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  • Human Natureby P. M. S. Hacker

    Wiley 2011; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    This major new study by one of the most penetrating and persistent critics of philosophical and scientific orthodoxy, returns to Aristotle in order to examine the salient categories in terms of which we think about ourselves and our nature, and the distinctive forms of explanation we invoke to render ourselves intelligible to ourselves. The... more...

  • What Is a Person?by Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 33.00

    What is a person? This fundamental question is a perennial concern of philosophers and theologians. But, Christian Smith here argues, it also lies at the center of the social scientist?s quest to interpret and explain social life. In this ambitious book, Smith presents a new model for social theory that does justice to the best of our humanistic visions... more...

  • Hume's 'A Treatise of Human Nature'by John P. Wright

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Examines the development of Hume's ideas and their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions. more...

  • Passions and Perceptionsby Jacques Brunschwig; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 46.00

    This volume considers the important contributions to philosophy made by the philosophers of the Hellenistic schools. more...

  • What Minds Can Doby Pierre Jacob

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    This 1997 book explores the representational powers of a person's mind. more...

  • Understand Humanism: Teach Yourselfby Mark Vernon

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99

    Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute... more...

  • New Scienceby Giambattista Vico; Anthony Grafton; David Marsh

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 18.32

    Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past... more...

  • Explore Humanismby Mark Vernon

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 9.58

    Everything you need to get started. more...

  • Meaning and Value in a Secular Ageby Nathan Bupp; Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the... more...

  • Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)by John F. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The best heaven and the worst hell are the same place. Travel with author John F. Williams into the jungles of Laos and into a new understanding of existence. In lively short stories, Hating Perfection shows the everyday world as uncanny, equally strange as the imaginary worlds of Borges or Kafka. This engrossing, strikingly original book invites... more...