Philosophy

The Taming Of Chance
In this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking...

20.09.2015

Being Singular Plural
This book, by one of the most innovative and challenging contemporary thinkers, consists of an extensive essay from which the book takes its title and five shorter essays that are internally related to “Being Singular Plural.”One of the...

15.09.2016

Inception and Philosophy
A philosophical look at the movie "Inception" and its brilliant metaphysical puzzlesIs the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one another's dreams and...

29.01.2016

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism
This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he...

27.12.2016

The Principle of Reason
The Principle of Reason, the text of an important and influential lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1955-56, takes as its focal point Leibniz's principle: nothing is without reason. Heidegger shows here that the principle of reason is in...

26.03.2014

The Renaissance Philosophy of Man
Despite our admiration for Renaissance achievement in the arts and sciences, in literature and classical learning, the rich and diversified philosophical thought of the period remains largely unknown. This volume illuminates three major currents of...

27.05.2016

Principles of the Philosophy of the Future
Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (July 28, 1804 – September 13, 1872) was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity which strongly influenced...

30.10.2016

The Aesthetic Unconscious
This book is not concerned with the use of Freudian concepts for the interpretation of literary and artistic works. Rather, it is concerned with why this interpretation plays such an important role in demonstrating the contemporary relevance of...

29.07.2015

Idea of Prose
This book consists of prose pieces that find a new form of expression for philosophy, an expression showing the inseparability of idea and prose--the very form of truth. In this book, thought seeks a new form, a new "prose". To this...

14.10.2015

Margaret Cavendish
Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the picture of nature as a grand machine that was propounded by Hobbes and Descartes; she also rejects the...

13.02.2017

Critical Passions
Jean Franco’s work as a pathbreaking theorist, cultural critic, and scholar has helped to define Latin American studies over the last three decades. In the process, Franco has played a crucial role in developing cultural studies in both the English-...

10.03.2017

Aprender a Vivir / Learning to Live
Renowned French philosopher Luc Ferry provides us with the key to understanding the meaning of the visionary minds that forged the history of philosophical thinking. In this unparallel work, philosophy loses its dark and intimidating side to become...

26.06.2016

The Sovereignty of Reason
The Sovereignty of Reason is a survey of the rule of faith controversy in seventeenth-century England. It examines the arguments by which reason eventually became the sovereign standard of truth in religion and politics, and how it triumphed over...

12.08.2013

Religion in the Making
This classic text in American Philosophy by one of the foremost figures in American philosophy offers a concise analysis of the various factors in human nature which go toward forming a religion, to exhibit the inevitable transformation of religion...

07.04.2017

Was Ist Macht?
a profound view on all aspects. easy to read and understand. interesting thoughts on how internet & co changes 'macht'

27.05.2017

Jurnal de idei
A different perspective on the all combining theory, this time through logic.

31.05.2016

Distraction
Exploring the nature of distraction, the popular philosophy surrounding it, and its role in modern life, this book surmises that distraction is often a matter of what one values. Written in a playful tone, this view analyzes important aspects of...

11.03.2013

The Opening of Hegel's Logic
Hegel is one of the most important modern philosophers, whose thought influenced the development of existentialism, Marxism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Yet Hegel's central text, the monumental Science of Logic, still remains for...

06.06.2013

Collapse Vol. III
Collapse III contains explorations of the work of Gilles Deleuze by pioneering thinkers in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, music and architecture. In addition, we publish in this volume two previously untranslated texts by Deleuze himself,...

03.01.2015

The Image
Chapter Two discusses the role of the image in organization. Organization here refers simply to the obverse of chaos. Boulding proposes seven levels and describes a hierarchy of increasing organization, from static structures to dynamic process of...

28.06.2015

Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics
Twenty years after cultivating a new orientation for aesthetics via the concept of non-photography, François Laruelle returns, having further developed his notion of a non-standard aesthetics. Published for the first time in a bilingual...

25.07.2016

Dialectic and Its Place in the Development of Medieval Logic
Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books...

20.04.2016

Augustine
Reading this book has indeed given a very short introduction to Augustine's thought, major works and context out of which he was working, as well as some biographical detail.Notable for me has been learning that some of the major influences...

01.04.2014

حقیقت و زیبایی
کتابی در باره زیبایی شناسی، و رابطه اش با...

04.05.2018

Tertium Organum
A completely mind-blowing dose of non-fiction. Although dated, I cannot find anything more modern online or otherwise that refutes his reasoning. That said, this book involves a lot of reasoning that would be difficult, if not impossible, to support...

07.05.2015

The Rediscovery of the Mind
In this major new work, John Searle launches a formidable attack on current orthodoxies in the philosophy of mind. More than anything else, he argues, it is the neglect of consciousness that results in so much barrenness and sterility in psychology,...

15.08.2014

The Basic Writings
The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill's three seminal and most widely read works: "On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism." A...

