Philosophical Essays

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200623

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.
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Leibniz: Philosophical Essays

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849580

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.
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Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

Author: René Descartes,Roger Ariew

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence. The result is an anthology that enables the reader to understand the development of Descartes’s thought over his lifetime. Includes a biographical Introduction, chronology, bibliography, and index.
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Descartes: Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840176

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence. The result is an anthology that enables the reader to understand the development of Descartes’s thought over his lifetime. Includes a biographical Introduction, chronology, bibliography, and index.
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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872201323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays contains complete translations of the two essays that constitute the best introductions to Leibniz's complex thought: Discourse on Metaphysics of 1686 and Monadology of 1714. These are supplemented with two essays of special interest to the student of modern philosophy, On the Ultimate Origination of Things of 1697 and the Preface to his New Essays of 1703-1705.
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To Perpetual Peace

A Philosophical Sketch

Author: Immanuel Kant,Ted Humphrey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206915

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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What is the standing of a sovereign nation and what are its rights relative to other sovereign nations? What is our obligation to pursue peace? Can intervention in the affairs of another sovereign nation be justified? Who, if any one, has the right to intervene? In this short essay, Kant completes his political theory and philosophy of history, considering the prospects for peace among nations and addressing questions that remain central to our thoughts about nationalism, war, and peace. Ted Humphrey provides an eminently readable translation, along with a brief introduction that sketches Kant's argument.
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Perpetual Peace and Other Essays

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603847189

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction. Bibliography. A Note on the Text. 1. Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Intent (1784) 2. An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? (1784) 3. Speculative Beginning of Human History (1786) 4. On the Proverb: That May Be True in Theory, but Is of No Practical Use (1793) 5. The End of All Things (1794) 6. To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) Glossary of Some German-English Translations. Index.
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The Little Book Of Philosophy

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113857

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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In this remarkable little book, Andre Comte-Sponville introduces the reader to the western philosophical tradition in a series of sparkling chapters on the 'big questions'. In doing so he reveals the essential bones of philosophical thought and shows why philosophy is relevant in our day-to-day lives. In his brilliant and concise writing on morality, politics, love, death, knowledge, freedom, God, atheism, art, time, Man, and wisdom, he inspires the central question of philosophy - how should we live? - and provides the reader with signposts towards a happier, wiser life.
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603844554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Includes generous selections from the Essay, topically arranged passages from the replies to Stillingfleet, a chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index based on the entries that Locke himself devised.
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Philosophers in the Classroom

Essays on Teaching

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Alexandra Bradner,Andrew P. Mills

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624667465

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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In these essays, 24 of our most celebrated professors of philosophy address the problem of how to teach philosophy today: how to make philosophy interesting and relevant; how to bring classic texts to life; how to serve all students; and how to align philosophy with more "practical" pursuits. Selected and introduced by three leaders in the world of philosophical education, the insights contained in this inspiring collection illuminate the challenges and possibilities of teaching the academy’s oldest discipline.
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