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The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

By: Ferry, Luc

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281754

ISBN: 0062215450

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint edge wear. 2014 Trade Paperback. Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés (Herculean task, Pandora's box, Achilles heel, etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions ... View more info

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope

By: Fleming, Alice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281503

ISBN: 1402744390

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. The pastor of a small Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city’s bus lines. His philosophy of nonviolence, and his breathtaking eloquence, helped free African Americans from decades of oppression and finally won them the rights—and opportunities—they deserved. View more info

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The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

By: Foucault, Michel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294415

ISBN: 0679724699

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Faint sticker remnant on rear wrapper, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1990 Trade Paperback. 168 pp. Foucault turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history. View more info

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The Archaeology of Knowledge & The Discourse on Language

By: Foucault, Michel; Sheridan Smith, A.M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Colophon Books: 1976

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294416

ISBN: 0060905441

Condition: Very Good


1977 2nd printing. Star stamp on front corner, pages lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. 245, [3] pp. In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the... View more info

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The Hidden Face of God

By: Friedman, Richard Elliott

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286290

ISBN: 006062258X

Condition: Very Good


Pages very faintly toned, light stain along bottom edge of first few pages. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 335 pp. Remarkably readable, this inspiring work explores three interlinking mysteries: the amazing fact that in the Bible God gradually becomes more hidden; the eerie connection between Nietzsche and Dostoevsky, who arrived at the idea of the death of God almost concurrently -- but independent of one another; and the extraordinary cosmic parallel between the big bang theory and the mysticism of the Kabbalah. Bible Review hailed this book as brilli... View more info

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings

By: Gampopa; Rinpoche, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen; Chodron, Ani K. Trinlay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 1998

Seller ID: 2294556

ISBN: 1559390921

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. 476 pp. A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. Includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha. View more info

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The Philosophy of Henry George

By: Geiger, George R.; Dewey, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283769

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink note and surface tear on front paste-down endpaper, ink stamp on rear free endpaper. 1933 Hard Cover. xix, 581 pp. Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, based on the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value derived from land (including natural resources) should be... View more info

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The Essential Transcendentalists

By: Geldard, Richard G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tarcher: 2005

Seller ID: 2197694

ISBN: 158542434X

Condition: Very Good


Bottom right front corner creased, remainder mark, pages toned. 2005 Trade Paperback. 272 pp. An anthology of core writings by the New England Transcendentalists, providing a unique overview of these landmark figures as spiritual thinkers. Interest abounds in the work of the Transcendentalists, such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott. Each year, tens of thousands of readers rediscover Transcendental thought in books and articles, and in visits to historic sites, such as Walden Pond. But few appreciate the truly mystical and contemplative qualities of the Transcendentalists, and the spirit... View more info

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A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time

By: Gelven, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 1970

Seller ID: 2287883

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, ink underlining. 1970 Trade Paperback. This commentary uses the most recent insights in Heidegger studies to lead the reader through the sometimes difficult text of Being and Time. The clearly marked section-by-section analysis explains the structure of Being and Time, illuminates obscure passages, and presents examples of human experience to elucidate Heidegger's points. So that the reader does not lose sight of the main argument, Gelven summarizes the relevant concepts of Heidegger's chapters prior to his explicit interpretation of each section. Even though Gelven's commenta... View more info

The Prophet

By: Gibran, Kahlil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294627

Condition: Near Fine


1971 15th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. Ink name on front endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 84 pp. Tall 8vo. White cloth spine, black cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, paper spine and panel labels on slipcase. Includes sepia-toned plates by author. Gibran's famous inspirational collection of verse, which gained acceptance in the counter-culture movement, and made Gibran one of the best-selling poets of all time. View more info

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Spirits Rebellious

By: Gibran, Kahlil; Nahmad, H.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2020929

Condition: Very Good


20th printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1980 Hard Cover. 139 pp. Four fictional parables by the author of The Prophet. View more info

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Corydon

By: Gide, Andre; Beach, Frank A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Company: 1950

