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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99
Boethius composed the De Consolatione Philosophiae in the sixth century AD whilst awaiting death under torture, condemned on a charge of treason which he protested was manifestly unjust. Though a convinced Christian, in detailing the true end of life which is the soul's knowledge of God, he consoled himself not with Christian precepts but with... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98
One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95
This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty , and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his "Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 41.95
The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural sciences. Building on the strengths... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 9.50
This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method , bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99
Thomas Hobbes has long had the reputation of being a pessimistic atheist, who saw human nature as evil and proposed a totalitarian state to subdue human failings. In this study, Richard Tuck re-evaluates Hobbes' philosophy, revealing him to have been concerned with the refutation of scepticism. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 6.50
Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy , the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 9.99
Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.'In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best... more...