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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Locke on Tolerationby Richard Vernon

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Enables students to assess critically the development of Locke's theory of toleration and its importance for liberalism. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary... more...

  • Selected Essaysby David Hume; Stephen Copley; Andrew Edgar

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99

    In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Moral, Political, and Literary (1776 edition), which was even more popular than his famous Treatise of Human Nature, comprehensively shows how far he succeeded. From `Of... more...

  • Leonhard Eulerby Ronald S. Calinger

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    This is the first full-scale biography of Leonhard Euler (1707?83), one of the greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists of all time. In this comprehensive and authoritative account, Ronald Calinger connects the story of Euler?s eventful life to the astonishing achievements that place him in the company of Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss. Drawing... more...

  • Creativityby Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists... more...

  • Enlightenment Contestedby Jonathan I. Israel

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 49.99

    In this magisterial survey of the Enlightenment, Jonathan Israel returns to the primary texts to offer a major new reinterpretation of the nature and development of the important currents in philosophical thinking, arguing that supposed national enlightenments are of less significance than the rift between conservative and radical thought. more...

  • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religionby David Hume; Richard H. Popkin

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 5.95

    Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay "Of Miracles" has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which also includes "Of the Immortality of the Soul," "Of Suicide," and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction. more...

  • Intellectual Culture in Medieval Parisby Ian P. Wei

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book explores the ideas of theologians at the medieval University of Paris and their attempts to shape society. more...

  • Radical Enlightenmentby Jonathan I. Israel

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 37.99

    The Radical Enlightenment was a revolutionary set of ideas which helped lay the foundations of the modern world on the basis of equality, democracy, secular values, and universality. This controversial and original study by the internationally renowned cultural historian Jonathan I. Israel shows how Spinoza and his thought set the intellectual current... more...