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1 Aurelius, Marcus MEDITATIONS
Empire Books 1619490188 / 9781619490185 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 measure, perhaps, of a book's worth, is its intergenerational pliancy: do new readers acquire it and interpret it afresh down through the ages? The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Hays suggests that its most recent incarnation--as a self-help book--is not only valid, but may be close to the author's intent. The book, which Hays calls, fondly, a "haphazard set of notes," is indicative of the role of philosophy among the ancients in that it is "expected to provide a 'design for living.'" And it does, both aphoristically ("Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly.") and rhetorically ("What is it in ourselves that we should prize?"). Whether these, and other entries ("Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life.") sound life-changing or like entries in a teenager's diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be. Hays's introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome A.D. 161-180) as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty. --H. O'Billovich. 
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A TREATISE CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE (COSIMO CLASSICS PH ILOSOPHY), Berkeley, George
2 Berkeley, George A TREATISE CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE (COSIMO CLASSICS PH ILOSOPHY)
Cosimo Classics 2005 1596052821 / 9781596052826 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. It is indeed an opinion strangely prevailing amongst men that houses, mountains, rivers, and, in a word, all sensible objects have an existence, natural or real, distinct from their being perceived by the understanding. -from "On the Principles of Human Knowledge" Forming a triangle of British empiricism with Locke and Hume, George Berkeley's direct influence on modern thought cannot be overstated. From the American Founding Fathers, who looked to him as the pioneer of their idealism, to the reality-questioning motives of quantum physics, Berkeley's odd, profound view of the nature of human perception, a sense he trusted implicitly, has in turn shaped our perception of the universe at large. Dismissed as an impractical dreamer, a disaffected anti-authoritarian, even a madman in his time, Berkeley here shifts the ground under the feet of humanity, questioning everything and finding fundamental freedom in human will and action. His conclusions remain as wise and inspiring as they were almost three hundred years ago, when he first shared them with the world in 1710. Irish scientist, philosopher, and writer GEORGE BERKELEY (1685-1753) also wrote An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision (1709). 
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3 Bono, Edward De FIVE DAY COURSE IN THINKING (PELICAN S.)
Penguin Books Ltd 1969 0140210148 / 9780140210149 Paperback Very Good 

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4 Bono, Edward De LETTERS TO THINKERS: FURTHER THOUGHTS ON LATERAL THINKING (PELICAN S.)
Penguin Books Ltd 1988 0140228063 / 9780140228069 Paperback Near Fine 

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THE DE BONO CODE BOOK, Bono, Edward De
5 Bono, Edward De THE DE BONO CODE BOOK
Penguin Books Ltd 2001 0140287779 / 9780140287776 Paperback Near Fine 
Language has been the biggest help to human progress. But, ironically, lang uage has also become the barrier to its own development. We are locked in t o words and concepts that are limited and out of date. These force us to se e the world in a very old-fashioned way. Like any self-organizing system, l anguage has become bogged down in its own equilibrium. The marvellous flexi bility of language for description does not enable us to hold complex conce pts in our minds. Such concepts exist only while we describe them. The purp ose of the two code systems put forward in this book is to allow us to desi gn, hold and use complicated new ideas. since new words would sound bizarre and grotesque, the new concepts are expressed in a number code. This is no different from remembering and using telephone numbers: some you know and others you look up. There are a wide range of codes in this book which help overcome the language barriers in anything from relationships to travel. A n important and powerful "pre-code" is also given. The codes presented here are just the beginning of the limitless range of the De Bono Code. 
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BETWEEN MAN AND MAN, Buber, Martin
6 Buber, Martin BETWEEN MAN AND MAN
Collins 1974 0006432204 / 9780006432203 Paperback Good 

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WHITHER MARXISM?: GLOBAL CRISES IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (SERIES; 5), Cullenberg, Stephen (Editor)
7 Cullenberg, Stephen (Editor) WHITHER MARXISM?: GLOBAL CRISES IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (SERIES; 5)
Routledge 1994 0415910439 / 9780415910439 Paperback Very Good 

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8 Durant, Will THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Garden City Publishing 1933 Hardcover Good/Good 

