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Good Life (99 Edition)
Good Life (99 Edition)
by Charles (ed.) Guignon
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Organized around themes such as harmony with ones self and with the world, right relation to God, the use of reason, self-exploration, and living in a disordered world, the selections in this anthology explore traditional philosophical thought from... (read more)

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Philosophy of Mind : Classical and Contemporary Readings (02 Edition)
Philosophy of Mind : Classical and Contemporary Readings (02 Edition)
by David J. Chalmers
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What is the mind? Is consciousness a process in the brain? How do our minds represent the world? Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on these and other perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The... (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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The Firmament of Time
The Firmament of Time
by Loren Eiseley
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Loren Eiseley examines what we as a species have become in the late twentieth century. His illuminating and accessible discussion is a characteristically skillful and compelling synthesis of hard scientific theory, factual evidence, personal anecdotes... (read more)

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Wisdom of Insecurity (11 Edition)
Wisdom of Insecurity (11 Edition)
by Alan W. Watts
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I. THE AGE OF ANXIETY By ALL OUTWARD APPEARANCES OUR LIFE IS A SPARK of light between one eternal darkness and another. Nor is the interval between these two nights an unclouded day, for the more we are able to feel pleasure, the more we are vulnerable... (read more)

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Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
by Kathleen Dean Moore
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Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries — theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers — to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our... (read more)

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A Brief History of Everything
A Brief History of Everything
by Ken Wilber
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A groundbreaking new series explores hotly debated issues and offers some intelligent, challenging, and wise ways forward that may be able to break through the current intractable position—the first is coauthored by the author of A Brief History of... (read more)

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Modern Philosophy (2ND 09 Edition)
Modern Philosophy (2ND 09 Edition)
by Roger Ariew
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The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's... (read more)

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The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty
The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty
by Peter Singer
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For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments... (read more)

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
by Marshall Berman
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"A bubbling caldron of ideas . . . Enlightening and valuable." —Mervyn Jones, New Statesman. The political and social revolutions of the nineteenth century, the pivotal writings of Goethe, Marx, Dostoevsky, and others, and the creation of new... (read more)

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Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere : an Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society (89 Edition)
Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere : an Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society (89 Edition)
by Jurgen Habermas
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This is Jurgen Habermas's most concrete historical-sociological book and one of the key contributions to political thought in the postwar period. It will be a revelation to those who have known Habermas only through his theoretical writing to find his... (read more)

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The Future of the Body
The Future of the Body
by Michael Murphy
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In the oral and written histories of every culture, there are countless records of men and women who have displayed extraordinary physical, mental, and spiritual capacities. In modern times, those records have been supplemented by scientific studies 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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The Only Dance There Is
The Only Dance There Is
by Ram Dass
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This book is based on talks by Ram Dass at the Menninger Foundation in 1970 and at the Spring Grove Hospital in Maryland in 1972. The text grew out of the interaction between Ram Dass and the spiritual seekers in attendance at these talks. The result of... (read more)

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
by Michael J Sandel
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What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to... (read more)

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Eros and Civilization (55 Edition)
Eros and Civilization (55 Edition)
by Herbert Marcuse
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"A philosophical critique of psychoanalysis that takes psychoanalysis seriously but not as unchallengeable dogma. . . . The most significant general treatment of psychoanalytic theory since Freud himself ceased publication."—Clyde Kluckhohn, ... (read more)

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Condition of Postmodernity (90 Edition)
Condition of Postmodernity (90 Edition)
by David Harvey
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In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.... (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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Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning (00 Edition)
Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning (00 Edition)
by Viktor E. Frankl
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Viktor Frankl is known to millions of readers as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning explores the sometime unconscious human... (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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