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41 Pirsig, Robert M ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE: AN INQUIRY INTO VALUES
HarperTorch 2006 0060589469 / 9780060589462 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward. 
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GORGIAS (OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS), Plato
42 Plato GORGIAS (OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS)
Oxford University Press 1998 0192836307 / 9780192836304 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life. Appealing to philosophers as a classic text of moral philosophy--and to everyone for its vividness, clarity, and occassional bitter humor--this new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an illuminating and accessible introduction. 
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43 Plato THE LAWS
Penguin Classics 1970 0140442227 / 9780140442229 Paperback Fair 
In the Laws, Plato describes in fascinating detail a comprehensive system o f legislation in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His laws no t only govern crime and punishment, but also form a code of conduct for all aspects of life in his ideal state from education, sport and religion to s exual behaviour, marriage and drinking parties. Plato sets out a plan for t he day-to-day rule of Magnesia, administered by citizens and elected offici als, with supreme power held by a Council. Although Plato's views that citi zens should act in complete obedience to the law have been read as totalita rian, the Laws nonetheless constitutes a highly impressive programme for th e reform of society and provides a crucial insight into the mind of one of Classical Greece's foremost thinkers. Text: English, Greek (translation) 
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44 Plato THE REPUBLIC
Penguin Books 1987 0140440488 / 9780140440485 Paperback Good 

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45 Plato (translated By Walter Hamilton) THE SYMPOSIUM (PENGUIN CLASSICS)
Penguin Books 1973 0140440240 / 9780140440249 Paperback Good 

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46 RAJAGOPAL, KRISHNAMURTI ; D. (Editor) COMMENTARIES ON LIVING : THIRD SERIES : FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF KRISHNAMURTI
Victor Gollancz 1991 0575051531 / 9780575051539 Paperback Very Good 