23.10.2017

Talks with a Devil
Introduced and edited by J. G. Bennett. The two stories in this book, "The Inventor" and "The Benevolent Devil," were written just before Ouspensky met Gurdjieff and just after he had returned from the East, "in search of the miraculous." They...

26.03.2016

Environmental Ethics
"Environmental Ethics: An Anthology" brings together both classic and cutting-edge essays which have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of...

13.11.2014

A History of Philosophy 4-6
Here in one convenient volume are Volumes IV, V, and VI - complete and unabridged - of the acclaimed reference work that has dominated the field of phlosophy for two decades.Volume IV discusses the philosophies of Descartes, Pascal,...

22.04.2014

The Conflict of the Faculties
It is in the interest of the totalitarian state that subjects not think for themselves, much less confer about their thinking. Writing under the hostile watch of the Prussian censorship, Immanuel Kant dared to argue the need for open argument, in...

14.12.2015

Journey to Ixtlan
In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it is like to...

28.05.2016

Every Thing Must Go
For a great summary, by Massimo Pigliucci, of the realism/anti-realism debate, go here. http://rationallyspeaking.blogspot.co.... Then find Part II of that post for...

30.11.2017

Ideology and Rationality in the History of the Life Sciences
Throughout his long career Canguilhem has been concerned with the way in which ideas originate and become transformed in scientific discourse, and with the role played by ideological factors in determining the direction if not the results of...

20.02.2015

Necessity, Volition, and Love
This collection of essays complements a successful earlier collection published by Cambridge University Press, The Importance of What We Care About. Some of the essays develop lines of thought found in the earlier volume. They deal in general with...

17.02.2014

ALTERNATE REALITIES
An excellent provocative investigation--antedating most New Age treatments and with a more scientific and philosophical bent--to the nature of various kinds of realities. See also LeShan's The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist and LeShan and...

07.08.2013

A Brief History of the Soul
This book is a clear and concise history of the soul in western philosophy, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind. Packed with arguments for and against a range of different, historically significant philosophies of the...

04.06.2016

The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas
Ten leading scholars introduce the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical...

06.02.2018

World Spectators
Combining phenomenology and psychoanalysis in highly innovative ways, this book seeks to undo the binary opposition between appearance and Being that has been in place since Plato’s parable of the cave. It is, essentially, an essay on what could be...

15.09.2013

Metaphysics
Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third edition of the successful textbook provides a fresh look at key topics in metaphysics and includes...

18.12.2013

The Philosopher's Secret Fire
The visionary tradition of spirits, gods, and demons continues to subvert our rational universe, erupting from the shadows in times of intense religious and philosophical transition. In this dazzling history, Patrick Harpur links together fields as...

23.09.2016

The Philosophy of Logical Atomism
I learned that metaphysical inquiry has stalled due to questions about epistemological methods; learned that quibbling over the ways to reason can sometimes keep us from moving the discussion forward; was struck by the argument that statements of...

10.05.2014

Little Essays Toward Truth
This is one of the best and most concise Crowley books I've read yet. A philosophical roller-coaster ride examining core concepts on the nature of human existence explained in a clear language in light of Hermetic Qabalah, Mythology, Thelema, Hindu,...

12.04.2013

The Essential Peirce
This convenient two-volume reader's edition makes accessible to students and scholars the most important philosophical papers of the brilliant American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce. Volume 1 presents twenty-five key texts, chronologically...

20.11.2012

The 60-Second Philosopher
Philosophy means "love of knowledge" in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love knowledge, we don’t all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew...

17.05.2015

Attacking Faulty Reasoning
ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING is the most comprehensive, readable, and theoretically sound book on the common fallacies. It is designed to help one construct and evaluate arguments. The overriding purpose of the text is to help the students recognize...

25.04.2013

Situation Ethics
Fletcher is thoroughly informed on the epistemological, ontological and ethical topics that he covers in Situation Ethics. He is also dead wrong. This book reminds me of a line, if you'll forgive the mixing of genres, in the popular Harry Potter...

23.04.2015

The Moral Quest
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year! What is ethics? Why should Christians care? Beginning with these basic questions, Stanley Grenz masterfully leads his readers into a theological engagement with moral inquiry. In The Moral...

19.04.2013

Candide and Philosophical Letters
A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire is one of the most intriguing figures of the eighteenth century Enlightenment. His masterpiece is Candide, a brilliant satire on the theory that 'the world is the...

03.01.2014

The Life of the Mind Volume One
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of...

04.02.2016

Essays on Faith and Morals
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the...

10.03.2016

Ecrits
A major new translation of one of the most influential psychoanalytic works of modern times.Brilliant and innovative, Jacques Lacan's work has had a tremendous influence on contemporary discourse. Lacan lies at the...

