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  1. A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking (Second Edition)

    David R. Morrow & Anthony Weston

    A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking (Second Edition)

    A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston's A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students, increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally, and two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. Companion website for Workbook for Arguments.

  2. Aquinas: Basic Works

    Thomas Aquinas
    Edited by Jeffrey Hause and Robert Pasnau

    Aquinas: Basic Works

    Drawn from a wide range of writings and featuring state-of-the-art translations, Basic Works offers convenient access to Thomas Aquinas' most important discussions of nature, being and essence, divine and human nature, and ethics and human action. The translations all capture Aquinas's sharp, transparent style and display terminological consistency. Many were originally published in the acclaimed translation-cum-commentary series The Hackett Aquinas, edited by Robert Pasnau and Jeffrey Hause. Others appear here for the first time: Eleonore Stump and Stephen Chanderbahn’s translation of On the Principles of Nature, Peter King’s translation of On Being and Essence, and Thomas Williams’ translations of the treatises On Happiness and On Human Acts from the Summa theologiae.

  3. Asking Good Questions

    Nancy A. Stanlick and Michael J. Strawser

    Asking Good Questions

    Asking Good Questions moves beyond a traditional discussion of ethical theory, focusing on how educators can use these important frameworks to facilitate critical thinking about real-life ethical dilemmas. In this way, authors Nancy Stanlick and Michael Strawser offer students a theoretical tool kit for creatively addressing issues that influence their own environments. This text begins with a discussion of key ethical theorists and then guides the reader through a series of original case studies and follow-up activities that facilitate critical thinking, emphasize asking thought provoking questions, and teach the student to address the complexity of ethical dilemmas while incorporating the viewpoints of their peers. Click here to download the Asking Good Questions instructor's guide.

  4. Classical Logic and Its Rabbit-Holes

    Nelson P. Lande

    Classical Logic and Its Rabbit-Holes

    "Many students ask, 'What is the point of learning formal logic?' This book gives them the answer. Using the methods of deductive logic, Nelson Lande introduces each new element in exquisite detail, as he takes students through example after example, proof after proof, explaining the thinking behind each concept. Shaded areas and appendices throughout the book provide explanations and justifications that go beyond the main text, challenging those students who wish to delve deeper, and giving instructors the option of confining their course to the basics, or expanding it, when they wish, to more rigorous levels. Lande encourages students to think for themselves, while at the same time providing them with the level of explanation they need to succeed. It is a rigorous approach presented in a style that is informal, engaging, and accessible. Students will come away with a solid understanding of formal logic and why it is not only important, but also interesting and sometimes even fun. It is a text that brings the human element back into the teaching of logic."
         —Hans Halvorson, Princeton University

  5. De Anima (Reeve Edition)

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    De Anima (Reeve Edition)

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017.

  6. Does God Exist? (Second Edition)

    Todd C. Moody

    Does God Exist? (Second Edition)

    In this engaging introductory dialogue, Todd Moody maps the spectrum of philosophical arguments and counterarguments for the existence of God. Structuring colloquial conversations along classical lines, he presents a lively and accessible discussion of issues that are central to both theist and atheist thinking, including the burden of proof, the first cause, a necessary being, the natural order, suffering, miracles, experience as knowledge, and rationality without proof.

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    John Lemos

    Freedom, Responsibility, and Determinism

    "There has been a great deal of philosophical progress in the free will debate in the last two generations, and much of this progress has been complex and rather technical. In less than one hundred pages, John Lemos manages to introduce the reader to this debate, as well as to related debates about religion and science as they relate to free will—without dumbing down and in a pleasant, accessible dialogue form. This is an impressive achievement."
        —Saul Smilansky, Professor of Philosophy, University of Haifa

  8. Hornbook Ethics

    Charles E. Cardwell

    Hornbook Ethics

    "Teachers of introductory ethics and applied ethics classes will have a hard time resisting Charles Cardwell's Hornbook Ethics. I am a big fan. The author has a remarkable gift for briefly introducing the basics of moral philosophy, and his book is so clear and concise that any serious student will be able to learn much from it. Not every philosopher will share its views or priorities of course, but these are set forth with such clarity that it will be easy to use even disagreements as teaching moments. I am unaware of a better introduction to ethics whose brevity approaches this one's."
         —Peter Tramel, Department of Philosophy, Fort Hays State University

