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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

Angie Hobbs

$19.99
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plato's Republic is an accessible, authoritative, and timely introduction to the influential dialogue that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy.

Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato's Republic explores the age old dilemma- Why should I be just? What is a just society, and how can it be created?

With strikingly relevant questions such as- How can women's potential be actualized? How are democracies subverted by demagogues and tyrants? How dangerous are 'alternative facts' and what can we do about them? This text is still essential reading.

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

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

Anthony Kenny

$52.95
Now in its 20th anniversary edition, world-renowned philosopher Anthony Kenny's highly acclaimed survey of Western philosophy has been updated to provide essential coverage of contemporary Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy, and features a brand-new introduction on the history of philosophical sub-disciplines.

20th anniversary edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed survey of over 2,500 years of Western philosophical thought, featuring new chapters on Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy Offers the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available Written by one of the most learned and pedigreed philosophers alive in Britain New to this edition is an array of significant female thinkers and continental figures such as Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Popper, Anscombe, Austin, Geach, Foot, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, and Rawls Sets itself apart from competing volumes with Kenny's distinctive voice and approachable style, making it accessible for students and curious general readers Now features 70 illustrations, many new to this edition
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A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

Luc Ferry ,  Theo Cuffe

$22.99
The International Bestseller From the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy - including its profound relevance in today's world as well as its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life.

This lively journey through the great thinkers challenges every one of us to learn to think for ourselves and asks us the most important question of all: how can we live better?
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Thinking Off Your Feet: How Empirical Psychology Vindicates Armchair Philosophy

Thinking Off Your Feet: How Empirical Psychology Vindicates Armchair Philosophy

Michael Strevens

$77.00
Many philosophers believe they can gain knowledge about the world from the comfort of their armchairs, simply by reflecting on the nature of things. But how can the mind arrive at substantive knowledge of the world without seeking its input? Michael Strevens proposes an original defense of the armchair pursuit of philosophical knowledge, focusing on the method of cases, in which judgments about category membership - Does this count as causation? Does that count as the right action to take? - are used to test philosophical hypotheses about such matters as causality, moral responsibility, and beauty.

Strevens argues that the method of cases is capable of producing reliable, substantial knowledge. His strategy is to compare concepts of philosophical things to concepts of natural kinds, such as water. Philosophical concepts, like natural kind concepts, do not contain the answers to philosophers' questions; armchair philosophy therefore cannot be conceptual analysis. But just as natural kind concepts provide a viable starting point for exploring the nature of the material world, so philosophical concepts are capable of launching and sustaining fruitful inquiry into philosophical matters, using the method of cases. Agonizing about unusual edge cases, Strevens shows, can play a leading role in such discoveries.

Thinking Off Your Feet seeks to reshape current debates about the nature of philosophical thinking and the methodological implications of experimental philosophy, to make significant contributions to the cognitive science of concepts, and to restore philosophy to its traditional position as an essential part of the human quest for knowledge.
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Ancient Philosophy: A Companion to the Core Readings

Ancient Philosophy: A Companion to the Core Readings

Andrew Stumpf

$38.99
This unique text is designed as a guide to the most important and influential works of ancient Greek philosophy. The book begins with mythology and the pre-Socratics, then proceeds to examine a number of the most important works from Plato and Aristotle, including Euthyphro, Meno, Republic the Categories, the Physics and the Nicomachean Ethics. Student readers who might otherwise struggle with the primary texts will find an exceedingly helpful guide in Stumpf's clear explanations and analyses. Maps, diagrams and images are provided to aid comprehension.
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Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Aristotle ,  C. D. C. Reeve

$32.95
This new translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric , noteworthy for its consistency and accuracy, is the latest addition to the New Hackett Aristotle series. Fitting seamlessly with the others in the series, it enables Anglophone readers to read Aristotle's works in a way previously impossible. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms guides the reader to places where focused discussion of key notions occurs.
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