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1 ACKERMAN, DIANE; SIS, PETER (ILLUSTRATIONS). Deep Play.
Vintage Books, New York: 1995. 0679771352 / 9780679771357 First Vintage Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Illuminates an exalted state of transcendence achieved through emotionally and physically vigorous activities. The ability to play is an essentially part of what it means to be human. And "deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman vividly descibes her own experiences, from her weekly bike treks to witnessing the daily ritual of penguins amidst blustery Anarctic winds, she illuminates the nature of deep play in its panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic realms. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us anew by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.76 USD
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2 ACKERMANN, ROBERT J. Theories Of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is only fair. 
Designed for students not previously exposed to philosophical thought, this study introduces the epistemological thought of seven major philosophers through representative selections. The book contains passages -- complete with analyses -- from Plato's Phaedo and Republic, Aristotle's Categories, Posterior Analytics, and Metaphysics, Descartes' Meditations, Berkeley's First and Third Dialogues, Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Kant's Prolegommena and Critique, and Peirce's Collected Papers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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3 ADLER, MORTIMER J. Six Great Ideas.
Collier Books, New York: 1984. 0020720203 / 9780020720201 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A written version of Mortimer Adler's 1981 seminar, which was broadcast on PBS.An in-depth consideration of the six great ideas at that seminar--Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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4 ADLER, MORTIMER J. Ten Philosophical Mistakes.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1985. 0025003305 / 9780025003309 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 7.60 USD
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5 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO & FERRANDO, MONICA. The Unspeakable Girl: The Myth And Mystery Of Kore.
Seagull Books, London: 2014. Seagull Books - The Italian List. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben is the rare writer whose ideas and works have a broad appeal across many fields, and his devoted fans are not just philosophers, but readers of political and legal theory, sociology, and literary criticism as well. Agamben's intuition and meditation are fascinating, and not least when he turns his critical eye to the mysteries and contradictions of early religion. The Unspeakable Girl: The Myth and Mystery of Kore is a book of three richly detailed treatments of the myth of Kore. Kore, also called Persephone, and referred to poetically by the Greeks as "the unspeakable girl," was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus who was abducted by Hades and made queen of the netherworld. Kore and her story gave rise to a mysterious cult at Eleusis, the site of the well where Demeter mourned her lost daughter. This book opens with an innovative and insightful essay that focuses on the mysterious indeterminacy of the figure of Kore/Persephone—at once a woman and a girl, a virgin and a mother—as well as the attendant divisions of speech and silence, the sacred and the profane, the animal and the human, and the mortal and the divine. Here, tracing these dichotomies, Agamben is in top form, able to articulate paradoxes that in another writer's hands might be ineffable. In the second and third parts of the book the reader is treated to a series of beautiful paintings by acclaimed artist Monica Ferrando, as well as her translation of crucial Greek and Latin source materials. As a whole, The Unspeakable Girl will not only be welcomed by Agamben's many readers across the disciplines, but also by enthusiasts of classical mythology in general. Translated into English from the Italian by Leland de la Durantaye. Includes 40 color prints. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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6 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. The Sacrament Of Language: An Archaeology Of The Oath.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This book is a continuation of Giorgio Agamben's investigation of political theory, which began with the highly influential volume Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Having already traced the roots of the idea of sovereignty, sacredness, and economy, he now turns to a perhaps unlikely topic: the concept of the oath. Following the Italian scholar Paolo Prodi, Agamben sees the oath as foundational for Western politics and undertakes an exploration of the roots of the phenomenon of the oath in human experience. He rejects the common idea that the oath finds its origin in religion, arguing instead that the oath points toward a particular response to the experience of language, a response that gave birth to both religion and law as we now know them. This book is important not only for readers of Agamben or of continental philosophy more broadly, but for anyone interested in questions relating to the relationships among religion, law, and language. Translated into English from the French by Adam Kotsko. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and radical political theorist, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. Stanford University Press has published eight of his previous books: Homo Sacer (1998), Potentialities (1999), The Man Without Content (1999), The End of the Poem (1999), The Open (2004), The Time that Remains (2005), "What is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays (2009), and, most recently, Nudities (2010). 
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7 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. The Sacrament Of Language: An Archaeology Of The Oath.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This book is a continuation of Giorgio Agamben's investigation of political theory, which began with the highly influential volume Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Having already traced the roots of the idea of sovereignty, sacredness, and economy, he now turns to a perhaps unlikely topic: the concept of the oath. Following the Italian scholar Paolo Prodi, Agamben sees the oath as foundational for Western politics and undertakes an exploration of the roots of the phenomenon of the oath in human experience. He rejects the common idea that the oath finds its origin in religion, arguing instead that the oath points toward a particular response to the experience of language, a response that gave birth to both religion and law as we now know them. This book is important not only for readers of Agamben or of continental philosophy more broadly, but for anyone interested in questions relating to the relationships among religion, law, and language. Translated into English from the French by Adam Kotsko. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and radical political theorist, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. Stanford University Press has published eight of his previous books: Homo Sacer (1998), Potentialities (1999), The Man Without Content (1999), The End of the Poem (1999), The Open (2004), The Time that Remains (2005), "What is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays (2009), and, most recently, Nudities (2010). 
