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Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

by Jeremy Adelman

Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century’s most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story...


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,...


Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

by Jesse Norman

Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights...


Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

by Jesse Norman

Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights...


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,...


D.L. Moody - A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer

by Kevin Belmonte

He burst upon the fusty corridors of Victorian spirituality like a breath of fresh air, regaling the prime minister with his sense of humor, and touching the lives of seven presidents.

 

Who was this man? A...


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...


Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Evolution of a Nationalist

by Jerry F. Dawson

Nationalism was a driving, moving spirit in the nineteenth-century Germany of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Jerry F. Dawson, through his thoughtful and well-wrought study of Friedrich Schleiermacher, provides an...


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...


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...


A Personal Odyssey

by Thomas Sowell

This is the gritty story of one man's lifelong education in the school of hard knocks, as his journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and...


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...


Freud In A Week: Teach Yourself

by Ruth Snowden

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!

In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test...


Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

by Katheen B. Jones

Kathleen B. Jones brings a scholar's insights and a lyrical voice to this philosophical memoir about her thirty-year fascination with Hannah Arendt, one of the 20th century's most controversial thinkers. With...


Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

by Hannah Arendt

Arendt was one of the most important thinkers of her time, famous for her idea of "the banality of evil" which continues to provoke debate. This collection provides new and startling insight into Arendt's thoughts...


Maimonides: Life and Thought

by Moshe Halbertal

Maimonides was the greatest Jewish philosopher and legal scholar of the medieval period, a towering figure who has had a profound and lasting influence on Jewish law, philosophy, and religious consciousness....


Soren Kierkegaard: A Biography

by Joakim Garff & Bruce H. Kirmmse

"The day will come when not only my writings, but precisely my life--the intriguing secret of all the machinery--will be studied and studied." Søren Kierkegaard's remarkable combination of genius and peculiarity...


John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of Victorian Thought

by John Richard Gibbins

John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity. This book answers three questions: * How...