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by Patricia Kitcher,George Sher,Steven M. Cahn


Reason at Work" contains a mix of classical and contemporary readings in ethics, social and political philosophy, theory of knowledge .

Reason at Work" contains a mix of classical and contemporary readings in ethics, social and political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind. A number of standard writings in each of these areas are anthologized. Its chief selling point is that a number of standard writings in each of these areas are anthologized.

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REASON AT WORK is designed for Introduction to Philosophy courses where the instructor prefers to use a collection of readings to introduce the broad divisions of the discipline

REASON AT WORK is designed for Introduction to Philosophy courses where the instructor prefers to use a collection of readings to introduce the broad divisions of the discipline.

by George Sher and Steven M. Cahn. The areas of discuss are ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, epistemology philosophy of the mind. The contributions are largely drawn from contemporary writers; however, there are some classic pieces by Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant etc. As with all of collections, it may be helpful to look at the on-line table of contents to confirm the specific contributions (there is often significant overlap between the different anthologies).

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Steven M. Cahn (e. - 1990 - Temple University Press. Reason at Work Introductory Readings in Philosophy. Cahn, Patricia Kitcher & George Sher - 1984. Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Cahn & David Shatz (ed. - 1982 - Oxford University Press. Islamic Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: A Variety of Perspectives. Oliver Leaman - 2018 - Philosophy East and West 68 (2):620-625. From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor. Cahn & Catharine R. Stimpson - 2008 - Columbia University Press.

In Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, Steven M. Cahn brings together exceptionally clear recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Reflecting the major role of women in philosophy today, more than 1/4 of the contemporary essays are authored by women.

Introductory Readings in Philosophy. CAHN Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York PATRICIA KITCHER. University of California at San Diego GEORGE SHER. University of Vermont.

Falya
THANX!!!
Goltigor
I needed this book for a philosophy class, but enough good information is covered that I'm going to keep it for some deep reading.
Wishamac
"Reason at Work" is an anthology intended for a college-level introductory philosophy course. It contains a mix of contemporary and classical readings in many of the areas of philosophy, including ethics, social and political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind. Many of the standard articles in these areas are anthologized. (E.g., "Theory of Knowledge" includes selections from Plato, Descartes, Locke, and Hume. The section on philosophy of religion includes Anselm's ontological argument and Gaunilo's response, Aguinas' Five Ways, and Hume's critique of the design argument.)

There is little in this anthology that cannot be found in many other introduction to philosophy texts. Moreover, while it does an adequate job of anthologizing the classic writings from the history of philosophy, its selections from the twentieth century should be updated. To cite two examples: It anthologizes the "Theology and Falsification" discussion between Flew, Hare, and Mitchell, a discussion that has been so thoroughly dissected as to have died its own death of a thousand qualifications. Including B.F. Skinner's article on "Behaviorism" presents an example of an interesting period piece, but the article is surely anachronistic, and most present-day behaviorists would shudder at a lot of what Skinner says.
Yanki
"Reason at Work" contains a mix of classical and contemporary readings in ethics, social and political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind. A number of standard writings in each of these areas are anthologized. For instance, "Theory of knowledge" includes selections from Plato, Descartes, Locke, and Hume. And the section on philosophy of religion contains Anselm's ontological argument (and Gaunilo's response), Aguinas' Five Ways, and Hume's critique of the design argument.

Much of what this anthology contains can found in other anthologies designed for introductory courses in philosophy. And, while its selections from the classic works in philosophy are adequate, its choices from more contemporary philosophers should be updated. For example, the discussion between Flew, Hare, and Mitchell on "Theology and Falsification" has been so thoroughly dissected that it has died its own death of a thousand qualifications. While B.F. Skinner on "Behaviorism" may be an interesting period piece, most behaviorists today would shudder at some of what Skinner says.
MisTereO
"Reason at Work," an anthology edited by Stephen Cahn and others, contains a mix of classical and contemporary readings in ethics, social and political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind. Its chief selling point is that a number of standard writings in each of these areas are anthologized. For example, the section on ethics includes a selection from Mill on utilitarianism and Aristotle on virtue. "Theory of knowledge" includes selections from Plato, Descartes, Locke, and Hume. In "philosophy of religion" we find Anselm's ontological argument (and Gaunilo's response), Aguinas' Five Ways, and Hume's criticism of the design argument.

This chief selling point, however, is also one of its drawbacks. For, much of what is contained here is found in other anthologies that are designed for introductory courses in philosophy. Moreover, while its selections from the classic works in philosophy are decent, its choices from contemporary (or near-contemporary) philosophers need to be updated. For example, the discussion between Flew, Hare, and Mitchell on "Theology and Falsification" has been so thoroughly dissected that it has died its own death of a thousand qualifications. And, while B.F. Skinner on "Behaviorism" may be an interesting period piece, even most behaviorists today would shudder at some of what Skinner says.

In sum, although this is not a bad anthology, there's no compelling reason to recommend it, since there are many currently available that are far better.
Silly Dog
Reason at Work edited by Chan and Sher is an anthology of philosophical essays. The areas of discuss are ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, epistemology philosophy of the mind. The contributions are largely drawn from contemporary writers; however, there are some classic pieces by Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant etc.

As with all of collections, it may be helpful to look at the on-line table of contents to confirm the specific contributions (there is often significant overlap between the different anthologies). I thought the selections dealing with ethics and philosophy of the mind were particularly well chosen, covering key questions and thinkers. The philosophy of religion section was the weakest aspect of the text. Pike's piece on divine foreknowledge and free will has been refuted and should be replaced. Additionally, although I enjoy Hick, given the tremendous about of quality contemporary work in this field a contribution from a more representative thinker is warranted (e.g. Plantinga, Moreland or Craig).

Overall, this is a good collection, however, probably not good value at almost $100. I got mine second hand for $8 (hard cover, 1996 edition, excellent condition).
Reason at work: Introductory readings in philosophy ebook
Author:
Patricia Kitcher,George Sher,Steven M. Cahn
Category:
Philosophy
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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; 2nd edition (1990)
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739 pages
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