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

By: N/A

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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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Politics & Poetics (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Aristotle; Jowett, Benjamin & Butcher, S.H.; Kallen, Horace M.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2285623

Condition: Very Good


Edges and front and end matter lightly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. xxi, [5], 331, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S.H. Butcher, with an introduction by Horace M. Kallen and portraits by Leonard Baskin. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including ... View more info

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The Essayes or Counsels Civill & Moral of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Bacon, Francis; Morley, Christopher; Rosenbach, A.S.W.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Seller ID: 2285627

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss of gilt from front board. 1980 Full-Leather. ix, [3], 190 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introductions by Christopher Morley and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount of St. Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.... 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  $6.40

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  $16.00

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  $48.00

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

By: Brooks, David

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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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The Culture of Education

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289078

ISBN: 0674179536

Condition: Near Fine


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

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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

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Comstock's Common School Philosophy

By: Comstock, J.L.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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

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

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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 auth... View more info

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

By: Damasio, Antonio R.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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  $16.00

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  $12.00

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  $28.00

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  $6.40

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  $12.00

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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Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

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

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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... 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  $6.40

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

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Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity

By: Fuller, R. Buckminster

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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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The Essential Transcendentalists

By: Geldard, Richard G.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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  $32.00

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  $4.80

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  $12.00

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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Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2288058

ISBN: 140006256X

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 275 pp. Over the past two decades, no field of scientific inquiry has had a more striking impact across a wide array of disciplines–from biology to physics, computing to meteorology–than that known as chaos and complexity, the study of complex systems. Now astrophysicist John Gribbin draws on his expertise to explore, in prose that communicates not only the wonder but th... View more info

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The Dao of the Press: A Humanocentric Theory

By: Gunaratne, Shelton A.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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 Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

By: Harris, Sam

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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 ... 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  $4.00

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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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

By: Hecht, Jennifer Michael

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: HarperOne: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284752

ISBN: 0060097957

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxi, 551 pp. In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking. This is an account of the world's greatest ‘intellectual virtu... 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  $60.00

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