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  • Freedom and the Selfby Steven M. Cahn; Maureen Eckert

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010 by Columbia University Press, presented David Foster Wallace?s challenge to Richard Taylor?s argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable philosophers engage directly with that work and assess Wallace?s reply to Taylor as well as other aspects of Wallace?s thought. With... more...

  • Saints and Scampsby Steven M. Cahn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99

    In its 25th anniversary edition, Steven M. Cahn has updated and expanded upon his critical look at the duties and responsibilities of college professors; presenting us with a masterfully decisive and learned probe into the ethical standards and practices of the academic world and bringing Saints and Scamps to a new generation. Cahn discusses every... more...

  • Classics of Western Philosophyby Steven M. Cahn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 41.95

    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. The Eighth Edition offers exciting new content as well, including, Plato's Laches (complete), new selections... more...

  • The Affirmative Action Debateby Steven M. Cahn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Contributors: Steven M. Cahn, James W. Nickel, J. L. Cowan, Paul W. Taylor, Michael D. Bayles, William A. Nunn III, Alan H. Goldman, Paul Woodruff, Robert A. Shiver, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Robert Simon, George Sher, Robert Amdur, Robert K. Fullinwider, Bernard R. Boxhill, Lisa H. Newton, Anita L. Allen, Celia Wolf-Devine, Sidney Hook, Richaed Waaserstrom,... more...

  • Questions About Godby Steven M. Cahn; David Shatz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 24.99

    From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God--and with God's essence, motivations, and power--throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any... more...

  • Polishing Your Proseby Steven M. Cahn; Victor L. Cahn; Mary Ann Caws

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as... more...

  • From Student to Scholarby Steven M. Cahn; Catharine R. Stimpson

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance; how to prepare and publish research; how to develop a professional network; and how to garner support for tenure. He deals with such... more...

  • Happiness and Goodnessby Steven M. Cahn; Christine Vitrano; Robert Talisse

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Steven M. Cahn is professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written or edited some fifty books, including Fate, Logic, and Time; God, Reason, and Religion; Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia; and From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor. Christine Vitrano is associate professor... more...

  • Thinking about Logicby Steven M. Cahn; Robert B. Talisse; Scott F. Aikin

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Steven M. Cahn is professor of philosophy at the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including Puzzles and Perplexities: Collected Essays and Philosophical Explorations: Freedom, God, and Goodness . Among the many volumes he has edited and coedited are Philosophy for the 21st... more...

  • Fate, Time, and Languageby David Foster Wallace; Steven M. Cahn; Maureen Eckert; James Ryerson; Jay Garfield

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Long before he published Infinite Jest , David Foster Wallace wrote a brilliant critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In 1962, Taylor used six commonly-accepted presuppositions to imply that humans have no control over the future. Not only did Wallace take issue with Taylor's method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations... more...