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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
?Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.? ?Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and Predictably Irrational comes Being Wrong, an illuminating exploration of what it means to... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
The Machiavellian Moment is a classic study of the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness of the ideal of the classical republic revived by Machiavelli and other thinkers of Renaissance Italy. J.G.A. Pocock suggests that Machiavelli's prime emphasis was on the moment in which the republic confronts the problem of its own instability... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95
This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty , and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his "Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99
Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. This account discusses its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way we think about the world. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 4.45
This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill?s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 28.00
Heidegger Explained is a clear and thorough summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger (1889?1976). It gives a fascinating explanation of all stages of Heidegger?s life and career, and shows his entire philosophy to emerge from one simple but profound insight. Many philosophers believe that Heidegger was the greatest philosopher of the twentieth... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 6.50
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Anyone who?s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor?s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton?s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99
Jean Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June 28, 1712, the son of a watchmaker of French origin. His education was irregular, and though he tried many professions?including engraving, music, and teaching?he found it difficult to support himself in any of them. The discovery of his talent as a writer came with the winning of a prize offered by the... more...