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  • The Erich Fromm Readerby Erich Fromm; Rainer Funk; Joel Kovel

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    Fromm?s basic idea was to look at the individual as a social being and to look at society as an ensemble of many individuals who have not only common ideas and convictions based on a common practice of life but also a common psychic structure. With his concept of ?social character? he created a new interdisciplinary thinking presented in this reader.... more...

  • The Essential Frommby Erich Fromm; Rainer Funk

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    As Fromm points out, ours is ?a life  between  having and being??between mere  having  and healthy  being , between destructiveness and creativity, between narcissism and productive self-understanding, between passivity and the joy of positive activity.   The alternatives of  having  and  being  are basic orientations of our character and determine... more...

  • Freedom and Solidarityby Fred Dallmayr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    The prevailing Western paradigm is modernity: a model focused on individual liberty, secularism, and the scientific control of nature. This worldview emerged from the break with the medieval and classical past and advanced a philosophy in which the solitary mind opposes the rest of the world. Although there is a simple appeal in this binary structure,... more...

  • Russell Kirkby Bradley J. Birzer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 34.95

    Emerging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s. Although conservative luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, William F. Buckley Jr., Leo Strauss, and Eric Voegelin all published important works at this time, none of... 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...

  • The Turbulent Universeby Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 1.99

    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...

  • Wittgenstein: Rethinking the Innerby Dr Paul Johnston; Paul Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The idea of the Inner is central to our concept of a person and yet is far from being philosophically understood. This book offers a comprehensive account of Wittgenstein's work on the subject and presents a forceful challenge to contemporary views. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, it throws new light both on Wittgenstein's work and... more...

  • Marxism and Human Natureby Sean Sayers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Is there such a thing as human nature? Here Sean Sayers defends the controversial theory that human nature is in fact an historical phenomenon. He gives an ambitious and wide ranging defence of the Marxist and Hegelian historical approach and engages with a wide range of work at the heart of the contemporary debate in social and moral philosophy. more...

  • Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaningby Meredith Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh... more...

  • The Hypocritical Imaginationby John Llewellyn

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    For philosophers such as Kant, the imagination is the starting point for all thought. For others, such as Wittgenstein, what is important is only how the word 'imagination' is used. In spite of the attention the imagination has received from major philosophers, remarkably little has been written about the radically different interpretations they have... more...