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  • History of Western Philosophyby Bertrand Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it... more...

  • Irrational Manby William Barrett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback... more...

  • The American Pragmatistsby Cheryl Misak

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the Metaphysical Club of the 1870s to the present day. She identifies two dominant lines of thought in the tradition: the first begins with Charles S. Peirce and Chauncey Wright and continues through to Lewis, Quine, and Sellars; the other... more...

  • The Life of Reasonby George Santayana

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 6.99

    Philosopher George Santayana published The Life of Reason in five volumes between 1905 and 1906. Said to be the most fully-realized articulation of Santayana's moral philosophy, the volumes of this set are Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science; all contained in this edition. Considered... more...

  • The Will to Believeby William James

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. The Will to Believe is a lecture he delivered, which argues that personal belief is a valid basis for hypothesis, in the place of evidence. Following... more...

  • Pragmatismby William James

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 4.99

    William James was an influential American thinker who was deeply interested in the burgeoning philosophy of psychology. This volume contains two lectures he delivered on the philosophy of pragmatism. more...

  • Philosophy Bitesby David Edmonds; Nigel Warburton

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Philosophy Bites is a selection of the best interviews from the hugely successful podcast of the same name. Leading philosophers discuss a wide range of philosophical issues, from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics, in a lively, informal, personal way. Time, infinity, evil, friendship, animals, wine, sport, tragedy - all human life is here.Philosophy... more...

  • Quine versus Davidsonby Gary Kemp

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    Gary Kemp presents a penetrating investigation of key issues in the philosophy of language, by means of a comparative study of two great figures of late twentieth-century philosophy. So far as language and meaning are concerned, Willard Van Orman Quine and Donald Davidson are usually regarded as birds of a feather. The two disagreed in print on various... more...

  • Konfuzius und Konfuzianismusby Gregor Paul

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66

    Das Denken des bedeutendsten chinesischen Philosophen Konfuzius (ca. 551 bis 479 v. Chr.) prägt das Welt- und Menschenbild im asiatischen Raum seit vielen Jahrhunderten und berührt die Ethik des Alltags ebenso wie Fragen und Probleme der Staatsphilosophie. Der Konfuzius- und Chinaspezialist Gregor Paul beschreibt in der vorliegenden Einführung klar... more...

  • Philosophie im Zeitalter der Extremeby Gerhard Gamm

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 20.98

    Im 20. Jahrhundert sieht sich die Philosophie radikal infrage gestellt. Sie muss ein neues Selbstverständnis entwickeln. Gerhard Gamm schreibt seine Geschichte der Philosophie im Zeitalter der Extreme entlang von vier großen Themenkomplexen: Das erste Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit dem Leben: das, was in uns nicht philosophiert (Unbewusstes, Leib, Angst),... more...