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Divine Fury: A History of Genius
Divine Fury: A History of Genius
by Darrin M Mcmahon
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Genius. With hints of madness and mystery, moral license and visionary force, the word suggests an almost otherworldly power: the power to create, to divine the secrets of the universe, even to destroy. Yet the notion of genius has been diluted in recent... (read more)

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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
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A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophies World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old... (read more)

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The Will to Doubt
The Will to Doubt
by Bertrand Russell
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Another collection of essays by a master of the art. These deal primarily with the silliness of conventional wisdom.... (read more)

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PostHumanities #28: Cinders
PostHumanities #28: Cinders
by Jacques Derrida
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“More than fifteen years ago,” Jacques Derrida writes in the prologue to this remarkable and uniquely revealing book, “a phrase came to me, as though in spite of me. . . . It imposed itself upon me with the authority, so discreet and... (read more)

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The Accessible Hegel
The Accessible Hegel
by Michael Allen Fox
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century. Both through proponents such as Karl Marx and detractors such as Søren Kierkegaard, the impact of his ideas and reaction to them continue to be... (read more)

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Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter
Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter
by Donald Palmer
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Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than thirty years of teaching experience, this text exemplifies his very successful approach to teaching introductory philosophy. Through the use of humor and nearly 400 drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious... (read more)

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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
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Teaches philosophy through one-liner jokes, vaudeville humor, cartoons, and limericks.... (read more)

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Life of the Mind, One-volume Edition (71 Edition)
Life of the Mind, One-volume Edition (71 Edition)
by Hanna 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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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
by Richard Tarnas
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"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp... (read more)

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The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum
The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum
by Thomas Cathcart
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A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers. On a spur to the right stands a single individual. And you're a bystander holding a switch that could divert the trolley. Should you let events unfold and watch as the trolley plows into... (read more)

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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
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One day when Sophie comes home from school, she finds two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it, she is pondering all the great questions of Western philosophy (from the Greeks to Kant, to Marx... (read more)

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Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)
Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)
by Soren Kierkegaard
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The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the... (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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A New History of Western Philosophy (New History of Western Philosophy)
A New History of Western Philosophy (New History of Western Philosophy)
by Anthony Kenny
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The individual volumes of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed History of Western Philosophy have been hailed as "wonderfulauthoritativehugely rewarding" (Times Higher Education Supplement) and "genial and highly accessible" (London Review of Books). Now these... (read more)

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Autobiography (Penguin Classics)
Autobiography (Penguin Classics)
by John Stuart Mill
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An autobiography by John Stuart Mill, prolific journalist, brilliant logician, philosopher, liberal MP, and pioneer of women's suffrage, whose remarkable educational feats caused him a severe mental crisis in his thirties.... (read more)

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A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics)
A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics)
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Selected writings structured according to theme.... (read more)

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Basic Writings of Kant (01 Edition)
Basic Writings of Kant (01 Edition)
by Immanuel Kant
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Introduction by Allen W. Wood With translations by F. Max Müller and Thomas K. Abbott The writings of Immanuel Kant became the cornerstone of all subsequent philosophical inquiry. They articulate the relationship between the human mind and all that... (read more)

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Introduction To Phenomenology (00 Edition)
Introduction To Phenomenology (00 Edition)
by Robert Sokolowski
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Introductory volume, presenting the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology.... (read more)

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Against Interpretation: And Other Essays
Against Interpretation: And Other Essays
by Susan Sontag
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First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay... (read more)

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Soulpancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions
Soulpancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions
by Rainn Wilson
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CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY BE “JUST FRIENDS? IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE HOUR LEFT TO LIVE, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT? WHAT PARALYZES YOUR CREATIVITY? WHAT FUELS IT? Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life’s Big Questions lost its cool... (read more)

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