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  • A Rulebook for Argumentsby Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 8.95

    A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer?translated into eight languages?remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess... 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...

  • 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 Essential Homerby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophyby John Stuart Mill; Stephen Nathanson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.95

    Stephen Nathanson?s clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill?s first major work in moral and political philosophy, provides a challenging, sometimes surprising account of Mill?s views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures... more...

  • The Essential Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnsonn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50

    Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...

  • Five Texts on the Mediaeval Problem of Universalsby Paul V. Spade

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 15.95

    New translations of the central mediaeval texts on the problem of universals are presented here in an affordable edition suitable for use in courses in mediaeval philosophy, history of mediaeval philosophy, and universals. Includes a concise Introduction, glossary of important terms, notes, and bibliography. more...

  • Grounding for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 8.50

    This expanded edition of James Ellington?s preeminent translation includes Ellington?s new translation of Kant?s essay ?Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns? in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous... more...

  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. "Why another... more...

  • A Workbook for Argumentsby David Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 22.95

    This book builds on Anthony Weston's "Rulebook for Arguments" to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the "Rulebook", while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: homework exercises adapted from a wide range... more...