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Rollo's Philosophy [Air] (The Rollo Series)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2205135

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink note to front endpaper, corners bumped. 1868 Small Hard Cover. 192 pp. The main design in view, in the discussions which are offered to the juvenile world, under the title of The Rollo Philosophy, relates rather to their effect upon the little reader's habits of thinking, reasoning, and observation, than to the additions they may make to his stock of knowledge.CONTENTS: Lost in the snow; Flying; Valve Making; Experiments; Pressure; Ballooning; Philosophica... View more info

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The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great

By: Bennett, Ray

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280565

ISBN: 0811853683

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, faint stain on rear board. 2006 Small Hard Cover. 95 pp. Lower the bar. Turn it down a notch. Get off the Stairmaster. The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the fabulous benefits of underachievement in our overextended society. A witty introduction makes the case for the right amount of effort a lot les... View more info

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Creative Evolution (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, Modern Library 231)

By: Bergson, Henri; Mitchell, Arthur; Edman, Irwin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1944

Seller ID: 2278421

Condition: Good


Jacket rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped, sticker and ink note on front jacket flap. Edges of boards lightly toned, spine slightly cocked. 1944 Hard Cover. xxv, 453 pp. In the authorized translation by Arthur Mitchell, with a foreword by Irwin Edman. Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation appeared in 1911. The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of ev... 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... View more info

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The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination

By: Bronowski, Jacob

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Yale: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272371

ISBN: 0300021925

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. The Silliman Memorial lecture series was established in 1888 in memory of Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman, the wife of Gold S. Silliman, the mother of Benjamin Silliman, one of the first professors of science at Yale University and the first person to fractionate petroleum. It was established from a legacy of $80,000 left in 1883 and the fund was possessed by Yale University, who publish the lectures, in 1901. The lectures are desi... 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 Roc... View more info

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $7.00

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 beg... View more info

The Civil Service in Pakistan (The Central Recruited Civil Services): Thesis Approved for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of London

By: Chaudhuri, Muzaffar Ahmed

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Institute of Public Administration, Dacca: 1969

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1308669

Condition: Very Good


The less common second edition, printed 6 years after the original. Very good hardcover in good jacket. Jacket flaps glued down, jacket edge wear, ink name & date on front endpaper.Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 393 pp. CONTENTS: The Growth of the Civil Service in British India and Pakistan; Organisation and Composition; Recruitment; Training; General Conditions of Employment; Professional Standards of Conduct; Staff Relation in the Civil Service in Britain and Pakistan; Conclus... 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

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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... View more info

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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... 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; ... View more info

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Indefinites (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Series)

By: Diesing, Molly

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Seller ID: 1518826

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1992 Hard Cover. 175 pp. 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... 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 validit... View more info

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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 clas... View more info

Image for The Miscellaneous Writings of John Fiske, with Many Portraits of Illustrious Philosophers, Scientists, and Other Men of Note, in Twelve Volumes: Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy, in Four Volumes; Myths and Myth-Makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology; The Unseen World and Other Essays; Excursions of an Evolutionist; Darwinism and Other Essays; Studies in Religion: Being The Destiny of Man, The Idea of God, Through Nature to God, Life Everlasting; A Century of Science and Other Essays; The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War; Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins (Standard Library Edition)

The Miscellaneous Writings of John Fiske, with Many Portraits of Illustrious Philosophers, Scientists, and Other Men of Note, in Twelve Volumes: Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy, in Four Volumes; Myths and Myth-Makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology; The Unseen World and Other Essays; Excursions of an Evolutionist; Darwinism and Other Essays; Studies in Religion: Being The Destiny of Man, The Idea of God, Through Nature to God, Life Everlasting; A Century of Science and Other Essays; The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War; Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins (Standard Library Edition)

By: Fiske, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1902

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2206644

Condition: Good


Boards soiled, spine base of volumes 1 and 3 stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper of each, interiors clean and unmarked. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. 1902 edition, issued as part of a uniform set of Fiske's historical works. Includes: Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy, in Four Volumes; Myths and Myth-Makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by C... View more info

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Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity

By: Fuller, R. Buckminster

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2269189

Condition: Good


Fifth printing. Former school library copy--usual marks. Pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. xi, 366 pp. The thesis: Mankind has perhaps for the first time the prospect of a world of maximum abundance-imminent Utopia. Man will be able to solve all the physical problems of his existence because the real wealth of the world is information and energy. Anad these are increasing without forseeable limit. However we have acquired the means of total destruction of ... View more info

