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GOOD BOOK

By: A.C. GRAYLING

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Publisher: WALKER PUBLISHING CO. INC.:

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Drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions, "The Good Book" consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible. In its beauty of language and its arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, it offers the non-religious seeker all the wi... View more info

MAN OF SINGULAR VIRTUE

By: A.L. ROWSE

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...being A Life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper and a selection of More's Letters in a slipcase View more info

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PLEASURES AND SORROWS OF WORK

By: ALAIN DE BOTTON

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PROCESS AND REALITY

By: ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

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Publisher: FREE PRESS:

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POSTHUMAN DADA GUIDE

By: ANDREI CODRESCU

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"This is a guide for instructing posthumans in living a Dada life. It is not advisable, nor was it ever, to lead a Dada life."--"The Posthuman Dada Guide""The Posthuman Dada Guide" is an impractical handbook for practical living in our posthuman world--all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the daddy of Dada, and V. I. Lenin, the daddy of communism. This epic game at Zurich's Cafe de la Terrasse--a battle between radical visions... View more info

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RISE OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY : A NEW HISTOR

By: ANTHONY KENNY

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Sir Anthony Kenny's engaging new multi-volume history of Western philosophy now advances into the modern era. The Rise of Modern Philosophy captures the fascinating story of the emergence, from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth century, of the great ideas and intellectual systems that shaped modern thought. Kenny introduces us to some of the world's most original and influential thinkers and helps us gain an understanding of their famous works. The great m... View more info

ARISTOTLE'S POETICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE

By: ARISTOTLE

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METAPHYSICS : BOOKS VII-X

By: ARISTOTLE

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A central part of academic inquiry and scholarly education, metaphysics was regarded as "the Queen of Sciences" even before the age of Aristotle. This multipart essay by the prominent philosopher examines the nature of existence, along with issues related to causation, form and matter, mathematics, and God. View more info

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TREATISE ON RHETORIC

By: ARISTOTLE

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The art of rhetoric, or persuasive public speaking, was brought to perfection in classical Athens. During the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E., rhetoric came under the scrutiny of the philosophers. While Plato dismissed public speaking as mere hackwork devoid of a rational basis, Aristotle defended it as a true art. In his great work, Treatise on Rhetoric, which laid the foundations of philosophical rhetoric, Aristotle deals at length with the processes of argument ... View more info

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POETICS

By: ARISTOTLE

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"What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?" Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. This brief volume brims with Aristotle's timeless insights into such topics as the nature of tragedy and plot-a ... View more info

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ILLUSTRATED TO THINK LIKE GOD

By: ARNOLD HERMANN

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Publisher: PARMENIDES PUBLISHING:

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Fascinating illustrations contribute to this illuminating and award-winning account of how and why philosophy emerged and make it a must-read for any inquisitive thinker unsatisfied with prevailing assumptions on this timely and highly relevant subject. By taking the reader back to the Greek colonies of Southern Italy more than 500 years B.C., the author, with unparalleled insight, tells the story of the Pythagorean quest for otherwordly konwledge -- a tale of cultis... View more info

LOTUS AND THE ROBOT

By: ARTHUR KOESTLER

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Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an

By: ARTHUR O. LOVEJOY

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ANCIENT HISTORY : THE 20TH CENTURY

By: AVRAHAM BEN-YUSEF

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ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM : A POCKET ORACLE

By: B GRACIAN Y MORALES

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BACKGROUND

By: BASIL WILLEY

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PUBLIC ENEMIES

By: BERNARD-HENRI LEVY

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The international publishing sensation is now available in the United States--two brilliant, controversial authors confront each other and their enemies in an unforgettable exchange of letters. In one corner, Bernard-Henri Levy, creator of the classic "Barbarism with a Human Face, " dismissed by the media as a wealthy, self-promoting, arrogant do-gooder. In the other, Michel Houellebecq, bestselling author of "The Elementary Particles, " widely derided as a sex-obses... View more info

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POLITICAL IDEALS

By: BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Originally published in 1917, this early work by Bertrand Russell still offers much thought-provoking material on the subject of political philosophy. Russell criticizes both capitalism and socialism based on his strong conviction that everything of value comes ultimately from the individual. The only true aim of politics, he says, is to give free play, as far as possible, to every person's natural creativity. This means that political systems should be designed to curb ... View more info

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INTRODUCING LYOTARD

By: BILL READINGS

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE HOLDINGS INC.:

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The first truly introductory text on Lyotard, this book situates Lyotard's interventions in the postmodern debate in the wider context of his rethinking of the politics of representation. Bill Readings examines Lyotard's relationship to structuralism, Marxism and semiotics, and contrasts his work with the literary deconstruction of Paul de Man; he positions Lyotard's work so as to draw out the implications of poststructurlaism's attention to difference in reading. Lyotar... View more info

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PENSEES

By: BLAISE PASCAL

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'If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural'Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Pensees is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, ... View more info