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Success in Circuit Lies: Diderot's Communicational Practice

By: de la Carrera, Rosalina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203524

ISBN: 0804719233

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1991 Hard Cover. x, 238 pp. As contemporary thinkers continue to explore the intellectual affinities that bind the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, their attention has turned with increasing frequency to Diderot. Focusing on models of communication, this book draws on an interdisciplinary configuration – a conjunction of communication theory, philosophy of science, and literary theory – to analyze texts from Diderot's own interdisciplinary corpus. Of particular pertinence to the author's argument is Michel Serres's model of dialogue. Rejecting ... View more info

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Essays of Michel De Montaigne

By: De Montaigne, Michel; Dali, Salvador; Cotton, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280933

Condition: Good


Spine lightly stained, portion of front board rubbed through on fore edge, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1947 Hard Cover. 472 pp. 8vo. Essays selected and illustrated in color by Salvador Dali. Translated from the original French by Charles Cotton. CONTENTS: Of Custom, and That We Should Not Easily Change a Law Received; Of the Education of Children; That Fortune is Oftentimes Observed to Act by the Rules of Reason; Of Cannibals; Of War-Horses, or Destriers; Of Democritus and Heraclitus; Of Age; Of Drunkenness; Of Glory; Of Presumption; That We Taste Nothing Pure; Of Thumbs; Of the Resemb... View more info

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Three Complete Novels: Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, Eugenie de Franval and Other Writings

By: de Sade, Marquis; Seaver, Richard & Wainhouse - compiled & translated; Paulhan, Jean & Blanchot, Maurice - introductions

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press Inc.: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290605

ISBN: 0394171233

Condition: Good


1st printing. Spine loosening. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. 752 pp. Donatien Alphonse François, marquis de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) was a French aristocrat, revolutionary and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. He is best known for his erotic novels, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting bizarre sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violen... View more info

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne To Hemingway

By: Demas, Corinne (Editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics: 2004

Seller ID: 2261849

ISBN: 1593080867

Condition: Near Fine


Small ink name to front endpaper. 2004 Trade Paperback. Introduction by Corinne Demas; Editor's Note; GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES -- Young Goodman Brown, The Birthmark, Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe; Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville; The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain); An Occurrence of Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce; My Friend Bingham, The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James; A White Heron, The Flight of Betsey Lane b... View more info

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Deschanel's Natural Philosophy, Part I: Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics

By: Deschanel, A. Privat; Everett, J.D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1883

Seller ID: 2267138

Condition: Good


Edges lightly rubbed, front wrapper creased, ink name and date on front endpaper, light pencil marginalia throughout text, pages faintly toned. 1883 Soft Cover. xii, 256 pp. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy. Illustrated by 180 engravings on wood, and one colored plate. CONTENTS: Introductory; First Principles on Dynamics, Statics; Gravity; The Mechanical Powers; The Balance; First Principles of Kinetics; Laws of Falling Bodies; The Pendulum; Energy; Elasticity; Friction; Hydrostatics; Principle of Archimedes; Density and its Determination; Vessels in Communication. Levels.; Capillarit... View more info

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Sartre Explained: From Bad Faith to Authenticity

By: Detmer, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Open Court: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2279264

ISBN: 081269631X

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. Jean-Paul Sartre is perhaps the most famous of the existentialists, and by far the most famous philosopher of the post-war era. Sartre was a highly prolific writer and thinker, and delving into his novels, plays, stories, essays, and memoirs can be challenging. Most books on Sartre focus on only one sphere of his astounding intellect — either his philosophical treatises or his forays into fiction. Enter Sartre Explained, a comprehensive guide to Sartre's versatile work, as well as a valuable overview of his life and scholarly context. ... View more info

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Diderot's Selected Writings

By: Diderot, Denis; Crocker, Lester G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287872

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine faded, light edge wear. 1966 Hard Cover. This is the most complete selection in English of the witty, profound and incendiary philosophe whose skeptical mind surveyed the whose range of human concerns, from metaphysics to sex, with elegance and wit. View more info

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Indefinites (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Series)

By: Diesing, Molly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2290583

ISBN: 0262041316

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Boards faded and lightly soiled with small sticker remnant on front, top edge lightly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. xiv, 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Indefinites investigates the relationship between the syntactic and semantic representations of sentences within the framework of generative grammar. It proposes a means of relating government-binding theory, which is primarily syntactic, to the semantic theory of noun phrase interpretation developed by Kamp and Heim, and introduces a novel mapping algorithm that describes the relation between syntactic configurations and logical representations. Di... View more info

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Cats Are Better Than Dogs

By: Dizick, Missy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285616

ISBN: 0385468482

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker adhesive on rear panel of jacket, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1993 Small Hard Cover. A colorfully inventive, illustrated argument for the natural superiority of cats offers incontrovertible and wittily insightful evidence, including feline economy, engineering, and philosophy. View more info

