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Essential Readings with Commentary
by Nick Smith
Part of <b>The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series,</b> this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it ...
by William J. Prior
Before Socrates, philosophers sought explanations for naturally-occurring phenomena from earthquakes and eclipses to the existence of the entire cosmos. But the Socratic era saw a great shift towards questions much closer to the human ...
by thomas habinek
Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is today known as media studies. It was absolutely crucial to life in the ancient world, whether in the courtroom, the legislature or on ceremonial occasions, and was described as either
Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought
by Roger Bartra
<div>Sublime madness and ennui - melancholy, a condition of imbalance, chaotic and desolate, and a keystone of modern Western thought. In <i>Angels in Mourning</i>, Roger Bartra explores how three lucid European thinkers - Immanuel Kant, Max ...
Resentment, Generosity, and Justice
by Martha C. Nussbaum
The Autobiography of a Female Body
by Sara Pascoe
A funny, feminist exploration of the female body by Fosters Comedy Award-nominated comedian Sara Pascoe. ...
Diotima and the Symbolic Order of Italian Feminism
by Cesare Casarino
<p> Introducing Anglophone readers to a potent strain of Italian feminism, <i>Another Mother</i> focuses on Diotima, a community of women philosophers deeply involved in feminist politics since the 1960s. Providing a multifaceted panorama of ...
A Manifesto for Slow Science
by Isabelle Stengers
by Francois Laruelle
This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work in France today- Alain Badiou and the author, Francois Laruelle.<br>At face value, the two have much in common- both espouse a ...
by Gilles;Guattari, Felix Deleuze
The collaboration of the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari has been one of the most profoundly influential partnerships in contemporary thought. Anti-Oedipus is the first part of their masterpiece, Capitalism and ...
by Simon Tormey
Every aspect of the anti-capitalist world is covered in this helpful guide, from WOMBLES to Zapatistas, NGOs to environmentalism, Paris 1968 to Seattle, and beyond. Picking up where Naomi Klein left off, this is not so much a manifesto as a ...Audio Book
by Edward Feser
One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In ...Audio Book
by Thomas Aquinas
<p> <p>Drawn from a wide range of writings and featuring state-of-the-art translations,<i> Basic Works</i> offers <span style="line-height: 1.45em;">convenient access to Thomas Aquinas? most important discussions of nature, being and ...
by Alain De Botton
In <i>The Architecture of Happiness</i>, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs- with our houses and their furnishings. He asks- What makes a house truly beautiful? Why ...
<p><p><i>The Physics</i> is a foundational work of western philosophy, and the crucial one for understanding Aristotle?s views on matter, form, essence, causation, movement, space, and time. This richly annotated, scrupulously accurate, and
by Damon Young
We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?<br><br>In <i>The Art of Reading</i>, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a
by Peter B. Lewis
Arthur Schopenhauer devoted his adult life to the articulation of a philosophy for the world, a philosophy that would benefit mankind by providing a solution to the riddle of existence. Often considered a thoroughgoing pessimist, Schopenhauer in
A Philosophical Introduction
by Jack Copeland
Presupposing no familiarity with the technical concepts of either philosophy or computing, this clear introduction reviews the progress made in AI since the inception of the field in 1956. Copeland goes on to analyze what those working in AI ...
by Sarah Bakewell
<b>Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize</b><BR><b></b> <BR><b>Paris, near the turn of 1932-3.</b> Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de ...
by David Ashford
The philosophy of Ayn Rand has had a role equal or greater than that of Milton Friedman or F.A. Hayek in shaping the contemporary neo-liberal consensus. Its impact was powerful on architects of Reaganomics such as Alan Greenspan, former Director