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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

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Memorable American Speeches III [3]: Slavery (The Lakeside Classics Volume 7)

By: Cheney, John Vance

Price: $750.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1909

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290951

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1909 Hard Cover. 309, [5] pp. Frontispiece of Wendell Phillips, from a photograph by J.W. Black. An early volume from the collectible Lakeside Classic series, collecting four important speeches regarding the discussion of slavery and abolition in 19th century America. Includes four speeches: On the Missouri Question by William Pinkney; On the Philosophy of the Abolition Movement by Wendell Phillips; On the Kansas-Nebraska Bill by Stephen A. Douglas; The Crime against Kansas by Charles Sumner. View more info

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

By: Cheney, Lynne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272323

ISBN: 0670025194

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few faint spots on page ridges. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 564 pp. Lin-Manuel Miranda's play Hamilton has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and ... View more info

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Orthodoxy

By: Chesterton, G.K.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ignatius Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2276233

ISBN: 0898705525

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 168 pp. G.K. Chesterton put his philosophy of Christianity to paper in 1908, responding to the popularity of humanism with a set of mental pictures that stated his argument. Read by Simon Vance, those mental pictures come alive in a way that echoes Chesterton's original intent: to be at times poetic while maintaining the rhetorical style of an expert debater. While listening, the thought of Chesterton reading his work on a podium is likely to come to mind. Chesterton devoted too much of Orthodoxy to specific ... View more info

How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator

By: Chodron, Thubten

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 2294557

ISBN: 1559392266

Condition: Near Fine


Spine head very lightly bumped. 2005 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means liberator, signaling her ability to liberate beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity. She embodies a challenge—to transform our minds and become like her, whose tranquility, compassion, and wisdom make her so beautiful—but one that is profoundly nurturing. In the author's words, We can relax in her presence and look at ourselves honestly, knowing that Tara will not jud... View more info

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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

By: Chomsky, Noam

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292429

ISBN: 0805079122

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene against failed states around the globe. In this much anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a failed state, and thus a danger to its own people and the world. View more info

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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

By: Chomsky, Noam

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292433

ISBN: 0805076883

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint crease. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species. View more info

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The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

By: Chopra, Deepak

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276281

ISBN: 051770434X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 169 pp. In THE WAY OF THE WIZARD, Deepk Chopra sheds light on 20 life-enhancing principles for rediscovering the magic that we have lost, but that remains within our grasp. The result, in effect, is a practical and accessible guide to one of life's shortest but most rewarding journeys: the one into the realm of boundless possibilities that exist within and all around us. THE WAY OF THE WIZARD is a natural outgrowth of Dr Chopra's work on the themes and metaphysics of the medieval Merli... View more info

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The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, with Memoir, Notes, Etc.

By: Coleridge, S.T. [Samuel Taylor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell & Co.:

Seller ID: 2278488

Condition: Good


No publisher date, light stain near spine-head, a few pages repaired, stain to top corner of front endpaper, pencil name and pencil note on first few pages. 667 pp. Gilt page ridges. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (/?ko?l?r?d?/[1]; 21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on... View more info

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Sartre as Biographer

By: Collins, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1923409

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket, lightly word on front.Very Good. 1980 Hard Cover. 220 pp. Since 1945 Sartre has devoted more pages to biography than to any other genre or subject. In this perceptive book, Douglas Collins analyzes Sartre's biographical enterprise, its place in his thought and development, and shows us much about Sartre and about biography in the 20th century. He examines Sartre's sources and locates his biographies in the history of ideas, discusses the role of the biographies in Sartre's theories of alienation and the imagination, paying particular attention to the re... View more info

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Fifty Eastern Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)

By: Collinson, Diane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281753

ISBN: 0415202841

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Tiny smudge to page ridge. 2000 Trade Paperback. Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama. Introductions to major traditions and a glossary of key philosophical terms make this a compreh... View more info

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Every Man's Monitor; or, The Universal Counsellor, in Prose and Verse. Being a Collection of Select Sentences, Choice Maxims, and Divine Precepts; Suited both for Youth and Age of Every Sect and Denomination, as Long as Time Endures. To Which Are Added, Fruits of a Father's Love; A Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a Family, and Instructions for Educating a Family.

