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  • Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentimentsby Adam Smith; Knud Haakonssen

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    A 2002 edition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, an important text in the history of moral and political thought. more...

  • Substantial Knowledgeby C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.95

    In this groundbreaking work, C. D. C. Reeve uses a fundamental problem?the Primacy Dilemma?to explore Aristotle?s metaphysics, epistemology, dialectic, philosophy of mind, and theology in a new way. more...

  • The Sunflowerby Simon Wiesenthal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal... more...

  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill; George Sher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; 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... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 6.75

    "This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince , but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced... more...

  • Solar Stormsby Linda Hogan

    Scribner 1997; US$ 17.00

    From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, ?luminous? ( Publishers Weekly ) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family. At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised?a stunning island town that lies at... more...

  • Shades of Grayby Tim O'Brien; Carolyn Reeder

    Aladdin 2008; US$ 7.99

    COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended. How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family? And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never... more...

  • The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Wayby Nagarjuna; Jay L. Garfield

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 12.99

    The Buddhist saint N=ag=arjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second century CE, is the most important, influential, and widely studied Mah=ay=ana Buddhist philosopher. Garfield presents a superb translation of the Tibetan text of M?lamadhyamikak=arik=a in its entirety, and a commentary reflecting the Tibetan tradition through which... more...

  • The City of Godby Augustine; Marcus Dods; Thomas Merton

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A... more...