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John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity

by J. Donald Moon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 26, 2014)

Donald Moon’s John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity is an accessible biography that explores how Rawls’ life helped establish the fundamental commitment of classical liberalism through...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford Dover Publications (January 25, 2013)

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


Complete Essays

by Francis Bacon Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

The Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and...


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Daphne du Maurier has no equal." --Sunday Telegraph

Prior to the publication of Golden Lads, Anthony Bacon was viewed as a footnote in the history of his younger brother, Francis. A fascinating historical figure...


The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Unlike many authors of popular historical biographies, du Maurier resembled Antonia Fraser in being an indefatigable researcher." --Francis King

Many accounts of the life of Francis Bacon have been written...


Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre UPA (November 21, 2013)

This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jürgen Habermas’ oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. Segre explores Habermas’ themes of the rationalization...


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable...


The Education of John Dewey: A Biography

by Jay Martin Columbia University Press (January 23, 2003)

During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally...


The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America

by Don Lattin HarperOne (January 05, 2010)

“[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat...


A Living Book - Autobiographical Reflections 1

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov Editions Prosveta (May 24, 2013)

p spanArtists create works that are external to themselves using external materials; they concentrate their efforts on this external matter, and they create marvels. But I will say that, for me, true artists...


Maverick Genius

by Phillip F. Schewe Thomas Dunne Books (February 25, 2013)

The biography of one of most inventive, courageous, and brilliant thinkers of our time, who worked for the Pentagon and NASA, helped write the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and assisted Stanley Kubrick with 2001:...


In This World of Wonders

by Nicholas Wolterstorff Eerdmans (January 16, 2019)

World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new...


In This World of Wonders

by Nicholas Wolterstorff Eerdmans (January 16, 2019)

World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new...


Becoming Dallas Willard

by Gary W. Moon, Richard J. Foster & John Ortberg Ivp Books (March 27, 2018)

  • ECPA 2019 Christian Book Award Finalist
  • 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalists - Biography


Maimonides

by Abraham Joshua Heschel & Joachim Neugroschel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 1983)

Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher.


Julius Evola

by Gianfranco de Turris Inner Traditions (July 07, 2020)

An intimate portrait of Evola and his wartime activities that rebuts many of the Fascist pseudo-myths about him

• Traces the Baron’s activities in Italy, Germany, and Austria during World War II

• Clarifies...


Marx and Marxism

by Gregory Claeys Bold Type Books (April 23, 2018)

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883...


Adam Smith

by Jesse Norman Basic Books (September 10, 2018)

A dazzlingly original, "remarkable" account of the life and thought of legendary economist Adam Smith (Financial Times).

Adam Smith (1723-1790) is now widely regarded as the greatest economist of all time. But...


Exact Thinking in Demented Times

by Karl Sigmund & Douglas R Hofstadter Basic Books (December 04, 2017)

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science

Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and...


Savage Messiah

by Jim Proser & Dennis Prager St. Martin's Press (January 20, 2020)

A fascinating biography and in-depth look at the work of bestselling writer and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, by award-winning author Jim Proser.

Who is psychologist, professor, bestselling author, and YouTube...


Philosopher of the Heart

by Clare Carlisle Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2020)

Philosopher of the Heart is the groundbreaking biography of renowned existentialist Søren Kierkegaard?s life and creativity, and a searching exploration of how to be a human being in the world.

Søren Kierkegaard...


Seneca : Story of the Philosopher, Dramatist and Roman Statesman

by Elbert Hubbard & H. E. Butler Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with the story of Seneca who was one of the eminent Latin writers and philosophers of the Silver Age. Young, he was fascinated with the philosophical thoughts of the Stoics, to which sect he...


A Short History of My Philosophy

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

A Short History of My Philosophy is an autobiographic account of Agnes Heller's intellectual and academic career. It traces the development of ideas and gives a thorough account of some of Agnes Heller's most...


The Wine of Wisdom

by Mehdi Aminrazavi Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

The intoxicating message of Khayyam’s famous Ruba‘iyyat created an image of exotic Orientalism in the West but, as author Mehdi Aminrazavi reveals, Khayyam’s achievements went far beyond the intoxicating...


Voltaire

by Ian Davidson Pegasus Books (March 12, 2012)

The definitive biography of Voltaire's life—from his scandalous love affairs and political maneuverings to his inspired philosophy.

We think of Voltaire as the archetypal figure of the enlightenment; in his...


