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Donald C. Abel is Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he has received two awards for excellence in teaching and an award for outstanding scholarship. He holds an M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University.
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Donald C. Abel

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About the Editor

Donald C. Abel is Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he has received two awards for excellence in teaching and an award for outstanding scholarship. He holds an M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University.

Professor Abel is the author of Freud on Instinct and Morality and the McGraw-Hill texts Theories of Human Nature: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Fifty Readings in Philosophy, and Fifty Readings Plus: An Introduction to Philosophy. He is also coauthor (with Samuel E. Stumpf) of the McGraw-Hill text Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction, 4th ed.

His email address is donald.abel@snc.edu.

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Introduction to Philosophy (Topical)
Classical and contemporary readings on nine basic philosophical topics, with a glossary and an appendix on logic
Introduction to Philosophy (Historical)
Readings from ancient Greek, medieval, classical modern, nineteenth-century, and contemporary philosophers, with a glossary and an appendix on logic
Ethical Theory (Topical)
Classical and contemporary readings on eleven topics in ethical theory
Ethical Theory (Historical)
Readings from Greek, Roman, medieval, classical modern, nineteenth-century, and contemporary ethical theorists
Applied Ethics and Social Ethics
Readings on euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, war and violence, affirmative action, sexuality, lying, and the environment and animals
Epistemology
Readings on ancient Greek epistemology, Continental rationalism, British empiricism, German critical philosophy, American pragmatism, and contemporary epistemology
Philosophy of Religion
Classical and contemporary readings on the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the relation of faith and reason
Philosophy of Mind
Classical and contemporary readings on the mind-body problem, consciousness, the unconscious mind, and personal identity
Political and Social Philosophy
Readings on early political theories, social contract theories, democracy and liberty, Marxism, rights, civil disobedience, and non-Western theories
American Philosophy
Readings from Edwards, Jefferson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, and Dewey
Ancient Greek Philosophy
A survey of pre-Socratic philosophy and readings from Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic philosophers Epicurus, Epictetus, Sextus Empiricus, and Plotinus
Medieval Philosophy
Readings from Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, and Aquinas, and several contemporary authors who challenge some of their theories
Classical Modern Philosophy
Readings from rationalists Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Pascal; empiricists Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, and Holbach; and critical philosopher Kant
Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
Readings from German idealists, British philosophers, Kierkegaard, Marx and Engels, Nietzsche, Russian writers, and American philosophers
Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Readings from analytic philosophers, Continental philosophers, and pragmatists