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Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print

by Lisa Jardine

The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion....


The Private Diary of DR. John Dee

by John Dee

The present volume contains two curious documents concerning Dr. Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake, now for the first time published from the original manuscripts. I. His Private Diary, written in a very...


In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest—and most neglected—minds in history. Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone...


Online Gravity: The Unseen Force Driving the Way You Live, Earn, and Learn

by Paul X. McCarthy

The Freakonomics of the digital economy, offering fascinating insights into the new rules that are reshaping the online worlds of business, education, and leisure.Are you concerned that technology and the web...


The Philosophy Collection [97 Books]

by Catholic Way Publishing, Aristotle & Plato

THE PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION [97 BOOKS] CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING ARISTOTLE | THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE PLATO | THE DIALOGUES OF PLATO - The Complete Texts by the Greatest Philosophers that ever lived! - Corpus Aristotelicum:...


Hidden Valleys: Haunted by the Future

by Justin Barton

The future is alongside us, sometimes closer, sometimes further away.


Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers: A Group Portrait

by Edward Mendelson

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great...


Frabato the Magician

by Franz Bardon

Though cast in the form of a novel, Frabato the Magician is in fact the spiritual autobiography of Franz Bardon, one of the twentieth century’s greatest Hermetic adepts. Frabato was the author’s stage name...


The Landscape of a Mind

by Tohon

A torrent's course does not depend on the water; it is latent in the mountain's topography. What controls a man's destiny?' 'There is no virtue without vice; just as there is no gold without impurity. Therefore,...


Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists

by Gary Lachman

Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense of self. Insightful author Gary Lachman presents punchy, enlightening,...


A Non-Existent Man: An Autobiography

by T. V. Smith

Born in a log cabin on a Texas prairie in 1890, T. V. Smith-distinguished philosopher, teacher, politician, lecturer, and editor-left an imprint on the twentieth century seldom equaled by a university professor....


The Ironic Hume

by John Valdimir Price

Many of the seemingly bland assertions and bald statements of the eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume contain more than the mind immediately perceives. Author John Valdimir Price contends that an understanding...


Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography

by John A. Hall

Ernest Gellner (1925–95) was a multilingual polymath and a public intellectual who set the agenda in the study of nationalism and the sociology of Islam. Having grown up in Paris, Prague, and England, he was...


The Heart of Emerson's Journals

by Ralph Waldo Emerson & Bliss Perry

Carefully selected passages from 55 years of journal entries: thoughts, religious sentiments, impressions of books, authors and contemporaries, much more. Revealing record of man behind formidable thinker, poet,...


The Impostor: BHL in Wonderland

by Jade Lindgaard & Xavier de la Porte

How do we explain what Perry Anderson calls “the bizarre prominence of Bernard-Henri Lévy,” easily the best-known “thinker” under sixty in France? “It would,” he continues, “be difficult to imagine...


Antonio Caso, Philosopher of Mexico: Philosopher of Mexico

by John H. Haddox

Few men have had as much cultural and educational influence on their own countries as the philosopher and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was above all a patriot of his beloved Mexico, and he sought to...


The Double Life of Paul De Man

by Evelyn Barish

A landmark biography that reveals the secret past of one of the most influential academics of the twentieth century. Over thirty years after his death in 1983, Paul de Man, a hugely charismatic intellectual...


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

by Daphne Du Maurier

"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 Daphne Du Maurier

"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...


Vasconcelos of Mexico: Philosopher and Prophet

by John H. Haddox

José Vasconcelos-lawyer, politician, writer, educator, philosopher, prophet, and mystic-was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the intellectual life of twentieth-century Mexico.Vasconcelos...