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  1. A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

    John Perry

    A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

    “Perry’s excellent dialogue makes a complicated topic stimulating and accessible without any sacrifice of scholarly accuracy or thoroughness. Professionals will appreciate the work’s command of the issues and depth of argument, while students will find that it excites interest and imagination.”
         —David M. Rosenthal, CUNY, Lehman College

  2. Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?

    Justin Leiber

    Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?

    “Written in a lively and entertaining style, this little book, which deals with topics such as ‘personhood,’ animal rights, and artificial intelligence . . . makes some rather difficult philosophical points clear in an unpedantic fashion.”
         —M. E. Winston, Trenton State College

  3. Classics of Analytic Philosophy

    Edited, with Introduction, by Robert Ammerman

    Classics of Analytic Philosophy

    This anthology of the central writings of the analytical tradition is widely regarded as the most useful such volume for teaching purposes. Clustered around issues in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics, many of the pieces were written in direct response to one another and illustrate a variety of approaches to key problems in the analytic tradition.

  4. Cratylus

    Plato
    Translated, with Introduction, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Cratylus

    “It is. . . remarkable that Reeve’s is the first new English translation since Fowler’s Loeb edition of 1926. Fortunately, Reeve has done an excellent job. His version is not slavishly literal but is in general very accurate. It is also very clear and readable. Reeve is particularly to be congratulated for having produced versions of some of the more torturous passages, which are not only faithful to the text but also make good sense in English. The long and detailed introduction is worth reading in its own right.”
         —R. F. Stalley, The Classical Review

  5. Events and their Names

    Jonathan Bennett

    Events and their Names

    “This book is a breath of fresh, cleansing air; it blows away many pockets of unclarity that still exist in the current discussion of events and causation, and raises the debate on these issues to a new level of illumination and precision.”
        —Jaegwon Kim, Brown University

  6. Identity, Personal Identity and the Self

    John Perry

    Identity, Personal Identity and the Self

    This volume collects a number of Perry’s classic works on personal identity as well as four new pieces, “The Two Faces of Identity,” “Persons and Information,” “Self-Notions and The Self,” and “The Sense of Identity.” Perry’s Introduction puts his own work and that of others on the issues of identity and personal identity in the context of philosophical studies of mind and language over the past thirty years.

  7. Linguistic Behaviour

    Jonathan Bennett

    Linguistic Behaviour

    “. . . advances aggressively through pertinent and lively argument. . . . There are numerous brief and incisive responses to important philosophers of language (Sellars, Quine, Dummett, Putnam, Chomsky, Ziff) on issues of major significance and no little controversy.”
         —Margaret Urban Coyne, International Philosophical Quarterly

  8. Mind and Brain

    Rocco J. Gennaro

    Mind and Brain

    “Will be an invaluable addition to the resources available to teachers of beginning philosophy courses. It presents the fundamental arguments—historical and contemporary—for both dualism and materialism, as well as the standard objections to each. The presentation is clear and balanced, and should be useful for a wide range of courses.”
         —Mark Owen Webb, Texas Tech University

  9. Mind, Man, and Machine (Second Edition)

    Paul T. Sagal

    Mind, Man, and Machine (Second Edition)

    Explores the ideas of Turing, Lucas, Scriven, Putnam, and Searle, and renders the Gödel-Church-Lucas argument in terms intelligible to beginning students. Updated and expanded to take into account important arguments and developments in the ten years since its original publication, this provocative dialogue explores the ideas of Turing, Lucas, Scriven, Putnam, and Searle, and renders the complex Godel-Church-Lucas argument in transparent terms.  It includes a new argument, based loosely on Tarski's work on truth and the liar paradox, and a new section dealing with the problem of qualitative features of experience, such as color properties.

  10. On Human Nature

    Thomas Aquinas
    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Thomas S. Hibbs

    On Human Nature

    “The substantial Introduction and the selection have been done . . . extremely well. The Introduction makes illuminating connections between the thought of Aquinas and Descartes. . . . The book’s usefulness is enhanced by the bibliography.”
          —Ian Markham, Theological Book Review

  11. Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

    René Descartes
    Edited, with Introduction, by Roger Ariew

    Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

    A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence. The result is an anthology that enables the reader to understand the development of Descartes’s thought over his lifetime. Includes a biographical Introduction, chronology, bibliography, and index.

  12. Rationality

    Jonathan Bennett

    Rationality

    “In the years since I first read Bennett’s brilliant philosophical parable, it has often struck me as incredible that it never became part of the canon of what came to be known . . . as the Language of Thought. Bennett begins, like Mandeville, with honeybees . . . and he takes the reader step by compelling step across the distance that the bees would have to traverse to come abreast of us. The book in my view is a philosophical classic.”
        —Arthur Danto, Columbia University

  13. The Passions of the Soul

    René Descartes
    Translated by S. H. Voss

    The Passions of the Soul

    Includes a translator's introduction, introduction by Genevieve Rodis-Lewis, bibliography, and index.

  14. Three Conversations about Knowing

    Jay F. Rosenberg

    Three Conversations about Knowing

    In Jay Rosenberg’s lively and accessible introductory dialogue, four bright students explore a number of the central topics and problems of contemporary epistemology—skepticism and certainty, internalism and externalism, foundationalism and coherentism, and the nature and limits of justification. Their wide-ranging discussion highlights many of the vivid and imaginative thought-experiments that have shaped both classical and contemporary reflections on the scope and character of our knowledge of the world.

  15. What Is A Mind?

    Suzanne Cunningham

    What Is A Mind?

    “Suzanne Cunningham has produced a wonderful primer on all the major foundational questions being discussed in contemporary philosophy of mind, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. The mind-brain relation, the self, knowledge of other minds, the nature of consciousness, the emotions, and the prospects for artificial intelligence, receive complete, even-handed treatment from this experienced teacher’s pen. Cunningham provides wonderful questions, exercises, research topics and bibliographical resources. I suspect many of her probing questions will engage professors as much as they will students. They did me.”
        —Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University

  16. With Reference To Reference

    Catherine Z. Elgin
    Foreword by Nelson Goodman

    With Reference To Reference

    “Systematizes and develops in a comprehensive study Nelson Goodman’s philosophy of language. The Goodman-Elgin point of view is important and sophisticated, and deals with a number of issues, such as metaphor, ignored by most other theories.”
         —John R. Perry, Stanford University

  17. Wittgenstein Conversations, 1949-1951

    O. K. Bouwsma
    Edited by J. L. Craft and R. E. Hustwit

    Wittgenstein Conversations, 1949-1951

    “Gives an extraordinarily intimate insight into what Wittgenstein was like as a human being. . . . These notes . . . capture Wittgenstein’s outlook on morality and religion, and reveal some of his personal problems.”
         —Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz, Smith College

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