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  • Health, Rights and Dignityby Christian Erk

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    The idea that there is such a thing as a human right to health has become pervasive. It has not only been acknowledged by a variety of international law documents and thus entered the political realm but is also defended in academic circles. Yet, despite its prominence the human right to health remains something of a mystery - especially with respect... more...

  • Chomsky: A Beginner's Guideby Michael Dean

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 5.99

    This informative text explores: Chomsky's linguistic theory from the groundbreaking Syntactic Structures to the present day; his ideas on child language acquisition and what they all mean to us; his theory of the mind and how it led us to see ourselves as thinking individuals; his fight for human rights; and more. more...

  • 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Ben Dupre

    Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99

    50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features. more...

  • The Big Questions: Philosophyby Simon Blackburn

    Quercus 2013; US$ 8.99

    Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers. In Big Questions: Philosophy , bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions: What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there... more...

  • The Wisdom of Thoreauby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      A leader of the transcendentalist movement?s revelations and discoveries through the simple life   In excerpts collected here from his most important works, Henry David Thoreau documents his experiences in nature and the wisdom he finds in his explorations of sound, reading, solitude, and other aspects of leading a simple life at Walden. A... more...

  • Philosophy in Minutesby Marcus Weeks

    Quercus 2014; US$ 8.99

    Philosophy in Minutes distills 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections. The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy in science and religion, key thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, and introductions to morality and ethics - is explained in straightforward... more...

  • The Ayn Rand Lexiconby Ayn Rand; Harry Binswanger

    Penguin Group US 1988; US$ 25.00

    A prolific writer, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned philosopher, Ayn Rand defined a full system of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so extensive and the range of issues she covers so enormous that those interested in finding her discussions of a given topic may have to... more...

  • French Feminism Readerby Kelly Oliver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 33.99

    French Feminism Reader is a collection of essays representing the authors and issues from French theory most influential in the American context. The book is designed for use in courses, and it includes illuminating introductions to the work of each author. These introductions include biographical information, influences and intellectual context, major... more...

  • Taking Parenting Publicby Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Nancy Rankin; Cornel West; Enola G. Aird; Allan C. Carlson; David Elkind; William A. Galston; S Jody Heymann; Wade F. Horn; Bernice Kanner; Juliet B. Schor; Raymond Seidelman; Theda Skocpol; Ruy Teixeira; Cornel West; Peter Winn; Edward Wolff; Ruth A. Wooden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99

    Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment?both personal and public?into the work of raising children and argues that we are all 'stockholders' in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public... more...

  • Beauvoir and The Second Sexby Margaret A. Simons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 27.99

    In a compelling chronicle of her search to understand Beauvoir's philosophy in The Second Sex, Margaret A. Simons offers a unique perspective on Beauvoir's wide-ranging contribution to twentieth-century thought. She details the discovery of the origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy in her hand-written diary from 1927; uncovers evidence of the... more...