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  • Dao De Jingby Roger Ames; David Hall

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    In 1993, archaeologists unearthed a set of ancient bamboo scrolls that contained the earliest known version of the Dao de jing . Composed more than two thousand years ago, this life-changing document offers a regimen of self-cultivation to attain personal excellence and revitalize moral behavior. Now in this luminous new translation, renowned China... more...

  • Meditations, Objections, and Repliesby René Descartes; Roger Ariew; Donald Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 11.95

    This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi?in which several of Descartes' associates... more...

  • Ayn Rand's Atlas Shruggedby Professor Edward W Younkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 49.95

    Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science... more...

  • Soccer and Philosophyby Ted Richards

    Open Court 2010; US$ 21.99

    This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside... more...

  • Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophyby Philip J. Ivanhoe; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 19.20

    This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse ; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 9.95

    Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...

  • Ethicsby Baruch Spinoza; Samuel Shirley; Seymour Feldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 13.50

    Since their publication in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought. more...

  • Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 13.95

    Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition of the Irwin Nicomachean Ethics features a revised translation (with little editorial intervention), expanded notes (including a summary of the argument of each chapter), an expanded Introduction, and a revised glossary. more...

  • The Epicurus Readerby Epicurus; Brad Inwood; Lloyd P. Gerson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 9.50

    Contents include:. An Introduction, The ancient biography of Epicurus, The extant letters, Ancient collections of maxims, Doxographical reports, The testimony of Cicero, The testimony of Lucretius, & The polemic of Plutarch. Short fragments and testimonia from known works: From On Nature, From the Puzzles, From On the Goal, From the Symposium, From... more...

  • Marx: Selected Writingsby Karl Marx; Lawrence H. Simon

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 16.95

    Featuring the most important and enduring works from Marx's enormous corpus, this collection ranges from the Hegelian idealism of his youth to the mature socialism of his later works. Organized both topically and in rough chronological order, the selections (many of them in the translations of Loyd D. Easton and Kurt H. Guddat) include writings on... more...