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  • Informal Philosophyby Avrum Stroll

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 49.99

    Informal Philosophy provides an original look at how we should understand and teach philosophy. Avrum Stroll persuasively argues that philosophy should be evaluated using its own methodology and should not merely mimic formal scientific analysis, because while modern science does inform our philosophical views about man and his place in nature, it... more...

  • Spätrenaissance-Philosophie in Deutschland 1570-1650by Martin Mulsow

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 206.80

    This volume introduces the concept of late Renaissance philosophy to cover those intellectual currents in pre-mid 17th century Germany that saw themselves as inheritors of the (Italian) Renaissance but at the same time amalgamated their speculations with established Lutheran or Reformed metaphysics. Thirteen case studies by renowned scholars... more...

  • The Existential Graphs of Charles S. Peirceby Don D. Roberts

    De Gruyter 1973; US$ 77.00

    Peirce's contemporaries had the advantage of some popular lectures on the graphs (the Lowell Lectures of 1903, principally), but his graphical publications were few and not easy to understand, as he admitted himself. more...

  • Examined Lifeby Astra Taylor

    The New Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Examined Life boldly takes philosophy out of the dark corners of the academy and into the streets, reminding us that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not in isolation from it. A companion to Astra Taylor?s documentary film, the book features interviews with eight iconoclastic and influential... more...

  • Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinkingby William James 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Faith in the Enlightenmentby Lieven Boeve; Joeri Schrijvers; Wessel Stoker

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    One of the urgent tasks of modern philosophy is to find a path between the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the relativism of postmodernism. Rationalism alone cannot suffice to solve today’s problems, but neither can we dispense with reasonable critique. The task is to find ways to broaden the scope of rational thought without losing its critical... more...

  • Modern Philosophyby Roger Ariew; Eric Watkins

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 41.95

    The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural sciences. Building on the strengths... 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...

  • The Rationalistsby Rene Descartes; Benedict de Spinoza; Gottfried Wilhelm Vo Leibniz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was  philosophy's first step into the modern era. This  volume contains the essential statements of  Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who  began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz,  who gave it its last serious expression. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Rhetoric of Philosophyby Shai Frogel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    The book claims that philosophy can be defined by its distinct rhetoric. This rhetoric is shaped by two values: humanism and critique. Humanism is defined as preferring the individual human deliberation to any external authority or method. Self-conviction is the touchstone of truth in philosophy. Critique is defined as suspecting your beliefs and convictions.... more...