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Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain

By: Gazzaniga, Michael S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2011

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279048

ISBN: 0061906107

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2011 Hard Cover. The author of Human, Michael S. Gazzaniga has been called the “father of cognitive neuroscience.” In his remarkable book, Who’s in Charge?, he makes a powerful and provocative argument that counters the common wisdom that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes we cannot control. His well-reasoned case against the idea that we live in a “determined” world is fascinating and liberating, solidifyin... 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, suc... View more info

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Galileo Galilei: A Biography and Inquiry into His Philosophy of Science (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Geymonat, Ludovico; de Santillana, Giorgio; Drake, Stillman; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1994

Seller ID: 2274216

Condition: Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1994 Full-Leather. xviii, 260 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of Galileo. Translated from the Italian with additional notes and an appendix by Stillman Drake, with a foreword by Professor Giorgio de Santillana, and a special foreword by Ray Bradbury. A biography of the famous astronomer, physicist, engineer, phil... 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 hav... View more info

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The Natural Philosophy of Love

By: Gourmont, Remy De; Pound, Ezra (Translator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rarity Press: 1931

Seller ID: 2201999

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, jacket toned.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. 182 pp. A prose work studying love and sexuality, by the French symbolist and poet. Translated with a postscript by the well known poet Ezra Pound. This remarkable work of research by one of Europe's foremost men of letters is a careful scientific inquiry into the subject of sex in relation to man and the lower animals. It deals in a fresh and masterly way with the biological basis of the sexual ins... 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 be... View more info

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The American Scholar: A Quarterly for the Independent Thinker (Autumn 1958, Volume 27, Number 4)

By: Haydn, Hiram

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The William Byrd Press: 1958

Seller ID: 1526898

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1958 Large Softcover. 544 pp. Numerous book ads. CONTENTS: The Invasion of Privacy (1): Technology and the Claims of Community - Richard H. Rovere; A Pertinent Observation (poem) - Ruthven Todd; Basic Elements in the New World Crisis - Adolf A. Berle, Jr.; Plainsong (poem) - Louise Townsend Nicholl; The Steins in Paris - Aline B. Saarinen; Man, Food and Sex - Marston Bates; Equality: America's Deferred Commitment - C. Vann Woodward; College Students and R... 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

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Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations (World Perspectives Series, Vol. 42)

By: Heisenberg, Werner; Pomerans, Arnold J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265115

ISBN: 0061316229

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Multiple creases to wrappers, page ridges very faintly foxed, ink name on half-title page. 1972 Trade Paperback. viii, 257 pp. Physics and Beyond (German: Der Teil und das Ganze: Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik) is a book by Werner Heisenberg,[1] the German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle. It tells, from his point of view, the history of exploring atomic science and quantum mechanics in the first half of the 20th century. As the su... View more info

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54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, Complete with Custom Bookcase and Continuous 12 Volume Run of The Great Ideas Today Annual (1962-1973)

By: Hutchins, Robert Maynard; Adler, Mortimer; et al

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica: 1952

Seller ID: 2208339

Condition: Very Good


Price incorporates additional shipping costs associated with sending the shelf separately, and the set in several separate boxes, by FedEx Ground. Faster delivery will be extra, and international shipping is not available for this set. Includes custom bookcase, which was an optional add-on when these were sold door-to-door. 1/2 inch chip from spine head of volume 8, 1/2 inch closed tear to spine head of 1963 annual, minor cosmetic wears to spines of a few other volumes. ... View more info

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54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set

By: Hutchins, Robert Maynard; Adler, Mortimer; et al

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265793

Condition: Near Fine


1990 printing. We have more books available by this author!. 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, the deluxe edition with fabricoid spines over cloth boards, gilt titles and rules, top edges gilt. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, ... View more info

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The Philosophy of William James: Selected from His Chief Works (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 114)

By: James, William; Kallen, Horace M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1953

Seller ID: 2262170

Condition: Good


Front free endpaper excised with razor cut to binding edge of next two pages, tape remnants on boards, jacket toned, 2 inch tear on rear jacket edge, jacket price clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. vii, 375 pp., 9-page terminal publisher ad. A selection from the works of the philosopher and psychologist known as 'the father of pragmatism', with ruminations on the self, our world, knowing, the limits of science, religion, society, education, America, life and death. View more info