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Experience and Education
Experience and Education
by John Dewey
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Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey'... (read more)

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How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living
How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living
by Rushworth M Kidder
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“A thought-provoking guide to enlightened and progressive personal behavior.”—Jimmy Carter An essential guide to ethical action updated for our challenging times, How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth M. Kidder offers... (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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Republic
Republic
by Plato
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The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Platos text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since... (read more)

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Second Treatise of Government
Second Treatise of Government
by John Locke
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The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines... (read more)

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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies
Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies
by Rene Descartes
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New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.... (read more)

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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
by Thomas G West
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This is the only collection of the Platonic dialogues that also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.... (read more)

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
by Sogyal Rinpoche
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"What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at health and care for the dying, and the whole way we look at life and care for the living." This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as... (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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The Prince (Penguin Classics)
The Prince (Penguin Classics)
by Machiavelli
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Machiavelli's highly influential treatise on political power The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli drew on... (read more)

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Five Dialogues
Five Dialogues
by Plato
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The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.... (read more)

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The Poetics of Space
The Poetics of Space
by Gaston Bachelard
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Philosopher Gaston Bachelard published The Poetics of Space in 1958, many years into a prolific and prestigious career in science and French academe. A rationalist who believed rational thought was an ill-fitting framework for exploring the imagination... (read more)

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Leviathan: With Selected Variants from the Latin Edition of 1668
Leviathan: With Selected Variants from the Latin Edition of 1668
by Thomas Hobbes
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Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the... (read more)

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Illuminations
Illuminations
by Walter Benjamin
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Walter Benjamin was one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century. Illuminations includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a close personal affinity; his studies on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's... (read more)

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Open Society & Its Enemies Volume 1 Plato
Open Society & Its Enemies Volume 1 Plato
by Karl R Popper
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Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. He taught in Austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zealand in anticipation of the Nazi annexation of Austria the following year, and he settled in England in 1949. Before the... (read more)

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Homo Sacer : Sovereign Power and Bare Life (98 Edition)
Homo Sacer : Sovereign Power and Bare Life (98 Edition)
by Giorgio Agamben
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In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself. and#8220;Let us adopt a... (read more)

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The God Delusion
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins
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A typically bold and incisive book from one of our great science writers, The God Delusion pulls no punches. I gave it to my cousin in hardcover last year, and he hasn't stopped citing passages since. "There are lots of people out there," Dawkins notes... (read more)

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On the Way To Language (82 Edition)
On the Way To Language (82 Edition)
by Martin Heidegger
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In this volume Martin Heidegger confronts the philosophical problems of language and begins to unfold the meaning begind his famous and little understood phrase "Language is the House of Being." The "Dialogue on Language," between Heidegger and a... (read more)

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Postmodern Theory (Critical Perspectives)
Postmodern Theory (Critical Perspectives)
by Steven Best
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In this timely volume, the authors systematically analyze postmodern theory to evaluate its relevance for critical social theory and radical politics today. Best and Kellner provide: * An introduction and critique of the work of Foucault, Deleuze and... (read more)

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The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
by Lee Strobel
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Using the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing a hot story, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" to interview experts from the fields of science, philosophy, and history in an attempt to force the... (read more)

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