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  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle; Roger Crisp

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 18.00

    An accessible new translation of one of the most significant works in moral philosophy. more...

  • Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writingsby Muhammad Ali Khalidi

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book presents a selection of texts by the most celebrated philosophers of the classical period of Islam. more...

  • The People of Platoby Debra Nails

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 28.95

    The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Machiavelli: Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 10.75

    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...

  • Peace Is Every Breathby Thich Nhat Hanh

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    ?Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.? ?New York Times ?Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man?. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.? ?Martin Luther King, Jr., nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. In... more...

  • On the Genealogy of Moralityby Friedrich Nietzsche; Maudemarie Clark; Alan J. Swensen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 14.95

    This new edition is the product of a collaboration between a Germanist and a philosopher who is also a Nietzsche scholar. The translation strives not only to communicate a sense of Nietzsche?s style but also to convey his meaning accurately?and thus to be an important advance on previous translations of this work. A superb set of notes ensures that... more...

  • Willpowerby Roy F. Baumeister; John Tierney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    Can you resist everything except temptation? In a hedonistic age full of distractions, it's hard to possess willpower - or in fact even understand why we should need it. Yet it's actually the most important factor in achieving success and a happy life, shown to be more significant than money, looks, background or intelligence. This book reveals the... more...

  • Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reasonby Immanuel Kant; Werner S. Pluhar; Stephen R. Palmquist

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    Werner S. Pluhar's masterful rendering of Kant's major work on religion is meticulously annotated and presented here with a selected bibliography, glossary, and generous index. Stephen R. Palmquist's engaging Introduction provides historical background, discusses Religion in the context of Kant's philosophical system, elucidates Kant's main arguments,... more...