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  • Alpha Betaby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.68

    The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its present form,... more...

  • Are the Lips a Grave?by Lynne Huffer

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Lynne Huffer?s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists? politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the... more...

  • Visions of Politics: Volume 2, Renaissance Virtuesby Quentin Skinner

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading historians. more...

  • Origins of Geniusby Dean Keith Simonton

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    How can we account for the sudden appearance of such dazzling artists and scientists as Mozart, Shakespeare, Darwin, or Einstein? How can we define such genius? What conditions or personality traits seem to produce exceptionally creative people? Is the association between genius and madness really just a myth? These and many other questions are brilliantly... more...

  • When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me?by Saul Frampton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.12

    In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his ch?teau to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his best friends, his father, his brother, and most recently his first-born child. But finding his mind agitated rather than settled by this idleness, Montaigne began to write,... more...

  • Forms of Life and Language Gamesby Jesús Padilla Gálvez; Margit Gaffal

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 101.28

    Ludwig Wittgenstein?s writings inspired contemporary philosophical thinking and advanced many issues that had been addressed by traditional philosophy. The questions raised by the Viennese philosopher initiated debates on a reconsideration of philosophical terminology. This is especially true for a term that has generated at least three... more...

  • Studies in the Philosophy of Scienceby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 101.28

    Since Rescher?s earliest publication of the middle 1950?s in this field, the philosophy of science has constituted one focus of his interest and preoccupation. Some dozen of Rescher?s contributions to the field are published in the present volume, and they combine to convey his favored way of blending empirical data with philosophical... more...

  • Regards croisés sur Alfred North Whiteheadby Benoît Bourgine; David Ongombe; Michel Weber

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 117.28

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  • Philosophical Deliberationsby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 85.28

    Philosophical Deliberations continues Rescher?s longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays. Notwithstanding their thematic diversity, these discussions exhibit a uniformity of method in addressing philosophical issues and a commonality of objective: the elucidation of philosophically pivotal ideas. more...

  • Sport und Spiel bei den Germanenby Matthias Teichert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 149.28

    This book places the phenomenon of sports and games in its philological, archeological, and art historical context, and examines its connections to cultural and social history. The temporal scope extends from Tacitus' mention of dice games to courtly falconry and includes the culture of games among 17th century Swedish miners. The thematic... more...