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  • The Pimlico History Of Western Philosophyby Richard H Popkin

    Random House 2011; US$ 24.50

    THE PIMLICO HISTORY significantly broadens the scope of Western philosophy to reveal the influence of Middle Eastern and Asian thought, the vital contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the role of women within the tradition. Popkin also emphasizes schools and developments that have traditionally been overlooked. Sections on Plato and... more...

  • Wahrnehmung und Wissen bei Aristotelesby Stephan Herzberg

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    Aristotle emphasizes the central role of perception for knowledge acquisition in many of his writings. But how should these programmatic declarations be worked into an overall interpretation? Does perception provide the foundation on which all our knowledge can be grounded? Or does perception merely have the function of providing the intellect with... more...

  • Philosophy Before Socratesby Richard D. McKirahan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 18.95

    Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan’s Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments... more...

  • A Companion to Hegelby Stephen Houlgate; Michael Baur

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    This companion provides original, scholarly, and cutting-edge essays that cover the whole range of Hegel’s mature thought and his lasting influence. A comprehensive guide to one of the most important modern philosophers Essays are written in an accessible manner and draw on the most up-to-date Hegel research Contributions are drawn from across... more...

  • Fallen Nature, Fallen Selvesby Michael Moriarty

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 139.99

    From the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries, French writing is especially concerned with analysing human nature. The ancient ethical vision of man's nature and goal (we achieve fulfilment by living our lives according to reason, the highest and noblest element of our nature) survives, even, to some extent, in Descartes. But it is... more...

  • Facing Deathby James Warren

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    The ancient philosophical school of Epicureanism tried to argue that death is 'nothing to us'. Were they right? James Warren provides a comprehensive study and articulation of the interlocking arguments against the fear of death found not only in the writings of Epicurus himself, but also in Lucretius' poem De rerum natura and in Philodemus'... more...

  • The Heart of Thingsby A C Grayling

    Orion 2010; US$ 19.93

    The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling more...

  • Philosophy Made Simple: Flashby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.66

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover the ideas of all the key figures, from Socrates to Wittgenstein. Ideal... more...

  • Greek Philosophy - Simple Guidesby Sophia Macdonald

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 10.95

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU ? to appreciate the revolution in thinking brought about by the Ancient Greek philosophers, who sought to make sense of the world through analysis, reasoning and argument ? to recognize the key ideas of the most significant philosophers and their contribution to Western thought ? to learn about the philosophers? lives,... more...

  • Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Agesby Kent Emery; Russell Friedman; Andreas Speer

    BRILL 2011; US$ 340.00

    The title of this Festschrift to Stephen Brown points to the understanding of medieval philosophy and theology in the longue durée of their traditions and discourses. The 35 contributions are disposed in five parts: Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy, Epistemology and Ethics, Philosophy and Theology, Theological Questions, Text and Context. more...