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  • Happiness: A Very Short Introductionby Daniel M. Haybron

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    Most of us spend our lives striving for happiness. But what is it? How important is it? How can we (and should we) pursue it? In this Very Short Introduction Dan Haybron provides a comprehensive look at the nature of happiness. By using examples, Haybron considers how we measure happiness, what makes us happy, and considers its subjective nature. more...

  • White Privilege and Black Rightsby Naomi Zack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 20.99

    Examining racial profiling in American policing, Naomi Zack argues against white privilege discourse while introducing a new theory of applicative justice. Deepening understanding without abandoning hope, Zack shows why it is more important to consider black rights than white privilege as we move forward through today's culture of inequality. more...

  • Aristotle and the Arabic Traditionby Ahmed Alwishah; Josh Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 82.00

    Examines Aristotle's vast influence upon the medieval Arabic philosophical tradition and includes contributions from every discipline within his corpus. more...

  • Visions of Politics: Volume 2, Renaissance Virtuesby Quentin Skinner

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading historians. more...

  • Origins of Geniusby Dean Keith Simonton

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    How can we account for the sudden appearance of such dazzling artists and scientists as Mozart, Shakespeare, Darwin, or Einstein? How can we define such genius? What conditions or personality traits seem to produce exceptionally creative people? Is the association between genius and madness really just a myth? These and many other questions are brilliantly... more...

  • Humanitarian Interventionby J. L. Holzgrefe; Robert O. Keohane

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00

    An interdisciplinary approach to humanitarian intervention by experts in law, politics, and ethics. more...

  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330. more...

  • Aristotle: Introductory Readingsby Aristotle; Terence Irwin; Gail Fine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.95

    Drawn from the translations and editorial aids of Irwin and Fine's Aristotle, Selections (Hackett Publishing Co., 1995), this anthology will be most useful to instructors who must try to do justice to Aristotle in a semester-long ancient-philosophy survey, but it will also be appropriate for a variety of introductory-level courses. Introductory... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Stephen Addiss; Stanley Lombardo; Burton Watson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration... more...

  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Historyby G. W. F. Hegel; Leo Rauch

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1988; US$ 9.50

    . . . eminently readable . . . admirably picks up the spirit of what Hegel is saying. . . . more readable and accurate than Hartmann's, and it trans­lates a more readable text than does Nisbet's. It includes (as Hartmann's does not) an excerpt, which serves as chapter five, from 'The Geo­graphical Basis of History' (particularly interesting for what... more...