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  • The Enchiridion, or Handbookby Epictetus; George Long

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    The Enchiridion, or Handbook was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that "some things are up to us and some are not up to us," and instructs the reader how to deal well with what... more...

  • The Critique of Pure Reasonby Immanuel Kant; J. M. D. Meiklejohn

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy, and the first of Kant's three Critiques. In it he takes up Hume's argument that cause and effect cannot be experienced by the senses. Hume argued that we experience events one after the other, but not that one event is caused by the preceding event. Kant argues that... more...

  • The Consolation of Philosophyby Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius; H. R. James

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion. Few books have exercised a wider influence in their time. It has been translated into every European tongue, and into English nearly a dozen times, from... more...

  • A Treatise of Human Natureby David Hume

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    A Treatise of Human Nature , first published between 1739 and 1740, is a philosophical text by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. The work contains three books: "Of the Understanding", "Of the Passions" and "Of Morals". Written by Hume when he was 26, it is considered by many to be Hume's best work and one of the... more...

  • Autobiography of John Stuart Millby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, and Member of Parliament. Mill was given a disciplined upbringing, his father deliberately shielding him from other children with the express aim of creating a philosophical genius to carry the mantle of utilitarianism,... more...

  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Utilitarianism is philosopher John Stuart Mill's defense and advocacy of utilitarian ethics. First appearing in three magazine articles, this essay was first gathered into a single book in 1863. While Mill discusses utilitarian ethical principles in some of his other writings such as On Liberty and The Subjection of Women , Utilitarianism is Mill's... more...

  • The Critique of Practical Reasonby Immanuel Kant; Thomas Kingsmill Abbott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Kant's three Critiques, following Critique of Pure Reason . In it he distinguishes between actual practical reason and desire-based practical reason, arguing for the first and against the application of the second. He sees practical reason as something to be cultivated and moreover believes Freedom... more...

  • The Metaphysical Elements of Ethicsby Immanuel Kant; Thomas Kingsmill Abbott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    If there exists on any subject a philosophy (that is, a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysic. It may be asked whether metaphysical elements are required also for every practical philosophy,... more...

  • The Afterlife of the Platonic Soulby Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    Plato's doctrine of the soul, its immaterial nature, its parts or faculties, and its fate after death (and before birth) came to have an enormous influence on the great religious traditions that sprang up in late antiquity, beginning with Judaism (in the person of Philo of Alexandria), and continuing with Christianity, from St. Paul on through... more...

  • Weltanschauung, Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundertby Kurt Bayertz; Myriam Gerhard; Walter Jaeschke

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 56.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Die heute vorherrschende Meinung, nur die Naturwissenschaften seien in der Lage, uns das richtige Weltbild zu geben, bedarf der Korrektur. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes zeigen, daß der Diskurs, in dessen Verlauf den Naturwissenschaften im 19. Jahrhundert diese Rolle zugesprochen wurde, sich nicht auf Erkenntnisse stützen kann - sondern... more...