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The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally Hamilton Books (November 10, 2014)

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...

Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture

by Basit Bilal Koshul Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This book marks the first time that the leading European social scientist Max Weber has been brought into conversation with the leading American philosopher Charles Peirce. This conversation helps us to better...

In Praise of Doubt

by Peter Berger & Anton Zijderveld HarperOne (August 04, 2009)

“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”

—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today


In In Praise of Doubt,...

True Freedom: Spinoza's Practical Philosophy

by Brent Adkins Lexington Books (September 30, 2009)

True Freedom: Spinoza's Practical Philosophy focuses on the practicality of Spinoza's thought. This is revealed through the subsidiary themes of ethics as an experimentalism, Spinoza's conception of freedom,...


by Harry M. Bracken Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

A modern primer to the father of modern philosophy

The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is still one of the most widely discussed philosophers today. Putting rationalism above all else, he sought to base...

God Is Not Great

by Christopher Hitchens & Author Twelve (May 01, 2007)

Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas.

With a close...

Politics of Practical Reasoning: Integrating Action, Discourse, and Argument

by Karlheinz Hülser, Ricca Edmondson, Richard Hull & Terry Eagleton et al. Lexington Books (September 20, 2012)

This book treats practical and political reasoning as an active engagement with the world and other people; it cannot be understood as exclusively cognitive and this is seen as a virtue rather than a deficiency....

The Naturalness of Belief

by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Copan, Angus Menuge & James S. Spiegel et al. Lexington Books (November 13, 2018)

Despite its name, “naturalism” as a world-view turns out to be rather unnatural in its strict and more consistent form of materialism and determinism. This is why a number of naturalists opt for a broadened...

The Poetic Character of Human Activity: Collected Essays on the Thought of Michael Oakeshott

by Wendell John Coats Jr. & Chor-yung Cheung Lexington Books (July 21, 2012)

The Poetic Character of Human Activity: Collected Essays on the Thought of Michael Oakshott is a collection of nine essays by two Oakeshott scholars, most of which explore the meaning of Oakeshott’s pregnant...

The Rational Consumer: Bad for Business and Politics

by B. Nyamnjoh Langaa RPCIG (August 07, 2018)

This book discusses the seminal role played by Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, in the founding of American-style public relations – persuasive communication through manipulation of symbols – and...

The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Thomas Paine is a seminal figure in American History. An Englishman by birth, Paine immigrated to America in 1774 where he quickly took up the cause of the independence of the American colonies from England....

Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

by Kyoo Lee Fordham University Press (April 15, 2014)

Focusing on the first four images of the other that mobilize René Descartes' Meditations, viz., the blind, the mad, the dreamy and the bad, Reading Descartes Otherwise spotlights the phenomenological shadows...

The Mystery of You

by Ronald Goldschlager & Adin Steinsaltz Hybrid Publishers (March 01, 2011)

'The Mystery of You' is an exciting and thought-provoking look at ourselves and how we live our lives. It contains a rich tapestry of ideas, beliefs and experiences. It challenges the reader in many ways by...

Challenging the Absolute

by Simon F. Oliai UPA (December 30, 2014)

Our contemporary world presents a seemingly inexplicable paradox. It is a world where interaction among societies of different cultural traditions has never been easier. A world in which modern technology has...

Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism

by Kei Yoshida Lexington Books (August 06, 2014)

Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism: A Critical Assessment of Failed Solutions critically assesses cultural interpretivism by scrutinizing five different proponents of it and their solutions to the problem...

Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

by Piotr Makowski, Mateusz Bonecki & Krzysztof Nowak-Posadzy Transaction Publishers (November 15, 2015)

This volume explores two traditions in practical philosophy: action theory, which concerns the nature of motivation for human action, and praxiology, the study of human action. By bringing different perspectives...

A Cultivated Reason

by Christopher Williams Penn State University Press (January 05, 1999)

As Plato’s tripartite division of the soul, Descartes’s criterion of clear and distinct ideas, and Kant’s notion of the categorical imperative attest, philosophy has traditionally been wedded to rationalism...

On The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, The Metaphysical Elements

by Immanuel Kant Dancing Unicorn Books (November 25, 2016)

Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the...

Aligning Values and Politics: Empowerment Versus Entitlement

by Michael Gendre & Nicolás Sánchez UPA (March 02, 2016)

This book argues that politics must align with the promotion of self-actualization. Combining private property rights with an ethics of responsibility and drawing from the ideas of Immanuel Kant, the book opens...

God Is Not Great

by Christopher Hitchens Twelve (April 30, 2007)

Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas.

With a close...

The Idler's Glossary

by Joshua Glenn, Mark Kingwell & Seth Biblioasis (October 15, 2008)

"Dawdler." "Layabout." "Shit-heel." "Loser." For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, which is to say ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, people who work have disparaged...