08.11.2015

The Confessions of Saint Augustine
I never dreamed that one day I would finished reading a 300-page memoir written by a ancient Catholic saint. See, how many saints who lived during the first millennium have written himself a memoir?I twice tried to read The Holy Bible (once...

21.12.2012

Vekhi
The amazing aspect of this book of essays are amazing predictions by these authors of the Soviet Union based on their observations on the philosophy and rhetoric of the Russian intelligentsia. Very uncanny. Though these thoughts are specifically...

16.12.2014

Hellenistic Philosophy
Although Long focuses primarily on the Hellenistic period in his book, from 323 BCE (death of Alexander) to 31 BCE (Battle of Actium), he builds on what preceded this period and traces effects beyond. He admits that Diogenes and the Cynics were an...

20.12.2015

The Mystery of Being 2 (Gifford Lectures 1949-50)
The Mystery of Being contains the most systematic exposition of the philosophical thought of Gabriel Marcel, a convert to Catholicism and the most distinguished twentieth-century exponent of Christian existentialism. Its two volumes are the Gifford...

05.11.2017

Wisdom, Information and Wonder
In this book one of Britain's leading philosophers tackles a question at the root of our civilisation: What is knowledge for? Midgley rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in the high-tech world, and criticizes...

30.08.2014

The Works of Mencius
Bill actually bought this for me a couple years ago and I finally decided I should really read it. I have to say I had been inspired to read it after reading a book that talked about education of boys and girls contributing to gender roles. In...

21.08.2015

Just Health Care
Examines some of the dilemmas that have emerged from confronting demands for medical attention. The issues of equality of access to health care, paternalism, and the obligations of doctors and medical administrators are discussed at length.

18.06.2016

Cut of the Real
Following François Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally rendered "unthinkable" by postmodern...

14.11.2013

On Mach's Theories
Austrian writer. He graduated military boarding school at Eisenstadt (1892-1894) and then Hranice, in that time also known as Mährisch Weißkirchen, (1894-1897). These school experiences are reflected in his first novel - The...

20.06.2013

The Philosophies of Science
Harre shows how various views about the nature of science are related to the great historical schools of philosophy. He sets out his argument in terms of concrete episodes in the history of science. This new edition includes a chapter on science and...

26.10.2013

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Come Forward as Science
This new, revised edition of Kant's Prolegomena, the best introduction to the theoretical side of his philosophy, presents his thought clearly through careful attention to his original language. Also included are selections from the Critique of Pure...

06.04.2013

Praxis and Action
A brilliant genealogy of the concepts of praxis and action, focusing on Marxism, Existentialism, Pragmatism, and Analytic Philosophy -- all in relation to Hegel. In tracing this genealogy Bernstein gives a brief history of each of those movements,...

10.07.2016

God and the Soul
This collection of nine papers brings together Many of Geach's thoughts on such wide topics as resurrection, deductive proof of the existence of God, God's role in ethics, materialism, and the relation of time and prayer. The first three papers are...

14.12.2016

The Claim of Reason
This reissue of an American philosophical classic includes a new preface by Cavell, in which he discusses the work's reception and influence. The work fosters a relationship between philosophy and literature both by augmenting his philosophical...

25.10.2016

An Inquiry Into Meaning and Truth
Bertrand Russell is concerned in this book with the foundations of knowledge. He approaches his subject through a discussion of language, the relationships of truth to experience and an investigation into how knowledge of the structure of language...

06.11.2012

Oneself as Another
Paul Ricoeur has been hailed as one of the most important thinkers of the century. Oneself as Another, the clearest account of his "philosophical ethics," substantiates this position and lays the groundwork for a metaphysics of...

26.08.2013

The Unfettered Mind
Universally applicable statements are not instructive. They do not inspire thought or care, but enable the continuation of ignorance. A man may comment 'this is the worst review ever' (and in my experience, probably will), and achieve nothing more...

01.02.2013

The Fable of the Bees and Other Writings
This edition includes, in addition to the most pertinent sections of The Fable's two volumes, a selection from Mandeville's An Enquiry into the Origin of Honor and selections from two of Mandeville’s most important sources: Pierre Bayle and the...

22.05.2013

The Production of Space
Henri Lefebvre has considerable claims to be the greatest living philosopher. His work spans some sixty years and includes original work on a diverse range of subjects, from dialectical materialism to architecture, urbanism and the experience of...

13.09.2014

Homer and Classical Philology
Homer and Classical Philology , by Friedrich Nietzsche Homer und die klassische Philologie is Friedrich Nietzsche's 1869 Antrittsvorlesung (inaugural address) at the University of Basel. In the...

14.12.2014

On the Heights of Despair
Born of a terrible insomnia—"a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell"—this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole...

29.06.2013

Studies in Scientific Realism
Scientific realists claim that the unobservable entities postulated by scientific theories can be known to exist. This book examines the arguments on both sides of the issue and concludes that neither side possesses the conceptual resources for...

