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- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98
One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95
This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty , and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his "Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. more...
- Fordham University Press 2008; US$ 19.99
How have we thought 'the body'? How can we think it anew? This title incorporates the body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, and the 'mystical body of Christ'. It offers us an encyclopedia and a polemical program - reviewing classical takes on the "corpus" from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Richard Sembera introduces the reader to the essential features of Being and Time , Heidegger's main work in clear and unambiguous English. He dispels the nimbus of unintelligibility surrounding Heidegger's thought, a nimbus that Heidegger himself helped create and that has tended to confine serious Heidegger scholarship to closed circles. This... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
In May 1968, Gilles Deleuze was an established philosopher teaching at the innovative Vincennes University, just outside of Paris. Félix Guattari was a political militant and the director of an unusual psychiatric clinic at La Borde. Their meeting was quite unlikely, yet the two were introduced in an arranged encounter of epic consequence. From that... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00
Contemporary theories on complex adaptive systems stem from a natural science perspective. Paul Cilliers was one of the first complexity thinkers to translate the theoretical concepts into a qualitative and normative understanding of complexity. This collected volume of essays consolidates his later work. The introduction by Preiser and... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 2.99
On Liberty presents John Stuart Mill?s theory of utilitarianism, which posits that all conduct should be directed toward the achievement of happiness. The individual should be able to govern himself in this pursuit. One of the great works of 19th century philosophy, On Liberty remains relevant, highly-readable and fascinating. Sayre Street Books... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 3.95
Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 in Latin. His Utopia is a fictional island, whose society, religion and politics he explores. Critics do not believe that the island depicted More's idea of the perfect society, but rather that he hoped to throw the politics of his own time into a new light by contrasting them with his imagined island society.... more...