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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 6.50
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50
The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 22.95
Since the publication of Being and Time (1927), Martin Heidegger has remained one of the most influential figures in contemporary thought. Until now, however, there has been no clear introduction to his crucial work on art, language and poetry for students of literary and cultural studies. This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point for readers... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 20.00
Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is virtue? How should we love? What constitutes a good society? Is there a soul that outlasts the body... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists... more...