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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    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$ 125.00

    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...

  • On Waitingby Harold Schweizer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 26.95

    What is the relationship between waiting and time? Is there an ethics of waiting, or even an art of waiting? Do the internet, online shopping and text messaging mean that waiting has come to an end? On Waiting explores such and similar questions in compelling fashion. Drawing on some fascinating examples, from the philosopher Henri Bergson's musings... more...

  • Konflikt (Heidelberger Jahrbücher) (German Edition)by Frank R. Pfetsch

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Ziel des vorliegenden Bandes ist es, das Thema Konflikt umfassend und in seiner ganzen Breite aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zu behandeln. Wie gehen Primaten, Menschen wie Tiere, mit Konflikten um, und welche Bewältigungsstrategien sind entwickelt worden? Das Besondere und Neue dieses Bandes liegt in der transdisziplinären, historischen... more...

  • Shame and Philosophyby Dr Phil Hutchinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 100.00

    Engaging with current research in the philosophy of emotions, both analytic and continental, the author argues that reductionist accounts of emotions leave us in a state of poverty regarding our understanding of our world and of ourselves. more...

  • Emotions and Understandingby Dr Ylva Gustafsson; Dr Camilla Kronqvist; Dr Michael McEachrane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This unique collection of articles on emotion by Wittgensteinian philosophers provides a fresh perspective on the questions framing the current philosophical and scientific debates about emotions and offers significant insights into the role of emotions for understanding interpersonal relations and the relation between emotion and ethics. more...

  • Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophyby Dorothea Frede; Burkhard Reis

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy, from the... more...

  • The Brain and the Meaning of Lifeby Paul Thagard

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 20.95

    Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional... more...

  • Who Am I?by Richard David Precht; Shelley Frisch

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER TRANSLATED INTO 23 LANGUAGES, WITH MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD   What is truth? What is love? Does life have meaning? Bestselling author Richard David Precht, ?the Mick Jagger of the nonfiction book? ( Tagesanzeiger Zürich ), has traveled the globe searching for answers?and his odyssey has become one of the most... more...