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  • 101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology, Paperback
    WRITTEN BY TWO PHILOSOPHES AND A THEOLOGIAN, 101 KEY TERMS PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO KEY TERMS IN PHILOSOPHY AND HOW THEY ARE UNDERSTOOD AND USED IN THEOLOGY. NUME CARTE: 101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology, PaperbackISBN: 0664225241PRET EDITURA: 65.35AUTOR(i): Kelly James Cla..
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  • 50 for Your Future: Lessons from Down the Road, Paperback
    In the tradepaper edition of this engaging and attractively illustrated gift book, media personality and social entrepreneur Tavis Smiley shares 50 hard-won lessons he's gleaned from a life that's taken him from a crowded Indiana trailer to an internship in the office of Los Angeles's first and only..
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  • A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age, Paperback
    When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published--"godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell . . . by the devil himself." Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and politica..
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  • A Brief History of Everything (20th Anniversary Edition), Paperback
    A new edition of the best-selling work from one of the most forward-thinking and important philosophers of our time. Join one of the greatest contemporary philosophers on a breathtaking tour of time and the Kosmos--from the Big Bang right up to the eve of the twenty-first century. This accessible an..
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  • A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, Paperback
    NATIONAL BESTSELLEREight months on the bestseller lists in France From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry's instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy--including its ..
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  • A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles, and Dilemmas, Hardcover
    Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good Will you buy this book?. Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. Logic has made some men rich. Inside this book you will learn of John Eck (who de..
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  • A Discourse on the Method, Paperback
    Descartes' Discourse marks a watershed in European thought; in it, the author sets out in brief his radical new philosophy, which begins with a proof of the existence of the self (the famous "cogito ergo sum"). Next he deduces from it the existence and nature of God, and ends by offering a radical n..
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  • A Guide for the Perplexed, Paperback
    From one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, and the author of the international bestseller Small Is Beautiful, the reissue of a timeless treatise on the meaning of living.In A Guide for the Perplexed, bestselling author E. F. Schumacher explores our relation to the world: our obli..
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  • A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, Paperback
    In a small literary gem full of sardonic wit, brilliant insights, and provocative criticism Witold Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six "one-hour" essays--and addresses Marxism in a "fifteen-minute" piece."Who hasn't wished for a painless way to f..
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  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, Hardcover
    One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rom..
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  • A History of Western Philosophy, Paperback
    Hailed as "lucid and magisterial" by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy. Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique explorat..
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  • A Little History of Philosophy, Paperback
    Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engagi..
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  • A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know, Paperback
    Children who live in poverty want the same things other children want-to be treated with respect and given equal opportunities. Unfortunately, many students living in poverty enter school with barriers that interfere with learning and make it more dif cult for them to achieve. In the essential guide..
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  • A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist, Paperback
    No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and ph..
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  • A Short History of German Philosophy, Hardcover
    This concise but comprehensive book provides an original history of German-language philosophy from the Middle Ages to today. In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hosle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on othe..
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  • A Short Treatise on the Metaphysics of Tsunamis, Paperback
    In 1755 the city of Lisbon was destroyed by a terrible earthquake. Almost 250 years later, an earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean unleashed a tsunami whose devastating effects were felt over a vast area. In each case, a natural catastrophe came to be interpreted as a consequence of human evil. Betwe..
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  • A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe, Paperback
    What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers an exhilarating new way of thinking about these..
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  • A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality, Paperback
    Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstr..
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  • A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last, Paperback
    In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to liv..
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  • About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self: Lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980, Hardcover
    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..
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  • After the Natural Law: How the Classical Worldview Supports Our Modern Moral and Political Views, Paperback
    The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which ..
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  • After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Paperback
    When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it "a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world." Since that time, the book..
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  • Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers, Hardcover
    Movies like American Sniper and The Hurt Locker hint at the inner scars our soldiers incur during service in a war zone. The moral dimensions of their psychological injuries--guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged-elude conventional treatment. Georgetown philosophy profes..
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  • Against Democracy, Hardcover
    Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us--it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more..
