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  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill; Elizabeth Rapaport

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.95

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major... more...

  • Fear and Tremblingby Soren Kierkegaard; Alastair Hannay; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 12.68

    Writing under the pseudonym of Johannes de silentio, Kierkegaard uses the form of a dialectical lyric to present his conception of faith. Abraham is portrayed as a great man, who chose to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in the face of conflicting expectations and in defiance of any conceivable ethical standard. The infamous and controversial 'teleological... more...

  • On the Genealogy of Moralityby Friedrich Nietzsche; Maudemarie Clark; Alan J. Swensen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 14.95

    This new edition is the product of a collaboration between a Germanist and a philosopher who is also a Nietzsche scholar. The translation strives not only to communicate a sense of Nietzsche?s style but also to convey his meaning accurately?and thus to be an important advance on previous translations of this work. A superb set of notes ensures that... more...

  • The Consolations of Philosophyby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life , a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is... more...

  • The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckettby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 24.78

    The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus... more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers   In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual... more...

  • The Outsiderby Albert Camus; Sandra Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society - a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider.... more...

  • Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustraby Robert Pippin; Adrian Del Caro

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 17.00

    A new translation and edition of one of Nietzsche's most original and inventive works. more...

  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill; George Sher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 4.45

    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility... more...

  • Antifragileby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb?s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don?t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes . Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the... more...