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All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

by Hubert Dreyfus & Sean Dorrance Kelly

In unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and yet our culture offers us no clear way to choose. This predicament seems inevitable, but in fact it’s quite new. In medieval...


The Denial of Death

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1974

by Ernest Becker

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant...


Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones

by Robert Rowland Smith

Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history’s greatest minds illuminate life’s turning points.

In...


Social Contract

by Jean Jacques Rousseau

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Rules of Sociological Method: And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

by Émile Durkheim & Steven Lukes

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading...


The Division of Labor in Society

by Émile Durkheim & Steven Lukes

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading...


A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion

by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

For too long, Jews have defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. And it is true that, many times in the course of history, they have been nearly decimated: when the First and...


The Way of Go: 8 Ancient Strategy Secrets for Success in Business and Life

by Troy Anderson

For centuries, business, political, and military leaders throughout Asia have had a secret weapon for success -- the philosophies and strategies found in an ancient game called Go.

Now, Troy Anderson, an entrepreneur,...


Culture of Hope: A New Birth of the Classical Spirit

by Frederick Turner

As we approach the new millenium, the moral, intellectual,and spiritual crisis of our time is visible most plainly in the sickness of the arts. The "postmodern" cultural establishment is philosophically empty...


Virtues of the Family

by Jacob Joshua Ross

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

by Chris Hedges

The 10 Commandments -- the laws given to Moses by God -- are beyond the scope of human law. They are rules meant to hold us together but, when dishonored, they lead to discord and violence.

In this fierce,...


The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Breakfast with Socrates: An Extraordinary (Philosophical Journey Through Your Ordinary Day

by Robert Rowland Smith

Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy...


Libertarianism

by David Boaz

Tens of millions of Americans, from Generation X-ers to baby boomers and beyond, are rediscovering libertarianism, a visionary alternative to the tired party orthodoxies of left and right. In 1995 a Gallup poll...


Theories of the Universe

by Milton K. Munitz

The theoretical physicist shares his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical...


Philosophy of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Richard H. Popkin

A short anthology of philosophers of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, which includes the most important philosophical writings from Europe during this period.

Part of the Readings in the History of Philosophy...


Toward a More Natural Science

by Leon R. Kass

Kass shows how the promise and the peril of our time are inextricably linked with the promise and the peril of modern science.

The relation between the pursuit of knowledge and the conduct of life—between science...


Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of H

by Roger Von Oech

"You can't step in the same river twice."

"Dogs bark at what they don't understand."

"The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering."

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative...


Critique of Judgement

by Immanuel Kant

A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative...


Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History

by Lee Harris

Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their...