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  • A Literary Reviewby Soren Kierkegaard; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 18.32

    While ostensibly commenting on the work of a contemporary novelist, Kierkegaard used this review as a critique of his society and age. The influence of this short piece has been far-reaching. The apocalyptic final sections are the source for central notions in Heidegger's Being and Time. Later readers have seized on the essay as a prophetic analysis... more...

  • Fear and Tremblingby Soren Kierkegaard; Alastair Hannay; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 12.68

    Writing under the pseudonym of Johannes de silentio, Kierkegaard uses the form of a dialectical lyric to present his conception of faith. Abraham is portrayed as a great man, who chose to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in the face of conflicting expectations and in defiance of any conceivable ethical standard. The infamous and controversial 'teleological... more...

  • The Second Sexby Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir?s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of ?woman,? and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation.... more...

  • Flying Leapby Ralf W. Oliver

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.99

    Flying Leap is a book about many things. The main character embarks on a journey of discovery through an unusual circumstance, a conversation that questions everything and every thing. Through this process the protagonist and the reader find themselves looking at life anew. In the tradition of Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael or Richard Bach’s Illusions,... more...

  • Barnett Newman and Heideggerian Philosophyby Claude Cernuschi

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 89.99

    As a major member of the New York School, Barnett Newman is celebrated for his radical explorations of color and scale and, as a precursor to the Minimalist movement, for his significant contribution to the development of twentieth-century American art. But if his reputation and place in history have grown progressively more secure, the work he produced... more...

  • Authenticity as an Ethical Idealby Somogy Varga

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Authenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with normative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that the ideal of authenticity has increasingly turned... more...

  • The Myth of Sisyphusby Albert Camus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...

  • Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophyby Greg S. Johnson; Dan R. Stiver

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 41.99

    This book offers a sustained engagement with the political philosophy of Paul Ricoeur and demonstrates both the significance of the political in his own thinking throughout his career, and how his understanding of the political offers something valuable to current discussions of issues in political philosophy. more...

  • Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thoughtby Michel Weber

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 443.01

    Gathering 115 entries written by 101 internationally renowned experts in their fields, the Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought aims at canvassing the current state of knowledge in Whiteheadian scholarship and at identifying promising directions for future investigations through (internal) cross-elucidation and (external) interdisciplinary... more...

  • Revolutionary Hopeby Nathan J. Jun; Shane Wahl

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 67.99

    Over the course of the last four decades, William Leon McBride has distinguished himself as one of the most esteemed and accomplished philosophers of his generation. This volume?which celebrates the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday?includes contributions from colleagues, friends, and formers students and pays tribute to McBride?s considerable... more...