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Introductions To the Wissenschaftslehre and Other Writings (94 Edition)
Introductions To the Wissenschaftslehre and Other Writings (94 Edition)
by J. G. Fichte
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These selections provide a brief but comprehensive introduction to Fichtes philosophical system and his place in the history of German Idealism. In addition to some of Fichtes most influential texts, such as the First and Second Introductions to the... (read more)

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Hiding (97 Edition)
Hiding (97 Edition)
by Mark C. Taylor
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Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.... (read more)

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Beyond Freedom & Dignity
Beyond Freedom & Dignity
by B. F. Skinner
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In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Insisting that the problems of the world today can be solved... (read more)

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Woman and Nature
Woman and Nature
by Susan Griffin
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In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin brilliantly ponders the place and role of women in a predominantly patriarchal society. Her evocative explorations of far-ranging elements of human experience expose the... (read more)

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Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy
Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy
by John Arthur
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For courses in Ethics, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Ethics, and Ethics and Moral Issues. This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory and the most current applied ethics debates emphasizing international... (read more)

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Literary Mind : the Origins of Thought and Language (96 Edition)
Literary Mind : the Origins of Thought and Language (96 Edition)
by Mark Turner
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Mark Turner is Institute Professor and Professor and Chair of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University. He has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities... (read more)

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Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World
Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World
by David E Cooper
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"Cooper's text promises an alternative which attempts ...to unify the disparate voices and approaches into a sort of lesson plan for motivated and well-meaning students of the professions to resolve their own 'moral muddles.'" — Christina M. Bellon,... (read more)

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Philosophy of Existence (71 Edition)
Philosophy of Existence (71 Edition)
by Karl Jaspers
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A compact discussion of being, truth, and reality by Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), founder of German existentialism (Martin Heidegger). Here he presents what for him is the complete philosophy: the concentration whereby man becomes himself by sharing in... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #50: Kant: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #50: Kant: A Very Short Introduction
by Roger Scruton
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Immanuel Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but is also one of the most difficult. In this illuminating Very Short Introduction, Roger Scruton--a well-known and controversial philosopher in his own right--tackles his exceptionally... (read more)

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Positive Psychology: Science of Happiness and Flourishing (2ND 13 Edition)
Positive Psychology: Science of Happiness and Flourishing (2ND 13 Edition)
by William C. Compton
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This brief paperback presents in-depth coverage of the relatively new area of positive psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how positive psychology relates to stresses and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical... (read more)

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Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitlaism
Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitlaism
by Fredric Jameson
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The word postmodernism, for better or worse, has entered everyday discourse. Applied everywhere, it as acquired an authority to describe a variety of concerns--culture, critiques of culture, architecture, video, music, the penchant for economic forecasts... (read more)

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Critique of Judgement
Critique of Judgement
by Immanuel Kant
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Pluhar maintains a fine, even tone throughout. . . . Those who have found the prospect of teaching the third Critique daunting will admire its clarity. . . . No one will be disappointed. --Timothy Sean Quinn, The Review of... (read more)

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Beauty: Very Short Introduction (11 Edition)
Beauty: Very Short Introduction (11 Edition)
by Roger Scruton
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Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction, the renowned... (read more)

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Aristotle : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
Aristotle : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
by Jonathan Barnes
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The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book, Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work... (read more)

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Essential Fromm : Life Between Having and Being (93 Edition)
Essential Fromm : Life Between Having and Being (93 Edition)
by Erich Fromm
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Fromm's essential writings, some never before published, in a compact volume. Selections include: "Human Alienation," "Origins of the Having Mode of Existence", "To Have or to Be?", and &quot... (read more)

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Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies #2: From Modernism to Postmodernism
Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies #2: From Modernism to Postmodernism
by Lawrence E Cahoone
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"The most practical, coherent, and accessible way to teach postmodernism I have ever seen." William Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign <!--end--> "This is the best collection of texts concerning the most recent developments in... (read more)

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GYN/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
GYN/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
by Mary Daly
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This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author. Mary Daly's New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this... (read more)

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Ideas Have Consequences
Ideas Have Consequences
by Richard M Weaver
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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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Courage To Be (2ND 00 - Old Edition)
Courage To Be (2ND 00 - Old Edition)
by Paul Tillich
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Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Courage to Be has become a classic of twentieth-century religious and philosophical thought. The great Christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way... (read more)

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Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues
Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues
by Vincent Ruggiero
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This concise, accessible text emphasizes doing ethical analysis and thinking critically about ethical issues, rather than focusing on ethical theory or the history of ethics. Ruggiero's readers are invited to apply ethical principles to issues that... (read more)

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