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  • The Sopranos and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Peter Vernezze; Vincent Pastore

    Open Court 2012; US$ 17.95

    Tony Soprano and the gang meet classic and modern philosophy in these witty, provocative essays. Covering everything from Aristotle to ziti, 17 wiseguys (three of them gals) explore such irresistible topics as: Is Tony Soprano a good man? Is Carmela a feminist? Morally speaking, who is the worst person on The Sopranos? Is watching the show harmful... more...

  • The Princess Bride and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of Inconceivable!,? why the name Roberts? uniquely inspires fear, and whether it?s truly a miracle to restore... more...

  • Confucius Nowby David Jones

    Open Court 2015; US$ 38.95

    Written by the most important scholars in contemporary Confucian studies, these approachable essays focus on the relevance of Confucius?s ideas to modern living, with special attention given to the Analects, his seminal text. Topics covered include tradition and creativity, grief and mourning, the doctrine of correcting names, Confucian kungfu,... more...

  • This Is Ethical Theoryby Jan Narveson

    Open Court 2015; US$ 36.95

    Ethical questions lie at the very heart of all philosophy, and no one is better equipped to untangle the many facets of ethical theory than respected thinker and professor Jan Narveson. Drawing from theoretical notions as well as everyday applications, Narveson simplifies these nuanced ideas for any beginning ethicist. Discussing theoretical elements... more...

  • Kierkegaard After MacIntyreby John J. Davenport; Anthony Rudd; Alasdair MacIntyre; Philip L. Quinn

    Open Court 2015; US$ 49.00

    In his extraordinarily influential book on ethics, After Virtue , Alasdair MacIntyre maintained that Kierkegaard's notion of "choosing" to interpret one's choices in ethical terms implies an arbitrary and irrational leap. MacIntyre's critique of Kierkegaard has become the focal point for several new interpretations of Kierkegaard that seek to answer... more...

  • The Philosophy of Human Natureby Howard P. Kainz

    Open Court 2015; US$ 29.95

    What, exactly, is human nature? What makes humans different from animals (if there is any difference)? In this book, Howard Kainz presents a philosophical analysis of the various concepts of human nature and the many controversies that have surrounded them for centuries. He explores issues such as whether human beings are truly free, whether human... more...

  • Szasz Under Fireby Jeffrey A. Schaler

    Open Court 2015; US$ 42.95

    Since he published The Myth of Mental Illness in 1961, radical psychiatrist and social critic Thomas Szasz has been the scourge of the psychiatric establishment, eloquently arguing against commitment of the mentally ill, the war on drugs, the insanity defense in criminal trials, Ritalin, homophobia, and other conventional dogmas. In Szasz Under... more...

  • The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Realityby Barry Smith; David Mark; Isaac Ehrlich

    Open Court 2015; US$ 49.95

    John Searle?s The Construction of Social Reality and Hernando de Soto?s The Mystery of Capital áshifted the focus of current thought on capital and economic development to the cultural and conceptual ideas that underpin market economies and that are taken for granted in developed nations. This collection of essays assembles 21 philosophers, economists,... more...

  • Empiricism at the Crossroadsby Thomas Uebel

    Open Court 2015; US$ 89.95

    Rather than a monolithic movement of na´ve empiricists, the Vienna Circle represented a discussion forum for what were sometimes compatible, sometimes conflicting philosophical approaches to empirical evidence. The Circle?s protocol-sentence debate here reconstructed and analyzed provides an exceptional vantage point from which to survey the various... more...

  • Is There a Universal Grammar of Religion?by Henry Rosemont; Huston Smith

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    In this provocative volume two important scholars of religion, Huston Smith and Henry Rosemont, Jr., put forth their viewpoints and share a probing conversation. Though the two diverge considerably in their accounts of religious faith and practice, they also agree on fundamental points. Huston Smith, author of the important work The World?s Religions... more...