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Sociology of Religion

By: Wach, Joachim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289282

ISBN: 0226867080

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped, ink stamp on title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 417 pp. Joachim Wach's brilliant synthesis of theological, anthropological, and sociological studies on the interrelation of religion and society. View more info

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The Seven Liberal Arts in the Middle Ages

By: Wagner, David L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2287327

ISBN: 025320397X

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, binding broken on pages 60-61. 1986 Trade Paperback. xiii, 282 pp. The seven liberal arts were taught in two groups: the trivium and the quadrivium. Trivium: Grammar, Dialectic (logic), Rhetoric; Quadrivium: Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy, Music. View more info

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Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China

By: Waley, Arthur

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Doubleday Anchor: 1956

Seller ID: 2281909

ISBN: 0385092806

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1956 Mass Market Paperback. xv, [1], 216, [8] pp. In the fourth century BC three conflicting points of view in Chinese philosophy received classic expression: the Taoist, the Confucianist, and the Realist. This book underscores the interplay between these three philosophies, drawing on extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius, and Han Fei Tzu. CONTENTS: Preface; CHUANG TZU: The Realm of Nothing Whatever: Stories of Chuang Tzu and Hui Tzu; Stories of Lao Tzu and Confucius; The Ancients; The Brigand and the Sage; Death; The Cicada and the Wren; Yoga; King Mu and the Wizard; Yang-sheng; ... View more info

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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 200 pp. 8vo. These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as ... View more info

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The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life

By: Walker, Evan Harris

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286209

ISBN: 0738204366

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Light edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination. View more info

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Free Will (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

By: Watson, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 2279566

ISBN: 0198750544

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly creased. 1982 Trade Paperback. 192 pp. The belief in free will presumes for human beings a special and puzzling status in the natural world, one that is central to our moral outlook. The essays in this volume illuminate a number of issues, moral and metaphysical, into which the general problem fragments. View more info

Islamic Surveys: Bell's Introduction to the Qur'an [Koran] (Islamic Surveys Series Book 8)

By: Watt, W. Montgomery

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1970

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294930

ISBN: 0852241712

Condition: Near Fine


Ink stamp on front free endpaper. 1970 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars. View more info

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The Improvement of the Mind. with Corrections, Questions and Supplement.

By: Watts, Isaac; Emerson, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: James Loring: 1833

Seller ID: 2262520

Condition: Good


Revised stereotype edition. Spine faded and dried with some loss from paper label, boards rubbed, pages foxed throughout, loss from a couple pages along margin, does not result in any loss of text. 1833 Small Hard Cover. xv, [1], 234 pp. 12mo. Leather spine with paper label, paper over boards stamped with black titles and decorations. A collection of writings on the function of the mind, the importance of knowledge and memory, the value of observation, reading, conversation, study, education, and instruction, with mentions of the Socratic method of disputation, meditation, fixing the attention... View more info

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How Real is Real? Confusion, Disinformation, Communication: An Anectdotal Introduction to Communications Theory

By: Watzlawick, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1977

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2292443

ISBN: 0394722566

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Pages lightly toned. 1977 Mass Market Paperback. 266 pp. The connection between communication and reality is a relatively new idea. It is only in recent decades that the confusions, disorientations and very different world views that arise as a result of communication have become an independent field of research. One of the experts who has been working in this field is Dr. Paul Watzlawick, and he here presents, in a series of arresting and sometimes very funny examples, some of the findings. View more info

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Waiting for God

By: Weil, Simone; Fiedler, Leslie; Craufurd, Emma

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Perennial Library: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288016

ISBN: 0060902957

Condition: Good


Faint stain to bottom rear corner, minor marginalia and underlining. 1973 Trade Paperback. xi, 227 pp. Emerging from the thought-provoking discussions and correspondence Simone Weil had with the Reverend Father Perrin, this classic collection of essays contains the renowned philosopher and social activist's most profound meditations on the relationship of human life to the realm of the transcendent. An enduring masterwork and one of the most neglected resources of our century (Adrienne Rich), Waiting for God will continue to influence spiritual and political thought for centuries to come. View more info

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Myths and Legends of China

By: Werner, E.T.C. [Edward Theodore Chalmers]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brentano's: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266384

