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The Nicomachean Ethics
The Nicomachean Ethics
by Aristotle
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A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics... (read more)

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Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
by Voltaire
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  With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaires masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide... (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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Metaphysics
Metaphysics
by Aristotle
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Aristotle's great work translated into English with an index giving Greek, Latin, and English forms of key terms... (read more)

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
by John Ralston Saul
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John Ralston Saul poses in 'Voltaire's Bastards, ' a phosphorescently intelligent search- and -destroy mission against the foundations of contemporary civilization. The result is a learned and devastating critique of our political, economic and cultural... (read more)

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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
by Daniel C Dennett
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For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary... (read more)

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The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters
by C S Lewis
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A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation. This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the... (read more)

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Theatetus (Penguin Classics)
Theatetus (Penguin Classics)
by Plato
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Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues. Robin Waterfield is a graduate of Manchester University and studied Greek philosphy at King's... (read more)

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Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)
Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aristotle
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Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music, and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of... (read more)

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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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I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother--: A Case of Parricide in the 19th Century
I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother--: A Case of Parricide in the 19th Century
by Michel Foucault
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To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his... (read more)

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The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum
The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum
by Thomas Cathcart
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A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers. On a spur to the right stands a single individual. And you're a bystander holding a switch that could divert the trolley. Should you let events unfold and watch as the trolley plows into... (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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Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty
Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty
by Isaiah Berlin
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"[Berlin's] lecturing style . . . proved enormously successful as broadcasting. . . . [H]undreds of thousands of people tuned in . . . to listen to fiendishly difficult hour-long talks, delivered in clipped, rapid-fire Oxford accent. These were the... (read more)

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Aristotle For Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy
Aristotle For Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy
by Mortimer J Adler
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Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since. Here, the 20th century's Mortimer J. Adler instructs the world in Aristotelian logic. By encouraging readers to think... (read more)

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Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger
Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger
by Albert Hofstadter
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This anthology is remarkable not only for the selections themselves, among which the Schelling and the Heidegger essays were translated especially for this volume, but also for the editors' general introduction and the introductory essays for each... (read more)

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (Penguin Classics)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (Penguin Classics)
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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The ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not religious.... (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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A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting... (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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With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668. Edited, with introduction, by Edwin Curley.... (read more)

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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers: A Survey of Their Basic Ideas
Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers: A Survey of Their Basic Ideas
by S E Frost
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A complete summary of the views of the most important philosophers in Western civilization. Each major field of philosophic inquiry comprises a separate chapter for greater accessibility. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre... (read more)

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