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The Right Thing to Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy
The Right Thing to Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy
by James Rachels
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This collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers is the ideal companion reader for James Rachels' text The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that... (read more)

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
by Thomas S Kuhn
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Thomas S. Kuhn's classic book is now available with a new index. "A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field. . . . It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost... (read more)

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On Certainty
On Certainty
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defense of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.... (read more)

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
by Hannah Arendt
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Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.... (read more)

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Candide (Dover Thrift Editions)
Candide (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Voltaire
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Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of his... (read more)

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New Atlantis and the Great Instauration (Rev 89 Edition)
New Atlantis and the Great Instauration (Rev 89 Edition)
by Francis S. Bacon
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A thoroughly revised introduction, new editorial footnotes, and an updated bibliography complete this revised edition of New Atlantis and The Great Instauration. Presented here is the standard nineteenth-century text of Bacon's works as annotated by... (read more)

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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
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One day when Sophie comes home from school, she finds two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it, she is pondering all the great questions of Western philosophy (from the Greeks to Kant, to Marx... (read more)

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
by Robert M. Pirsig
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One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and... (read more)

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
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One of the most engaging, thought-provoking books I've read in a long time. Matthew Crawford has delivered an accessible, carefully reasoned examination of work and America's evolving ideas about it, addressing a host of important subjects — for... (read more)

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Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
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Consigned to notebooks by one of Rome's last great emperors, Meditations contains the blood and fire of Stoic philosophy. It has been a favorite for many ages and graced the bedside of kings and laity alike.... (read more)

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Thinking With Concepts (63 Edition)
Thinking With Concepts (63 Edition)
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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Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
by Susan Neiman
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"This is a splendid book; it will be widely read and much discussed. Working from the assumption that philosophers ought to attend to 'the questions that brought us here,' Susan Neiman has given us a brilliant reading of those who have done just that... (read more)

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Nietzsche : a Very Short Introduction (94 Edition)
Nietzsche : a Very Short Introduction (94 Edition)
by Michael Tanner
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The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which ended abruptly in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretations of his... (read more)

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Gorgias (Oxford World's Classics)
Gorgias (Oxford World's Classics)
by Plato
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One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life. Appealing to philosophers as a classic text of moral philosophy--and to everyone for its vividness, clarity, and... (read more)

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Lying
Lying
by Sam Harris
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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder... (read more)

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Conscious Mind : in Search of a Fundamental Theory (96 Edition)
Conscious Mind : in Search of a Fundamental Theory (96 Edition)
by David J. Chalmers
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What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? These questions today are among the most hotly debated issues... (read more)

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Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology
Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology
by Michel Foucault
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The definitive edition of Foucault's articles, interviews, and seminars. Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. His work has affected the teaching of any number of disciplines and remains, twenty... (read more)

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The Republic (Penguin Classics)
The Republic (Penguin Classics)
by Plato
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The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness
The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness
by Jean Paul Sartre
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First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked... (read more)

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Mythologies
Mythologies
by Roland Barthes
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"[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food,... (read more)

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