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Matter and Memory

By: Bergson, Henri; Paul, N.M.; Palmer, W.S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Zone Books: 1991

Seller ID: 2271918

ISBN: 0942299051

Condition: Very Good


Spine very faintly creased, minor sticker remains on rear wrapper, ink name on half-title page, very faint smell of smoke. 1991 Trade Paperback. 284 pp. Since the end of the last century, Walter Benjamin wrote, philosophy has made a series of attempts to lay hold of the 'true' experience as opposed to the kind that manifests itself in the standardized, denatured life of the civilized masses. It is customary to classify these efforts under the heading of a philosophy of life. Towering above this literature is Henri Bergson's early monumental work, Matter and Memory. Along with Husserl's Ideas a... View more info

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Berkeley Selections

By: Berkeley, George; Calkins, Mary W.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scribners: 1957

Seller ID: 2263076

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. Contains the complete text of his Principles and Hylas, excerpts from Alciphron and several other works. View more info

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Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas

By: Berlin, Isaiah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton: 2001

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279367

ISBN: 0691090262

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Light edge wear. 2001 Trade Paperback. In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance in the history of thought of dissenters whose ideas still challenge conventional wisdom--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times. View more info

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought

By: Berlin, Isaiah; Hardy, Henry; Cherniss, Joshua L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279558

ISBN: 069112695X

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Faint sticker residue on rear wrapper. 2008 Trade Paperback. lx, 292 pp. It is sometimes thought that the renowned essayist Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was incapable of writing a big book. But in fact he developed some of his most important essays--including Two Concepts of Liberty and Historical Inevitability--from a book-length manuscript that he intended to publish but later set aside. Published here for the first time, Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the history of ideas in... View more info

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The Buddhist Experience: Sources and Interpretations (The Religious Life of Man)

By: Beyer, Stephan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dickenson Publishing Company, Inc.: 1974

Seller ID: 2289109

Condition: Good


Top corner of rear wrapper creased, ink stamp on half-title page, some pencil underlining. 1974 Trade Paperback. vii, 274 pp. The aim of this series of readings is to introduce the literature of a tradition, and provide sympathetic interpretations and descriptions of important activities which expose the dynamics and some of the concrete variety in a religious tradition. CONTENTS: Part One: Virtue - The Model - Personal Morality - Worship - Living Together; Part Two: Meditation - The Stages on the Path - The Vision and the Word - The Spontaneous Way; Part Three; Wisdom - The Search - The Exper... View more info

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Balkan as Metaphor: Between Globalization and Fragmentation (The MIT Press)

By: Bjelic, Dusan I.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: MIT Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2269637

ISBN: 0262524481

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. Pioneering essays on the idea of the Balkan as a body of knowledge and a cultural metaphor.Balkan. Somewhere between a tragedy and a myth, a place and a condition, the term is perhaps best understood as a metaphor. It has been used and abused in academia by proponents of opposing political views. Multiculturalism has appropriated it, as have postmodernism and postcommunism. It is used pejoratively to refer to excessive specialization and nostalgically to refer to Europe's lost people?its wild warriors and passionate geniuses. This book explores the idea o... View more info

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The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students

By: Bloom, Allan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283508

ISBN: 0671479903

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1987 Hard Cover. A critique of the intellectual and moral confusions of this age argues that the social/political crisis of twentieth-century America is actually an intellectual crisis, and shows how American democracy has hosted ideas of nihilism, despair, and relativism disguised as tolerance. View more info

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Zen and Zen Classics

By: Blyth, R.H.; Franck, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heian International, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286292

ISBN: 0893463531

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. xviii, 289 pp. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898-1964) ranks with D.T. Suzuki--whose close friend and collaborator he was--as one of the leading interpreters of Zen. Yet, until this volume, Blyth's writings have not been readily available outside of Japan. an Englishman, Blyth went to Japan in 1940 to continue his study of Zen. Interned as an enemy alien during World War II, he began writing in prison. After the war, he was appointed tutor to the Crown Prince. His great work, the five-volume Zen and Zen Classics, was published in the 1960s. Fr... View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy; The Imitation of Christ; Religio Medici (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 226)

By: Boethius; A Kempis, Thomas; Browne, Thomas; Edman, Irwin; Cooper, W.V.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2293050

