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Marx-engels Reader (2ND 78 Edition)
Marx-engels Reader (2ND 78 Edition)
by Robert C. (ed.) Tucker
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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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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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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
by Michel Foucault
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In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows
by Junichiro Tanizaki
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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women... (read more)

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Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
by Jim Holt
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Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This... (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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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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Will To Power (67 Edition)
Will To Power (67 Edition)
by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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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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Das Kapital, originally intended as an unbelievably ambitious (and never completed) six-volume work, represents one of the key landmarks in the scientific understanding of capitalist development, bourgeois society and the economics of class conflict.... (read more)

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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
by Michael J. Sandel
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A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society. Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to... (read more)

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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
by Martin Gardner
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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard... (read more)

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Logic Primer (Bradford Books)
Logic Primer (Bradford Books)
by Colin Allen
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Logic Primer presents a rigorous introduction to natural deduction systems of sentential and first-order logic. The text is designed to foster the student-instructor relationship. The key concepts are laid out in concise definitions and comments, with... (read more)

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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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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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The Art of Worldly Wisdom
The Art of Worldly Wisdom
by Baltasar Gracian
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The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.... (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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Issues and Ethics in Helping Professions - Text Only (8TH 11 - Old Edition)
Issues and Ethics in Helping Professions - Text Only (8TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Gerald Corey
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Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text (now available with an online personalized study plan) helps students learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. Authors Corey, Corey and Callanan provide readers with the basis for... (read more)

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The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
by Nicolas Capaldi
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Can you tell when you're being deceived? This classic work on critical thinking — now fully updated and revised — uses a novel approach to teach the basics of informal logic. On the assumption that "it takes one to know one," the... (read more)

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Ethics (95 Edition)
Ethics (95 Edition)
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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The Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a... (read more)

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The Foucault Reader
The Foucault Reader
by Michel Foucault
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