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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...


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,...


Wittgenstein

by Avrum Stroll

Combining careful organization with a highly readable style, eminent scholar Avrum Stroll outlines the unconventional backdrop to Wittgenstein's great philosophical achievements: his dramatic change of professions,...


Spinoza

by Richard Popkin

This is a concise but comprehensive introduction to a key figure in the history of modern philosophy, Benedict Spinoza.


Rawls

by Paul Graham

This illuminating guide covers the most interesting and important aspects of Rawls' work in a stimulating manner, highlighting the foundations that underlie his conception of Justice, and explaining the rationale...


Averroes: His Life, Work and Influence

by Majid Fakhry

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life, times, and achievements of Averroes, a twelfth-century Muslim philosopher whose ideas were so controversial that his books were burnt not once, but twice....


Dennett

by Tadeusz Zawidski

Tadeusz Zawidzki outlines Dennett's reconciliation of three major components—thought, consciousness, and freedom of the will—with what science tells us about human nature. In the course of this exposition,...


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 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...


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...