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  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 10.50

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice"... more...

  • The Communist Manifestoby Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    Commonly known as The Communist Manifesto , the Manifesto of the Communist Party (in German "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") has been one of the most influential political documents in the world, having a far-reaching effect on twentieth-century political organization. In this 1848 publication, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels expound... more...

  • Republicby Plato; G. M. A. Grube; C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 10.95

    The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato?s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve... more...

  • Civilization and Its Discontentsby Sigmund Freud; David McLintock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 12.68

    In what remains one of his most seminal papers, Freud considers the incompatibility of civilisation and individual happiness, and the tensions between the claims of society and the individual. We all know that living in civilised groups means sacrificing a degree of personal interest, but couldn't you argue that it in fact creates the conditions for... more...

  • Philosophy and Real Politicsby Raymond Geuss

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But in Philosophy and Real Politics , Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do. Far from being... more...

  • Kant: Critique of Practical Reasonby Andrews Reath; Mary Gregor

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    An authoritative revised edition of the second of Kant's three Critiques and one of his major works in moral theory. more...

  • Obscenity and Film Censorshipby Bernard Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This book is an influential study of obscenity and film censorship centred on an application of Mill's 'harm principle'. more...

  • Method and Politics in Plato's Statesmanby M. S. Lane

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    This book is a philosophical analysis of Plato's dialogue, the Statesman. more...

  • Paternalismby Christian Coons; Michael Weber

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Should the government influence or coerce us for our 'own good'? This volume discusses specific applications in policy and law. more...

  • The Revolution Betrayedby Leon Trotsky; Max Eastman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union. more...