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  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays
    Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, among them 'On Style', 'Notes on 'Ca..
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  • Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, Paperback
    The world is in a terrible mess. It is toxic, irradiated, and full of injustice. Aiming to stand aside from the mess can produce a seemingly satisfying self-righteousness in the scant moments we achieve it, but since it is ultimately impossible, individual purity will always disappoint. Might it be ..
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  • Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas, Second Edition, Paperback
    In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings..
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  • All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, Paperback
    Well on its way to becoming a classic itself, this inspirational book is "a smart, sweeping run through the history of Western philosophy. Important for the way it illuminates life today and for the controversial advice it offers on how to live" (David Brooks, The New York Times). "What constitutes ..
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  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, Paperback
    In his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark R. Levin explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects--the Founding Fathers, and its modern-day disciples--and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it. Levin asks, what is this u..
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  • An Adventurer's Guide to the Jungles of Time and Space, Hardcover
    In An Adventurers Guide to the Jungles of Time and Space (first published as Lost in Space in 1998), a convincing case is made that the book's reader is part of a "most awesome adventure" into realms previously unknown, and that due to the extremely intense nature of this quest, they've momentarily ..
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  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Paperback
    In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690, John Locke (1632-1704) provides a complete account of how we acquire everyday, mathematical, natural scientific, religious and ethical knowledge. Rejecting the theory that some knowledge is innate in us, Locke argues that it derive..
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  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Second Treatise of Goverment
    Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth ce..
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  • An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, Hardcover
    "A flawless compendium of flaws." --Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human JourneyThe antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated ..
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  • Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings, Paperback
    One of the few members of the Russian aristocracy to become a revolutionary, Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842‒1921) renounced his title at the age of 12. He later became one of the leading theorists of anarchism. Forced to flee his homeland in the 1870s to avoid arrest for his revolutionary activities a..
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  • Anathemas and Admirations, Paperback
    In this collection of essays and epigrams, E.M. Cioran gives us portraits and evaluations--which he calls "admirations"--of Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the poet Paul Valery, and Mircea Eliade, among others. In alternating sections of aphorisms--his "anathemas"--he deliver..
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  • Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice, Hardcover
    Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in tho..
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  • Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies, Paperback
    Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human-animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct posit..
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  • Anthropocene Feminism, Paperback
    What does feminism have to say to the Anthropocene? How does the concept of the Anthropocene impact feminism? This book is a daring and provocative response to the masculinist and techno-normative approach to the Anthropocene so often taken by technoscientists, artists, humanists, and social scienti..
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  • Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions, Paperback
    AN NYRB Classics Original In 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and..
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  • Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Paperback
    An -introduction to the nonfascist life- (Michel Foucault, from the Preface) When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and -a work of heretical madness- by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society's inna..
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  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Hardcover
    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed..
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  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Paperback
    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed..
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  • Antigone, Paperback
    Antigone is universally celebrated as the ultimate figure of ethical resistance to the state power which oversteps its legitimate scope and as the defender of simple human dignity (more important than all political struggles). But is she really so innocent and pure? What if there is a dark side to h..
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  • Arguments for Liberty, Paperback
    What s the best political system? What standards should we use to decide, and why? Arguments for Liberty is a guide to thinking about these questions. Two schools of thought have long dominated libertarian discussions about ethics: utilitarianism and natural rights. Those two theories are important,..
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  • Aristotle for Everybody, Paperback
    Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler. Now Adler instructs the world in the uncommon common sense of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle'..
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  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Paperback
    The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics-that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence-found their most powerful proponent in the pers..
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  • Aristotle's Politics, Paperback
    One of the fundamental works of Western political thought, Aristotle's masterwork is the first systematic treatise on the science of politics. For almost three decades, Carnes Lord's justly acclaimed translation has served as the standard English edition. Widely regarded as the most faithful to both..
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  • As a Man Thinketh (Chump Change Edition), Paperback
    Original, Unabridged version of As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, offered here for chump change. In this classic book on thinking, the book describes how each of us shapes the events around us, creating our own lives.As himself Allen describes, "It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man holds..
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