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  • Total Freedomby Jiddu Krishnamurti

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Counted among his admirers are Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, David Hockney, and Van Morrison, along with countless other philosophers, artist, writers and students of the spiritual path. Now the trustees of Krishnamurti?s work have gathered his very best and most illuminating writings and talks to present in one volume the truly essential ideas of this... more...

  • Women and the Giftby Morny Joy

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Recent inquiries into the concept of the gift have been largely male-dominated and thus have ignored important aspects of the gift from a woman?s point of view. In the light of philosophical work by Mauss, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and Bataille, Women and the Gift reflects how women respond to the notion of the gift and relationships of giving. This... more...

  • Das Geheimnis des Loslassensby Master Han Shan

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 8.67

    Egal ob das neueste Handy, die überfällige Beförderung oder die anstehende Urlaubsreise: Wir glauben stets, nur durch die Erfüllung unserer Wünsche glücklich sein zu können. Master Han Shan zeigt mithilfe buddhistischer Grundsätze, wie man aus dem Teufelskreis des Verlangens ausbricht. Wer seinem Prinzip des Loslassens folgt, befreit sich von Alltagsdruck,... more...

  • The Myth and Ritual Schoolby Robert Ackerman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • God, the Good, and Utilitarianismby John Perry

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    Brings secular utilitarians and Christian ethicists together around the work of Peter Singer, the world's most controversial contemporary philosopher. more...

  • Vigilant Faithby Daniel Boscaljon

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 59.50

    In Vigilant Faith: Passionate Agnosticism in a Secular World, Daniel Boscaljon takes up the contemporary challenges to faith by skepticism and secularism. He proposes a model of faith for believers and unbelievers alike?a passionate agnosticism?that is rooted in a skeptical consciousness. Skepticism and faith are structurally similar, he writes,... more...

  • Encountering the Secularby J. Heath Atchley

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 49.50

    In Encountering the Secular, J. Heath Atchley proposes an alternative to the understanding of the secular as that which opposes the religious, and he turns to American and Continental philosophy to support his critique. Drawing from thinkers as disparate as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Gilles Deleuze, and engaging with contemporary literature and film,... more...

  • The Reason of the Giftby Jean-Luc Marion; Stephen E. Lewis

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    This book represents a continuation of Jean-Luc Marion?s work on givenness as a foundational concept. A former student of Jacques Derrida, Marion is known for his work in seventeenth-century French philosophy, for his theory of "God without being," and for his reformulation of phenomenology. Marion?s groundbreaking work on givenness is articulated through... more...

  • Fatalism in American Film Noirby Robert B. Pippin

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 16.50

    The crime melodramas of the 1940s known now as film noir shared many formal and thematic elements, from unusual camera angles and lighting to moral ambiguity and femmes fatales. In this book Robert Pippin argues that many of these films also raise distinctly philosophical questions. Where most Hollywood films of that era featured reflective individuals living... more...

  • Bewildered Travelby Frederick J. Ruf

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 16.50

    Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis,... more...