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Donald C. Abel is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he 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 Fifty Readings in Philosophy and Fifty Readings Plus: An Introduction to Philosophy. You can contact Professor Abel at donald.abel@snc.edu.
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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 seven basic philosophical topics, with a glossary and an appendix on logic and argumentation.
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 ten topics in ethical theory.
Ethical Theory (Historical)
Readings from ancient Greek, ancient Roman, medieval, classical modern, nineteenth century, and contemporary ethical theorists.
Applied Ethics and Social Ethics
Readings on abortion, affirmative action, free speech, sexuality, war, terrorism, the environment, and animal rights.
Epistemology
Readings from ancient Greek, medieval, classical modern, nineteenth century, and contemporary epistemologists.
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 soul, mind-body problem, consciousness, the unconscious mind, and personal identity.
Political and Social Philosophy
Readings from early political thinkers and on social contract theories, democracy, Marxism, rights, and civil disobedience.
American Philosophy
Readings from Edwards, Jefferson, Madison, Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Dewey, and Royce.
Ancient Greek Philosophy
A survey of pre-Socratic philosophy and readings from Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Sextus Empiricus, and Plotinus.
Medieval Philosophy
Readings from Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, and Aquinas.
Classical Modern Philosophy
Readings from Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, and thirteen other authors.
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Readings from British, German, Russian, and American philosophers, and from Kierkegaard and Tocqueville.
Twentieth Century Philosophy
Readings from analytic philosophers, Continental philosophers, and pragmatists.