Condition: Very Good


First thus ('First Modern Library Edition, 1943' stated on copyright page, 291 titles listed on jacket reverse). 1 inch closed jacket tear, jacket toned, ink gift note on verso of front endpaper. xxii, 406, [12] pp. 8vo. Three important works of religious philosophy, with an introduction by Columbia philosophy professor Irwin Edman. Includes: The Consolation of Philosophy; The Imitation of Christ; Religio Medici. View more info

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The Poems from On the Consolation of Philosophy

By: Boethius; Glassgold, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sun & Moon: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2139770

ISBN: 1557131090

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to wrappers. 2000 Trade Paperback. Poetic excerpts from the acclaimed medieval text On The Consolation of Philosophy. View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy

By: Boethius; Watts, V.E.; Keenan, Brian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1998

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284419

Condition: Near Fine


2001 4th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1998 Hard Cover. 207, [1] pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece. Translated and introduced by V.E. Watts, with a preface by Brian Keenan. Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form called Meippean Satire tha... View more info

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A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War (One-Volume Edition)

By: Bok, Sissela

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290961

ISBN: 0394556704

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Owner blind stamp on front endpaper. 1989 Hard Cover. xvi, 202 pp. 8vo. Books one and two together in one volume. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sissela Bok, born 2 December 1934, is a Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist, the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners: Gunnar Myrdal who won the Economics prize with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, and Alva Myrdal who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 1957 and 1958, and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1970. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis Univ... View more info

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Epistemic Justification: Internalism vs. Externalism, Foundations vs. Virtues

By: Bonjour, Laurence; Sosa, Ernest

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 2271955

ISBN: 0631182845

Condition: Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia. 2003 Trade Paperback. Ever since Plato it has been thought that one knows only if one's belief hits the mark of truth and does so with adequate justification. The issues debated by Laurence BonJour and Ernest Sosa concern mostly the nature and conditions of such epistemic justification, and its place in our understanding of human knowledge. View more info

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From Symbolism To Structuralism: Levi-Strauss in a Literary Tradition

By: Boon, James A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 1973

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291663

ISBN: 0061317365

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Ink name on endpaper. 1973 Trade Paperback. Examines the 19th century Symbolists through the lens of the Structuralism of Levi-Strauss. View more info

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The Dictionary of Paper: Including Pulps, Boards, Paper Properties and Related Papermaking Terms

By: Boyce, Charles W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Paper and Pulp Association: 1940

Seller ID: 2279313

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1940 Hard Cover. ix, 365 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgments; Philosophy of Definitions; Classification and Definitions of Pulps; Classification of Waste Materials Used in the Paper and Board Industries; Definitions of Papers, Boards, and Papermaking Terms; Bibliography. View more info

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation [Graphic Novel]

By: Bradbury, Ray; Hamilton, Tim

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928310

ISBN: 0809051001

Condition: Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. viii, 149 pp. 8vo. A graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's famous vision of a dystopian future in which books are contraband. For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translat... View more info

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On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense

By: Brooks, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202005

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Pages lightly toned. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat: guys shopping for barbecue grills, doing that special walk men do when in the presence of lumber; superefficient soccer Ubermoms who chair school auctions, organize PTAs, and weigh less than their kids; and suburban chain restaurants, which if they merged would be called Chili's Olive Garden Hard Rock Outback Cantina. Are we as shallow as we look? Many around the world see us as the great bimbos. Sure, Americans work hard ... View more info

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The Culture of Education

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289078

ISBN: 0674179536

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Owner's stamp on half-title page and on rear wrapper recto. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 224 pp. What we don't know about learning could fill a book--and it might be a schoolbook. In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though it often fails to do so. Applying the newly emerging cultural psychology to education, Bruner proposes that the mind reaches its full potential only through participation in the culture--not j... View more info

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The Laws of Manu (The Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XXV [Volume 25])

By: Buhler, Georg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287259

ISBN: 0486211592

Condition: Near Fine


A few very faint spots on top page ridge. 1969 Trade Paperback. cxxxviii, 620 pp. 1969 reissue of 1886 original. This book is the definitive translation of a metrical Sanskrit work compiled some time before the second century A.D. Based on many earlier dharma-sutras, it has been accepted by most branches of Indian thought as the most complete expression of Hindu sacred law. Traditionally the laws are ascribed to Manu, who was considered in Vedic mythology as the father of mankind and the founder of social and moral order. Since ancient times he has been proclaimed as India's first and greatest... View more info