Hobbes

by Hannah Dawson Pegasus Books (July 15, 2015)

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher who was roiled by the bloodshed and turmoil of the English Civil War. During this period of ceaseless in-fighting, he wrote his masterpiece, Leviathan, which established...


Aquinas

by Edward Feser Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2009)

Charting the life and thought of this hugely influential medieval thinker.

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations...


Averroes

by Majid Fakhry Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

This stimulating book covers all area of the twelfth century Muslim philosopher's life from his transmission of Aristotelian thought to the Western world, to his conflict with the Ash'arite theologians.


John Hick

by John Hick Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

John Hick is one of the world's foremost theologians and philosophers of religion: his books feature on many comparative religion and philosophy courses and his theories and work in the field of race relations...


Why We Drive

by Matthew B. Crawford & Ron Butler HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. 

"A thoughtful,...


Keep Moving

by Dick Van Dyke & Todd Gold Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

In this entertaining and inspirational memoir, Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke shares his secret to staying resilient in old age.

Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his ninetieth birthday in December...


The Vision of Léon Walras

by Donald Walker, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 03, 2006)

Léon Walras (1834–1910) transformed economics from a literary discipline into a mathematical, deterministic science. For the first time, Walras expressed the view that all markets are related and that their...


Socrates

by Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas Smith, Lynn Redgrave & John Lachs et al. Knowledge Products (March 01, 2006)

Socrates was the first great philosopher of the West. Though he left no written works, there were many accounts of his life and philosophy. Socrates was an eccentric who went about Athens in bare feet and tattered...


Søren Kierkegaard

by George Connell, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (March 02, 2006)

For Kierkegaard, truth is a subjective reality which we must live, not something to simply consider and discuss. His self-consciousness and self-examination highlight the practical demands of existence, and...


John Dewey

by John J. Stuhr, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 31, 2006)

John Dewey was America's most influential philosopher. Dewey's views are known as "pragmatism," which emphasizes action and results. He believed that knowledge and ethics, as well as art and religion, live only...


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

by John E. Smith, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 18, 2006)

Friedrich Hegel developed a profound and influential synthesis of all prior knowledge. He aimed to make philosophy an all-comprehensive science that would restate, in rational language, the truth of Christianity....


Jean-Paul Sartre

by John Compton, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 30, 2006)

Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, is perhaps the best known advocate of existentialism. In this view, no external authority gives life meaning: mankind is radically free and responsible. In every moment...


Heidegger in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

One of two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was Wittgenstein's linguistic analysis. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and his fundamental question: "What is the meaning...


Confucius in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that his aim was to turn his pupils into good...


Hegel in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Hegel’s dialectical method produced the most grandiose metaphysical system known to man. Its most vital element was the dialectic of the thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. This sprung from Hegel’s aim to...


Living Biographies of Great Philosophers

by Henry Thomas, Dana Lee Thomas & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Every biography is a story of adventure. The energetic personalities of the world represent an adventure in living. The philosophical personalities, on the other hand, represent an adventure in thinking. And...


Old Path White Clouds

by Thich Nhat Hanh & Edoardo Ballerini Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2016)

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from twenty-four Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style,...


Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche, Stephen Van Doren & Anthony M. Ludovici Blackstone Publishing (July 23, 2009)

Ecce Homo, which is Latin for “behold the man,” is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative...


Orwell

by Michael Shelden & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (April 25, 2012)

In his probing and revelatory biography of one of the great prose stylists of the twentieth century, acclaimed biographer Michael Shelden breaks new ground in the evocation of George Orwell’s personal life...


Autobiographical Reflections

by Eric Voegelin & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This is an ideal introduction to the ideas of Eric Voegelin, a man whom many regard as the greatest thinker of our time. Here we encounter the stages in the development of his unique philosophy of consciousness;...


Facets of Ayn Rand

by Charles Sures, Mary Ann Sures, Susan O’Malley & Leonard Peikoff Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

Facets of Ayn Rand is based on forty-eight hours of interviews with Mary Ann and Charles Sures, longtime personal friends of Ayn Rand. Their recollections make vividly real the Ayn Rand they knew so well.

Here...


Aristotle in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, from speculations on the nature of the soul to meteorology, poetry, art, and even the interpretation of dreams. Apart from mathematics,...


Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. Nietzsche ultimately went mad, but his ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe...


Descartes in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

René Descartes spent much of his life in solitude. Fortunately, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: “I think, therefore I am.” Convincing himself...