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  • Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writingsby Rene Descartes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical... more...

  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative and frequently studied works. 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...

  • The New York Trilogyby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy... more...

  • Identity, Consciousness and Valueby Peter Unger

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary... more...

  • A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledgeby George Berkeley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge” is a book that largely seeks to counter the claims made by his contemporary philosophers about the nature of human perception. The author has asserted that there is an outer world that largely consists of ideas and not of physical forms. He goes on to conclude that this world owes... more...

  • Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonousby George Berkeley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    An extension of Berkley’s ideas, the work presents his philosophy in the form of dialogues. The author has presented arguments to prove the existence of god and that the material world consists completely of ideas and not physical objects. He reiterates that there is a diety that maintains order and arrangement in the world around us. more...

  • Natur, Technik, Geistby Gregor Schiemann

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 174.14

    We still follow the definitions of Nature already laid down by Aristotle and Descartes who saw Nature as being delineated from the non-natural (e.g. culture, technology). Schiemann defends the continuing validity of these traditional ways of understanding, but argues that that they prove to be valid only within limited contexts. Depending... more...

  • Epistemology and the Socialby Evandro Agazzi; Javier Echeverria; Amparo Gomez Rodriguez

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    Epistemology had to come to terms with “the social” on two different occasions. The first was represented by the dispute about the epistemological status of the “social” sciences, and in this case the already well established epistemology of the natural sciences seemed to have the right to dictate the conditions for a discipline... more...

  • The Self-Correcting Enterpriseby P. Michael Wolf; Norris Mark Lance

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00

    This volume presents ten new essays on the work of Wilfrid Sellars and its implications for contemporary philosophy. Contributors run the gamut from established voices in the Sellarsian literature to the newest voices in the field. It addresses topics ranging from cognitive science and philosophy of mind to epistemology and the philosophy of language.... more...