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  • Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattariby Francois Dosse; Deborah Glassman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In May 1968, Gilles Deleuze was an established philosopher teaching at the innovative Vincennes University, just outside of Paris. Félix Guattari was a political militant and the director of an unusual psychiatric clinic at La Borde. Their meeting was quite unlikely, yet the two were introduced in an arranged encounter of epic consequence. From that... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius; Gregory Hays

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.00

    Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161?180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus?s insights... more...

  • Plato on Loveby C.D.C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks... more...

  • Autobiography of John Stuart Millby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, and Member of Parliament. Mill was given a disciplined upbringing, his father deliberately shielding him from other children with the express aim of creating a philosophical genius to carry the mantle of utilitarianism,... more...

  • The Consolation of Philosophyby Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius; H. R. James

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion. Few books have exercised a wider influence in their time. It has been translated into every European tongue, and into English nearly a dozen times, from... more...

  • The Critique of Practical Reasonby Immanuel Kant; Thomas Kingsmill Abbott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Kant's three Critiques, following Critique of Pure Reason . In it he distinguishes between actual practical reason and desire-based practical reason, arguing for the first and against the application of the second. He sees practical reason as something to be cultivated and moreover believes Freedom... more...

  • The Critique of Pure Reasonby Immanuel Kant; J. M. D. Meiklejohn

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy, and the first of Kant's three Critiques. In it he takes up Hume's argument that cause and effect cannot be experienced by the senses. Hume argued that we experience events one after the other, but not that one event is caused by the preceding event. Kant argues that... more...

  • Der Mensch zwischen Natur und Kulturby Rolf Oerter; Peter Janich

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 15.13

    Es ist nicht neu, dass sich die Wissenschaften mit dem Menschen befassen. Neu ist aber, dass ein Zuständigkeitskonflikt zwischen Natur- und Kulturwissenschaften entbrannt ist. Der Philosoph Peter Janich beschäftigt sich mit dem Bild des Menschen in den Wissenschaften, der Psychologe Rolf Oerter mit dem Menschenbild im Kulturvergleich. In den Beiträgen... more...

  • The Enchiridion, or Handbookby Epictetus; George Long

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    The Enchiridion, or Handbook was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that "some things are up to us and some are not up to us," and instructs the reader how to deal well with what... more...

  • Ethicsby Benedictus de Spinoza; R. H. M. Elwes

    The Floating Press 1951; US$ 5.95

    Ethics is a philosophical book written by Benedictus de Spinoza. Although published after Spinoza's death, in 1677, it is considered his greatest and most famous work. In it, Spinoza tries to set out a "fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life.... more...