Philosophy 26 - History of Philosophy
My students have access to various resources for this course on SacCT. I will use this page to direct those who are not registered for the class to the course readings and other resources.
The text for the course is An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny. Kenny is a respected scholar in the history of philosophy, and you should be able to find this text (new) for around $21.
Here are public domain links for some of the other readings. Many can be found at the Internet Classics Archive at M.I.T.
Some of these texts can be found in low cost (or free) Kindle editions.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
The following texts are edited by Jonathan Bennett, another respected author in the history of philosophy. He has prepared them, in his own words, "with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought." We would not rely on such editions if we were doing advanced work in philosophy, but Bennett's intention was to make these texts more accessible to lower division students, like those in this course. He's done an excellent job, in my view.
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Here is a public domain edition of Hume's Enquiry in Kindle format. It is the widely-used Selby-Bigge edition.
I'll add more links as the course progresses. Last update: 8/28/13
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