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9 Ehrmann, Jacques STRUCTURALISM, EDITED WITH AN INTROD. BY JACQUES EHRMANN
Anchor Books 1966 Paperback Good 

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INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, Gensler, Harry
10 Gensler, Harry INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Routledge 2001 0415226759 / 9780415226752 Paperback Near Fine 
Introduction to Logic offers one of the most clear, interesting and accessi ble introductions to what has long been considered one of the most challeng ing subjects in philosophy. Harry Gensler engages students with the basics of logic through practical examples and important arguments both in the his tory of philosophy and from contemporary philosophy. Using simple and manag eable methods for testing arguments, students are led step-by-step to maste r the complexities of logic. The companion LogiCola instructional program and various teaching aids (including a teacher's manual) are available from the book's website: www.routledge.com/textbooks/gensler_logic. 
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11 Gibran, Kahlil THE TREASURED WRITINGS OF KAHLIL GIBRAN
Castle Books 2009 089009389X / 9780890093894 Hardcover Very Good/Good 
The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran represents the most comprehensive v olume of works of the Lebanese poet and philosopher ever published. This en riching collection of stories, prose poems, verse, parables and autobiograp hical essays comprising the major body of Kahlil Gibran's works have been c arefully translated and edited by a noted trio of Gibran scholars... Martin L. Wolf, Anthony R. Ferris and Andrew Dib Sherfan. Each of the ten books included in this beautifully bound collectors' volume has been hailed by critics as literary masterpieces. The works in this col lection clearly demonstrate why critics regard Kahlil Gibran as eminently a mong the world's great writers. His writings reflect the wistful beauty, fi erce anger, lofty majesty and the abiding peace that Eastern wisdom achieve s in its contemplation. Often revered as the Dante of the twentieth century, the immortal savant of Lebanon, Kahlil Gibran created verses and lyric prose which impart to the reader a grand symphony of sparkling joys. These qualities have made Kahlil Gibran master of the written word. 
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ORATION ON THE DIGNITY OF MAN, Giovanni
12 Giovanni ORATION ON THE DIGNITY OF MAN
Regnery Pub 1982 0895269252 / 9780895269256 Paperback Good 