08.10.2012

Psych and Philosophy
“I’m getting something,” says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so...

28.02.2016

Letters to Solovine
In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on...

15.04.2017

Psyche, 2 Vols
s/t: The Cult of Souls & Belief in Immortality Among the Greeks Erwin Rohde (10/9/1845–1/11/1898) was one of the great German classical scholars of the 19th century. He was born in Hamburg, the son of a doctor. Outside of antiquarian...

19.06.2015

Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures
Designed for classroom use, this authoritative anthology presents key selections from the best contemporary work in philosophy of film.The featured essays have been specially chosen for their clarity, philosophical depth, and consonance with the...

06.07.2015

Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism
They join the greatest boldness in thought to the most obedient character. So Madame de Stael described German intellectuals at the close of the 18th century, and her view of this schism between the intellectual and the political has stood virtually...

31.05.2013

The Turbulent Universe
In his final book, the late Paul Kurtz outlines his personal vision for a planetary ethics inspired by scientific wisdom. Blending realism and optimism, he lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that he calls humanist...

12.08.2017

The Natural Contract
Global environmental change, argues Michel Serres, has forced us to reconsider our relationship to nature. In this translation of his influential 1990 book Le Contrat Naturel, Serres calls for a natural contract to be negotiated between...

19.01.2016

The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies
As the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has become more established, it has increasingly hidden its philosophical roots. While the trend is typical of disciplines striving for maturity, Steve Fuller, a leading figure in the field,...

25.12.2016

A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities
A classic of science, this famous essay by "the Newton of France" introduces lay readers to the concepts and uses of probability theory. It is of especial interest today as an application of mathematical techniques to problems in social and...

24.10.2014

Can a Robot be Human?
In this fun and entertaining book of puzzles and paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life’s most important questions with tales and tall stories, reasons and arguments, common sense and bizarre conclusions. From speedy tortoises to getting into...

18.02.2013

Living the Martial Way
This book is like bitter coffee. At first you may not like the taste but it definitely wakes you up. This book is about living as a warrior in modern times. The book explains how to think and act like a warrior in modern times. Some of the reviews I...

15.10.2014

Enochian World of Aleister Crowley
Enochian World of Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley's work on the Enochian system was originally published in 1912 in "The Equinox", his 10-voulme journal of "Scientific Illuminism". It rent the veil of the Inner Order of the Golden Dawn and...

15.01.2014

A Grammar of Motives
About this book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing remark, "What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it? An answer to that question is the subject of this book. The book is concerned with the...

31.07.2017

The Unaborted Socrates
Is abortion a woman's right? When does human life begin? Should we legislate morality? What would happen if the Socrates of old suddenly appeared in modern Athens? Peter Kreeft imagines the dialog that might ensue with three worthy opponents--a...

11.07.2015

Essays of Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation. He responded to and expanded upon Immanuel Kant's philosophy concerning the way in which we experience the world. His critique of...

16.01.2017

Theorie Des Kommunikativen Handelns (2 Bände)
Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, the topic of his first book entitled The Structural...

06.12.2015

The Levinas Reader
'The Levinas Reader' collects, often for the first time in English, essays by Levinas encompassing every aspect of his thought: the early phenomenological studies written under the guidance and inspiration of Husserl and Heidegger; the fully...

22.04.2017

Scheintod im Denken
Interesting perspective into the single unifying thread in western thinking since the Greeks. The bios theoretikos is a theoretical life available only to those individuals willing to forego life, and to exist in a type of suspended animation for...

11.07.2017

Heidegger Explained
More and more philosophers now recognize Martin Heidegger as the most important philosopher of the past hundred years. And more than any other recent philosopher, Heidegger has a following outside philosophy, among artists, architects, literary...

11.06.2016

Can't We Make Moral Judgements?
There is, I think, a certain writing style popular, in my view, among contemporary British philosophers, if you think about it, one in which many words are wasted saying not something simple but something meaningless. You must, I suppose, write the...

21.04.2017

Fatherhood
"Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone" offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role. Address...

24.05.2016

Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt...

22.11.2014

Logics of Worlds
<div><em>Logics of Worlds</em> is the long-awaited sequel to Alain Badiou's much-heralded masterpiece, <em>Being and Event</em>. Tackling the questions that had been left open by...

28.06.2018

The Girard Reader
girard's fascinating concept of mimetic violence of individual or collective behavior, stems from his critique on nietizche's anti-christian and pro-dionysian (pagan ritual) concept and freud's oedipal complex theory, and through these critiques he...

03.03.2014

The Essays
A survey of one of the giants of Renaissance thought, The Essays: A Selection collects some of Michel de Montaigne's most startling and original works, translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by M.A. Screech in Penguin...

03.08.2015