  9. Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

    Edmund Husserl
    Translated, with Notes and a Translator’s Afterword, by Daniel O. Dahlstrom

    Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

    "Husserl's Ideas is one of the most important works of twentieth-century philosophy, offering a detailed introduction to the phenomenological method, including the reduction, and outlining the overall scope of phenomenological philosophy. Husserl's explorations of the a priori structures of intentionality, consciousness, perceptual experience, evidence and rationality continue to challenge contemporary philosophy of mind. Dan Dahlstrom's accurate and faithful translation, written in pellucid prose and in a fluid, modern idiom, brings this classic work to life for a new generation."
         —Dermot Moran, University College, Dublin

  10. Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

    Edited by C. D. C. Reeve and Patrick Lee Miller; General Introduction by Lloyd P. Gerson

    Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

    This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists. The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan. Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, featuring new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca’s De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded.

  11. Lying and Truthfulness

    Edited, with Introductions, by Kevin DeLapp and Jeremy Henkel

    Lying and Truthfulness

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive selections that explore both Western and Eastern views of lying and truthfulness, including selections from Augustine, Grotius, Aristotle, the Mahābhārata, Confucius, Kant, Plato, Sunzi, Han Feizi, Aquinas, the Lotus Sutra, Hobbes, Hume, Locke, Bacon, Nietzsche, and more.

    Hackett Readings in Philosophy is a versatile series of compact anthologies, each devoted to a topic of traditional interest in philosophy or political theory. Selections are chosen for their accessibility, significance, and ability to stimulate thought and discussion.

  12. Metaphysics (Reeve Edition)

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Metaphysics (Reeve Edition)

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    "C. D. C. Reeve adds to his already remarkable series of translations of Plato and Aristotle another stellar accomplishment: a full translation of Aristotle’s daunting Metaphysics. He has managed to present Aristotle’s often ungainly Greek into perfectly flowing English syntax without sacrificing the core meaning of the text. Any translator of Aristotle will recognize what an impressive achievement this is. All readers will benefit from the over 1,600 explicative notes accompanying the translation: Reeve has a discerning eye for determining what requires amplification for the purposes of understanding and an admirable gift for saying just as much as needs to be said in order to achieve it."
         —Christopher Shields, George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

  13. Morality's Critics and Defenders

    Timm Triplett

    Morality's Critics and Defenders

    "The risk, when teaching ethics to undergraduates, is that the issues may easily sound too abstract and bookish to them. Timm Triplett's Morality's Critics and Defenders: A Philosophical Dialogue is the best antidote. By adopting a dialogical form and setting the stage in a classroom, with four very credible students and one teaching assistant as the protagonists, this concise but very valuable book will engage students and stimulate great class discussions. Big issues such as the relationship between religion and morality, the possibility of ethical relativism, animal rights and the moral implications of racism are engagingly covered and so are the most relevant moral perspectives. Students and teachers will undoubtedly find this book very useful, deep, and entertaining."
        —Mario De Caro, Tufts University

  14. Nicomachean Ethics (Reeve Edition)

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Nicomachean Ethics (Reeve Edition)

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    "C. D. C. Reeve's masterful new translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics will become a classic: it is clear and readable; its interpretive implications are far-reaching; it is philosophically illuminating. Reeve's scholarly notes—with detailed textual cross-references to the rest of Aristotle's works—integrate the ethics with the metaphysics, the politics, and the philosophy of mind. The book is an invaluable resource, useful to students and scholars alike."
         —Amelie Rorty, Tufts University and Harvard Medical School

  15. Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Abridged

    Margaret Cavendish
    Edited, with an Introduction, by Eugene Marshall

    Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Abridged

    "Margaret Cavendish's philosophical work is at last taking its rightful place in the history of seventeenth-century thought, but her writings are so voluminous and wide-ranging that introducing her work to students has been difficult—at least until this volume came along. This carefully edited abridgment of Observations upon Experimental Philosophy will be indispensable for making Cavendish's fascinating ideas accessible to students. Marshall's Introduction provides a helpful overview of themes in Cavendish's natural philosophy, and the footnotes contain useful background information about some of the texts and philosophers that Cavendish mentions. The additional selections from Descartes, Hobbes, Boyle, and Hooke also help contextualize Cavendish's views."  —Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston