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The Annual Register, or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1781

By: Dodsley, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall / T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Fleet-Street: 1800

Seller ID: 2200981

Condition: Fair


Formerly the property of Lenox Library (bookplate dated Feb. 1874 on front paste-down). Most of spine leather lost, title remains. Boards rubbed, page ridges lightly foxed, text unmarked and binding remains sound. 1800 Hard Cover. 339; 207. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. 8vo. Original quarter-leather, marbled boards. Paginated in two separate sections, chapters include History of Europe; Chronicle; State Papers; Characters; Natural History; Useful Projects; Antiquities; Miscellaneous Essays; Poetry; Account of Books for 1781. Topics discussed include Indians of Porto de la Trinidad; John Law and the 1717 Miss... View more info

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Suicide: Right or Wrong?

By: Donnelly, John

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2196201

ISBN: 1573921866

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Light edge wear, text unmarked. 1998 Trade Paperback. Examinations the ethics of suicide through the lens of contemporary philosophy. View more info

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Notes from Underground

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Ginsburg, Mirra (Translator); Fanger, Donald (Introduction)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2294059

ISBN: 0553211447

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 2005 Mass Market Paperback. 153 pp. Notes from Underground, also translated in English as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld, though Notes from Underground is the most literal translation (1864) is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is ... View more info

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South Wind

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1939

Seller ID: 2262404

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded, slipcase repaired but split along seam still visible, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 383 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina. South Wind is a 1917 novel by British author Norman Douglas. It is Douglas' most famous book. It is set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors. The novel's discussion of moral and sexual issues caused considera... View more info

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South Wind

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Argus Books: 1929

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2130071

Condition: Very Good


Fourth American edition, illustrated, one of 2000 copies (Woolf A19l), and the only edition to include John Austen's illustrations. Spine & edges toned, boards lightly rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 288; 300 pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles, gilt top page ridge. The author's most famous novel, originally published in 1917. This version includes beautiful full-page color illustrations and 50 chapter headings by John Austen specially commissioned for this edition (the illustrations for the first illustrated edition were done by Valenti Angelo). Austen... View more info

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Copernicus: Philosophy and Science, Bruno- Kepler - Galileo (Burndy Library, Publication No. 28)

By: Drake, Stillman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Burndy Library: 1973

Seller ID: 2272206

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1973 Large Softcover. 31 pp. A brief history of some of the greatest scientific minds including Copernicus, Bruno, Kepler, and Galileo. Includes black-and-white images. View more info

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Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics

By: Dreyfus, Hubert L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1983

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2279266

ISBN: 0226163121

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Faint edge wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method—interpretative analytics—capable fo explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subj... View more info

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A History of Zen Buddhism

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289060

ISBN: 0807059773

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased and lightly toned, ink stamp on half-title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. viii, 335 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; The Mystical Element in Early Buddhism and Hinayana; Mysticism Within Mahayana; The Mahayana Sutras and Zen; The Anticipation of Zen in Chinese Buddhism; Zen Patriarchs of the Early Period; The High Period of Chinese Zen; Peculiarities of the Five Houses; Spread and Methodological Development During the Sung Period; The Transplanting of Zen to Japan; The Zen Master Dogen; The Cultural Influence of Zen in the Muromachi Period; The First Encounter Between Zen an... View more info

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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons; Illustrating the Perfections of God in the Phenomena of the Year. Spring.

By: Duncan, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Robert Carter: 1846

Seller ID: 2129896

Condition: Good


Minor wear to corners, moderately foxed throughout, lending library bookplate on front endpaper. 1846 Hard Cover. vii, 391, [12] pp. 8vo. An examination of the natural world as evidence of the greatness of God; i.e., natural religion. Part of a four volume work, each volume treating a separate season. Includes sections on: cosmical arrangements; reproduction of vegetables; reproduction of animals; instincts connected with the reproduction of animals; agriculture; anniversary of the death and resurrection of Christ; retrospective view of the argument. View more info

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Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

By: Durkheim, Emile; Swain, Joseph Ward (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 1965

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288072

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Smudge on page ridge, ink name on half-title page. 1965 Trade Paperback. 507 pp. In this 1912 classic, a founder of modern sociology seeks the enduring source of human social identity. Émile Durkheim presents a remarkably accessible examination of animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual. His intriguing views and ultimate conclusion—that the source of religion and morality lies in collective consciousness, rather than in individual minds—remains a topic of debate among sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, philosophers, and theologians. Durkheim edited L'Anné... View more info

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The Bhagavad Gita (A Classic of Indian Spirituality)