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Frontispiece repaired at binding, boards a bit soiled. 1922 Hard Cover. 453, [3] pp. A survey of Chinese mythology by the sinologist specializing in the myths, magic, and superstitions of China throughout history. In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E.T.C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily... View more info

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Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism

By: West, Cornel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262020

ISBN: 1594200297

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2004 Hard Cover. In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with a host of fervidly devoted fans, West gives as many as one hundred public lectures a year and appears regularly on radio and television. Praised by The New York Times for his ferocious moral vision and hailed by Newsweek ... View more info

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Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus': A Reader's Guide

By: White, Roger M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Continuum Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2279262

ISBN: 0826486185

Condition: Very Good


Tiny smudge to single page. 2006 Trade Paperback. Wittgenstein's Tractatus - the only book he actually published within his lifetime - was an immensely important work which changed the direction of philosophy in the first half of the twentieth century. Highlighting the importance of the nature of language in philosophy and the problematic nature of metaphysics, it strongly influenced the work of Russell, the Vienna Circle and A. J. Ayer. An understanding of the ideas in the Tractatus is essential to fully grasp Wittgenstein's remarkable thought. View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aventine Press: 1931

Seller ID: 2288493

Condition: Good


No jacket. Two-inch tear along spine and front board hinge, spine and front board lightly toned, board edges lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, newspaper clipping laid in. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 580 pp. Deckled edge. Including Sands at Seventy, First Annex, Good-By My Fancy, Second Annex, A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads, and a Portrait from Life. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Although the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re... View more info

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Sufi Studies: East and West: A Symposium in Honor of Idries Shah's Services to Sufi Studies by Twenty-four Contributors Marking the 700th Anniversary of the Death of Jalaluddin Rumi (A.D. 1207-1273)

By: Williams, L.F. Rushbrook

Price: $6.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291541

ISBN: 0525473688

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine lightly bumped, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Trade Paperback. xxxvi, 260 pp. Idries Shah's books have been described in The Guardian as a peepshow into a world which most people do not imagine exists, a world light-years away from the arid, near-incomprehensible sophistries of the pedantic and modish Sufists who have turned the subject into an intellectual game, regarding it as their private preserve. Interest in Shah's books, films, broadcasts, and tapes has stimulated this comprehensive survey by twenty-four eminent scholars--many of them Sufi specialists--whose w... View more info

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Knowledge and Its Limits

By: Williamson, Timothy

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2271949

ISBN: 0198250436

Condition: Very Good


Some pencil underlining. 2000 Hard Cover. Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigoro... View more info

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Beyond the Outsider: The Philosophy of the Future

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287940

Condition: Good


First edition. Half-inch chip to jacket spine head, half-inch tear along jacket spine base. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name and date on front endpaper, underlining and marginalia throughout. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. In the sixth and last book of the Outsider series, Colin Wilson attacks the doom prophets of existentialism with a different, more accurate philosophy. He notes that the existentialism of the early 20th century is due mainly to poor thinking habits & erroneous self-pity. He describes his idea of peak experiences?time... View more info

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The Mind Parasites

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Arkham House: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287942

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket spine and rear jacket panel lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 222 pp. Frank Utpatel jacket art. A novel which drew comparisons to H.P. Lovecraft and H.G. Wells. Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft’s dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in th... View more info

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The Philosopher's Stone: A Novel

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Arthur Barker Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287943

ISBN: 0213177900

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, spine very slightly cocked. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315 pp. Wilson probably has earned a reputation more as a scholar & biographer than as a novelist; but this novel, originally published in 1969, proves that he possesses significant skills in the area of fiction as well. He weaves a great deal of speculation into the meaning of existence & the future of the species into the plot; so much so that the book at times seems as much a work of philosophy as of fiction. The story centers on the experiences o... View more info

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Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

By: Wilson, Edward O.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2268732

ISBN: 0965058301

Condition: Near Fine


Light smudge on page base. 1998 Trade Paperback. 332 pp. A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them. --The Wall Street Journal. One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant jumping together), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences a... View more info

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The Autonomy of Reason: A Commentary on Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals

By: Wolff, Robert Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1973

Seller ID: 2197369

Condition: Good


Stain to rear cover, ink name on front endpaper, remainder mark, pages toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. x, 228 pp. Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals is probably the most difficult short work in modern philosophical literature. Despite its great popularity scholars and philosophers have arrived at no common agreement about what it seeks to prove, what arguments it employs, or whether it is successful. Even the careful reader is baffled by complex chains of reasoning compressed into brief paragrphs and then beguiled by a series of surprisingly concrete examples which prove sadly misleading as c... View more info

