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Programmed Sheep : Do You Control Your Mind or does Somebody Else Control It for You?

by M. A. Fricker

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Programmed Sheep is an adult comedy built on my observation that humans all behave like sheep. Therefore, we are treated as such by government, politicians, employers, and the police, who all control...


Philosophy in Cultural Theory

by Peter Osborne

Philosophy in Cultural Theory boldly crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a philosophical critique of cultural theory today. Drawing on the legacy of Walter Benjamin, Peter Osborne looks critically at central...


The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

by Karl Popper, Jørgen Mejer & Arne Petersen

This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and...


Adorno and the Political

by Espen Hammer

Interest in Theodor W. Adorno continues to grow in the English-speaking world as the significance of his contribution to philosophy, social and cultural theory, as well as aesthetics is increasingly recognized....


Nicholas of Cusa: A Medieval Thinker for the Modern Age

by Kazuhiko Yamaki

Nicholas of Cusa (1401 64), doctor of canon law, church politician and philosopher, was one of the most important thinkers of 15th century Europe. This year marks the sixth centenary of his birth. Scholars from...


Virtues of the Family

by Jacob Joshua Ross

Since the sexual revolution, the traditional family’s moral authority has been the subject of an increasingly politicized debate. The family’s detractors have viewed it as an arbitrary social arrangement...


Muslim Neoplatonists: An Introduction to the Thought of the Brethren of Purity

by Ian Richard Netton

The tenth or eleventh century group of the Brethren of Purity (Ikhwan al Safa) are as well known in the Arab world as Darwin, Marx and Freud in the west. Designed as an introduction to their ideas, this book...


Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

by Berel Dov Lerner

This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and...


Gaston Bachelard: Critic of Science and the Imagination

by Cristina Chimisso

In this new study, Cristina Chimisso explores the work of the French Philosopher of Science, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) by situating it within French cultural life of the first half of the century. The book...


The Great Ethics of Aristotle

by Peter L. P. Simpson

In The Great Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centers his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics. Aristotle’s Great Ethics is generally neglected by scholars,...


Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon

by Mortimer J. Adler

Stimulating, engaging, and organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, Adler's Philosophical Dictionary is an ideal introduction to the history of the great ideas.

The terms and concepts that have simulated thinkers...


The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas

Originally published in The Hafner Library of Classics in 1953, The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas provides important insights into the human side of one of the most influential medieval philosophers....


Ten Philosophical Mistakes

by Mortimer J. Adler

An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).

Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences...


Climb Your Own Ladder

by Allen Lieberoff

A guidebook about how to set up small businesses in a wide range of fields, such as comedy writing, picture framing, janitorial work, catering, bookkeeping, and fashion design.


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...


Freedom and Order: A Commentary on the American Political Scene

by Henry Steele Commager

This title collects topically diverse essays on American political institutions and practices related to freedom. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Culture of Make Believe

by Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines...


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...


Augustus Finds Serenity

by Ted Scott

Is your life all stress, and all you want is a bit of peace? Before you hit your boss, yell at your kids or buy one more expensive, shiny toy you really don't need, meet Augustus. Walk with him as he finds his...


A Methodical System of Universal Law

by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius

The natural law theory of Johann Gottlieb Heineccius was one of the most influential to emerge from the early German Enlightenment. Heineccius continued and, in important respects, modified the ideas of his...