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History of Western philosophy

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

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An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures [more]

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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Inwood (Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford)

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy of mind

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Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic and divisive philosophers. Michael Inwood explores... [more]

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John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice

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John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice

Andrius Galisanka

Biography: general; Philosophy; Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism; Popular philosophy; Political science & theory; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Critics have maintained that John Rawls's theory of justice is unrealistic and undemocratic. Andrius Galisanka's incisive... [more]

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Logics of Worlds: Being and Event II

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Logics of Worlds: Being and Event II

Alain Badiou

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Philosophy: logic

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Covers contemporary philosophical thought. This book is suitable for those interested in contemporary Continental philosophy.... [more]

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Sartre: A Philosophical Biography

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Sartre: A Philosophical Biography

Thomas R. Flynn

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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This biography presents a conceptual genealogy of Sartre's philosophical thought, taking into account his imaginative literature,... [more]

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Thomas Aquinas: Basic Philosophical Writings: From the Summa Theologiae and The Principles of Nature (13th Century CE)

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Thomas Aquinas: Basic Philosophical Writings: From the Summa Theologiae...

Steven Baldner

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

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Contains new translations of the philosophical writings of Thomas Aquinas from the Summa Theologiae and The Principles of... [more]

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Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

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Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Robert Bartlett

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

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One of the central challenges to contemporary political philosophy is the apparent impossibility of arriving at any commonly... [more]

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Clare Carlisle

Biography; Biography: literary; Biography: religious & spiritual; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy of religion

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Søren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as... [more]

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Frege: A Philosophical Biography

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Frege: A Philosophical Biography

Dale Jacquette

Biography: historical, political & military; Philosophy of language; Historical & comparative linguistics; Philosophy; Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism; History of ideas

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Dale Jacquette's lively and incisive biography charts Frege's life from its beginnings in small-town north Germany, through... [more]

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Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason

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Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason

Justin E. H. Smith

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Philosophy: logic; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; History of ideas

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A fascinating history that reveals the ways in which the pursuit of rationality often leads to an explosion of irrationality... [more]

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The Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning

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The Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning

Alexander Stern

Philosophy of language; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Popular philosophy

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Known for his essays on culture, aesthetics, and literature, Walter Benjamin also wrote on the philosophy of language. For... [more]

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The Secular Enlightenment

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The Secular Enlightenment

Margaret Jacob

European history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Social & political philosophy; Religion & politics; Religion & science

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A major new history of how the Enlightenment transformed people's everyday lives The Secular Enlightenment is a panoramic... [more]

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The Joyous Science

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The Joyous Science

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy

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The Joyous Science is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that 'God is dead' and his critique of morality,... [more]

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Heidegger: A Critical Introduction

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Heidegger: A Critical Introduction

Peter Trawny

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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English translation of: Martin Heidegger: eine kritische Einfeuhrung. [more]

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Heraclitus: The Inception of Occidental Thinking and Logic: Heraclitus's Doctrine of the Logos

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Heraclitus: The Inception of Occidental Thinking and Logic: Heraclitus's...

Martin Heidegger, Marnie Hanlon

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Aims to present an elucidation of the work of Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic philosopher as the author of On Nature , the first... [more]

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The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin

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The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin

Joshua L. Cherniss (Georgetown University, Washington DC), Steven B. Smith (Yale University, Connecticut)

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Social & political philosophy; History of ideas

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This volume highlights Berlin's significance to contemporary readers, regarding not only liberty and liberalism, the Enlightenment... [more]

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The Human Condition: Second Edition

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The Human Condition: Second Edition

Hannah Arendt

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Political science & theory

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Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. [more]

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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

Angie Hobbs

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Social & political philosophy

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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plato's Republic is an accessible, authoritative, and timely introduction to the influential... [more]

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The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates

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The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates

Peter E. Pormann

Classical history & classical civilisation; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Medicine; History of medicine

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Hippocrates is a towering figure in Greek medicine, who has inspired generations of physicians over millennia in both the... [more]

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The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History

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The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (Merle Curti Associate Professor of History and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

History; History of the Americas; History: earliest times to present day; History of Western philosophy; History of ideas

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Drawing on a variety of discourses, from religion, philosophy, and political thought, to cultural criticism, social theory,... [more]

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How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management

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How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management

Seneca

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Self-help & personal development

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Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca.... [more]

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Infinite Resignation: On Pessimism

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Infinite Resignation: On Pessimism

Eugene Thacker

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Popular philosophy

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A collection of aphorisms, fragments, and observations on philosophy and pessimism. [more]

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The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism

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The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism

Elizabeth Grosz

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Feminism & feminist theory

Paperback

A new resolution of the mind-body problem that reconciles materialism and idealism. [more]

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An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy, 20th Anniversary Edition

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An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy, 20th Anniversary Edition...

Anthony Kenny

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy

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In 1998, the first edition of Anthony Kenny's comprehensive history of Western philosophy was published, to be met with immediate... [more]

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How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy

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How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy

Thucydides

Military history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Social & political philosophy; Military tactics

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An accessible modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides's History that takes listeners to the heart of his... [more]

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