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  1. Steven M. Cahn & Maureen Eckert (eds.) (forthcoming). Freedom and the Self: Essays in the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace. Columbia University Press.
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  2. Steven M. Cahn & Vitrano (2014). Living Well. Think 13 (38):13-23.
    What is living well? We describe two contrasting lives and ask whether one is better lived than the other. Many philosophers, among them Susan Wolf, Richard Kraut and Stephen Darwall would say so. We criticize their position, which views certain activities as intrinsically more worthy than others. Instead, we conclude that persons are living well if they act morally and find long-term satisfaction, regardless of the pursuits they choose.
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  3. Steven M. Cahn (2013). Comment. Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (2):127-128.
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  4. Steven M. Cahn (2013). The Altruism Puzzle. Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (2):107-107.
    Suppose I uncover a plot to set off a bomb that would destroy a city. Only I am in position to foil the scheme. Doing so, however, would cost me my life. I may choose, of course, to sacrifice myself and thereby save thousands of others. But am I morally obligated to do so?
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  5. Steven M. Cahn & Christine Vitrano (2013). Choosing the Experience Machine. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 20 (1):52-58.
    In the decades since Robert Nozick posed his now famous thought experiment involving the experience machine, philosophers have taken his treatment as conclusive. A review of the literature finds almost no one who has argued that people would choose the experience machine. To find such unanunity among philosophers is unexpected. But the situation is especially surprising because Nozick's conclusion appears mistaken. In support of this view, we offer three different sorts of reasons why persons would be inclined to choose the (...)
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  6. Alain Badiou, Miguel Beistegui, David Boersema, Steven M. Cahn, Robert B. Talisse, Adam Rosen-Carole, Todd Mayers, Françoise Dastur, Juan Manuel Garrido & Boris Gasparov (2012). Lisa Marie Anderson, Hamann and the Tradition (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2012). David Appelbaum, À Propos, Levinas (Albany: SUNY Press, 2012). Alain Badiou, The Adventure of French Philosophy, Trans. Bruno Bosteels (New York: Verso Press, 2012). [REVIEW] Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33 (2).
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  7. Steven M. Cahn (2012). Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education. Oup Usa.
    Now even more affordably priced in its second edition, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers. The first section of the book provides material from nine classic writers, while the second section presents twenty-one recent selections that reflect diverse approaches, including pragmatism, analytic (...)
     
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  8. Steven M. Cahn & Robert B. Talisse (eds.) (2012). Political Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: Essential Essays. Westview Press.
     
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  9. David Foster Wallace, Steven M. Cahn & Maureen Eckert (2010). Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will. Columbia University Press.
    In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David Foster Wallace not only took issue with Taylor's method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but also noted a semantic trick at the heart of Taylor's argument. -/- Fate, Time, and Language presents Wallace's brilliant critique of Taylor's work. Written long before the publication of his fiction and essays, Wallace's (...)
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  10. Steven M. Cahn (2009). A Supreme Moral Principle? In , Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  11. Steven M. Cahn (2009). Concepts of Affirmative Action. In , Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  12. Steven M. Cahn (2009). Does God Know the Future? In , Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  13. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2009). Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
    Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology, Second Edition, is a remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to moral philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of forty classic and contemporary readings. Most importantly, he has carefully edited the articles so that they will be exceptionally clear and understandable to undergraduate students.
     
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  14. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2009). Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
    Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, Second Edition, is a remarkably accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy. Steven M. Cahn brings together extraordinarily clear, recent essays by noted philosophers and supplements them with influential historical sources. Most importantly, the articles have been carefully edited to make them understandable to every reader. The topics are drawn from the major fields of philosophy and include knowledge and skepticism, freedom and determinism, mind and body, the existence of God, the problem of evil, cultural relativism, (...)
     
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  15. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2009). Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
    What are the inherent claims that lie at the core of religion? Which of them are defensible by reason, and which are not? Potential answers to these questions and more, from influential philosophers past and present, may be found in this short book edited by Steven M. Cahn. Featuring fifty-two classic and contemporary readings, Exploring Philosophy of Religion: Text and Readings is a topically-organized anthology that presents broad coverage of seven major areas in the philosophy of religion - the concept (...)
     
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  16. Steven M. Cahn (2009). Freedom or Determinism? In , Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  17. Steven M. Cahn (2009). God and Morality. In , Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  18. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of Education: The Essential Texts. Routledge.
  19. Steven M. Cahn (2009). Two Concepts of Affrmative Action. In , Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  20. Steven M. Cahn & Peter J. Markie (eds.) (2009). Ethics: History, Theory, and, Contemporary Issues. Oxford University Press.
    The most comprehensive collection of its kind, Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition, is organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. The first part, Historical Sources, moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus) through medieval views (Augustine and Aquinas) to modern theories (Hobbes, Butler, Hume, Kant, Bentham, and Mill), culminating with leading nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers (Nietzsche, James, Dewey, Camus, and Sartre). The second part, (...)
     
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  21. Steven M. Cahn & Jeffrie G. Murphy (2009). Happiness and Immorality. In , Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  22. Robert B. Talisse, Maureen Eckert, Norman Bowie, Steven M. Cahn, Randall Curren, Alan Goldman, Tziporah Kasachkoff, Peter Markie, John O'Connor, David Rosenthal, Robert Simon, David Shatz, George Sher, Douglas Stalker & Christine Vitrano (2009). A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn. Lexington Books.
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  23. Steven M. Cahn & Aaron Meskin (eds.) (2008). Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology. Blackwell Pub..
    From Plato's Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available.
     
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  24. Tamar Gendler, Susanna Siegel & Steven M. Cahn (eds.) (2008). The Elements of Philosophy: Readings From Past and Present. Oxford University Press.
    The Elements of Philosophy: Readings from Past and Present is a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary readings across the major fields of philosophy. With depth and quality, this introductory anthology offers a selection of readings that is both extensive and expansive; the readings span twenty-five centuries. They are organized topically into five parts: Religion and Belief, Moral and Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language, and Life and Death. The product of the collaboration of three highly (...)
     
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  25. E. D. Klemke & Steven M. Cahn (eds.) (2008). The Meaning of Life: A Reader. Oxford University Press.
    Featuring nine new articles chosen by coeditor Steven M. Cahn, the third edition of E. D. Klemke's The Meaning of Life offers twenty-two insightful selections that explore this fascinating topic. The essays are primarily by philosophers but also include materials from literary figures and religious thinkers. As in previous editions, the readings are organized around three themes. In Part I the articles defend the view that without faith in God, life has no meaning or purpose. In Part II the selections (...)
     
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  26. Steven M. Cahn (2007). Puzzles & Perplexities: Collected Essays. Lexington Books.
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  27. Steven M. Cahn (2007). Teaching About God. Teaching Philosophy 30 (1):29-33.
    I suggest that in teaching about God we remind students of the following four essential points: (1) belief in the existence of God is not a necessary condition for religious commitment; (2) belief in the existence of God is not a sufficient condition for religious commitment; (3) the existence of God is not the only supernatural hypothesis that merits serious discussion; and (4) a successful defense of traditional theism requires not only that it be more plausible than atheism or agnosticism (...)
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  28. Steven M. Cahn & Christine Vitrano (eds.) (2007). Happiness: Classic and Contemporary Readings in Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This book will be the first collection of classic and contemporary readings devoted to the subject of happiness. Part I will include classic readings from Plato to Sartre, thus providing a brief tour of the most important theories of ethics and emphasizing their approaches to happiness. Part II will be devoted to the work of contemporary theorists who have sought to grasp the concept of happiness from a variety of perspectives.
     
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  29. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2005). Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts. Oxford University Press.
    Ideal for survey courses in social and political philosophy, this volume is a substantially abridged and slightly altered version of Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy (OUP, 2001). Offering coverage from antiquity to the present, Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts is a historically organized collection of the most significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy. It moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle) through the medieval period (Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam (...)
     
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  30. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2005). Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues. Oxford University Press.
    Offering a new approach to teaching the philosophy of religion, this anthology is organized around ten of the most widely read texts in the field. Presented in their entirety, these classics serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also included. The book's unique structure gives students the opportunity to study in depth complete historical works while also conveying a sense of how today's philosophers have explored related issues. Editor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each (...)
     
