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Hackett Readings in Philosophy

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  1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    John Locke
    Abridged and Edited, with Introduction, by Kenneth P. Winkler

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    “This abridgment by Kenneth Winkler is the best that has ever been done. Winkler’s judgment as to what must be kept and what may be dropped is unerring, and his literary skill has enabled him to fashion a text that reads smoothly. An illuminating Introduction and comprehensive glossary enhance the value of this volume for students.”
         —Vere Chappell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  2. Certainty

    Edited, with Introduction, by Jonathan Westphal

    Certainty

    “The selections are well chosen . . . the Introduction and headnotes are extremely clear and well written . . . appropriately pegged for a very introductory audience.”
         —Steven Gerrard, Williams College

    North American rights only.

  3. Equality

    Edited, with Introduction, by David Johnston

    Equality

    Organized around such themes as equality before the law, equality of opportunity, and equality of result, the selections included in this anthology range from Plato to the present, treating a topic of fundamental importance to political theory. North American rights only.

  4. Free Will (Second Edition)

    Edited, with Introduction, by Derk Pereboom

    Free Will (Second Edition)

    A unique anthology featuring contributions to the dispute over free will from Aristotle to the twenty-first century, Derk Pereboom's volume presents the most thoughtful positions taken in this crucial debate and discusses their consequences for free will's traditional corollary, moral responsibility. The Second Edition retains the organizational structure that made its predecessor the leading anthology of its kind, while adding major new selections by such philosophers as Spinoza, Reid, John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Galen Strawson, and Timothy O'Connor.

  5. PNG

    Edited, with Introductions, by Timothy A. Robinson

    God (Second Edition)

    “I have found God to be the most balanced, readable, and enjoyable synthesis of philosophy of religion materials available today. My students insist it is the book they will not re-sell at the close of the semester.”
         —Dr. Virginia Osborn, Belmont University

  6. Human Nature: A Reader

    Joel J. Kupperman

    Human Nature: A Reader

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman’s text, Theories of Human Nature.

  7. Justice

    Edited, with Introduction, by Jonathan Westphal

    Justice

    The readings in Justice include the central philosophical statements about justice in society organized to illustrate both the political vision of a good society and different attempts at an analysis of the concept of justice.

  8. Life and Death

    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Levenson and Jonathan Westphal

    Life and Death

    Life and Death brings together philosophical and literary works representing the many ways—metaphysical, scientific, analytic, phenomenological, literary—in which philosophers and others have reflected on questions about life and death. North American rights only.

  9. 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.

  10. Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem (Second Edition)

    Edited, with Introduction, by David M. Rosenthal

    Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem (Second Edition)

    Expanded and updated to include a wide range of classic and contemporary works, this new edition of David Rosenthal's anthology provides a selection of the most important and influential writings on materialism and the mind-body problem.

  11. Other Selves

    Edited, with Introduction, by Michael Pakaluk

    Other Selves

    "Friendship, that pervasive, everyday, and subtle matter of our most intimate personal life, has rarely been accorded its due. Michael Pakaluk has retrieved the thoughts of our greatest thinkers on the subject and collected them into a handsome and handy volume. . . . A splendid book!"
         — M. M. Wartofsky, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baruch College, City University of New York

  12. Reality

    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Levenson and Jonathan Westphal

    Reality

    Reality brings together philosophical and literary works representing the many ways—metaphysical, scientific, analytic, phenomenological, literary—in which philosophers and others have reflected on questions about reality. North American rights only.

  13. The Good Life

    Edited, with Introduction, by Charles Guignon

    The Good Life

    "I recently used The Good Life for my course Philosophy Through Film. I was pleasantly surprised by the development of the students' excitement for and interest in the assigned readings. Throughout the semester the students commented on the helpfulness of the editor's introductions for each reading, and they became increasingly interested in philosophy. The book was a huge success!"
         —Megan Altman, Florida Gulf Coast University

  14. The Idea of Race

    Edited, with Introduction, by Robert Bernasconi and Tommy L. Lott

    The Idea of Race

    A survey of the historical development of the idea of race, this anthology offers pre-twentieth century theories about the concept of race, classic twentieth century sources reiterating and contesting ideas of race as scientific, and several philosophically relevant essays that discuss the issues presented. A general Introduction gives an overview of the readings. Headnotes introduce each selection. Includes suggested further readings.

  15. Theories of Human Nature & Human Nature: A Reader

    Joel J. Kupperman

    Theories of Human Nature & Human Nature: A Reader

     Now available together as a set for a discounted price: Theories of Human Nature, with, Human Nature: A Reader, by Joel J. Kupperman.

  16. Time

    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Levenson and Jonathan Westphal

    Time

    Time brings together philosophical and literary works representing the many ways—metaphysical, scientific, analytic, phenomenological, literary—in which philosophers and others have reflected on questions about time. North American Rights Only.

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