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  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 10.50

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice"... more...

  • Hobbes on Resistanceby Susanne Sreedhar

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 38.00

    An interpretation of Hobbes's philosophy that focuses on political disobedience and demonstrates the existence of a Hobbesian theory of resistance. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Educationby Harvey Siegel

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    The essays serve as an introduction to key issues in philosophy of education, and advance the discussion of those issues in original and fruitful ways. Distinguished philosophers address a broad range of philosophical questions concerning education--the first cohort of outstanding general philosophers to do so (in English) in a generation. 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...

  • Eugenics and Other Evilsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    When the concept of eugenics -- the practice of selecting for desirable traits in the larger population by encouraging gifted and/or attractive people to breed -- began to take hold in the early twentieth century, British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton took a stance contrary to that of many intellectuals of the period and denounced it as evil in... more...

  • Atlas Shruggedby Ayn Rand

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 9.99

    Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil,  Atlas Shrugged  is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—n ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read . Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the... more...

  • Le Princeby Nicolas Machiavel; Jean Vincent Périès; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Tous les Etats, toutes les dominations qui ont tenu et tiennent encore les hommes sous leur empire, ont été et sont ou des républiques ou des principautés. Les principautés sont ou héréditaires ou nouvelles. Les héréditaires sont celles qui ont été longtemps possédées par la famille de leur prince." more...

  • Political Liberalismby John Rawls

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad... more...

  • Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Lawby Lars Vinx

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 139.99

    This work offers a fundamental re-evaluation of Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law, a key text in modern legal philosophy. Kelsen's theory of law works alongside his political philosophy, revealing the Pure Theory as part of a wider attempt to understand how political power can be legitimately exercised in pluralist societies. more...

  • How to Win an Electionby Quintus Tullius Cicero; Philip Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.78

    How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in... more...