Philosophy for the 21st Century A Comprehensive Reader, by Cahn, Steven M.
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- ISBN: 9780195147926 | 0195147928
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/21/2002
Philosophy for the 21st Century is the most comprehensive and challengingtopically organized introductory anthology available. It covers all the majorareas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy ofreligion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy,philosophy of science, and aesthetics. A unique collection, it features classicand contemporary selections chosen by a team of young associate editors. Thesescholars--Delia Graff, Robin Jeshion, L. A. Paul, Jesse Prinz, Stuart Rachels,Gabriela Sakamoto, David Sosa, and Cynthia A. Stark--are at the forefront of21st-century philosophy. Each section of the book has been carefully structuredin order to maximize continuity among the readings. The volume includessubstantial readings from such leading contemporary philosophers as David Lewis,Robert Nozick, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, and Sydney Shoemaker. An introductoryessay by Simon Blackburn presents elements of symbolic logic that help studentsbetter comprehend technical passages in the book.