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  31. Jonathan E. Adler, Martin Benjamin, James P. Cadello, Steven M. Cahn, Joan C. Callahan, Jo A. Chern, Stephen H. Daniel, Juli Eflin, Carrie Figdor, Newton Garver, Theodore A. Gracyk, Lawrence H. Hinman, Eugene Kelly, David Martens, Michael Martin, John McCumber, John J. McDermott, Marshall Missner, Kathleen Dean Moore, Ronald Moore, Louis P. Pojman, Anthony Weston, Merold Westphal, V. Alan White & Celia Wolf-Devine (2004). Teaching Philosophy: Theoretical Reflections and Practical Suggestions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  32. Steven M. Cahn (2004). Ten Essential Texts in Philososphy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues. OUP USA.
    Ten of the most widely read works on philosophy of religion are collected in this volume. Structured around these classic texts, this book includes a number of essays to provide students with a sense of the way philosophers think today about the central issues of philosophy of religion.
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  33. Steven M. Cahn (2004). Teaching Graduate Students to Teach. Teaching Philosophy 27 (4):321-323.
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  34. Steven M. Cahn (2004). The Happy Immoralist. Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (1):1–1.
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  35. A. Aquinas, Robert Audi, Martin Bickman, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Mario Bunge, Steven M. Cahn, Lawrence Cahoone & Dennis Carlson (2003). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 26 (2).
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  36. Steven M. Cahn & Delia Graff Fara (eds.) (2003). Philosophy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Reader. Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy for the 21st Century, an introductory anthology, is an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary readings. It covers all major fields, including not only metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion, but also philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy, and philosophy of art. This volume is unique in drawing on the judgments of a new generation of scholars, each of whom has chosen the articles and provided the introduction for one section of the (...)
     
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  37. Thomas Baldwin, William Bechtel, Adele Abrahamsen, Richard Boothby, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith, Mario Bunge, Steven M. Cahn, Peter Markie & David Cockburn (2002). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 25 (1):107.
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  38. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2002). Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche) as well as twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Nagel, Foucault, Habermas, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from (...)
     
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  39. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (2002). The Affirmative Action Debate. Routledge.
    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, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., John Kekes.
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  40. Gareth B. Matthews New, Andrew Bailey, Sarah Buss, Steven M. Cahn, Howard Caygill, David J. Chalmers, John Christman, Michael Clark, David E. Cooper & Simon Critchley (2002). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 25 (4):403.
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  41. Jonathan Westphal, Laurence Hitterdale, Steven M. Cahn, Marcus Verhaegh, Christopher W. Stevens, Tibor R. Machan & Steven Yates (2002). Letters to the Editor. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 75 (5):173 - 182.
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  42. Robert Almeder, Lynne Rudder Baker, José Luis Bermúdez, James Robert Brown, Jeremy Butterfield, Constantine Pagonis, Steven M. Cahn, John D. Caputo, J. Michael & Timothy R. Colburn (2000). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Teaching Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 23 (2):227.
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  43. Seyla Benhabib, Ray Billington, Alison Leigh Brown, Steven M. Cahn, Peter Markie, Noel Carroll, Daniel C. Dennett, Tom Digby, Jerry A. Fodor & Peter A. French (1998). Barcalow, Emmett. Moral Philoso. Teaching Philosophy 21 (3):311.
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  44. Steven M. Cahn (1997). The Curious Tale of Atlas College. Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (1):158-160.
  45. Robert L. Simon, H. D. Aiken, Steven M. Cahn, Robert Holmes, Sidney Hook, David Paris, Laura Purdy, John Searle, Martin Trow, Richard Werner & Robert Paul Wolff (1994). Neutrality and the Academic Ethic. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In Neutrality and the Academic Ethic, the distinguished philosopher Robert L. Simon explores the claim that universities can and should be politically neutral.
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  46. Steven M. Cahn (1993). Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  47. Steven M. Cahn (1992). Book Review:Toward an Ethic of Higher Education. Mortimer R. Kadish. [REVIEW] Ethics 103 (1):177-.
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  48. Steven M. Cahn (1991). Principled Divestiture and Moral Integrity. Analysis 51 (2):112 -.
    How is principled divestiture possible, for it passes the guilt of ownership from seller to buyer, thus exchanging one wrong for another? In response to this puzzle I posed (Analysis 47.3), Roger Shiner argues that since the seller does not cause the buyer to act, the seller maintains moral integrity. But your wish to sell your stock is logically equivalent to your wishing someone to buy it. By hypothesis you believe it wrong for anyone to buy it. So your wish (...)
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  49. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (1990/1985). Classics of Western Philosophy. Hackett Pub..
    Plato Plato (427-347 BC) is surely the most famous of all philosophers. Little is known of his early life, except that he was born into a noble Athenian ...
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  50. Steven M. Cahn (ed.) (1990). Morality, Responsibility, and the University: Studies in Academic Ethics. Temple University Press.
    Author note: Steven M. Cahn is Provost and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
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