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Classic Philosophical Questions

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
For introductory philosophy courses at the undergraduate level. Classic Philosophic Questions has presented decades of students with the most compelling classic and contemporary primary source readings on the most enduring and abiding questions in philosophy. Classic Philosophic Questions is a longstanding and highly respected anthology of basic readings in philosophy, tak ...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published 1971)
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Vince Darcangelo

Bertrand Russell: "The Value of Philosophy"

Charles Pierce: "Four Approaches to Philosophy"

St. Anselm: "The Ontological Argument"

Soren Kierkegaard: "Faith, Not Logic, is the Basis of Belief"

David Hume: "A Good God Would Exclude Evil"

John Hick: "God Can Allow Some Evil"

Jean-Paul Sartre: "Existentialist Ethics"

Bertrand Russell: "Truth is Established by Correspondence"

Norwood Hanson: "Causes and Becauses"

David Hume: "There Are No Possible Grounds for Induction"

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: "Freedom is A
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book to read as a refresher. The book consists of all major philosophers from ancient times like Socrates and Plato to twentieth century philosophers. It's very interesting to see the diverse uses of logic. I can agree and disagree with parts of each theory. It's interesting. Some of it is dry but that may be because of translation.
Christine McK
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I LOVED this textbook. Teaching you basic principles of philosophy with actual texts by famous (or not so famous) philosophers. Would read again!
Mar 16, 2007 rated it it was ok
I'm using this in the intro. class I'm currently teaching. The translation of the Meditations that it contains is horrible. And I mean horrible.
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the way of learning by questioning, but thranslations are horrible... easier to read the complete works.
Jason Emmerson
Decent introduction to Philosophy, though multiple sides to an argument are not always fairly represented.
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