Price: 16.10 USD
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8 ALLEN, BARRY. Vanishing Into Things: Knowledge In Chinese Tradition.
Abrams, New York: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Vanishing into Things explores the concept of knowledge in Chinese thought over two millennia, from Confucius to Wang Yangming (ca. 1500 CE), and compares the different philosophical imperatives that have driven Chinese and Western thought. Challenging the hyperspecialized epistemology of modern philosophy in the West, Barry Allen urges his readers toward an ethical appreciation of why knowledge is worth pursuing. Western philosophers have long maintained that true knowledge is the best knowledge. Chinese thinkers, by contrast, have emphasized not the essence of knowing but the purpose. Ideas of truth play no part in their understanding of what the best knowledge is: knowledge is not deduced from principles or reducible to a theory. Rather, in Chinese tradition knowledge is expressed through wu wei, literally "not doing"—a response to circumstances that is at once effortless and effective. This type of knowledge perceives the evolution of circumstances from an early point, when its course can still be changed, provided one has the wisdom to grasp the opportunity. Allen guides readers through the major Confucian and Daoist thinkers including Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunzi, Laozi, and Zhuangzi, examining their influence on medieval Neoconfucianism and Chan (Zen) Buddhism, as well as the theme of knowledge in China's art of war literature. The sophisticated and consistent concept of knowledge elucidated here will be of relevance to contemporary Western and Eastern philosophers alike. Barry Allen is Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University. "Allen provides us with an interpretation of Western and Chinese modes of knowing. But he does more. He provides us with another voice in the emerging world of global philosophy, taking the history of Chinese epistemology, knowledge, and wisdom into account. I welcomed Allen's style, which translates very complicated Western and Chinese philosophical epistemological discourse into a form that is readily accessible to an intelligent reader. I think that it will be of interest to both professional students of Chinese philosophy and intellectual history as well as a larger general public."—John Berthrong, Boston University "The book makes a fine contribution to the continuing dialogue between Western and Chinese philosophy. It shows the Chinese tradition's contribution to the broader debates in epistemology, while also dispelling certain misconceptions that might otherwise prevail among non-specialists."—Brook Ziporyn, The University of Chicago 
Price: 42.75 USD
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9 ALLEN, REGINALD E. Greek Philosophy: Thales To Aristotle.
Collier-Macmillam Limited, London: 1966. Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Poor condition. Cover is torn and has scratches. Binding is separating. 
The full scope and impact of Western philosophy from the Presocratics to the important thinkers of the twentieth century are presented in this original paperback series. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.04 USD
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10 ALLEN, S R. Gnosis: The Emergence Of Individuated Holistic Intelligence.
Russell Gillespie's Publishing House. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This book is the result of a long and systematic course of research and a line of questioning in an attempt to understand and convey essential ideas concerning the real circumstances of life and living in a less than hospitable world. The goal has been to clearly articulate the significance of several important facts which have been generally overlooked by our so-called "modern" traditions of psychology, philosophy, science, and religion. 
Price: 12.30 USD
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11 ANSCOMBE, ELIZABETH; GEACH, PETER THOMAS ( A SELECTION TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY); KOYRE, ALENANDRE (INTRODUUCTION BY). Descartes Philosophical Writings.
Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis: 1978. 0672612747 / 9780672612749 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good reading copy. Underlining and notes on some pages. 
