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- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 57.99
The ancient philosophical school of Epicureanism tried to argue that death is 'nothing to us'. Were they right? James Warren provides a comprehensive study and articulation of the interlocking arguments against the fear of death found not only in the writings of Epicurus himself, but also in Lucretius' poem De rerum natura and in Philodemus'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same period, a strong anti-gambling discourse emerged within... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99
I'm convinced that the seminal work of Rene Girard is the single most promising and productive contemporary resource capable of stimulating fresh readings of the Bible, constructive critical thought about Christian theology and practice, and incisive inducement to productive activism. Several scholars are engaging productively with Girard's thought,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00
How did ancient philosophers understand the relationship between human capacities for thinking and our experiences of pleasure and pain? more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95
The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory. It saw the development of a wide range of radical and challenging ideas: from Thales' claim that magnets have souls and Parmenides' account that there is only one unchanging existent to the development... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 54.99
For over 150 years the concept of "sonata form" lay at the heart of European instrumental music. Now, in Elements of Sonata Theory, musicologist James Hepokoski and music theorist Warren Darcy rethink its basic principles. Considering not only sonatas but also chamber music, symphonies, overtures, and concertos, their study outlines a new,... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19
Don't Touch That Dial! In the cutthroat world of evening news, where "if it bleeds it leads" is the industry's lifeblood, the dead-last BCN network is hemorrhaging viewers. On the chopping block is million-dollar anchor Kitty Coughlin, who is one ratings point away from early termination. But when a group of armed men hijack her plane and... more...