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History of Western philosophy

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Twilight of the Idols

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Twilight of the Idols

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900

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A grand declaration of war, this 1888 polemic examines what we worship and why. Intended by Nietzsche as an introduction... [more]

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Timaeus and Critias

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Timaeus and Critias

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology

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A Socratic dialogue in two parts. It begins with a theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation... [more]

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The Rise of Modern Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 3

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The Rise of Modern Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume...

Anthony Kenny (University of Oxford)

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

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Anthony Kenny's engaging new history of Western philosophy now advances... [more]

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Dialogues and Essays

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Dialogues and Essays

Seneca

Literary essays; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on... [more]

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An Essay concerning Human Understanding

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An Essay concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy of mind

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In his Essay, John Locke sets out his theory of knowledge and how we acquire it. He shows how all our ideas are grounded... [more]

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Critique of Judgement

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Critique of Judgement

Immanuel Kant

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Philosophy of religion

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Kant's Critique of Judgement analyses our experience of the beautiful and the sublime in relation to nature, morality, and... [more]

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Being and Time

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Being and Time

Martin Heidegger

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology

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Reprint. Originally published: Harper & Row, 1962. [more]

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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Terry Eagleton

Literary theory; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Cultural studies

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We have all wondered about the meaning of life. Is there an answer? Is it up to us? Or is the question a bogus one? Terry... [more]

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Existentialism For Dummies

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Existentialism For Dummies

Christopher Panza, Gregory Gale

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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Have you ever wondered what the phrase God is dead means? You'll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to... [more]

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Republic

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Republic

Plato

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy; Constitution: government & the state

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The Republic deals with almost the whole range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced... [more]

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Candide and Other Stories

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Candide and Other Stories

Voltaire

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900

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Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's 'philosophical tales', in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest... [more]

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The Nature of the Gods

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The Nature of the Gods

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Literary essays; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Nature & existence of God; Ancient religions & mythologies

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Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of... [more]

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Selected Essays

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Selected Essays

David Hume

Prose: non-fiction; Literary essays; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas; Political science & theory

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Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection... [more]

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Physics

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Physics

Aristotle

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; History of science; Physics

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Nearly all the works Aristotle (384-322 BCE) prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials,... [more]

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Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito

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Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito

Plato

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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These new translations of the Defence of Socrates, the Euthyphro, and the Crito present Plato's remarkable dramatizations... [more]

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Francis Bacon: The Major Works

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Francis Bacon: The Major Works

Francis Bacon

Literary essays; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600

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This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank... [more]

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Essential Marcus Aurelius

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Essential Marcus Aurelius

Jacob Needleman, John Piazza

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Presents a translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the philosopher and Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius. This book features... [more]

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A Discourse on the Method: of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences

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A Discourse on the Method: of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking...

Rene Descartes

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900

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Descartes's A Discourse on the Method of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences marks a... [more]

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Russian Thinkers

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Russian Thinkers

Isaiah Berlin

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, the author considers the social and political circumstances that produced... [more]

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Robert M. Pirsig

Biography: general; Literary essays; Fiction & Literature; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Popular philosophy; Travel writing

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A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey. [more]

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How To Read Foucault

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How To Read Foucault

Johanna Oksala

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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'These [How to Read] books let you encounter thinkers eyeball to eyeball by analysing passages from their work' Terry Eagleton,... [more]

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The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty

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The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty

A. C. Grayling

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy

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A new edition of the bestseller from our pre-eminent philosopher, A.C. Grayling [more]

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Forms in the Abyss: A Philosophical Bridge Between Sartre and Derrida

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Forms in the Abyss: A Philosophical Bridge Between Sartre and Derrida

Steve Martinot

Literary studies: general; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Cultural studies

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A groundbreaking effort to find the common language between two of the most important philosophical thinkers of the twentieth... [more]

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The Republic

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The Republic

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Political science & theory

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Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion... [more]

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Medieval Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 2

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Medieval Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 2

Anthony Kenny (formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and former President, British Academy)

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Christian theology

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Presenting the history of Western philosophy, this book charts the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and... [more]

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