Philosophy- we must confess- moves slowly, and makes little progress. It deals with simple things. It deals with being, with knowledge, with man. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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12 ANTONINUS, MARCUS AURELIUS; LONG, GEORGE (PREFACE). The Thoughts Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Includes a biographical sketch by the translator of the Latin into English, George Long as well as an essay on the Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.48 USD
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13 APPELBAUM, DAVID. In His Voice: Maurice Blanchot's Affair With The Neuter In His Voice.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A creative study of Maurice Blanchot's theory of literary voice. In His Voice considers the idea of the neuter in Maurice Blanchot's work, and seeks to work out through an exercise of literary impersonation, or ventriloquism, how and why Blanchot relied on this form. Neither active nor passive, the neuter expresses a kind of third voice beyond the command of the author, one that speaks paradoxically of what lies outside of speaking but nonetheless exerts an irrepressible influence on thought. The neuter is exilic, messianic, and fragmentary. Since it cannot be directly accounted for, Blanchot uses a number of indirect approaches—notably, myth—to announce the key elements of his view. Orpheus, Odysseus, and principally Narcissus figure his conception and elaborate the operation of giving voice. Through a distillation of Blanchot's narrative and critical texts—focusing on the late works, The Step Not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster—and through an emphasis on performance, In His Voice enacts the event of writing in search of how author's inscriptive reality appears in the world. "The book's strength is that it is a sort of extended prose poem on Blanchot, not unlike (in spirit) Sartre's Saint Genet. It's original, intriguing, and lyrical. The emphasis on the role of Narcissus, especially in The Writing of the Disaster, is important." — Kevin Hart, University of Virginia David Appelbaum is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of several books, including A Propos, Levinas; Jacques Derrida's Ghost: A Conjuration; and The Delay of the Heart, all published by SUNY Press. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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14 APPELBAUM, DAVID. In His Voice: Maurice Blanchot's Affair With The Neuter In His Voice.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A creative study of Maurice Blanchot's theory of literary voice. In His Voice considers the idea of the neuter in Maurice Blanchot's work, and seeks to work out through an exercise of literary impersonation, or ventriloquism, how and why Blanchot relied on this form. Neither active nor passive, the neuter expresses a kind of third voice beyond the command of the author, one that speaks paradoxically of what lies outside of speaking but nonetheless exerts an irrepressible influence on thought. The neuter is exilic, messianic, and fragmentary. Since it cannot be directly accounted for, Blanchot uses a number of indirect approaches—notably, myth—to announce the key elements of his view. Orpheus, Odysseus, and principally Narcissus figure his conception and elaborate the operation of giving voice. Through a distillation of Blanchot's narrative and critical texts—focusing on the late works, The Step Not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster—and through an emphasis on performance, In His Voice enacts the event of writing in search of how author's inscriptive reality appears in the world. "The book's strength is that it is a sort of extended prose poem on Blanchot, not unlike (in spirit) Sartre's Saint Genet. It's original, intriguing, and lyrical. The emphasis on the role of Narcissus, especially in The Writing of the Disaster, is important." — Kevin Hart, University of Virginia David Appelbaum is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of several books, including A Propos, Levinas; Jacques Derrida's Ghost: A Conjuration; and The Delay of the Heart, all published by SUNY Press. 
Price: 19.90 USD
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15 AQUILA, RICHARD E. Rhyme Or Reason: A Limerick History Of Philosophy.
University Press of America, Washington D.C., 1981. 0819115630 / 9780819115638 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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16 AQUINAS, SAINT THOMAS; PEGIS, ANTON C. (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION). Introduction To St. Thomas Aquinas.
Modern Library, New York: 1948. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There are some tears and wear in the dustjacket. 
Designed to meet the needs of students and general readers alike, this book offers St. Thomas's teachings on God, Creation, Man, Law, Grace, Habit, Virtue and kindred subjects, derived from the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles. 
Price: 10.83 USD
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17 AQUINAS, SAINT THOMAS; PEGIS, ANTON C. (EDITOR AND INTRODUCTION). Introduction To St. Thomas Aquinas.
Modern Library, New York: 1948. 039430974X / 9780394309743 s Softcover. Reading copy. Underlining and notes on some pages. 
Designed to meet the needs of students and general readers alike, this book offers St. Thomas's teachings on God, Creation, Man, Law, Grace, Habit, Virtue and kindred subjects, derived from the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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18 AQUINAS, THOMAS; SELECTED AND TRANSLATED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY TIMOTHY MCDERMOTT. Selected Philosophical Writings Thomas Aquinas. Selected And Translated With An Introduction And Notes By Timothy Mcdermott
Oxford University Press, New York: 0199540276 / 9780199540273 Oxford World's Classics Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it - to explore, for example, spiritual revelation - makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago. This accessible new translation offers thirty-eight substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy. It is an ideal introduction to this key figure in the philosophy of religion. Selected and translated with an Introduction and Notes by Timothy McDermott, Visiting Professor, Aquinas Center of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta 
Price: 14.20 USD
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19 ARISTOTLE. Great Books Of The Western World 8 & 9: The Works Of Aristotle - Volumes I & II.
Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Chicago: 1952. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains works on Logic (Organon), Physical Treatises, Metaphysics (Metaphysica), On The Soul (De anima) and Short Physical Treatises (Parva naturalia). 
Price: 28.50 USD
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20 ARISTOTLE; ACKRILL, J. L. (EDITOR). A New Aristotle Reader.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1988. 0691020434 / 9780691020433 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In a single volume that will be of service to philosophy students of all levels and to their teachers, this reader provides modern, accurate translations of the texts necessary for a careful study of most aspects of Aristotle's philosophy. In selecting the texts Professor J. L. Ackrill has drawn on his broad experience of teaching graduate classes, and his choice reflects issues of current philosophical interest as well as the perennial themes. Only recent translations which achieve a high level of accuracy have been chosen; the aim is to place the Greekless reader, as nearly as possible, in the position of a reader of Greek. As an aid to study, Professor Ackrill supplies a valuable guide to the key topics covered. The guide gives references to the works or passages contained in the reader, and indication of their interrelations, and current bibliography. The Texts included are as follows: Logic, Natural Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Practical Philosophy. "Ackrill will probably be the text of choice for undergraduate courses on Aristotle." - Religious Studies Review 
Price: 33.25 USD
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