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The Story of Philosophy: From Plato t...

Will Durant

The first volume of this engaging survey covers Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, and Rousseau. As well as offering historical context and a cogent explanation for each school of thought, Durant provides biographical...

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Published: Sep 2004

The Story of Philosophy: From Kant to...

Will Durant

From German idealism to American pragmatism, Volume Two examines the lives and ideas of Kant, Schopenhauer, Herbert Spencer, Nietzsche, Henri Bergson, Benedetto Croce, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, William James, and John Dewey....

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Published: Sep 2004

Aristotle An Introduction

Hugh Griffith

In his introduction to Aristotle, Hugh Griffith follows the successful pattern established with his An Inroduction to Greek Philosophy: lively introductions explaining the background before generous sections of original text. The two ...

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Published: Feb 2008

Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

Paul Strathern

In Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Wittgensteins life and ideas, and explains their influence on mans struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections ...

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Published: Oct 2003

The Romantic Manifesto

Ayn Rand

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand eloquently argues that, because the moral influence of art is inescapable, art should always strive to elevate the human spirit.

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Published: Jul 2008

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, A...

Laurence Gonzales

'Unique among survival books...stunning...enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.'—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post After her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the...

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Published: Sep 2006

Symposium

Plato

New translation by Tom Griffith In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party held by Agathon to celebrate his victory in the drama festival of the Dionysia. They talk about love until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in, ...

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Published: Feb 2006

The Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

"Live each day as if it were your last." Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, Marcus Aurelius's Meditations offers a remarkable series of challenging sp...

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Published: Dec 2009

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain de Botton

As he has done with architecture and with travel, with Proust and with philosophy, internationally bestselling author, Alain De Botton, turns his eyes to something which everyone can relate: the workplace.We spend most of our time at...

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Published: Jun 2009

Ethics

Benedict de Spinoza

enedict de Spinoza's Ethics, first published in 1677, constitutes a major systematic critique of the traditional and religious foundations of philosophical thought. In it, Spinoza follows a logical step-by-step format consisting of de...

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Published: Sep 2011

A Secular Age

Charles Taylor

What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? Almost everyone would agree that we―in the West, at least―largely do. And clearly the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly in the last few centuries. In ...

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Published: Jun 2016

Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

Paul Strathern

In Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kierkegaards life and ideas, and explains their influence on mans struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections fr...

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Published: Oct 2003

Plato in 90 Minutes

Paul Strathern

In Plato in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Plato's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Plato's...

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Published: Oct 2003

Rousseau in 90 Minutes

Paul Strathern

These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone. Far f...

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Published: Aug 2004

The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy ...

Ayn Rand

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, Rand demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let convent...

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Published: Jun 2010

Madness and Civilization: A History o...

Michel Foucault

In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. Madness and Civilization, Foucault's first book and his finest acc...

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Published: Sep 2016

The Trial and Death of Socrates

Plato

The Trial and Death of Socrates remains a powerful document, partly because it is a true--perhaps in certain parts verbatim--account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In The Apology, Socrates defends himself befor...

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Published: Dec 2001

Aristotle: On Poetry: On Poetry

Aristotle

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Published: Mar 2021

Aristotle: On Poetry: On Poetry

Aristotle

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Published: Mar 2021

Saturday Night Live and Philosophy: D...

William Irwin

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Published: Mar 2021

Saturday Night Live and Philosophy: D...

William Irwin

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Published: Mar 2021

Two Treatises of Government

John Locke

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Published: Mar 2021

Two Treatises of Government

John Locke

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Published: Mar 2011

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Al...

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Published: Mar 2021

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Al...

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Published: May 2011

Symposium, the Apology, and the Alleg...

Plato

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Published: Mar 2011

Symposium, the Apology, and the Alleg...

Plato

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Published: Mar 2011

The Republic

Plato

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Published: Mar 2021

The Republic

Plato

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Published: Mar 2021

The Republic

Plato

Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole---the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical---one of the West's greatest philosophers explores the elements of the ideal community,...

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Published: Mar 2010
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