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The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra

by Roger Boesche

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy: Conversations Between Men and Women Philosophers

by Karen J. Warren

This is a unique, groundbreaking study in the history of philosophy, combining leading men and women philosophers across 2600 years of Western philosophy, covering key foundational topics, including epistemology,...


Philoponus: On Aristotle Categories 1-5 with Philoponus: A Treatise Concerning the Whole and the Parts

by Riin Sirkel, Martin Tweedale & John Harris

Philoponus' On Aristotle Categories 1-5 discusses the nature of universals, preserving the views of Philoponus' teacher Ammonius, as well as presenting a Neoplatonist interpretation of Aristotle's Categories...


Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Peter S. Eardley & Carl N. Still

Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial...


The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

by Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon

In chasing “the good life,” many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, but at the end of the day, we still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment. Life...


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

by Michael Marder & Mathilde Roussel

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing...


Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

by Mark Vernon

Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book,...


The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

by Armand Marie Leroi

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals....


A Godsend

by J. M. Dragunas

Join in the adventures of Cross as he travels through an untamed world. A world where nature has grown out of control and has reached its full, lethal, potential. A world whose only remaining humans are sacrificing...


Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom

by William O. Stephens

Soon after Aristotle's death, several schools of ancient philosophy arose, each addressing the practical question of how to live a good, happy life. The two biggest rivals, Stoicism and Epicureanism, came to...


The Philosopher's Song: The Poets' Influence on Plato

by Kevin M. Crotty

The Philosopher's Song explores the complex and fruitful relation between the great poets of Greek culture and Plato's invention of philosophy, especially as this bears on Plato's treatment of justice. The author...


Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art

by Mark Anderson

It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato�s primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate.

Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced...


Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art

by Mark Anderson

It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato's primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate.

Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced...


Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed

by William O. Stephens

This book is a clear and concise introduction to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one major surviving work, often titled 'meditations' but literally translated simply as 'to himself', is a series...


The "Enneads" of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1

by Paul Kalligas

This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus—a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep influence...


Sophists, Socratics and Cynics

by David Rankin

The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


Asclepius: A Secret Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus

by Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The...


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

by Marcus Aurelius

A great edition of a timeless classic. The translation is clear and the introduction is informative. A great read, for philosophers and non-philosophers alike. This Roman Stoic hands down the day-to-day principles...