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- Shepheard-Walwyn 2016; US$ 15.99
In Eradicating Ecocide , international environment lawyer and Ecocide law expert Polly Higgins sets out to demonstrate how our planet is fast being destroyed by the activities of corporations and governments, facilitated by ?compromise? laws that offer insufficient deterrence. She offers a solution that is radical yet pragmatic, and, as she explains,... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 31.95
Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the selfthe diamond bodyto the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the symbolism... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 9.95
A collection of rhyming couplets, these wry and witty poems ponder the foibles and vanities of mortals. Cartoon pen-and-ink drawings by well-known illustrator Barrington Barber accompany the limerick-like lyrics, which capture the ridiculoussuch as absurdly trimmed mustaches and outrageous hairstyleswith humorous rhymes and amusing titles. Perfect... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2006; US$ 27.95
Presenting insights into how income and wealth are produced and distributed, this study analyzes how, despite two centuries of capital accumulation, poverty persists in rich nations. Relying on the theories of David Ricardoa 19th-century economist credited with developing the theory of renta thorough presentation of the history of this economic law,... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2006; US$ 27.95
Under the patronage of the Medici family, Marsilio Ficino translated into Latin and commentated on the meaning and implications of key works by Platoincluding 25 of Plato?s dialogues and 12 letters ascribed to the philosopher. The 40 concise articles in this collection comprise the first English translation of Ficino?s works and provide an insightful... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 27.95
Marsilio Ficino, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin, examines Plato?s Timaeus , the most widely influential and hotly debated of the Platonic writings. Offering a probable account of the creation and nature of the cosmos, the discussion incorporates such questions as What is the function... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2008; US$ 31.95
Featuring philosophical commentary from Marsilio Ficinoa leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latinthis work is the first English translation of Ficino's commentary of Plato's dialogue between the philosopher Parmenides and the youthful Socrates. In the scene, the older man instructs his student on... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 20.00
This remarkable study explores how human language may be appreciated as a reflection of the natural laws of the universe. Describing how different philosophical premises lead to different views of languageincluding English and Mandarinthe book especially considers the close relationship between Advaita Vendanta philosophy and Sanskrit. Examining the... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 11.95
Providing a firsthand account of the land enclosure movement of the 19th century from a major English poet, this extensively researched study gives modern readers an appreciation of the divisive effects of such policies. Structured chronologically, this exploration of John Clare?s life highlights the socioeconomic and environmental aspects of his... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2008; US$ 23.95
A personal account of searching for spiritual understanding initially outside Christian teaching, this book takes the position that there are as many ways to God as there are paths up a mountain. Interpreting his own spiritual breakthroughs, the author describes them as "windows of realization" and likens them to the sensation of being made whole.... more...