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  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice"... 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...

  • Deductive logicby Warren Goldfarb

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 31.00

    This text provides a straightforward, lively but rigorous, introduction to truth-functional and predicate logic, complete with lucid examples and incisive exercises, for which Warren Goldfarb is renowned. "Goldfarb produces a modern classic. One of the kindest, most avuncular logic books I have ever seen. Every page is evidence of the author's... more...

  • Oracle Nightby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    Oracle Night is a compulsively readable novel by 'one of the great writers of our time.' ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of... 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...

  • Deadly Vicesby Gabriele Taylor

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    Gabriele Taylor presents a philosophical investigation of the 'ordinary' vices traditionally seen as 'death to the soul': sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. In the course of a richly detailed discussion of individual and interrelated vices she shows why these 'deadly sins' are correctly so named and grouped together. more...

  • Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophyby C. D. C. Reeve; Patrick Lee Miller; Lloyd P. Gerson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 39.95

    A concise anthology for the ancient philosophy survey that ranges from the Presocratics through the Neoplatonists, Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy features essential selections from C.D.C. Reeve's 2004 translation of Plato's Republic , which casts reported speech into direct dialogue, as well other translations... more...

  • Thinkby Simon Blackburn

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important.Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the... more...

  • Selectionsby Aristotle; Terence Irwin; Gail Fine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 22.95

    Selections seeks to provide an accurate and readable translation that will allow the reader to follow Aristotle's use of crucial technical terms and to grasp the details of his argument. Unlike anthologies that combine translations by many hands, this volume includes a fully integrated set of translations by a two-person team. The glossary—the... more...

  • The Road Less Travelledby M. Scott Peck

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the... more...