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121 CROWTHER, PAUL. Phenomenology Of The Visual Arts (even The Frame).
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Why are the visual arts so important and what is it that makes their forms significant? Countering recent interpretations of meaning that understand visual artworks on the model of literary texts, Crowther formulates a theory of the visual arts based on what their creation achieves both cognitively and aesthetically. He develops a phenomenology that emphasizes how visual art gives unique aesthetic expression to factors that are basic to perception. At the same time, he shows how various artistic media embody these factors in distinctive ways. Attentive to both the creation and reception of all major visual art forms (picturing, sculpture, architecture, and photography), Phenomenology of the Visual Arts also addresses complex idioms, including abstract, conceptual, and digital art. Paul Crowther is Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of a number of books, including the recent Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt (2007). "This book should interest a variety of scholars with a theoretical interest in the visual arts. The book addresses pictures, sculpture, abstract art conceptual art, photography, digital art, and architecture... Recommended"—J. O. Young, Choice. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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122 D'ALEMBERT, JEAN LE ROND; SCHWAB, RICHARD N. (INTRODUCTION & NOTES). Preliminary Discourse To The Encyclopedia Of Diderot.
Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing, Indianapolis: 1981. 0672602768 / 9780672602764 The Library of Liberal Arts. Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Presents an overview to the famous Encyclopedia of Diderot. Translated into English from the French by Richard N. Schwab with the collaboration of Walter E. Rex. Includes an Index. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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123 DANTO, ARTHUR. Connections To The World: The Basic Concepts Of Philosophy - With A New Preface.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1997. 0520208420 / 9780520208421 Third Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Arthur C. Danto's lucid introduction to the central topics of Western philosophical thought remains an unparalleled guide to problems in metaphysics and epistemology that have engaged philosophers for several millennia. Examining the work of Plato, Berkeley, Descartes, Hume and Wittgenstein, Danto explores debates about empiricism, the mind/body problem, the nature of matter, and the status of language, consciousness, and scientific explanation. In a new preface to this edition he considers the current relationship between philosophy and the humanities. Includes an Index. "An elegant, unifying overview of philosophical thought. . . . One of the main pleasures of the book is Mr. Danto's cultural and historical breadth of reference . . . both sophisticated and accessible." - Julia Annas, New York Times Book Review 
Price: 16.10 USD
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124 DANTO, ARTHUR. Nietzsche As Philosopher.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1980. 0231050534 / 9780231050531 Morningside Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. Danto, however, presented a radically different picture, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy that anticipated many of the questions that define contemporary philosophy. Danto's clear and insightful commentaries helped canonize Nietzsche as a philosopher and continue to illuminate subtleties in Nietzsche's work as well as his immense contributions to the philosophies of science, language, and logic. Arthur Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the art critic for The Nation and has served as president of the American Philosophical Association. His many books include The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art; After the End of Art; The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World; and Art in the Historical Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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125 DANTO, ARTHUR. Nietzsche As Philosopher.
Columbia University Press, New York: 2005. Expanded Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. Danto, however, presented a radically different picture, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy that anticipated many of the questions that define contemporary philosophy. Danto's clear and insightful commentaries helped canonize Nietzsche as a philosopher and continue to illuminate subtleties in Nietzsche's work as well as his immense contributions to the philosophies of science, language, and logic. This new edition, which includes five additional essays, not only further enhances our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy; it responds to the misunderstandings that continue to muddy his intellectual reputation. Even today, Nietzsche is seen as everything from a precursor of feminism and deconstruction to a prophetic writer and spokesperson for disgruntled teenage boys. As Danto points out in his preface, Nietzsche's writings have purportedly inspired recent acts of violence and school shootings. Danto counters these misreadings by elaborating an anti-Nietzschian philosophy from within Nietzsche's own philosophy "in the hope of disarming the rabid Nietzsche and neutralizing the vivid frightening images that have inspired sociopaths for over a century." The essays also consider specific works by Nietzsche, including Human, All Too Human and The Genealogy of Morals, as well as the philosopher's artistic metaphysics and semantical nihilism. Arthur Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the art critic for The Nation and has served as president of the American Philosophical Association. His many books include The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art; After the End of Art; The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World; and Art in the Historical Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. 