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202548

Condition: Good


First American edition. Spine slightly cocked, pages toned, small circular stain to top page ridge.One inch chip to top edge of jacket rear, a few minor chips to jacket edges, jacket toned, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1950 Hard Cover. xx, 220 pp. With a new preface by Andre Gide and a commentary on the Second Dialogue by Frank A. Beach....consisting of four Socratic dialogues on homosexuality. The dialogues use evidence from naturalists, historians, poets, and philosophers in order to back up Gide's argument that homosexuality is natural, or better not unnatural, and that it pervaded the ... View more info

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Stumbling on Happiness

By: Gilbert, Daniel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2266396

ISBN: 1400077427

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy. 2007 Trade Paperback. xvii, 310 pp. In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like ... View more info

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The Assault on Reason

By: Gore, Al

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272364

ISBN: 0739484613

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear. 2007 Hard Cover. 308 pp. Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected and influential public intellectuals in America today. The Assault on Reason takes an unprecedented look at how faith in the power of reason 'the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate' is now under assault. The marketplace of ideas, once open to everyone through the printed word, has been corrupted by the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith. By leading us to an understanding ... View more info

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The Life and Ideas of the Marquis de Sade

By: Gorer, Geoffrey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1963

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1950839

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Lightly toned. 1963 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 250 pp. A study of the life, writings, and philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, whose sexual proclivities are still controversial today (from his name is derived the term 'sadism', which indicates sexual pleasure derived from harming others). View more info

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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

By: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Samuel Weiser, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2288091

ISBN: 0877280649

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Spine lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. 311 pp. A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations. View more info

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The Dao of the Press: A Humanocentric Theory

By: Gunaratne, Shelton A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hampton Press: 2005

Seller ID: 1795027

ISBN: 1572736178

Condition: Very Good


2005 Trade Paperback. 194 pp. The reason for writing this book was to pinpoint that theory-building based on Western philosophy and epistemology has produced non comprehensive social theories that are not universally applicable. World philosophy has two opposite components--the Western strand that emphasizes individual rights and freedom; and the Eastern strand that emphasizes individual responsibilities and interdependence. Philosophical strands of various shades lie between these two, which we can call yin and yang. To develop comprehensive social theories, it is necessary to combine science... View more info

Nyung Na: The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus

By: Gyatso, Losang Kalsang [The Seventh Dalai Lama]; Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Zopa; Churinoff, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294533

ISBN: 0861712501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xii, 213 pp. The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus View more info

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The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures

By: Habermas, Jurgen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: MIT Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2279267

ISBN: 0262581027

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity is a tour de force that has the immediacy and accessibility of the lecture form and the excitement of an encounter across, national cultural boundaries. Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French poststructuralism. Tracing the odyssey of the philosophical discourse of modernity, Habermas's strategy is to return to those historical crossroads at which Hegel and the Young Hegelians, Nietzsche and Heidegger made the fateful decisions that led to this outcome. His... View more info

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The Past as Future (Modern German Culture and Literature)

By: Habermas, Jurgen;Pensky, Max; Hohendahl, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2261938

ISBN: 0803272669

Condition: Near Fine


Barcode on rear wrapper marked. 1994 Trade Paperback. xxvi, 185 pp. Jurgen Habermas is one of the best-known and most influential philosophers in Europe today. Heir to the Frankfurt school, his reputation rests on more than thirty years of groundbreaking works on society knowledge, history, technology; ethics, and many other subjects. He is also a familiar figure in his native Germany where he has often played a prominent role in public de-bates. In recent years, he has spoken out ever more directly on the extraordinary changes taking place in Germany, Europe, and the world. This volume of int... View more info

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The Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality

By: Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 1991

Seller ID: 2269096

ISBN: 0062503766

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and highlighting. 1991 Trade Paperback. xi, 191 pp. A guide to spiritual psychology offers an Islamic concept of personality and outlines the emergence and development of the self as individuals grow toward their highest spiritual potential. View more info

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Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved: 100 Poems of Hafiz

By: Hafiz; Crowe, Thomas Rain

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Shambala: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278690

