by Stephanie Dowrick
In this groundbreaking book Stephanie Dowrick reconsiders the six great humane virtues that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and others; the way we meet and move through difficulties or grief; the way that we can newly appreciate ...
by Ralph Barton Perry
?This volume is based on the Powell Lectures delivered at Indiana University in 1937, and in it the author has drawn freely from his larger book, The Thought and Character of William James?-Booklist
by William E. Connolly
William Connolly presents a lucid and concise defense of the thesis of "essentially contested concepts" that can well be read as a general introduction to political theory, as well as for its challenge to the prevailing understanding of political ...
An Inquiry into Values
by Robert Pirsig
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR AND A READER'S GUIDE Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from ...
Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Betweeen
by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
A hilarious take on the philosophy, theology and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D, its prequel, Life, and its sequel, the Hereafter. Philosophers such ...
<p>The first complete and up-to-date listing of the Wittgenstein literature ever produced. Its more than 3000 entries include material on all phases of the philosopher's life and thought. Coverage is inclusive for publications in English and the ...
by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe, Bryson explores English from America to Australia and looks at, among other things, ...
Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary
by A. A. Long & D.N. Sedley
Volume I presents the texts in new translations by the authors, and these are accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary designed for use by all readers, including those with no background in the classical world. With its glossary ...
The Political Theory of the Welfare State
by Robert E. Goodin
Robert Goodin passionately and cogently defends the welfare state from current attacks by the New Right. But he contends that the welfare state finds false friends in those on the Old Left who would justify it as a hesitant first step toward some ...
by Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche - he ...
by Adrian C. Moulyn
<p>Suffering is a fact of human existence. In his interdisciplinary investigation of the causes, types, value, and outcome of human suffering, Adrian C. Moulyn has discovered a purpose in it. In The Meaning of Suffering Moulyn presents his ...
The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy
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. At face value, the two have much in common: both espouse a ...
by Alain de Botton
"The Architecture of Happiness" is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being. Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us.
Treatise on Military Ethics and the Way of the Soldier
by Richard A. Gabriel
?The author reviews the military's lack of an ethical base, develops the need for a special ethic, and proposes a model code of military ethics. The book is well organized and well written.?-Library Journal
by Soren Kierkegaard
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Soren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names ...
by Kieran Setiya
Modern philosophy has been vexed by the question 'Why should I be moral?' and by doubts about the rational authority of moral virtue. In "Reasons without Rationalism", Kieran Setiya shows that these doubts rest on a mistake. The 'should' of ...
by Alain de Botton
The "Consolations of Philosophy" is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life. It is the inspiration for the TV series "Philsophy: A Guide to Happiness. Alain de Botton, bestselling author of "How Proust Can Change Your Life", ...
Philosophy as Pneumatology
by Alan M. Olson
Hegel and the Spirit explores the meaning of Hegel's grand philosophical category, the category of Geist, by way of what Alan Olson terms a pneumatological thesis. Hegel's philosophy of spirit, according to Olson, is a speculative pneumatology ...
A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
by Sarah Bakewell
How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought ...
by Cornelius De Waal
Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, is a hugely important and influential thinker in the history of American philosophy. His philosophical interests were broad and he made significant contributions in several different areas of ...