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John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity

by J. Donald Moon

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

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

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

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.


Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre

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.

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 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

“[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

Artists 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 are...


Maverick Genius

by Phillip F. Schewe

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:...


Beyond the Homestretch: What Saving Racehorses Taught Me About Starting Over, Facing Fear, and Finding My Inner Cowgirl

by Lynn Reardon

Lynn Reardon presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, beautifully depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them.


Maimonides

by Abraham Joshua Heschel & Joachim Neugroschel

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.


A Letter to a Hindu

by graf Leo Tolstoy & Mohandas Gandhi

About the subjection of India, its cause and cure, with an introduction by M.K. Gandhi.

“All that exists is One. People only call this One by different names.”

? Leo Tolstoy, A Letter to a Hindu

 


Exact Thinking in Demented Times

by Karl Sigmund & Douglas Hofstadter

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...


Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

by Plutarch

“To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.” —PLUTARCH 

Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, also called Parallel Lives,...


Savage Messiah

by Jim Proser & Dennis Prager

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

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

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

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...


Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth

by René Descartes

Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (French: Discours de la Méthode Pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la vérité dans les sciences) is a...


Diary of a Drug Fiend

by Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley's Diary of a Drug Fiend is one of the earliest and greatest of narcotic memoirs, and deserves to be mentioned alongside such addiction classics as Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Naked...