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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 33.95
This GuideBook introduces and assesses Kant's Critique of Pure Reason , arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. It is ideal for newcomers to Kant's thought. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.99
You?re stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn?t moving. You?re angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you?re irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you?re mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you?re angry, deflated, and exhausted.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50
The abbé Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836) expressed the essence of his thought in a series of three pamphlets published in the months leading up to the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789. This volume presents all three essays - Views of the Executive Means , An Essay on Privileges , and What Is the Third Estate? - in their entirety. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00
Explaining the idea of altruism, this book explores how we have come to be altruistic, and considers why it is important to remain altruistic in order maintain the fragile fabric of human society. It surveys the history of the concept of altruism and examines it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including moral philosophy. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A New York Times Notable Book Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that saw Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing between kings, philosophers, poets, and painters.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Games are played everywhere: from economics and online auctions to social interactions, and game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes. This VSI reveals, without mathematical equations, the insights the theory can bring to everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.95
Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebond, a classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 4.45
This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill?s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions... more...