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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

? Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Méric Casaubon’s famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version...


Meditations

by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

MEDITATIONS (Medieval Greek: Τ? ε?ς ?αυτ?ν Ta eis heauton, literally "to himself") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...


Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that the historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, approach are, together, an integral component of philosophy itself....


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

by Michael Marder & Mathilde Roussel

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing...


Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic

by Gene Fendt

In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the...


The Philosopher's Song: The Poets' Influence on Plato

by Kevin M. Crotty

The Philosopher's Song explores the complex and fruitful relation between the great poets of Greek culture and Plato's invention of philosophy, especially as this bears on Plato's treatment of justice. The author...


What the Tortoise Taught Us: The Story of Philosophy

by Burton Porter

What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today....


The Inaugural Addresses and Ascension Speeches of Nigerian Elected and Non-Elected Presidents and Prime Minister, 1960-2010

by Solomon Williams Obotetukudo

This collection of inaugural and ascension speeches facilitates comparison of presidential themes, leadership styles, personal philosophies, and evolutionary communication strategies in Nigerian nation building....


Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future

by Jude P. Dougherty

In Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future, Jude P. Dougherty offers an intriguing reexamination of this crisis in contemporary times. Situating his argument in the context of ongoing debate...


A Marxist Reading of Young Baudrillard: Throughout His Ordered Masks

by Yibing Zhang, Huiming He & Cem Kizilcec

This book prefers a hard polemic on Baudrillard's post-modern turn, and deals in a direct and frontal debate against refutations claimed by early (young) Baudrillard to historical materialism and his deconstruction...


Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit

by Robert B. Pippin

In the most influential chapter of his most important philosophical work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the central and disarming assertions that "self-consciousness is desire itself" and that it...


Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

by Duncan Richter

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al.

The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation...


Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...


Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

by Yael Lin, Eli Schonfeld, Gary D. Mole & Elisabeth Goldwyn et al.

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical...


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....


History of Philosophy

by Julian Marias

Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century — major figures, currents, trends. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others....