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  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill; George Sher

    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...

  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytusby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Robin Mitchell-Boyask

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.95

    This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its choral odes. more...

  • The Trial and Death of Socratesby G. M. A. Grube; John M. Cooper

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 5.25

    The third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates presents G. M. A. Grube?s distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography. more...

  • Meditations on First Philosophyby René Descartes; Donald A. Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 5.95

    Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy , the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style. "The... more...

  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophyby Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95

    “This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is... more...

  • The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50

    This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    'To investigate the imaginative leaps of so agile and incisive a mind as Machiavelli's one needs as much commentary about history, political theory, sources, and language as possible. I have gradually come to realize that readers who remain unaware of these topics frequently finish reading The Prince, put down their copies, and wonder what the shouting... more...

  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortalsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.95

    "This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250–1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary... more...