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CLASSIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS (12TH EDITION), Gould, James A.
13 Gould, James A. CLASSIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS (12TH EDITION)
Prentice Hall 2006 0131949616 / 9780131949614 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. A proven classic, this anthology stimulates readers' interest in philosophy through an innovative "sides of the argument" presentation, representing positions on each of the fundamental philosophical principles. Each reading contains a biographical sketch of the author, with a group of further readings for those wishing to pursue issues in further depth. Using debate and argument as a vehicle, the eleventh edition of Classic Philosophical Questions simultaneously gives readers the fundamentals of philosophy while demonstrating that philosophy is a discourse that has spanned centuries. Topics covered include knowledge, metaphysics, religion, ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the meaning of life. This anthology offers both classic and contemporary selections that challenge readers with the basic inquiries that philosophers have discussed throughout the ages. 
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WITTGENSTEIN: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION, Grayling, A. C.
14 Grayling, A. C. WITTGENSTEIN: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Oxford University Press 2001 0192854119 / 9780192854117 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. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original thinker, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking far outside the bounds of philosophy alone. In this engaging Introduction, A.C. Grayling makes Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general reader by explaining the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought. 
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15 Hadot, Pierre WHAT IS ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY? / EDITION 1
9780674013735 2005 0674013735 / 9780674013735 Hardcover Very Good 
What Is Ancient Philosophy? / Edition 1 A magisterial mappa mundi of the terrain that Pierre Hadot has so productiv ely worked for decades, this ambitious work revises our view of ancient phi losophy-and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Hadot takes ancient philosophy out of its customary realm of names, dates, and arid abstractions and plants it squarely in the thick of life. Through a meticulous historical reading, he shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all tended toward o ne goal: to provide a means for achieving happiness in this life, by transf orming the individual's mode of perceiving and being in the world. Most pressing for Hadot is the question of how the ancients conceived of ph ilosophy. He argues in great detail, systematically covering the ideas of t he earliest Greek thinkers, Hellenistic philosophy, and late antiquity, tha t ancient philosophers were concerned not just to develop philosophical the ories, but to practice philosophy as a way of life-a way of life to be sugg ested, illuminated, and justified by their philosophical "discourse." For t he ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were in separably linked. What Is Ancient Philosophy? also explains why this connection broke down, most conspicuously in the case of academic, professional philosophers, especially under the influence of Christianity. Finally, Hadot turns to the question of whether and how this connection might be reestablished. Even as it brings ancient thoughts and thinkers to life, this invigorating work provides direction for those. 
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16 Hargreaves-Heap, Shaun GAME THEORY: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION / EDITION 2
9780415250955 2004 0415250951 / 9780415250955 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 recent years game theory has swept through all of the social sciences. I ts practitioners have great designs for it, claiming that it offers an oppo rtunity to unify the social sciences and that it it the natural foundation of a rational theory of society. Game Theory is for those who are intrigued but baffled by these claims, and daunted by the technical demands of most introductions to the subject. Requiring no more than simple arithmetic, the book: * Traces the origins of Game Theory and its philosophical premises * Looks at its implications for the theory of bargaining and social contrac t theory * Gives a detailed exposition of all of the major 'games' including the fam ous 'prisoner's dilemma' * Analyses cooperative, non cooperative, repeated, evolutionary and experimental games. 
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GLOBAL MIND CHANGE: THE NEW AGE REVOLUTION IN THE WAY WE THINK, Harman, Willis
17 Harman, Willis GLOBAL MIND CHANGE: THE NEW AGE REVOLUTION IN THE WAY WE THINK
Grand Central Publishing 1990 0446391476 / 9780446391474 Paperback Very Good 
In the tradition of the bestselling Aquarian Conspiracy comes the first sci entific basis for New Age thinking from one of the nation's most widely rec ognized thinkers, and the author of Higher Creativit and An Incomplete Guid eto the Future. 
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THE ESSENCE OF TRUTH: ON PLATO'S CAVE ALLEGORY AND THEAETETUS (IMPACTS), Heidegger, Martin
18 Heidegger, Martin THE ESSENCE OF TRUTH: ON PLATO'S CAVE ALLEGORY AND THEAETETUS (IMPACTS)
Bloomsbury Academic 2004 0826477046 / 9780826477040 Paperback Very Good 
The Essence of Truth must count as one of Heidegger's most important works, for nowhere else does he give a comparably thorough explanation of what is arguably the most fundamental and abiding theme of his entire philosophy, namely the difference between truth as the "unhiddenness of beings" and tru th as the "correctness of propositions". For Heidegger, it is by neglecting the former primordial concept of truth in favor of the latter derivative c oncept that Western philosophy, beginning already with Plato, took off on i ts "metaphysical" course towards the bankruptcy of the present day. This first ever translation into English consists of a lecture course delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1931-32. Part One of the course provides a detailed analysis of Plato's allegory of the cave in the Republic, while Part Two gives a detailed exegesis and interpretation of a central section of Plato's Theaetetus, and is essential for the full understanding of his later well-known essay Plato's Doctrine of Truth. As always with Heidegger's writings on the Greeks, the point of his interpretative method is to bring to light the original meaning of philosophical concepts, especially to free up these concepts to their intrinsic power. 
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THE EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHERS, Hicks, R.D.
19 Hicks, R.D. THE EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHERS
Everyman Paperback 1995 0460876074 / 9780460876070 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. Epicureanism theorizes an infinite universe of moving particles, with no divine purpose and no life after death. Happiness depends on simple needs satisfied to provide tranquility of mind. This volume presents a comprehensive collection of the surviving works and wise sayings of Epicurus together with the great systematic account of Epicurean natural science in Lucretius's ON THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE. 
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LEVIATHAN, Hobbes, Thomas
20 Hobbes, Thomas LEVIATHAN
Oxford University Press, USA 1998 0192834983 / 9780192834980 Paperback Very Good 
Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, i t has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punct uation but modernizing the spelling. It offers exceptionally thorough and u seful annotation, an introduction that guides the reader through the comple xities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index. 
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