By: Coltman, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: John Fordyce / Dickinson, Printer.: 1813

Seller ID: 1865242

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, pages foxed throughout, bookplate from Social Library at Salisbury Ferry and ink name on front endpapers, pencil notes on front & rear endpapers. 1813 Full-Leather. vi, 398 pp. Original full leather, red leather spine label, gilt titles & double rules. A collection of maxims designed to encourage the successful raising of a family using moral principles. View more info

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Comstock's Common School Philosophy

By: Comstock, J.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Reed and Barber: 1839

Seller ID: 2260338

Condition: Fair


Spine repaired, loss from head and foot, edges rubbed, lightly foxed throughout. 1839 Full-Leather. 258 pp. A look at how the world saw the science of physics in the early 1800s. View more info

The Analects of Confucius (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Confucius; Giles, Lionel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294865

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [4], 130 pp. 8vo. Original yellow leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Illustrated with paintings by Tseng Yu-Ho. A distillation of Confucius's thought, presented in a series of aphorisms. View more info

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The Humanist Way in Ancient China: Essential Works of Confucianism (The Analects; Complete Works of Mencius; Hsun Tzu; The Great Learning; The Doctrine of the Mean; The Classic of Filial Piety; The Book of Rites; Tung Chung-Shu)

By: Confucius; Mencius; Tzu, Hsun

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1965

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277174

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned, lightly rubbed. 1965 Mass Market Paperback. Contains selections from The Analects, the complete works of Mencius; Hsun Tzu, The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, The Classic of Filial Piety, The Book of Rites, and writings of Tung Chung-Shu View more info

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Buddhist Texts Through the Ages

By: Conze, Edward; Horner, I.B.; Snellgrove, David; Waley, Arthur

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289062

ISBN: 0061301132

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink stamp on half-title page. 1964 Trade Paperback. 322, 11 pp. Covering the development of Buddhism through the ages, this collection ofxcerpts from all the important Buddhist scriptures is designed to servecholars and students, as well as readers who wish to explore for themselveshe original sources of one of the world's great religions. Translated into argon-free English from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese, the texts are accompanied by a glossary of English and foreign terms. View more info

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And the Poor Get Welfare: The Ethics of Poverty in the United States (The Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy)

By: Copeland, Warren R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Abingdon Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2200201

ISBN: 0687013860

Condition: Good


Laminate bumped, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1994 Trade Paperback. 210 pp. Cries for the elimination of welfare rise at the very time that the amount of poverty in the United States grows. And the Poor Get Welfare is an ethical and theological analysis of both of these realities. It sets the context for this analysis by surveying the current situation and the histories of poverty and welfare as public policy issues in the United States.The heart of Copeland's ethical analysis is the critical reading of the very different approaches to poverty and welfare of four recent influential writer... View more info

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A History of Philosophy: Volume 5, Part II -- Modern Philosophy: The British Philosophers, Berkeley to Hume

By: Copleston, Frederick

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Image Books/Doubleday: 1964

Seller ID: 2205997

Condition: Good


Spine creased, minor ink underlining and marginalia. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. This fifth volume of the series covers the whole scope of British philosophy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although the main discussion is concerned with the giants of that period--Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley and Hume--other movements of far-reaching significance receive extensive treatment, among them the Cambridge, Platonists, Ethicists such as Shaftesbury, Mandeville, and Paley, the Deists, and the Scottish philosophers of common sense who suc... View more info

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Substance and Individuation in Leibniz

By: Cover, J.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2271946

ISBN: 0521073030

Condition: Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia. 2008 Trade Paperback. This book offers a sustained reevaluation of the most central and perplexing themes of Leibniz's metaphysics. Jan Cover and John O'Leary-Hawthorne examine the question of how the scholastic themes that were Leibniz's inheritance figure--and are refigured--in his mature account of substance and individuation. As a rigorous philosophical treatment of a still-influential mediary between scholastic and modern metaphysics, their study will be of interest to historians of philosophy and modern metaphysicians alike. View more info

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Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever

By: Cuomo, Mario M.; Holzer, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287921

ISBN: 0151009996

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, To John, Best to you! Mario Cuomo 8/04. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 183 pp. Abraham Lincoln, long the most resonant voice of American political values, was a founding member of the Republican Party. In today's charged political climate, he would be hard-pressed to recognize the issues in the contemporary GOP, argues Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a gifted political philosopher. View more info

