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  • Opera in the Age of Rousseauby David Charlton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 27.00

    A wide-ranging account of opera on stage and in society in the age of Rousseau, from Rameau to Gluck. more...

  • Practical Philosophyby Immanuel Kant; Mary J. Gregor; Allen W. Wood

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    This 1997 book was the first English translation of all Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy in a single volume. more...

  • Aristotle's Ethicsby Aristotle; Jonathan Barnes; Anthony Kenny; Jonathan Barnes; Anthony Kenny

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 23.95 US$ 21.79

    Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally motivated action as a mean between extremes. Its influence was felt well beyond antiquity into the Middle Ages, particularly through the writings of St. Thomas... more...

  • Classical Philosophyby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch. more...

  • Aristotle: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan Barnes

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings... more...

  • A Guide to the Good Lifeby William B. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes... more...

  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understandingby David Hume; Eric Steinberg

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 6.50

    A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh , Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his... more...

  • Twilight of the Idolsby Friedrich Nietzsche; Richard Polt; Tracy Strong

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 10.95

    Twilight of the Idols presents a vivid, compressed overview of many of Nietzsche’s mature ideas, including his attack on Plato’s Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture. Polt provides a trustworthy rendering of Nietzsche’s text in contemporary American English, complete with notes prepared by the translator and Tracy... more...

  • Deleuze on Literatureby Ronald Bogue

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This is the first comprehensive introduction to Deleuze's work on literature. It provides thorough treatments of Deleuze's early book on Proust and his seminal volume on Kafka and minor literature. Deleuze on Literature situates those studies and many other scattered writings within a general project that extends throughout Deleuze's career-that of... more...

  • David Hume: A Treatise of Human Natureby David Fate Norton; Mary J. Norton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 42.99

    David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This volume contains their account of how the Treatise was written and published; an explanation of how they established the text; an extensive set of annotations; and a detailed bibliography and index. more...