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The Secret

By: Byrne, Rhonda

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2293808

ISBN: 1582701709

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Ink inscription, faint edge wear. 2006 Hard Cover. 198 pp. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, a... View more info

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Great Lion of God: A Major Novel About St. Paul

By: Caldwell, Taylor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281569

ISBN: 0385000421

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint ring stain on front jacket panel, jacket price clipped, jacket lightly toned. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 629, [5] pp. 8vo. This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians during the time of Jesus and shortly thereafter. It is a rich and textured work that combines Caldwell's wonderful literary skills with a profound spiritual depth that reveals the amazing story of Paul, the persecutor turned Apos... View more info

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Against Post Modernism: A Marxist Critique

By: Callinicos, Alex

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. Martin's: 1990

Seller ID: 2279277

ISBN: 0312042256

Condition: Very Good


Ink marks on a couple pages. 1990 Trade Paperback. This challenges the idealist irrationalism of post-structuralism. It questions the existence of any radical break separating allegedly Postmodern from Modern art. And it denies that recent socio-economic developments represent any fundamental shift from classical patterns of capital accumulation. View more info

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The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

By: Campbell, Joseph; Cousineau, Phil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Element: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288993

ISBN: 1862045984

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. Owner's library stamp on front endpaper and half-title page and rear endpaper, ink gift note on half-title page, pages very faintly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. xxvii, 258 pp. The author of Hero With a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his life-long exploration of mythic traditions, which he called the one great story of mankind. In conversations with poets, anthr... View more info

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The Facticity of Life and Language in the Early Works of Martin Heidegger: A Dissertation

By: Campbell, Scott M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UMI: 1999

Seller ID: 2291705

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Edge of both boards bumped, page ridges lightly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. iii, 347 pp. Boston College. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy. A dissertation. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher of the Continental tradition of philosophy. He is is best known for his contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. View more info

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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286470

ISBN: 0679764011

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it. And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. View more info

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Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism

By: Cappelen, Herman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 2187031

ISBN: 1405126752

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and marginalia. 2005 Trade Paperback. Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. This work: provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews of the central positions and arguments surrounding contextualism; addresses broad and varied aspects of the distinction between the semantic and non-semantic content of language; defends... View more info

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 85 pp. Engels is considered by some scholars to be the inventor of Marxism. His work converted one of the most influential political movements of modern times. He not only developed dialectal and historical materialism - the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries - but was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher and commentator on the early Marx. This book begins with an account of Engels' career as a radical journalist in Germany and England. Before he met Marx, he had established ... View more info

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Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

By: Carwardine, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272321

ISBN: 1400044561

Condition: Near Fine


Faint stain on page ridge otherwise an excellent copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 394 pp. An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize. As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic... View more info

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Secrets of the Tai Chi Circle: Journey to Enlightenment

By: Chan, Luke

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Benefactor Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2276227

ISBN: 0963734105

Condition: Good


Highlighting, newspaper clipping taped to front wrapper verso. 1993 Trade Paperback. 132 pp. This story of a student's spiritual journey as he studies with a Tai Chi Grandmaster weaves many anecdotes and lessons of Tao, Zen, Confucius, and I Ching into a cohesive whole. With kidness and love, this book leads readers to forgive themselves for past mistakes and shortcomings--to try again, instead of feeling guilty and giving up. This is a great therapeutic book for those who are haunted by yesterday's failures, worried about tomorrow, and overwhelmed by today's problems. View more info

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A Dirty, Filthy Book: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control and an Account of the Bradlaugh-Besant Trial

By: Chandrasekhar, S.; Knowlton, Charles; Besant, Annie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203718

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 217 pp. I say that this is a dirty, filthy book, and the test of it is that no human being would allow that book on his table, no decently educated English husband would allow even his wife to have it. Such was the uncompromising pronouncement of Sir Hardinge Gifford, Her Majesty's Solicitor General, who in 1877 prosecuted Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant for publishing Dr. Charles Knowlton's Fruits of Philosophy.Knowlton's work was the first American medical handbook on contraception. It had become an incredibly popular book a... View more info