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The Book Against God: A Novel

By: Wood, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 2004

Seller ID: 2201532

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge wear. 2004 Trade Paperback. Thomas Bunting while neglecting his philosophy Ph.D., still unfinished after seven years, is secretly writing what he hopes will be his masterwork--a vast atheistic project to be titled The Book Against God. In despair over his failed academic career and failing marriage, Bunting is also enraged to the point of near lunacy by his parents' religiousness. When his father, a beloved parish priest, suddenly falls ill, Bunting returns to the Northern village of his childhood. Bunting's hopes that this visit might enable him to finally talk honestly with h... View more info

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Elements of the English Language; or Analytical Orthography. Designed to Teach the Philosophy of Orthography and Orthoepy. Adapted to Schools.

By: Wright, Albert D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Henry & Sweetlands: 1847

Seller ID: 2287522

Condition: Good


Ink name on front board, two small chips to rear paste-down endpaper, light general wear. 1847 Small Hard Cover. 126 pp. Part First, comprising a system of teaching the elementary sounds, is not in the first edition; but the importance of the subject, intimately connected as it is with the general design of the work, is sufficient to demand an insertion. It is believed to be a valuable acquisition. Part Second, teaches the powers and properties of letters by analysis in a more progressive manner than was taught in the former edition. This is thought to be an improvement. Part Third, teaches no... View more info

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Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: Kuerners and Olsons

By: Wyeth, Andrew; Hoving, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1976

Seller ID: 2268109

ISBN: 0395270804

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1976 Large Softcover. In this intimate and profound portrait, the former Metropolitan Museum director elicits extended and revealing dialogue from the artist, revealing the philosophy and spirit of his art. View more info

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Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: A Conversation with Andrew Wyeth

By: Wyeth, Andrew; Hoving, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286732

ISBN: 0395270898

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head previously mended with tape on reverse side, jacket edges rubbed. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges faintly foxed, address label on front paste-down endpaper. 1978 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. In this intimate and profound portrait, the former Metropolitan Museum director elicits extended and revealing dialogue from the artist, revealing the philosophy and spirit of his art. View more info

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Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

By: Yates, Frances A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2288804

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. Front free endpaper missing. 1964 Hard Cover. xiv, 466 pp. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition is a 1964 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book delves into the history of Hermeticism and its influence upon Renaissance philosophy and Giordano Bruno. With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Yates transformed Renaissance historiography. In it, she revealed the hermeticism with which the Renaissance was imbued, and the revived interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that su... View more info

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The Secrets of Chinese Meditation

By: Yu, Lu K'Uan (Charles Luk)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Samuel Weiser: 1964

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2288090

ISBN: 0877280665

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Spine creased, sticker on half-title page. 1964 Trade Paperback. 240 pp. The Secrets of Chinese Meditation is a classic text that presents a rare opportunity: a chance to study the ancient and original sources which are the basis for most contemporary texts on consciousness development. Lu K'uaan Yu is one of the foremost interpreters of Chinese meditation practices. This concise volume is a presentation of different methods of meditation as practiced in China, including extracts from ancient and modern classics as well as practiced and detailed suggestions for meditation. Medi... View more info

The Wisdom of China and India: An Anthology

By: Yutang, Lin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294604

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed. 1955 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 1103, [3] pp. 8vo. Excerpts from Indian and Chinese Buddhist texts, including the Rigveda, Upanishads, Ramayana, Panchatantra, Dhammapada, Tao, Confucius, and much more. Includes glossary of Hindu terms, pronunciation of Chinese names, and table of Chinese dynasties. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lin Yutang was a Chinese writer and inventor whose original works and translations of classic Chinese texts became very popular in the West. View more info

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Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy

By: Zeller, Eduard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265670

ISBN: 0486239209

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed. 1980 Trade Paperback. A work covering the Pre-Socratics through the Neo-Platonists. View more info

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Consciousness: A User's Guide

By: Zeman, Adam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294353

ISBN: 0300092806

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. 2002 Hard Cover. xii, 404 pp. In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children’s expanding mental worlds. View more info