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THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHERS, Ree, Jonathan
47 Ree, Jonathan THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHERS
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1989 0044453426 / 9780044453420 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This concise work features a large collection of essays on philosophers who have had a lasting impact on Western thought. The volume has been designed primarily as a reference text for undergraduate and postgraduate philosophy students, and non-specialist readers. The encyclopedia has been revised and updated to include 80 new articles. Some of the additions concern developments in philosophy over the past 30 years, while others take account of new ideas about old topics. Further articles deal with political or literary aspects of philosophy, psychoanalysis, Marxism and traditions in European continental philosophy. 
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48 Scruton, Roger KANT: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Oxford University Press 2001 0192801996 / 9780192801999 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Immanuel Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but is a lso one of the most difficult. In this illuminating Very Short Introduction , Roger Scruton--a well-known and controversial philosopher in his own righ t--tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why Critique of Pure Reason has p roved so enduring. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. 
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49 Searle, John R. THE REDISCOVERY OF THE MIND (REPRESENTATION AND MIND)
A Bradford Book 1992 026269154X / 9780262691543 Paperback Very Good 
In this major work, John Searle launches a formidable attack on current ort hodoxies in the philosophy of mind. More than anything else, he argues, it is the neglect of consciousness that results in so much barrenness and ster ility in psychology, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science: there c an be no study of mind that leaves out consciousness. What is going on in t he brain is neurophysiological processes and consciousness and nothing more -- no rule following, no mental information processing or mental models, n o language of thought, and no universal grammar. Mental events are themselv es features of the brain, "like liquidity is a feature of water." Beginning with a spirited discussion of what's wrong with the philosophy of mind, Searle characterizes and refutes the philosophical tradition of mate rialism. But he does not embrace dualism. All these "isms" are mistaken, he insists. Once you start counting types of substance you are on the wrong t rack, whether you stop at one or two. In four chapters that constitute the heart of his argument, Searle elaborates a theory of consciousness and its relation to our overall scientific world view and to unconscious mental phe nomena. He concludes with a criticism of cognitive science and a proposal f or an approach to studying the mind that emphasizes the centrality of consc iousness to any account of mental functioning. In his characteristically direct style, punctuated with persuasive examples, Searle identifies the very terminology of the field as the main source of truth. He observes that it is a mistake to suppose that the ontology of the mental is objective and to suppos 
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50 Shapiro, Stewart THINKING ABOUT MATHEMATICS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS / EDITION 1
9780192893062 2000 0192893068 / 9780192893062 Paperback Good 
This unique book by Stewart Shapiro looks at a range of philosophical issue s and positions concerning mathematics in four comprehensive sections. Part I describes questions and issues about mathematics that have motivated phi losophers since the beginning of intellectual history. Part II is an histor ical survey, discussing the role of mathematics in the thought of such phil osophers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. Part III covers the three maj or positions held throughout the twentieth century: the idea that mathemati cs is logic (logicism), the view that the essence of mathematics is the rul e-governed manipulation of characters (formalism), and a revisionist philos ophy that focuses on the mental activity of mathematics (intuitionism). Fin ally, Part IV brings the reader up-to-date with a look at contemporary deve lopments within the discipline. This sweeping introductory guide to the philosophy of mathematics makes these fascinating concepts accessible to those with little background in either mathematics or philosophy. 
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STOIC WARRIORS: THE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE MILITARY MIND, Sherman, Nancy
51 Sherman, Nancy STOIC WARRIORS: THE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE MILITARY MIND
Oxford University Press 2007 019531591X / 9780195315912 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. You don't need a working knowledge of the writings of Cicero, Aristotle, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius to appreciate this well-researched, in-depth treatise on the history of stoicism in the military--but it wouldn't hurt. Sherman, who taught military ethics in a pioneering program at the U.S. Naval Academy, delves deeply into ancient Stoic theory to shine light on the moral and psychological aspects of stoicism among today's military men and women. Or, as she puts it, the book is about "sucking it up." Sherman at times plunges into dense and arcane areas, devoting, for example, many pages to an in-depth analysis of comportment, manners and emotional bearing in the military, including the psychology of facial expressions and the "ritualized aesthetics of garments." First-person accounts, derived from extensive interviews Sherman conducted, vividly illustrate her points. Retired Adm. James Stockdale, a student of philosophy, used stoic tenets to keep himself from breaking during seven years as a POW (and was awarded the Medal of Honor). During the My Lai massacre, helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson landed between American troops and Vietnamese civilians and ordered his crew, at gunpoint, to rescue women and children who were about to be slaughtered because it was the right thing to do, even though it meant bearing his men's extreme hatred. 
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52 Singer, Peter HEGEL: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Oxford University Press 2001 019280197X / 9780192801975 Paperback Very Good 
Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern politica l and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in br oad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging as pects of Hegel's philosophy. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas a nd an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been cons idered abstruse and obscure ideas in a clear and inviting manner. 
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53 Singer, Peter MARX: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Oxford University Press 2001 0192854054 / 9780192854056 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In Marx: A Very Short Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy. 
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54 Sowell, Thomas KNOWLEDGE AND DECISIONS
Basic Books 1996 0465037380 / 9780465037384 Paperback Good 
With a new preface by the author, this reissue of Thomas Sowell's classic s tudy of decision making updates his seminal work in the context of The Visi on of the Annointed, Sowell, one of America's most celebrated public intell ectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and dissemina ted throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-w idening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making-a gap that thre atens not only our economic and political efficiency, but our very freedom because actual knowledge gets replaced by assumptions based on an abstract and elitist social vision f what ought to be.Knowledge and Decisions, a win ner of the 1980 Law and Economics Center Prize, was heralded as a "landmark work" and selected for this prize "because of its cogent contribution to o ur understanding of the differences between the market process and the proc ess of government." In announcing the award, the center acclaimed Sowell, w hose "contribution to our understanding of the process of regulation alone would make the book important, but in reemphasizing the diversity and effic iency that the market makes possible, [his] work goes deeper and becomes ev en more significant." 
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INTRODUCING THE ENLIGHTENMENT, Spencer, Lloyd
55 Spencer, Lloyd INTRODUCING THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Totem Books 1997 1874166560 / 9781874166566 Paperback Near Fine 
This is not a cursory overview of 18th-century Europe; rather, it is a skil lful introduction to the individuals, events, accomplishments, and concepts that defined the age. Readers new to this series might be fooled by the re latively small amount of text and the pen-and-ink drawings on every page. T he format, however, is designed to make a rather formidable subject less in timidating and more appealing. A new topic is introduced on every page or t wo, such as "The Philosophes" or "Rousseau's Challenge." Each entry is succ inctly explained, often with accompanying quotes, and is illustrated. 
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56 Spinoza, Benedictus ETHICS SPINOZA (EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY)
Orion Publishing Group, Ltd. 1993 0460873474 / 9780460873475 Paperback Very Good 
Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins for not es and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by lead ing authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, te xt summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes. 
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VIABLE VALUES: A STUDY OF LIFE AS THE ROOT AND REWARD OF MORALITY, Tara, Smith
57 Tara, Smith VIABLE VALUES: A STUDY OF LIFE AS THE ROOT AND REWARD OF MORALITY
Rowman & Littlefield Publish 2000 0847697614 / 9780847697618 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Smith writes in very clear, engaging language, refreshing and enjoyable. Go od index. Recommended. (CHOICE ) Smith undertakes the meta-ethical part and does a commendable job of fleshi ng out Rand's ideas. (Journal Of The American Psychoanalytic Association ) To my mind, this is one of the most interesting works in ethics to have app eared in a long while. Tara Smith's book ought to win many new adherents to the proposition that morality should be in the service of life, and not th e reverse. (Lester H. Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Madison ) About the Author Tara Smith is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas. 
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58 TOULMIN, STEPHEN REASON IN ETHICS
CAMBRIDGE 1964 Paperback Good+ 

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CHUANG TZU: BASIC WRITINGS (TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS), Tzu, Chaung
59 Tzu, Chaung CHUANG TZU: BASIC WRITINGS (TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS)
Columbia University Press 1950 0231086067 / 9780231086066 Paperback Good 
Professor Fung Yu-lan is a distinguished contemporary Chinese philosopher. Chuang-tzu is the textbook he used to teach a course on Chuang Tzu in the B eijing Chinese Language School during the 1920s. The book originally contai ned the translation of the first seven chapters of the Chuang-tzu and an ar ticle entitled "Some Characteristics of the Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang "appea red as an appendix. Chapter Ten, "The Third Phase of Taoism: Chuang Tzu," o f Fung Yu-lan's A Short History of Chinese Philosophy is included as anothe r appendix in the present edition. The Chuang-tzu, one of China's most important Taoist works, forms a connecting link between the preceding Book of Lao Tzu and the following Book of Huai Nan Tzu. It brims with ideas by means of images, shedding light on philosophy through the aid of fables. As the seven chapters are consistent in both style and thought, they were obviously written by Chuang Tzu himself, while some of the other chapters of the original Chuang-tzu were written by scholars of later periods or of other schools. Therefore, Chuang Tzu's philosophical thought is well presented in those seven chapters, while the ideas of the other chapters were incorporated in the translator's notes. Therefore, the present volume represents ideas discussed in the thirty-three chapters in the original Chuang- tzu. 
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60 Uehling, Theodore E E. MIDWEST STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY VI: THE FOUNDATIONS OF ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY
Univ of Minnesota Pr 1981 0816610363 / 9780816610365 Paperback Good 

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