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  • Philosophy in Minutesby Marcus Weeks

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Critique of Instrumental Reasonby Max Horkheimer; Matthew O'Connell

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    These essays, written between 1949 and 1967, focus on a single theme: the triumph in the twentieth century of the state-bureaucratic apparatus and ?instrumental reason? and the concomitant liquidation of the individual and the basic social institutions and relationships associated with the individual. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Why Do We Live?by B. P. Pai

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Why Do We Live? A Simple Answer to a Complex Question is an analytical book that prompts readers to think about the realities of life. It was written to make us understand the complexities around us and to see through the complex behavior of different groups of people. Author B. P. Pai researched many different faiths, only to discover different answers... more...

  • Aphorismsby Franz Kafka; Daniel Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.99

    The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka composed aphorisms during two periods in his life. A series of 109 was written between September 1917 and April 1918, in Zürau, West Bohemia,... more...

  • Discourse on Method and Meditationsby René Descartes; Elizabeth S. Haldane; G. R. T. Ross

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Is it possible to be certain of anything? If so, how? The father of modern philosophy and the founder of rational method in philosophical thought, René Descartes (1596?1650) sought the answers to these questions and in doing so, addressed the most important of methods of thinking and understanding truth. In Discourse on Method, he applies a scientific... more...

  • The Problems of Philosophyby Bertrand Russell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Immensely intelligible, thought-provoking guide by Nobel prize-winner considers such topics as the distinction between appearance and reality, the existence and nature of matter, idealism, inductive logic, intuitive knowledge, many other subjects. For students and general readers, there is no finer introduction to philosophy than this informative,... more...

  • Get a Grip on Philosophyby Neil Turnbull

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Don't know Socrates from Sartre? Can't handle Kant? This lively introduction traces the history of Western philosophy, from the works of Plato and Aristotle to those of Simone de Beauvoir and Michel Foucault. Easy-to-understand explanations cover all branches of philosophy, illustrating changing interpretations of the meaning of life and outlining... more...

  • Essays in Radical Empiricismby William James

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    These 12 pieces display the influential philosopher's preoccupation with ultimate reality and his turn toward a metaphysical system. Originally published in journals between 1904 and 1906, these essays argue in favor of a pluralistic universe. James denies that experience can be defined in terms of an absolute force determining the relationships between... more...

  • The Spirit of Modern Philosophyby Josiah Royce

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 19.95

    Thirteen lectures by a celebrated American intellect elucidate the author's philosophical idealism and explore its historical framework. Includes readable discussions of works by Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and other important philosophers. more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: First and Second Seriesby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Douglas Crase

    Library of America 2015; US$ 12.95

    "Emerson's prose is his triumph, both as eloquence and as insight. After Shakespeare, it matches anything else in the language." -Harold Bloom Here are Ralph Waldo Emerson's classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance," the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience," and the groundbreaking achievement of "Nature." Our... more...