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Atheists: The Origin of the Species
Atheists: The Origin of the Species
by Nick Spencer
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The clash between atheism and religion has become the defining battle of the 21st century. Books on and about atheism retain high profile and popularity, and atheist movements on both sides of the Atlantic capture headlines with high-profile campaigns... (read more)

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Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts
Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts
by Suzi Adams
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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a Greek-French thinker best known for his work on 'autonomy' and 'human creation'. He was a political activist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, political and social thinker and economist. Recognised as a significant and... (read more)

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Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts
Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts
by Suzi Adams
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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a Greek-French thinker best known for his work on 'autonomy' and 'human creation'. He was a political activist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, political and social thinker and economist. Recognised as a significant and... (read more)

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Eco-Aesthetics: Art, Literature and Architecture in a Period of Climate Change (Radical Aesthetics, Radical Art)
Eco-Aesthetics: Art, Literature and Architecture in a Period of Climate Change (Radical Aesthetics, Radical Art)
by Malcolm Miles
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By moving beyond traditional aesthetic categories (beauty, the sublime, the religious), Eco-Aesthetics takes an inter-disciplinary approach bridging the arts, humanities and social sciences and explores what aesthetics might mean in the 21st century. It... (read more)

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Dewey and the Ancients: Essays on Hellenic and Hellenistic Themes in the Philosophy of John Dewey (Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy)
Dewey and the Ancients: Essays on Hellenic and Hellenistic Themes in the Philosophy of John Dewey (Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy)
by Christopher C. Kirby
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Dewey's students at Columbia saw him as "an Aristotelian more Aristotelian than Aristotle himself." However, until now, there has been little consideration of the influence Greek thought had on the intellectual development of this key American... (read more)

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Essential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other
Essential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other
by Deborah Achtenberg
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In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinass idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues,... (read more)

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Ethics After Aristotle
Ethics After Aristotle
by Brad Inwood
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From the earliest times, philosophers and others have thought deeply about ethical questions. But it was Aristotle who founded ethics as a discipline with clear principles and well-defined boundaries. Ethics After Aristotle focuses on the reception of... (read more)

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Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy
Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy
by Michael P. Zuckert
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Leo Strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the Iraq War have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention, including stories in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Time magazine even called him “one of the... (read more)

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Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavailles to Deleuze (Cultural Memory in the Present)
Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavailles to Deleuze (Cultural Memory in the Present)
by Knox Peden
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Spinoza Contra Phenomenology fundamentally recasts the history of postwar French thought, which is typically presumed by detractors and celebrants alike to have been driven by a critique of reason indebted above all to Nietzsche and Heidegger. Although... (read more)

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The Analects (Norton Critical Editions)
The Analects (Norton Critical Editions)
by Confucius
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The Norton Critical Edition aims to situate the historical figure of Kongzi, the legendary figure of Confucius, and the Analects (or Lunyu), the single most influential book ascribed to the Master's circle of disciples, within their evolving ethical... (read more)

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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion #05: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion
Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion #05: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion
by Jonathan L. Kvanvig
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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century. Under the guidance of a... (read more)

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The Book of Metaphysical Penetrations
The Book of Metaphysical Penetrations
by Mulla Sadra
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Mulla ?adra (ca. 1572–1640) is one of the most prominent figures of post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy and among the most important philosophers of Safavid Persia. He was a prolific writer whose work advanced the fields of intellectual and religious... (read more)

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Introduction to Metaphysics
Introduction to Metaphysics
by Martin Heidegger
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This new edition of one of Heideggers most important works features a revised and expanded translators introduction and an updated translation, as well as the first English versions of Heideggers draft of a portion of the text and of his later critique... (read more)

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Master Thomas Aquinas and the Fullness of Life
Master Thomas Aquinas and the Fullness of Life
by John F. Boyle
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Professor John F. Boyles lecture, Master Thomas Aquinas and the Fullness of Life, is a piece that combines a profoundly personal element – the experience of someone who has chosen St. Thomas as his own teacher and master – with the learnedness... (read more)

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The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
by John Gray
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A searching, captivating look at the persistence of myth in our modern world “By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright.” In a... (read more)

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Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified? (Bloomsbury Revelations)
Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified? (Bloomsbury Revelations)
by A. C. Grayling
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Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. At this... (read more)

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The Three Ecologies (Bloomsbury Revelations)
The Three Ecologies (Bloomsbury Revelations)
by Felix Guattari
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Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new... (read more)

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Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain (Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy)
Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain (Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy)
by John R. Shook
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Pragmatist Neurophilosophy:American Philosophy and the Brain explains why the broad tradition of pragmatism is needed now more than ever. Bringing pragmatist philosophers together with cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, this volume explores... (read more)

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The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic (Continuum Studies in Philosophy)
The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic (Continuum Studies in Philosophy)
by Monique Roelofs
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Aesthetic desire and distaste prime everyday life in surprising ways. The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic casts much-needed light on the complex mix of meanings our aesthetic activities weave into cultural existence.Anchoring aesthetic experience in... (read more)

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Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics
Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics
by Timothy Chappell
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Timothy Chappell develops a picture of what philosophical ethics can be like, once set aside from the idealising and reductive pressures of conventional moral theory. His question is 'How are we to know what to do?', and the answer he defends is 'By... (read more)

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