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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
by Jean-Francois Lyotard
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In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.... (read more)

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God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
by Victor J. Stenger
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Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly... (read more)

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Republic (New Translation) (85 Edition)
Republic (New Translation) (85 Edition)
by Plato
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Authoritative and idiomatic, this translation has already established an impressive foothold in the college market.... (read more)

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Nietzsche (Oneworld Philosophers)
Nietzsche (Oneworld Philosophers)
by Robert Wicks
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This is a straightforward guide to the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher whose startling declaration that "God is dead" made him one of the key figures of the modern age. Robert Wicks moves through the minefield of controversy that... (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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The Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary
The Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary
by Desiderius Erasmus
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Besides the celebrated Praise of Folly, Robert M. Adams has included the political "Complaint of Peace," the brutal antipapal satire "Julius Excluded from Heaven," two versions of Erasmus's important preface to the Latin translation of the New Testament,... (read more)

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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
by Armand Nicholi
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After years of studying Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis and teaching a popular course at Harvard University comparing the two, renowned educator and psychiatrist Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. distills the key arguments of both men and examines how they confronted... (read more)

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Confessions (Everyman's Library)
Confessions (Everyman's Library)
by Jeanjacqu Rousseau
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Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental... (read more)

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New Atlantis and Great Instauration (Patchwork Quilt Design)
New Atlantis and Great Instauration (Patchwork Quilt Design)
by Francis 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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The Conquest of Happiness
The Conquest of Happiness
by Bertrand Russell
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Russell held progressive, often controversial views on social issues, including sexuality. Vigorously opposed to conventional or religious morality, he sets forth here a rationalist approach to achieving a happy life.... (read more)

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Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Abridged, with Introduction & Notes
Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Abridged, with Introduction & Notes
by John Locke
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Abridged and edited, with introduction, by Kenneth P. Winkler.... (read more)

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Notebooks, 1914-1916
Notebooks, 1914-1916
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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This considerably revised second edition of Wittgenstein's 1914-16 notebooks contains a new appendix with photographs of Wittgenstein's original work, a new preface by Elizabeth Anscombe, and a useful index by E.D. Klemke. Corrections have been made... (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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Everything's an Argument
Everything's an Argument
by Andrea A Lunsford
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This best-selling brief text shows students how to analyze all kinds of arguments — not just essays and editorials, but clothes, cars, ads, and Web site designs — and then how to use what they learn to write their own effective... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #62: Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #62: Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
by Christopher Janaway
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Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including... (read more)

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Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)
Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)
by Soren Kierkegaard
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The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the... (read more)

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Foundations: A Manual for the Beginning Student of Epistemology
Foundations: A Manual for the Beginning Student of Epistemology
by Claude Fox
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In what may be the world's most concise introductory text on epistemology, self-quizzes test mastery of the basic tenets of the major theories of knowledge presented. The author's background is unstated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR... (read more)

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Symbol & Intuition Comparative Studies in Kantian & Romantic Period Aesthetics
Symbol & Intuition Comparative Studies in Kantian & Romantic Period Aesthetics
by Helmut Huhn
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That a symbolic object or work of art participates in what it signifies, as a part within a whole, was a controversial claim discussed with particular intensity in the wake of Immanuel Kants Critique of Judgment. It informed the aesthetic theories of a... (read more)

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Hegel's Philosophy of Right: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guide)
Hegel's Philosophy of Right: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guide)
by David Rose
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Hegel's Philosophy of Right is a classic text in the history of Western political thought  and one with which all serious students of political philosophy must engage. While it is a hugely important and exciting piece of... (read more)

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The Inhuman: Reflections on Time
The Inhuman: Reflections on Time
by Jean Franco Lyotard
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“Extremely important for everyone interested in issues of (post)modern literature, art, and music.”—Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University “In this collection of 17 essays, all written or presented between 1980 and 1989... (read more)

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