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The Marx-Engels Reader
The Marx-Engels Reader
by Karl Marx
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This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.... (read more)

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Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
by Pier Massimo Forni
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Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most... (read more)

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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E Frankl
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With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual... (read more)

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Capital, Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy
Capital, Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy
by Karl Marx
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The first volume of a political treatise that changed the world One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in... (read more)

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A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
by Ken Wilber
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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... (read more)

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Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M Pirsig
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The modern epic that transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions -- a penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle... (read more)

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Thinking with Concepts
Thinking with Concepts
by John Wilson
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In his preface Mr Wilson writes ‘I feel that a great many adults ...would do better to spend less time in simply accepting the concepts of others uncritically, and more time in learning how to analyse concepts in general’. Mr Wilson starts... (read more)

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Mindfulness in Plain English: 20TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
Mindfulness in Plain English: 20TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a... (read more)

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Classics of Moral and Political Theory
Classics of Moral and Political Theory
by Michael L. (edt) Morgan
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The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan's Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle's Politics, Aquinas' Disputed Questions on Virtue and... (read more)

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A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
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Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings.... (read more)

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Road To Serfdom -volume II ((Rev)07 Edition)
Road To Serfdom -volume II ((Rev)07 Edition)
by F.a. Hayek
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Originally published in 1948, at the height of post–World War II optimism and confidence in collective security, Ideas Have Consequences uses “words hard as cannonballs” to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age... (read more)

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Justice : a Reader (07 Edition)
Justice : a Reader (07 Edition)
by Michael J. Sandel
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Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice... (read more)

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Looking At Philosophy (6TH 13 Edition)
Looking At Philosophy (6TH 13 Edition)
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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Existentialism 2ND Edition
Existentialism 2ND Edition
by Robert C Solomon
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Existentialism, 2/e, offers an exceptional and accessible introduction to the richness and diversity of existentialist thought. Retaining the focus of the highly successful first edition, the second edition provides extensive material on the "big four... (read more)

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Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin 3rd edition
Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin 3rd edition
by Ashley Montague
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With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. "All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. . . . Parents . . . can gain insight into the nurturing... (read more)

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Lover's Discourse (10 Edition)
Lover's Discourse (10 Edition)
by Roland Barthes
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French literary theorist Roland Barthes' philosophical treatise on love is a study not only of Eros, but also of desire, jealousy, and the linguistics of love. Presented in fragments written from the perspective of a fictionalized unrequited lover, this... (read more)

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Spinoza Reader : the Ethics and Other Works (94 Edition)
Spinoza Reader : the Ethics and Other Works (94 Edition)
by Benedict De Spinoza
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This anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) presents the text of Spinoza's masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley. Also included are selections from other works by Spinoza, chosen by Curley to make... (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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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in school. Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors — and born vaudevillians... (read more)

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Minds, Brains and Science (84 Edition)
Minds, Brains and Science (84 Edition)
by John R. Searle
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John Searle is a 2004 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising... (read more)

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