothingnessJean-Paul Sartre
23 A Theory of JusticeJohn Rawls
24 Philosophical InvestigationsLudwig Wittgenstein
Index (including key concepts)
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The RepublicPlato
2 Nicomachean EthicsAristotle
3 The Consolations of PhilosophyBoethius
4 The PrinceNiccolo Machiavelli
5 MeditationsRené Descartes
6 EthicsBaruch de Spinoza
7 LeviathanThomas Hobbes
8 An Essay Concerning Human UnderstandingJohn Locke
9 Second Treatise on Civil GovernmentJohn Locke
10 An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingDavid Hume
11 Dialogues Concerning Natural ReligionDavid Hume
12 The Social ContractJean-Jacques Rousseau
13 The Critique of Pure ReasonImmanuel Kant
14 The Groundwork to the Metaphysic of MoralsImmanuel Kant
15 The World as Will and IdeaSchopenhauer
16 UtilitarianismJohn Stuart Mill
17 On LibertyJohn Stuart Mill
18 Either/OrSoren Kierkegaard
19 The German Ideology, Part OneKarl Marx and Frederick Engels
20 On the Genealogy of MoralityFriederich Nietzsche
21 Language, Truth and LogicA.J. Ayer
22 Being and NothingnessJean-Paul Sartre
23 A Theory of JusticeJohn Rawls
24 Philosophical InvestigationsLudwig Wittgenstein
Index (including key concepts)

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