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  • Plato: Five Dialoguesby Plato; G. M. A. Grube; John M. Cooper

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 7.50

    The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works . A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography. more...

  • The Handbook (The Encheiridion)by Epictetus; Nicholas P. White

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1983; US$ 5.95

    From the Introduction: "Stoic philosophy, of which Epictetus (c. a.d. 50–130) is a representative, began as a recognizable movement around 300 b.c. Its founder was Zeno of Cytium (not to be confused with Zeno of Elea, who discovered the famous paradoxes). He was born in Cyprus about 336 b.c., but all of his philosophical activity took place in Athens.... more...

  • Nietzscheby Robert Wicks

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Often quoted, influential, and highly divisive, Nietzsche remains an enigma long after his death. This clear primer moves deftly through the controversy to examine the philosopher’s work in the context of his tumultuous childhood and Christian upbringing. Discussing his infamous declaration that God is dead”, his posthumous association with Nazism,... more...

  • The Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle; David Ross; Lesley Brown

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes. more...

  • On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homoby Friedrich Nietzsche; Walter Kaufmann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with Ecce Homo , Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline. The work consists of three essays.  The first contrasts master morality... more...

  • The Trial and Death of Socratesby Plato; G. M. A. Grube; John M. Cooper

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 5.95

    The third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography. more...

  • Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophyby Rene Descartes; Donald A. Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 9.95

    This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method , bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition. more...

  • Grounding for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous... more...

  • Symposiumby Plato; Paul Woodruff; Alexander Nehamas

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1989; US$ 9.50

    A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction... more...

  • Discourse on Methodby Rene Descartes; Donald A. Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 6.95

    By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms, Donald A. Cress's translation from the French of the Adam and Tannery critical edition is prized for its accuracy, elegance, and economy. The translation featured in the Third Edition has been thoroughly revised from the 1979 First Edition and includes page references to... more...