Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, International John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer. Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fisher. “Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings,” sixth edition, ed. John Perry, Michael Bratman, and John Martin Fischer. Article in Teaching.

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Introduce your students to philosophy with the most widely used, trusted, and comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary readings available.

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Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings incorporates boldfaced key terms listed after each reading and defined in the glossarya “Logical Toolkit,” and a guide to tl philosophy papers.

The seventh edition features eleven new readings, including eight by contemporary women philosophers, bringing the total number of essays by women to twelve.

It is also accompanied by bratmzn robust support package that includes a more extensive test bank, available on the new online Ancillary Resource Center, and expanded self-quizzes for students on the Companion Website. Bertrand Russell, “The Value of Philosophy” 2. Saint Anselm, “The Ontological Argument” 4. William Paley, “Natural Theology” 6. Blaise Pascal, “The Wager” B.

Introduction to Philosophy : Classical and Contemporary Readings

The Problem of Evil 7. Descartes and the Problems of Skepticism Philosophy and The Matrix ” Hume’s Problems and Some Solutions The Traditional Problem of Mind and Body Gilbert Ryle, “Descartes’s Myth” fishcer Armstrong, “The Nature of Mind” Churchland, “Eliminative Materialism” Minds, Brains, and Machines Turing, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” Searle, “Minds, Brains, and Programs” C.


Bernard Williams, “The Self and the Future” Derek Parfit, “Personal Identity” David Velleman, “So It Ohilosophy Daniel Dennett, “Where Am I? Freedom, Determinism, and Responsibility Chisholm, “Human Freedom and the Self” Freedom of the Will” David Hume, “Of Liberty and Necessity” Frankfurt, “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” Jeremy Bentham, “The Principle of Utility” John Stuart Mill, “Utilitarianism” Carritt, “Criticisms of Utilitarianism” Smart, “Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism” Bernard Williams, “Utilitarianism and Integrity” Immanuel Kant, “Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals” Aristotle, “Nicomachean Ethics” Rosalind Hursthouse, “Right Action” D.

Justice and Equality John Rawls, “A Theory of Justice” Robert Nozick, “Justice and Entitlement” Cohen, “Where the Action Is: On the Site of Distributive Justice” Rosalind Hursthouse, “Thomson’s Arguments” Challenges to Morality1.

Morality and Self-Interest Plato, “The Republic” Mackie, “The Subjectivity of Values” Gilbert Harmon, ffischer and Observation” Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus” Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” Susan Wolf, “The Meanings of Lives” Thomas Nagel, “Death” Michael Bratman is U. It is well organized and the readings fisccher thoughtfully selected and edited for the audience.

Furthermore, the book’s editors do an excellent job of providing commentary and questions for students. I find the introductions to be exceptionally clear and very helpful for my students when they are trying to figure vratman how to approach the readings. This edition is one of the best introductory textbooks on the market.

Introduction to Philosophy

It has coverage of important topics and positions and a clear and helpful structure. That is certainly a positive change. In addition, the organization is excellent and one of the book’s great strengths.

The book includes both historical and contemporary readings in all areas of philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and political philosophy. It also includes important readings by female philosophers, something that is sadly lacking in most other introductory texts. It has a good selection of classical texts on each topic, and, for some topics, a nice sampling of more contemporary literature. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Academic Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. Introduction to Philosophy Classical and Contemporary Readings Seventh Edition John PerryMichael Bratmanand John Martin Fisher Offering the most comprehensive and high-quality collection of historical and contemporary works, this acclaimed anthology addresses the major issues in philosophy over time Features a substantial number of articles by women philosophers on a broad range of topics—eleven total, eight new to this edition Part I includes a “Logical Toolkit” that lists and explains common terminology used in philosophical reasoning A guide to writing philosophy papers walks students through composing an effective papter A unique Part VII: Puzzles and Paradoxes offers intriguing mind-teasers An introduction to each part offers an insightful roadmap of the philosophical issues addressed in the readings Study questions follow each reading selection An extensive glossary defines all key terms, which are boldfaced throughout the text and listed at the ends of readings.

Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics D. The Beloved Self Alison Hills. Shapes of Freedom Peter C. On Reflection Hilary Kornblith.

Aristotle on the Apparent Good Jessica Moss. Shaping the Normative Landscape David Owens. Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics David McNaughton.