  16. Politics: A New Translation

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Politics: A New Translation

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    "David Reeve's new translation of the Politics is certain to become the primary and indispensable tool for anyone undertaking a careful study of Aristotle's great work. Newcomers to this treatise as well as advanced scholars will learn enormously from the Introduction, extensive notes, and detailed index."  —Richard Kraut, Northwestern University

  17. Puzzled?!

    Richard Kenneth Atkins

    Puzzled?!

    "A great, logical, introduction to the areas of philosophy. A student who is just starting in the path to 'philosophizing' will greatly appreciate this gem of a book."
          —Alberto Mendoza, Antelope Valley College

  18. Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Fifth Edition)

    Edited by S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C. D. C. Reeve

    Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Fifth Edition)

    Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy."* More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind. It is now stronger than ever: The Fifth Edition of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy features a completely revised Aristotle unit, with new translations, as well as a newly revised glossary. The Plato unit offers new translations of the Meno and Republic. In the latter, indirect dialogue is cast into direct dialogue for greater readability. The Presocratics unit has been re-edited and streamlined, and the pages of every unit have been completely reset. 

    APA Newsletter for Teaching Philosophy

  19. Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy

    Edited by Justin Tiwald and Bryan W. Van Norden

    Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy

    An exceptional contribution to the teaching and study of Chinese thought, this anthology provides fifty-eight selections arranged chronologically in five main sections: Han Thought, Chinese Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Late Imperial Confucianism, and the early Twentieth Century. The editors have selected writings that have been influential, that are philosophically engaging, and that can be understood as elements of an ongoing dialogue, particularly on issues regarding ethical cultivation, human nature, virtue, government, and the underlying structure of the universe. Within those topics, issues of contemporary interest, such as Chinese ideas about gender and the experiences of women, are brought to light.

  20. Reason in the Balance (Second Edition)

    Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby

    Reason in the Balance (Second Edition)

    Unlike most texts in critical thinking, Reason in the Balance focuses broadly on the practice of critical inquiry, the process of carefully examining an issue in order to come to a reasoned judgment. Although analysis and critique of individual arguments have an important role to play, this text goes beyond that dimension to emphasize the various aspects that go into the practice of inquiry, including identifying issues and relevant contexts, understanding competing cases, and making a comparative judgment. Click here to view a PDF of the complete Table of Contents.

  21. Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolations

    Seneca
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by Peter J. Anderson

    Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolations

    "Were I to include Seneca in a course on the Renaissance or on the Roman origins of our liberal arts ideal I would use Peter Anderson's new translation. The Introduction is excellent: readable and comprehensive. I especially like his discussion of the challenge of translating what he calls Seneca's six key words and their cognates. His lucid overview of the philosophical ideas that informed Seneca's thinking will help readers ponder nature and humanity, the cosmos and the polis, from within Seneca's mind and times. The translation can on occasion be nicely graphic, and thus likely to engage first-time readers, as for example in one of the opening lines of the Consolation to His Mother Helvia: '. . . I kept crawling along (reptare), trying to bind your wounds while I used one hand to keep pressure on mine (manu super plagam meam imposita).'"  
          —Robert E. Proctor, Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Italian, Connecticut College

  22. Symposium or Drinking Party

    Plato
    Translated with Introduction, Glossary, Essay and Appendices by Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage and Eric Salem

    Symposium or Drinking Party

    "I seriously believe this will be the finest edition of the Symposium ever to appear in English. May it enlighten many students and be a very valuable addition to current scholarship in this area."
    —Donald C. Lindenmuth, The Pennsylvania State University

  23. The Essential Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes
    Edited by Nancy Stanlick
    Associate Editor: Daniel P. Collette

