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Pluralism and the Pragmatic Turn: The Transformation of Critical Theory, Essays in Honor of Thomas McCarthy
Pluralism and the Pragmatic Turn: The Transformation of Critical Theory, Essays in Honor of Thomas McCarthy
by William Rehg
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The essays in this volume reflect on and expand Frankfurt School critical theory as reformulated after World War II by Karl-Otto Apel, Jurgen Habermas, and others. Frankfurt School critical theory since the pragmatic turn has become a richer source of... (read more)

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Greek Philosophy Thales To Aristotle 3RD Edition
Greek Philosophy Thales To Aristotle 3RD Edition
by Reginald E Allen
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Reginald E. Allen is professor of classics and philosophy at Northwestern University. He is the author of Plato's Parmenides: Translation and Analysis, Socrates and Legal Obligation, and Plato's Symposium.... (read more)

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Appositions of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas (Studies in Continental Thought)
Appositions of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas (Studies in Continental Thought)
by John Llewelyn
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"This is a book of scintillating intelligence, a book whose range of references, whose extraordinary ethical sensibility and linguistic creativity, set a standard for philosophy that few if any contemporary thinkers other than Derrida and Levinas... (read more)

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The Spirit of Terrorism: And Requiem for the Twin Towers
The Spirit of Terrorism: And Requiem for the Twin Towers
by Jean Baudrillard
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In dealing all the cards to itself, the system forced the Other to change the rules of the game. And the new rules are ferocious, because the game is ferocious. We have seen many world events, and recent years have been filled with any number of violent... (read more)

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Concept and Form, Volume 2: Interviews and Essays on Cahiers Pour L'Analyse
Concept and Form, Volume 2: Interviews and Essays on Cahiers Pour L'Analyse
by Peter Hallward
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Concept and Form is a two-volume monument to the work of the philosophy journal the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (1966-69), the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French structuralism. Inspired by their teachers Louis Althusser... (read more)

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Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles
Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles
by Peter Cave
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In this stunning sequel to Peter Cave's bestselling philosophy books, Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People, Peter Cave once again engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought. With the aid of tall... (read more)

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Design and Truth
Design and Truth
by Robert Grudin
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and#8220;If good design tells the truth,and#8221; writes Robert Grudin in this path-breaking book on esthetics and authority, and#8220;poor design and#160;tells a lie,and#160; a lie usually related . . . to the and#160;getting or and#160;abusing of power.... (read more)

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Writings on an Ethical Life
Writings on an Ethical Life
by Peter Singer
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Peter Singer's other books include Writings on an Ethical Life, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save, among many others. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.... (read more)

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PostScript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis
PostScript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis
by Cornelius Castoriadis
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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a philosopher, social critic, political activist, practicing psychoanalyst and professional economist. His work is widely recognized as one of the most singular and important contributions to twentieth-century... (read more)

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Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938
Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938
by J N Mohanty
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In his award-winning book The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl: A Historical Development, J. N. Mohanty charted Husserl's philosophical development from the young man's earliest studies—informed by his work as a mathematician—to the... (read more)

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Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
by Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart
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A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Times–bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .   Daniel Kleins fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how... (read more)

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Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists
Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists
by Susan Nieman
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"Susan Neiman's profound wisdom, courage and vision . . . [make her] a beacon of light and hope in our morally debased times."--Cornel West "Morally and politically compelling--and a delight to read."--Michael... (read more)

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Out of Eden: Adam and Eve and the Problem of Evil
Out of Eden: Adam and Eve and the Problem of Evil
by Paul W Kahn
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"Paul W. Kahn's book is one of the deepest meditations on evil that I have read. It is insightful, rich, and original. Its main merit is the particular existential line of inquiry that it offers--uncovering the root of evil in the human condition itself.... (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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The Panopticon Writings (Radical Thinkers)
The Panopticon Writings (Radical Thinkers)
by Jeremy Bentham
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This shrinkwrapped set contains twelve Verso Radical Thinkers volumes at a discounted price: Machiavelli and Usby Louis Althusser Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identitiesby Etienne Balibar and Immanuel WallersteinPasswordsby Jean Baudrillard The... (read more)

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In Search of Wagner (Radical Thinkers)
In Search of Wagner (Radical Thinkers)
by Theodor W Adorno
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This shrinkwrapped set contains twelve Verso Radical Thinkers volumes at a discounted price:In Search of Wagnerby Theodor W. Adorno The Transparency of Evil: Essays on Extreme Phenomenaby Jean BaudrillardWar and Cinema: The Logistics of Perceptionby... (read more)

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Atheism: The Case Against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)
Atheism: The Case Against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)
by George H Smith
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"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with... (read more)

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Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious
Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious
by Chris Stedman
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The story of a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religious   The stunning popularity of the “New Atheist” movement—whose most famous spokesmen include... (read more)

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A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life
A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life
by A Comte Sponville
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In this graceful, incisive book, writer-philosopher André Comte-Sponville reexamines the classical virtues to help us understand "what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live." In the process, he gives us an entirely new perspective... (read more)

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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
by A C Grayling
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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... (read more)

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