The Eighth Edition of Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy offers the same exacting standard of editing and translation that made earlier editions of this anthology the most highly valued and widely used volume of its kind. But the Eighth Edition offers exciting new content as well: Plato's Laches (complete), new selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes' Discourse on Method (complete), all previously omitted sections of Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge , Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (complete). These additionsawith no offsetting deletion of content of the Seventh Editionayield an anthology of unrivaled versatility, the only one to offer the complete texts of: both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy , both Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous , Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason .
Steven M. Cahnis Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the former Chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy and the former President of The John Dewey Foundation.