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  • The Anatomy of Human Destructivenessby Erich Fromm

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Erich Fromm?s groundbreaking examination of aggression and human nature 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 , renowned social psychologist Erich Fromm discusses the differences between... more...

  • Humanism & Ideology Vol 4by James Robert Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Humean Libertarianismby Marius Backmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 125.00

    What does it mean for an agent to be free? Is determinism true? What are laws of nature?This studyargues that libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism provided that determinism is understood in a Humean fashion, i.e. backed by a Humean theory of laws of nature. The resulting view ? Humean Libertarianism ? is an intermediate position... more...

  • Homo agensby Sabrina Ebbersmeyer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The author reconstructs the development and particular structure of early humanist moral philosophy. The humanists overcame scholastic philosophy through the development of a new style of thought. Not only did they develop solutions to the philosophical problems important in their time, but they also provided answers to ethical questions... more...

  • The Consolations of Philosophyby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?Wonderfully original, quirky.... De Botton finds inspiration where others might fail to look.?? Newsday more...

  • Becoming John Deweyby Thomas Dalton

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    As one of America's "public intellectuals," John Dewey was engaged in a lifelong struggle to understand the human mind and the nature of human inquiry. According to Thomas C. Dalton, the successful pursuit of this mission demanded that Dewey become more than just a philosopher; it compelled him to become ... more...

  • The Will and Human Actionby Thomas Pink; M.W.F. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    What is the will? And what is its relation to human action? Throughout history, philosophers have been fascinated by the idea of 'the will': the source of the drive that motivates human beings to act. However, there has never been a clear consensus as to what the will is and how it relates to human action. Some philosophers have taken the will to... more...

  • Machiavelliby Quentin Skinner

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...

  • The Metaphysics of Autonomyby Dr Mark Coeckelbergh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 131.00

    If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense?... more...