    The Essential Leviathan

    This edition of Leviathan is intended to provide the reader with a modestly abridged text that is straightforward and accessible, while preserving Hobbes' main lines of argument and of thought. It is meant for those who wish to focus primarily on the philosophical aspects of the work, apart from its stylish but often daunting early modern prose. The editors have updated language, style, punctuation, and grammar throughout. Very long, complicated sentences have been broken into two or more sentences for enhanced readability. In some instances, terms within a sentence are rearranged for enhanced clarity. Occasionally, an equivalent contemporary word is substituted for an archaic one. Ellipses indicate omissions of more than one sentence. Care has been taken to maintain the strength, nuance, and flavor of the work, especially of Hobbes' most difficult arguments. In addition, the volume offers a general Introduction and concise headnotes to each chapter. Annotation is geared to the student or novice reader. A glossary of key terms is also included, as well as an index.

    A free author's Companion to The Essential Leviathan for students is available to download (PDFs) on the title support page here.

  24. The Journal of Wu Yubi

    Wu Yubi
    Translated, with Introduction and Commentary, by Theresa Kelleher

    The Journal of Wu Yubi

    In this rare firsthand account of an individual's pursuit of sagehood, the early Ming dynasty scholar and teacher Wu Yubi chronicles his progress and his setbacks, as he strives to integrate the Neo-Confucian practices of self-examination and self-cultivation into everyday life. In more than three hundred entries, spanning much of his adult life, Wu paints a vivid picture, not only of the life of the mind, but also of the life of a teacher of modest means, struggling to make ends meet in a rural community.

  25. The Treatise on Happiness • The Treatise on Human Acts

    Thomas Aquinas
    Translated and Introduced by Thomas Williams; Commentary by Christina Van Dyke and Thomas Williams

    The Treatise on Happiness • The Treatise on Human Acts

    The fifth volume of The Hackett Aquinas, a series of central philosophical treatises of Aquinas in new, state-of-the-art translations accompanied by a thorough commentary on the text.

  26. Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

    Plato
    Translated, with Glossary and Introductory Essay, by Peter Kalkavage

    Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

    "Kalkavage’s translation and commentary provide invaluable assistance to students of Plato’s Timaeus. The translation is accurate, but readable. And Kalkavage packs a great deal of relevant historical, musical, and mathematical information into his notes."
         —Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

  27. Two Treatises of Government

    John Locke
    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Lee Ward

    Two Treatises of Government

    Designed to serve the needs of students confronting Locke’s political thought for the first time, Lee Ward’s edition offers a faithful text of Two Treatises of Government with modernized spelling and punctuation. Its Editor’s Introduction outlines the main arguments of these works, illustrates the conceptual thread uniting the less frequently read First Treatise with the far more famous Second Treatise, and locates Locke’s work amid the turbulent constitutional battles of 1690s England. Helpful notes at the foot of the page, a Thematic Index, and an up-to-date Bibliography are also provided.

  28. Utilitarianism (Eggleston Edition)

    John Stuart Mill
    Edited, with Introduction, by Ben Eggleston

    Utilitarianism (Eggleston Edition)

    "Eggleston has produced easily the best edition of Utilitarianism available. By conveniently including so many of the relevant passages from supplementary works, all organized for ease of reference, scholars and students alike will now have at their fingertips the materials needed to make sense of Mill's classic text. This is important not just for an accurate understanding of Mill's own moral and political philosophy, but for a proper appreciation of utilitarianism as a leading moral tradition."  —Piers Norris Turner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University

  29. What Is This Thing Called Science? (Fourth Edition)

    Alan F. Chalmers

    What Is This Thing Called Science? (Fourth Edition)

    In addition to overall improvements and updates inspired by Chalmers’s experience as a teacher, comments from his readers, and recent developments in the field, this fourth edition features an extensive chapter-long postscript that draws on his research into the history of atomism to illustrate important themes in the philosophy of science. Identifying the qualitative difference between knowledge of atoms as it figures in contemporary science and metaphysical speculations about atoms common in philosophy since the time of Democritus offers a revealing and instructive way to address the question at the heart of this groundbreaking work: What is this thing called science? (Co-published with the University of Queensland Press. HPC holds rights in North America and U. S. Dependencies)

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