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The Animal That Therefore I Am

by Jacques Derrida

The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of...


The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra

by Roger Boesche

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political...


For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Ayn Rand

This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most...


For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

by Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a...


A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls

by Stephen P. Schwartz

A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls presents a comprehensive overview of the historical development of all major aspects of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical...


The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #36

by Luke Cuddy

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What...


The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Walter Kaufmann

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal...


The Rationalists: Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadolo gy & Discourse on Metaphysics

by Rene Descartes, Benedict de Spinoza & Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz

Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was  philosophy's first step into the modern era. This  volume contains the essential statements of  Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who  began...


Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

by Sissela Bok

A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.


Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael Nagler & Lewis Mudge

Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler...


Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

by William Irwin & Mark D. White

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010

On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting...


Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Kevin A Fall & Jan Miner Holden

This text provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students,...


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...


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...


Muslim Fortresses in the Levant

by Kate Raphael

During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in...


Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Nature

by Peter Anstey & Dana Jalobeanu

This volume explores the themes of vanishing matter, matter and the laws of nature, the qualities of matter, and the diversity of the debates about matter in the early modern period. Chapters are unified by...


Applied Positive Psychology

by Stewart I Donaldson & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Positive psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations...