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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

Scientist. Innovator. Rebel.

For decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. The Atlantic wrote, "In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein –...


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 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...


Symposium

by Plato

Symposium (?????????), or the Feast - Plato's dialogue on the problem of love. The name comes from the place where the dialogue took place, namely the feast of the playwright Agathon, where the comedian Aristophanes,...


Ludwig Wittgenstein

by Miles Hollingworth

After his intellectual biography, Saint Augustine of Hippo, Miles Hollingworth now turns his attention to one of Augustine's greatest modern admirers: The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein's...


Anarchism and Other Essays

by Emma Goldman

Anarchism and Other Essays is an essay collection by Emma Goldman. The essays outline Goldman's anarchist views on a number of subjects, most notably the oppression of women and perceived shortcomings of first...


Understanding Gandhi

by Sarva Daman Singh

Neither an ode of adulation, nor an exercise in iconoclasm, this book on Gandhi gives praise where praise is due; and criticizes where criticism is warranted. The author treads in step with Gandhi as he reveals...


The Song of a Library

by Maciej Bielawski

This book is a "bibliographic novel" about Raimon Panikkar's library, based on his marginalia and readings.


Kierkegaard’S Existentialism

by George Leone Ph.D. Th.D.

Of all the philosophers in the vast and varied history of philosophy, Soren Kierkegaard alone concentrated on describing how it was that one became a self. In Kierkegaards Existentialism, Dr. George Leone describes...


Things I Didn't Learn in Medical School

by Gary L. Fanning Md

"Things I Didnt Learn in Medical School is a memoir and philosophical work based on the authors 45 years of practicing medicine. He discusses subjects not usually covered or emphasized in medical training with...


A. J. Gordon

by Kevin Belmonte

The story of A. J. Gordon recounts an epic journeyone of faith, character, and pioneering vision. A sterling educator, philanthropist, and herald of heaven, he was a great soul, and his life a resplendent legacy....


Life and Adventures of Tom the Bomb

by Tom Ryan

"This book is not a biography. I consider them to often times have too much dull material in them. Instead, this is a compilation of dozens and dozens of interesting, even spell binding events in my life, so...