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A Season in Utopia: The Story of Brook Farm

By: Curtis, Edith Roelker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1961

Seller ID: 2288725

ISBN: 0846215101

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front and rear jacket panels and front and rear jacket flaps laid in, magazine clipping laid in, spine slightly cocked. 1961 Hard Cover. 346 pp. Here is the full-scale story and a reasoned appraisal of Brook Farm, the most celebrated of America's nineteenth-century idealist utopias. Appalled by the changes the industrial revolution was bringing to New England society and fired with the transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a handful of gentle Bostonians launched their ill-fated experiment in communal living in the spring of 1841. George Ripley, ranking scholar in the Harvard cla... View more info

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The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (Theology and the Sciences)

By: d'Aquili, Eugene; Newberg, Andrew B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fortress Press: 1999

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289077

ISBN: 0800631633

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. How does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function? This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis, they plot how the brain is invol... View more info

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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

By: Damasio, Antonio R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon: 1994

Seller ID: 2274743

ISBN: 0380726475

Condition: Good


Ink mark to front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1994 Trade Paperback. 312 pp. Since Descartes famously proclaimed, I think, therefore I am, science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio -- 'one of the world’s leading neurologists' (The New York Times) -- challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rati... View more info

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A Companion to Epistemology

By: Dancy, Jonathan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blackwell: 1994

Seller ID: 2196199

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear, text unmarked. 1994 Soft Cover. Epistemology - the theory of knowledge and of justified belief - has always been of central importance in philosophy. Progress in other areas of philosophical research has often depended crucially on epistemological presuppositions. This Companion, with well over 250 articles ranging from summary discussions to major essays on topics of current controversy, is the first complete reference work devoted to the subject. All the main theoretical positions in epistemology are discussed and analysed, tougher with the different categories of knowledge ... View more info

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Initiations and Initiates in Tibet

By: David-Neel, Alexandra; Rothwell, Fred (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1971

Seller ID: 2289107

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1971 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Nestled amid the high peaks and eternal snows of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges, Tibet is home to a centuries-old Buddhist tradition, rich in mystic rites and rituals aimed at helping adherents achieve spiritual bliss. In this fascinating volume, a noted authority delves into the nature and sources of Tibetan mysticism, providing readers with a wealth of information regarding Lamaic rites of initiation and the teachings given to initiates, both during and after the initiation ceremonies. The author first defines Tibetan mysticism and examin... View more info

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The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan

By: De Bary, William Theodore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288080

ISBN: 0394716965

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. xxii, 418 pp. This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread t... View more info

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Status Anxiety

By: de Botton, Alain

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268612

ISBN: 0241142393

Condition: Near Fine


Wrapper edges very faintly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. There are few more powerful desires than the wish to be thought of as a success, worthy of dignity and respect. We long for status and dread its opposite. But such aspirations and anxieties are rarely spoken about -- or at least not without sarcasm, embarrassment or condemnation. In STATUS ANXIETY, Alain de Botton asks where our worries about questions of status come from and what, if anything, we can do to reduce them. Looking at how people have coped with these anxieties in the past... View more info

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The Consolations of Philosophy

By: De Botton, Alain

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283922

ISBN: 0679779175

Condition: Near Fine


Bottom corner of title page creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. 264 pp. From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles. Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to ... View more info

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The Phenomenon of Man

By: de Chardin, Teilhard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292457

ISBN: 006090495X

Condition: Good


Reprint. Faintly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was one of the most distinguished thinkers and scientists of our time. He fits into no familiar category for he was at once a biologist and a paleontologist of world renown, and also a Jesuit priest. He applied his whole life, his tremendous intellect and his great spiritual faith to building a philosophy that would reconcile Christian theology with the scientific theory of evolution, to relate the facts of religious experience to those of natural science. View more info

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The Enemy's House Divided

By: de Gaulle, Charles; Eden, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200977

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned, spine slightly cocked.Jacket lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xlix, 177 pp. Originally published in 1924 and available here in English for the first time, The Enemy's House Divided is Charles de Gaulle's analysis of the major errors that led the Germans to disaster in World War I. Based partly on observations made during his internment as a prisoner of war from 1916 to 1918, it can be seen as the foundation for everything he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s in the shadow of German resurgence and for much of what he said and did after the Nazi victory in June of 1940. T... View more info