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  • New Scienceby Giambattista Vico; Anthony Grafton; David Marsh

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 18.32

    Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past... more...

  • The Classical Utilitariansby Jeremy Bentham; John Stuart Mill; John Troyer

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 10.50

    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. The selection from Mill's A System of Logic is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian... more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers   In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual... more...

  • Truth and Progress: Volume 3by Richard Rorty

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    A collection of Rorty's essays complementing two previously published volumes, touches on the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers. more...

  • Fear and Tremblingby Soren Kierkegaard; Alastair Hannay; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 12.68

    Writing under the pseudonym of Johannes de silentio, Kierkegaard uses the form of a dialectical lyric to present his conception of faith. Abraham is portrayed as a great man, who chose to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in the face of conflicting expectations and in defiance of any conceivable ethical standard. The infamous and controversial 'teleological... more...

  • The Obstacle Is the Wayby Ryan Holiday

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 11.65

    The Obstacle is the Way  has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and... more...

  • Hegel: Political Writingsby Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel; Lawrence Dickey; H. B. Nisbet

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

    Collection of Hegel's most important political writings (apart from Philosophy of Right) appearing together for the first time in English. more...

  • What's It All About?by Julian Baggini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 8.99

    Is there an ultimate meaning to human existence? Julian Baggini argues in What's It All About that meaning can be found in a variety of ways. He succinctly breaks down six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about--helping others, serving humanity, being happy, becoming successful, enjoying each day as if it were your... more...

  • Basic Writings of Existentialismby Gordon Marino

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together... more...

  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill; George Sher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 4.95

    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility... more...