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Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


Nonlinear Dynamics: Exploration Through Normal Forms

by Peter B. Kahn & Yair Zarmi Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this exposition covers the method of normal forms and its application to ordinary differential equations through perturbation analysis. In addition...


Selected "Pensees" and Provincial Letters/Pensees et Provinciales choisies: A Dual-Language Book

by Blaise Pascal & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

The only dual-language edition available of these works features highlights from Pensées, focusing on their secular aspects and popular epigrams, and Provincial Letters, which showcases the author's satirical...


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....


Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications

by Rudolf Carnap Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A clear, comprehensive, and rigorous treatment develops the subject from elementary concepts to the construction and analysis of relatively complex logical languages. It then considers the application of symbolic...


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by Ludwig Wittgenstein Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

In his proposal of the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of linguistic analysis, Wittgenstein sets the stage for the development of logical positivism. Introduction by Bertrand...


Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean

by Confucius & James Legge Dover Publications (August 22, 2013)

Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, standard...


History of Philosophy

by Julian Marias Dover Publications (September 04, 2012)

Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century — major figures, currents, trends. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others....


Yoga: Its Scientific Basis

by Kovoor T. Behanan Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Clearly explains and evaluates fundamental concepts of Hindu thought; development of Hindu religious philosophy; detailed descriptions of the psychology and psychoanalysis of yoga, its postures and varieties...


Yoga as Philosophy and Religion

by Surendranath Dasgupta Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

Practical guide promotes Rajayoga and compares its essential features with other yoga systems. First parts deals with yoga metaphysics. Second part expounds yoga ethics and practice.


Philosophical Letters: (Letters Concerning the English Nation)

by Voltaire Dover Publications (May 15, 2012)

The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays...


Totem and Taboo

by Sigmund Freud Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested...


What Is Feng-Shui?: The Classic Nineteenth-Century Interpretation

by Ernest J. Eitel Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Promising peace and prosperity, feng-shui promotes living in harmony with the landscape. This original and definitive guide introduces the principled but highly flexible code that can be applied to houses, apartments,...


On the Art of Writing

by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

A renowned critic and scholar addresses the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word. Features principles and practical guidelines for aspiring...


The I Ching: The Book of Changes

by James Legge Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracian & Joseph Jacobs Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Published in 1637 by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, this volume features 300 pithy maxims on politics, professional life, and personal development. Gracian's timeless advice, focusing on honesty and kindness, remains...


A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

by Edmund Burke Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Eloquent and influential , this 1757 treatise defines the concept of the sublime and explores how interaction with the physical world affects formulation of ideals related to beauty and art.


Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Anthony M. Ludovici Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment...


Western Mysticism: Augustine, Gregory, and Bernard on Contemplation and the Contemplative Life

by Dom Cuthbert Butler Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Extracts from the writings of three of Western Christianity's most revered teachers of mystical theology express what they themselves wrote and thought about their mysticism.


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...


Selections from the Journals

by Henry David Thoreau & Walter Harding Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Masterly meditations on man, society, nature and many other subjects-expressed with verve and vigor in beautiful, poetic prose. Perfect entrée to Thoreau's thought. Introduction.


Human Nature and Conduct

by John Dewey Dover Publications (October 10, 2012)

Influential work by the great educator/philosopher maintains that the key to social psychology lies in an understanding of the many varieties of habit; individual mental activity is guided by subordinate factors...


Fourier Series

by Georgi P. Tolstov Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This reputable translation covers trigonometric Fourier series, orthogonal systems, double Fourier series, Bessel functions, the Eigenfunction method and its applications to mathematical physics, operations...


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler.


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura & Everett Bleiler Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.


A Profile of Mathematical Logic

by Howard DeLong Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

This introduction to mathematical logic explores philosophical issues and Gödel's Theorem. Its widespread influence extends to the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning book was inspired...


Discourses on Livy

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Ninian Hill Thomson Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting...


The Philosophy of Space and Time

by Hans Reichenbach Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other...


Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes

by Bryan Bunch Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Stimulating, thought-provoking analysis of the most interesting intellectual inconsistencies in mathematics, physics, and language, including being led astray by algebra (De Morgan's paradox). 1982 edition.


Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics and Integral Equations

by Ronald B. Guenther & John W. Lee Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Superb treatment for math and physical science students discusses modern mathematical techniques for setting up and analyzing problems. Discusses partial differential equations of the 1st order, elementary modeling,...


Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann & Robert Mcchesney Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Written in the aftermath of World War I, this essay by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist remains relevant in its denunciation of media bias, particularly in terms of wartime propaganda.


Principia Ethica

by G. E. Moore Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This volume revolutionized philosophy and forever altered the direction of ethical studies. It clarifies some of moral philosophy's most common confusions, redefines the science's terms, and offers compelling...


On the Improvement of the Understanding

by Benedict de Spinoza Dover Publications (October 23, 2012)

Also contains Ethics, Correspondence, all in excellent R. Elwes translation. Basic works on entry to philosophy, pantheism, exchange of ideas with great contemporaries.


Psychology: The Briefer Course

by William James Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Classic text examines habit, consciousness, self, discrimination, the sense of time, memory, perception, imagination, reasoning, instincts, volition, much more. This edition omits the outdated first nine chapters....


An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

by Jeremy Bentham Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

The ancient philosopher's enduring treatise features a refutation of skepticism, a contrast of metaphysics to the other sciences, and a meditation on the nature of the infinite.


The Revolution Betrayed

by León Trotsky & Max Eastman Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse...


The Guide for the Perplexed

by Moses Maimonides Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Complete text of crucial medieval work of philosophy: reconciliation of Aristotle and Scripture. Includes Life of Maimonides, analysis of The Guide, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Maimonides,...


Magic and Mystery in Tibet

by Madame Alexandra David-Neel Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist recounts supernatural events she witnessed in Tibet during the 1920s. Intelligent and witty, she describes the fantastic effects of meditation and shamanic magic —...


An Introduction to Existentialism

by Robert G. Olson Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Stressing the work of Heidegger and Sartre, Olson offers a careful and objective examination of the existentialist position and values — freedom of choice, individual dignity, personal love, creative effort....


The Will to Believe and Human Immortality

by William James Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Two books bound together, from religious period of one of the most renowned and representative thinkers. Illuminations of age-old religious questions from a pragmatic perspective, written in a luminous style....


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

by Mohandas Gandhi Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha — nonviolent protest — movement. Critical, inspiring work of the man responsible for the freedom of India.


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

by Patanjali & James Haughton Woods Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates compete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations...


On the Aesthetic Education of Man

by Friedrich Schiller & Reginald Snell Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise defines the relationship between beauty and art. His proposal of art as fundamental to the development of society and the individual remains an influential...


The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1

by Arthur Schopenhauer Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought.


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary

by Kenneth Sisam & J. R. R. Tolkien Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features poetry, prose and popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive...


The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2

by Arthur Schopenhauer Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Volume 2 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought