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Note: Each chapter includes: - Introduction - Film Notes Part One: The Real Plato: Cave Allegory Personal Identity John Locke: Of Identity and Diversity Oliver Sacks: The Lost Mariner Derek Parfit: Personal Identity Marya Schechtman: The Same and the Same: Two Views of Psychological Continuity Simone de Beauvoir: Introduction to The Second Sex Thomas King: You're Not the Indian I Had in Mind Freedom and Determinism Baron d'Holbach: Of the System of Man's Free Agency David Hume: Of Liberty and Necessity Immanuel Kant: The Antimony of Pure Reason Moritz Schlick: When Is a Man Responsible? Harry G. Frankfurt: Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility Marcia Baron: Crime, Genes, and Responsibility Natural and Social Kinds John Locke: Of Words Hilary Putnam: Meaning and Reference John Dupre: Natural Kinds and Biological Taxa Ian Hacking: Madness: Biological or Constructed? Sally Haslanger: Gender and Race: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them to Be? Michel Foucault: Preface to The Order of Things Part Two: The True Plato: From Meno Knowledge of the External World Rene Descartes: From Meditations on First Philosophy George Berkeley: From Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, in Opposition to Skeptics and Atheists David Hume: From Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Immanuel Kant: From Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics Nelson Goodman: Words, Works, Worlds Anjan Chakravartty: Realism and Anti-Realism; Metaphysics and Empiricism Knowledge of the Mind Maurice Merleau-Ponty: The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology Ludwig Wittgenstein: From Philosophical Investigations Troy Jollimore: The Solipsist J. J. C. Smart: Sensations and Brain Processes Hilary Putnam: The Nature of Mental States Thomas Nagel: What Is it Like to Be a Bat? Methods of Scientific Inquiry Francis Bacon: Aphorisms Concerning the Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man Karl R. Popper: A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems Kathleen Okruhlik: Birth of a New Physics or Death of Nature? John Beatty: Teleology and the Relationship between Biology and the Physical Sciences in the Nineteenth Century Lorraine Code: Public Knowledge, Public Trust: Toward Democratic Epistemic Practices Part Three: The Good Plato: Euthyphro Moral Foundations Aristotle: From Nicomachean Ethics Immanuel Kant: From Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics John Stuart Mill: What Utilitarianism Is Jurgen Habermas: On the Cognitive Content of Morality Challenges to Moral Foundations Friedrich Nietzsche: Morality as Anti-Nature A.J. Ayer: Critique of Ethics Jean-Paul Sartre: From "Existentialism and Humanism" Melville J. Herskovits: Cultural Relativism and Cultural Values Gender and Morality Martha C. Nussbaum: Judging Other Cultures: The Case of Genital Mutilation Carol Gilligan: Moral Orientation and Moral Development Susan Sherwin: Ethics, "Feminine" Ethics, and Feminist Ethics Martha Nussbaum: Judging Other Cultures: The Case of Genital Mutilation Catherine Wilson: Moral Equality and "Natural" Subordination Part Four: The Just Plato: Crito (or On Duty) Civil Disobedience Henry D. Thoreau: Resistance to Civil Government Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail John Rawls: The Justification of Civil Disobedience Democratic Government John Locke: From Second Treatise of Government John Stuart Mill: From Considerations on Representative Government Anne Phillips: Quotas for Women Charles W. Mills: Modernity, Persons, and Subpersons Multiculturalism Charles Taylor: The Politics of Recognition Will Kymlicka: From Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights Dale Turner: Liberalism's Last Stand: Minority Rights and the (Mis)recognition of Aboriginal Sovereignty Himani Bannerji: On the Dark Side of Nation: Politics of Multiculturalism and the State of "Canada" Part Five: The Beautiful Plato: Art as Imitation Plato: Diotima on Beauty: Socrates' Speech in Symposium Art and Aesthetics Arthur Schopenhauer: On the Metaphysics of the Beautiful and Aesthetics Arthur Danto: The Artworld Alfred Lessing: What Is Wrong with a Forgery? James O. Young: The Aesthetics of Cultural Appropriation A Beautiful Life Leo Tolstoy: From A Confession Susan Wolf: The Meanings of Lives Bernard Williams: The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality Glossary

About the Author

Lisa Gannett is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in 1998.

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