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Philosophy

  • The "I Ching"by Richard J. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia.... more...

  • 50 Philosophy Classicsby Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    From Aristotle to Wittgenstein to Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. more...

  • Abelard and Heloiseby Constant J. Mews

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99

    This is a brief, accessible introduction to the lives and though of two of the most controversial personalities of the Middle Ages. Their names are familiar, but it is their "star quality" argues Mews, that has prevented them from being seen clearly in the context of 12th-century thought--the task he has set himself in this book. more...

  • About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Selfby Michel Foucault; Henri-Paul Fruchaud; Daniele Lorenzini; Laura Cremonesi; Arnold I. Davidson; Orazio Irrera; Daniele Lorenzini; Martina Tazzioli; Graham Burchell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1980, Michel Foucault began a vast project of research on the relationship between subjectivity and truth, an examination of conscience, confession, and truth-telling that would become a crucial feature of his life-long work on the relationship between knowledge, power, and the self. The lectures published here offer one of the clearest pathways... more...

  • Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavismby Sanjukta Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In Indian philosophy and theology, the ideology of Vedanta occupies an important position. Hindu religious sects accept the Vedantic soteriology, which believes that there is only one conscious reality, Brahman from which the entire creation, both conscious and non-conscious, emanated. Madhusudana Sarasvati, who lived in sixteenth century Bengal... more...

  • Adventure in Human Knowledges and Beliefsby Andrew Ralls Woodward

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    In Adventure in Human Knowledges and Beliefs , readers are adjudicators who ?measure? the acceptability of knowledges and beliefs. Andrew Ralls Woodward leads readers through an adventure which includes the philosophy of science, religious studies, and theology. more...

  • African Religion Definedby Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

    UPA 2012; US$ 32.99

    The author, a traditional king and professor, studies the Akan in Ghana to demonstrate that ancestor worship is as pragmatic, systematic, theological, teleological, soteriological - with a highly trained clerical body and elders as mediators - and symbolic as any other religion in the world. more...

  • After Christianityby Gianni Vattimo; Luca D'Isanto

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    What has been the fate of Christianity since Nietzsche's famous announcement of the "death of God"? What is the possibility of religion, specifically Christianity, thriving in our postmodern era? In this provocative new book, Gianni Vattimo, leading Italian philosopher, politician, and framer of the European constitution, addresses these critical... more...

  • After the Death of Godby Gianni Vattimo; John D. Caputo; Jeffrey W. Robbins

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the less religious we will be. Yet a recent resurrection in faith has challenged the certainty of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leading hermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and Gianni Vattimo engage with each other's past and present work... more...

  • After Godby Mark C. Taylor

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God , is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers... more...