By: Easwaran, Eknath

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Nilgiri Press: 2007

Seller ID: 2273749

ISBN: 1586380192

Condition: Near Fine


Faint stain on front flyleaf. 2007 Trade Paperback. 294 pp. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound. His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian... View more info

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Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation (The Cloister Library TB 8)

By: Eckhart, Meister; Blakney, Raymond Bernard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks / The Cloister Library: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2291408

Condition: Very Good


1979 19th printing. Spine faded and lightly creased, edges lightly foxed. 1941 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 333, [7] pp. A central source and inspiration of dominant currents in philosophy and theology since St. Thomas Aquinas. Includes the text of his historic defense against charges of heresy. Translated by Raymond B. Blakney. View more info

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Structuralism

By: Ehrmann, Jacques

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287192

ISBN: 0385060564

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light crease to spine. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. Includes essays by Levi-Strauss, Lacan, and many other noteworthy structuralists. View more info

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Essays & Lectures: Nature; Addresses, and Lectures; Essays: First and Second Series; Representative Men; English Traits; The Conduct of Life (The Library of America 15)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1983

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2273271

ISBN: 0940450151

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Spine a bit faded. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1150 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of five works by the American philosopher, poet, and member of the Transcendentalists, with a chronology and notes following text. Includes: Nature; Addresses, and Lectures; Essays: First and Second Series; Representative Men; English Traits; The Conduct of Life. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American liter... View more info

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The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Illustrated Modern Library)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Illustrated Modern Library / Random House, Inc.: 1944

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275632

Condition: Very Good


Lacks publisher's slipcase, includes clear acetate jacket. Edges rubbed, 1 inch chip from front jacket corner. 1944 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 557, [7] pp. 8vo. A collection of nearly thirty essays by the 19th century American philosopher who encouraged individualism. He was good friends with Henry David Thoreau, and a co-founder of the Transcendentalist movement. Color illustrations by John Steuart Curry. View more info

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Letters and Social Aims

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291938

Condition: Very Good


1876 Osgood reprint. Boards rubbed & lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays by the 19th century Transcendentalist author and champion of individualism. CONTENTS: Poetry and Imagination; Social Aims; Eloquence; Resources; The Comic; Quotation and Originality; Progress of Culture; Persian Poetry; Inspiration; Greatness; Immortality. Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champio... View more info

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The Unknown Distance: From Consciousness to Conscience, Goethe to Camus

By: Engelberg, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1950821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned.Near Fine. 1972 Hard Cover. xviii, 288 pp. 8vo. Edward Engelberg argues that Conscience and Consciousness have slowly drifted apart from their once nearly identical meanings: inward knowledge of oneself. This process of separation, he shows, reached a critical point in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the age of dualisms. Tracing the evolution of the severance of Conscience from Consciousness, he demonstrates from a wide range of examples in literature and philosophy how such a division shaped the attitudes of important... View more info

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Voices of Faith (ALS Laid In)

By: Eppinger, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Arizona Interfaith Movement: 2008

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1729975

Condition: Very Good


Signed letter (ALS) from author laid in. 2008 Trade Paperback. 'Voices of Faith' offers readers the chance to understand the different religions motivating the people who make up their spiritual communities. In simple language, written by followers of these religious traditions themselves, this collection of essays explains the beliefs and practices of the friends, neighbors and co-workers all around us. At a time of increasing religious diversity in our country, and when religious perspectives are becoming increasingly part of public discourse, this initiative serves as a valuable resource. I... View more info

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Michel Foucault

By: Eribon, Didier

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard: 1991

Seller ID: 2265666

ISBN: 0674572874

Condition: Very Good


Ink underlining to first 30 pages only. Light edge wear to jacket. 1991 Hard Cover. At the time of his death in 1984, at the age of fifty-eight, Michel Foucault was widely regarded as one of the most powerful minds of this century. Hailed by distinguished historians and lionized on his frequent visits to America, he continues to provoke lively debate. The nature and merits of his accomplishments remain tangled in controversy. Rejecting traditional liberal and Marxist dreams of solidarity, Foucault became the very model of the modern intellectual, replacing Sartre as the figure of the eminent P... View more info

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y. - compiled & edited

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289072

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxxxiv, 249 pp. The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: ??????????????, Wylie: bar do thos grol, Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State) is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones,[1][note 1] revealed by Karma Lingpa (1326–1386). It is the best-known work of Nyingma literature,[3] and is known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the c... View more info

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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, or the Method of Realizing Nirvana through Knowing the Mind

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y.; Jung, C.G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289067

ISBN: 0195002938

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Rear wrapper and pages lightly toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxiv, 261 pp. This volume, the fourth of Dr. Evans-Wentz's noted Tibetan series, contains teachings of paramount importance from illustrious gurus of Tibet and India. Unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation expounds the quintessence of the Supreme Path, the Mahayana, and reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques c... View more info