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In a provocative and engaging style, Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings consists of two main parts: the chapters, which contain the primary contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers, and the anthology of chronologically organized classic readings from Western philosophy. The first half of this book presents a sustained narrative of the great philosophers of Western civilization from ancient Greece until today. In the second half we offer a snapshot of the most famous discussions by many of the philosophers discussed in the first half. These readings are presented chronologically and parallel the order presented in the first half of the book. **Available exclusively through McGraw-Hill Create®, Discourses: A Database of Classical and Contemporary Readings for Philosophy by Donald C. Abel is an online collection of more than 450 readings that can be customized for your course.
CHAPTER 1: Socrates’s Predecessors
CHAPTER 2: The Sophists and Socrates
CHAPTER 3: Plato
CHAPTER 4: Aristotle
CHAPTER 5: Classical Philosophy after Aristotle
CHAPTER 6: Augustine
CHAPTER 7: Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages
CHAPTER 8: Aquinas and His Late Medieval Successors
CHAPTER 9: Philosophy during the Renaissance
CHAPTER 10: Rationalism on the Continent
CHAPTER 11: Empiricism in Britain
CHAPTER 12: Enlightenment Philosophy
CHAPTER 13: Kant
CHAPTER 14: German Idealism
CHAPTER 15: Utilitarianism and Positivism
CHAPTER 16: Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche
CHAPTER 17: Pragmatism and Process Philosophy
CHAPTER 18: Analytic Philosophy
CHAPTER 19: Phenomenology and Existentialism
CHAPTER 20: Recent Philosophy
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