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  • Securityby John T. Hamilton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What exactly are we talking about when we talk about security? In this original and timely book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility... more...

  • The Turbulent Universeby Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    In his final book, the late Paul Kurtz outlines his personal vision for a planetary ethics inspired by scientific wisdom. Blending realism and optimism, he lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that he calls humanist eupraxsophy --that is, the application of practical moral choices inspired by scientific wisdom. Emphasizing the dramatic... more...

  • The Geographical History of Americaby Gertrude Stein; Thornton Wilder; William H. Gass

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    First published in 1936, The Geographical History of America compiles prose pieces, dialogues, philosophical meditations, and playlets by one of the century's most influential writers. In this work, Stein sets forth her view of the human mind: what it is, how it works, and how it is different from - and more interesting than - human nature. more...

  • Being in the Worldby Fred Dallmayr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    It is commonly agreed that we live in an age of globalization, but the profound consequences of this development are rarely understood. Usually, globalization is equated with the expansion of economic and financial markets and the proliferation of global networks of communication. In truth, much more is at stake: Traditional concepts of individual... more...

  • Humean Libertarianismby Marius Backmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    What does it mean for an agent to be free? Is determinism true? What are laws of nature? This book deals with the interconnections between these questions. Backmann argues for the view that libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism. In order to reach this goal, libertarianism – classically defined as an incompatibilist theory of... more...

  • The Importance of Spinoza for the Modern Philosophy of Scienceby Nancy Brenner-Golomb

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    The question raised in this book is why Spinoza’s work which comes so close to the modern view of natural science is not prominent in the social sciences. The answer suggested is that this is due to the lingering influence of the Cartesian differentiation between the domain of science, dealing with material bodies in space and time, and... more...

  • Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapyby James T. Hansen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 77.00

    In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of the author's struggle to reconcile these philosophical questions with his understanding of patient care, Hansen gives unity and meaning... more...

  • Kierkegaard's Philosophyby John Mullen

    UPA 1995; US$ 47.99

    Some philosophers we read to discover the nature of the universe. Others we read to discover the nature of ourselves. In the second group, Soren Kierkegaard stands alone as a towering figure, a man who revolutionized our concept of the human condition. His insights go to the core of the dilemmas that haunt the modern mind and spirit. more...

  • Marx's Concept of Manby Erich Fromm

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Who was the real Karl Marx? In the Western world, and especially in the United States, Karl Marx is perceived as the spiritual godfather of Lenin and Stalin—someone bent on creating a state where everyone worships a centralized bureaucracy. Social philosopher Erich Fromm argues that Marx has been entirely misrepresented and misunderstood, and... more...

  • The Anatomy of Human Destructivenessby Erich Fromm

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A study of aggression from the renowned social psychologist and New York Times –bestselling author of The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom . Throughout history, humans have shown an incredible talent for destruction as well as creation. Aggression has driven us to great heights and brutal lows. In The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness... more...