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Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
by Andrew Shaffer
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Few people have failed at love as spectacularly as the great philosophers. Although we admire their wisdom, history is littered with the romantic failures of the most sensible men and women of every age, including: Friedrich Nietzsche: "Ah, women. They... (read more)

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The Life of the Mind (Harvest/HBJ Book)
The Life of the Mind (Harvest/HBJ Book)
by Hannah Arendt
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The authors final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of mans mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.... (read more)

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New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Bradford Books)
New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Bradford Books)
by Susanna Nuccetelli
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Semantic externalism is the thesis that the contents of some words and thoughts depend in part on properties external to the person who entertains them. In a departure from the widely held doctrine of internalism, externalists maintain that not all... (read more)

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Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion
by Phil Zuckerman
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During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing... (read more)

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Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays
Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays
by Barry Stroud
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This volume of uncollected essays by Barry Stroud explores central issues and ideas in the work of individual philosophers, ranging from Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and Hume to Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, and Sosa in our own day. Seven of... (read more)

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Philosophical Fragments Or a Fragment Of Philosophy and Johannes Climacus : Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 7
Philosophical Fragments Or a Fragment Of Philosophy and Johannes Climacus : Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 7
by Soren Kierkegaard
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This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Through Climacus, Kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern... (read more)

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Tyranny of the Normal
Tyranny of the Normal
by Leslie Fiedler
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Bound Together By the common thread of bioethics, these essays encompass such issues as abortion, the removal of life support, the role that doctors play in our society, and how we confront old age and Eros. Controversial, at times infuriating, Fiedler's... (read more)

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Becoming William James
Becoming William James
by Howard M Feinstein
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For William James work was the problem. Ultimately, going to work was the resolution, and James's quest for meaningful work remains as relevant at the end of the twentieth century as it was in the nineteenth. Weaving letters, diaries, drawings, and... (read more)

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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror & the Future of Reason
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror & the Future of Reason
by Sam Harris
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This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are... (read more)

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A History of Western Philosophy
A History of Western Philosophy
by Bertrand Russell
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Since its first publication in 1945? Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject -- unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace and wit.... (read more)

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We Have Only This Life to Live: The Selected Essays of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1939-1975 (New York Review Books Classics)
We Have Only This Life to Live: The Selected Essays of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1939-1975 (New York Review Books Classics)
by Jean Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre was a man of staggering gifts, whose accomplishments as philosopher, novelist, playwright, biographer, and activist still command attention and inspire debate. Sartre’s restless intelligence may have found its most characteristic... (read more)

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Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
by Slavoj Zizek
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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek... (read more)

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All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
by Hubert Dreyfus
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Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table. . . . Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband, Frank. Late one night shortly after the... (read more)

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Poetry, Language, Thought (Perennial Classics)
Poetry, Language, Thought (Perennial Classics)
by Martin Heidegger
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Poetry, Language, Thought collects Martin Heidegger's pivotal writings on art, its role in human life and culture, and its relationship to thinking and truth. Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers, this book opens... (read more)

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Aristotle on the Common Sense
Aristotle on the Common Sense
by Pavel Gregoric
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Apart from using our eyes to see and our ears to hear, we regularly and effortlessly perform a number of complex perceptual operations that cannot be explained in terms of the five senses taken individually. Such operations include, for example... (read more)

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Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
by David Edmonds
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What does Anthony Grayling think about atheism? Adrian Moore about infinity? For the last three years, some of the world's leading philosophers have held forth on their favorite topics on the immensely popular website philosophybites.com. The site now... (read more)

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In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic
In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic
by Peter Berger
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“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today In In Praise of Doubt, two world-renowned social... (read more)

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The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's 'Natural Questions'
The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's 'Natural Questions'
by Gareth D Williams
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Seneca's Natural Questions is an eight-book disquisition on the nature of meteorological phenomena, ranging inter alia from rainbows to earthquakes, from comets to the winds, from the causes of snow and hail to the reasons why the Nile floods in summer... (read more)

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Platos Republic Abridged & Modernized a Vision of Truth Justice & the Ideal Society
Platos Republic Abridged & Modernized a Vision of Truth Justice & the Ideal Society
by Plato
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Plato's The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written sometime around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most... (read more)

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An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth
An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth
by Jacob Needleman
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What is the purpose of life on Earth? Philosopher Jacob Needleman frames man's role on the planet in a completely new and fresh way, moving beyond the usual environmental concerns to reveal how the care and maintenance of a world is something vital and... (read more)

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