ISBN: 157062853X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Front wrapper lightly toned. 2001 Trade Paperback. xx, 106 pp. The Persian Sufi poet Hafiz (1326–1390) is a towering figure in Islamic literature—and in spiritual attainment as well. Known for his profound mystical wisdom combined with a sublime sensuousness, Hafiz was the supreme master of a poetic form known as the ghazal (pronounced guzzle), an ode or song consisting of rhymed couplets celebrating divine love. In this selection of his poems, wine and the intoxication it brings are the image that expresses this love in all its joyful abandon, painful... View more info

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Zen Keys

By: Hanh, Thich Nhat; Kapleau, Philip - introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289290

ISBN: 0385080662

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 198 pp. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy. Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality. The final section ... View more info

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Superstructuralism: The Philosophy of Structuralism and Post-structuralism

By: Harland, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1987

Seller ID: 2195164

Condition: Good


Ink and highlighting throughout, pages lightly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. In Superstructuralism, Harland coins the term to cover the whole field of Structuralists, Semioticians, Althusserian Marxists, Foucaultians, and poststructuralists -- Derrida, Kristeva, Barthes, Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault and Baudrillard included -- in spite of the differences among them. View more info

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No Author Better Served: The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider

By: Harmon, Maurice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harvard: 2000

Seller ID: 2196788

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. For Alan Schneider, directing Endgame, Samuel Beckett lays out the play's philosophy, then adds: Don't mention any of this to your actors!He claimed he couldn't talk about his work, but Beckett proves remarkably forthcoming in these pages, which document the thirty-year working relationship between the playwright and his principal producer in the United States. The correspondence between Beckett and Schneider offers an unparalleled picture of the art and craft of theater in the hands of two masters. It is also an endlessly enlightening look into the play... View more info

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Harris on the Pig. Breeding, Rearing, Management, and Improvement.

By: Harris, Joseph

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Orange Judd Company: 1883

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2207603

Condition: Fair


New and enlarged edition, revised by the author. Boards rubbed and stained, front endpaper removed, pages lightly soiled. 1883 Hard Cover. 273, [3] pp. 8vo. A guide to keeping pigs, written by the founder of Harris Seeds of Rochester. Joseph Harris was an English immigrant who became extremely successful in the selection of superior strains of vegetables and grains... His success as a seedsman led to the beginning of Harris Seeds in 1879. The company became widely popular because of his basic business philosophy – offer my customers a quality product at a fair price and they will return. (... View more info

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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

By: Harris, Sam

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284488

ISBN: 143917122X

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2011 Trade Paperback. 307 pp. In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are; it can, in principle, tell us how we ought to be. In his view, moral relativism is simply false—and comes at an increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can... View more info

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The Freemasons: Unlocking the 1000-Year-Old Mysteries of the Brotherhood: The Masonic Rituals, Codes, Signs and Symbols Explained

By: Harwood, Jeremy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hermes House: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2261592

ISBN: 1844779645

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. An exceptional copy. 2006 Large Softcover. 96 pp. 11 3/4 x 9. A full and intriguing account of the rituals, signs and symbols associated with the beliefs and history of Freemasonry. Explore the mystical symbolism of the Square and the Compass, the Five-Pointed Star, the All-Seeing Eye, the Sun and Moon, and many others. Find out about the history of the Masonic movement, and the myths and preconceptions that have grown up around it. Discover how the rituals in Freemasonry today are steeped in mystery and symbolism from the past. View more info

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The Road to Serfdom, Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume II [2])

By: Hayek, F.A.; Caldwell, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290480

ISBN: 0226320553

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 2007 Trade Paperback. xi, [1], 283, [1] pp. A new edition released as part of Hayek's collected works, including a new foreword and introduction by editor Bruce Caldwell, as well as the preface to the original editions, the foreword to the 1956 American paperback edition, the preface to the 1976 edition, and the original introduction. Index follows text. A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in England i... View more info

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Hegel's Science of Logic: Volume 1

By: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm F.; Johnston, W.H. (translator)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272366

Condition: Very Good


Volume 1 only. First edition. Edge wear to jacket. 1929 Hard Cover. A new translation of Hegel's writing on logic. View more info