Price: 80.75 USD
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126 DANTO, ARTHUR. Nietzsche As Philosopher.
Columbia University Press, New York: 2005. Expanded Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. Danto, however, presented a radically different picture, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy that anticipated many of the questions that define contemporary philosophy. Danto's clear and insightful commentaries helped canonize Nietzsche as a philosopher and continue to illuminate subtleties in Nietzsche's work as well as his immense contributions to the philosophies of science, language, and logic. This new edition, which includes five additional essays, not only further enhances our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy; it responds to the misunderstandings that continue to muddy his intellectual reputation. Even today, Nietzsche is seen as everything from a precursor of feminism and deconstruction to a prophetic writer and spokesperson for disgruntled teenage boys. As Danto points out in his preface, Nietzsche's writings have purportedly inspired recent acts of violence and school shootings. Danto counters these misreadings by elaborating an anti-Nietzschian philosophy from within Nietzsche's own philosophy "in the hope of disarming the rabid Nietzsche and neutralizing the vivid frightening images that have inspired sociopaths for over a century." The essays also consider specific works by Nietzsche, including Human, All Too Human and The Genealogy of Morals, as well as the philosopher's artistic metaphysics and semantical nihilism. Arthur Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the art critic for The Nation and has served as president of the American Philosophical Association. His many books include The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art; After the End of Art; The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World; and Art in the Historical Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. 
Price: 26.60 USD
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127 DASGUPTA, S. N. Hindu Mysticism.
Frederick Ungar Publishing Company, New York: 1959. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition has chips to dustjacket. 
Hindu Mysticism is a systematic introduction to Indian mysticism intended mainly for the reader new to the field. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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128 DAVAL, ROGER. Histoire Des Idees En France.
Presses Universtaires De France, Paris: 1965. 5e edition. s Livre d'ocasion, Condition: Bon. / Softcover. Good condition. 
Il y a des chapitres sur La Pensee Francaise Au XVIe Siecle, La Raison Triomphante, Les Idees Politiques et Religieuses Au XVIIe Siecle, RaisonExperimentale et Societe Humaine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, et La Liberte Du Moi et Les Libertes du Citoyen. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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129 DAVIS, DUANE H. & WILLIAM S. HAMRICK (EDITORS). Merleau-ponty And The Art Of Perception.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Philosophers and artists consider the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy for understanding art and aesthetic experience. This collection of essays brings together diverse but interrelated perspectives on art and perception based on the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Although Merleau-Ponty focused almost exclusively on painting in his writings on aesthetics, this collection also considers poetry, literary works, theater, and relationships between art and science. In addition to philosophers, the contributors include a painter, a photographer, a musicologist, and an architect. This widened scope offers important philosophical benefits, testing and providing evidence for the empirical applicability of Merleau-Ponty's aesthetic writings. The central argument is that for Merleau-Ponty the account of perception is also an account of art and vice versa. In the philosopher's writings, art and perception thus intertwine necessarily rather than contingently such that they can only be distinguished by abstraction. As a result, his account of perception and his account of art are organic, interdependent, and dynamic. The contributors examine various aspects of this intertwining across different artistic media, each ingeniously revealing an original perspective on this intertwining. Duane H. Davis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the editor of Merleau-Ponty's Later Works and Their Practical Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility. William S. Hamrick is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is the coauthor (with Jan Van der Veken) of Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought; author of Kindness and the Good Society: Connections of the Heart; and the coeditor (with Suzanne L. Cataldi) of Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought, all published by SUNY Press. 
Price: 25.60 USD
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130 DAVIS, DUANE H. & WILLIAM S. HAMRICK (EDITORS). Merleau-ponty And The Art Of Perception.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Philosophers and artists consider the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy for understanding art and aesthetic experience. This collection of essays brings together diverse but interrelated perspectives on art and perception based on the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Although Merleau-Ponty focused almost exclusively on painting in his writings on aesthetics, this collection also considers poetry, literary works, theater, and relationships between art and science. In addition to philosophers, the contributors include a painter, a photographer, a musicologist, and an architect. This widened scope offers important philosophical benefits, testing and providing evidence for the empirical applicability of Merleau-Ponty's aesthetic writings. The central argument is that for Merleau-Ponty the account of perception is also an account of art and vice versa. In the philosopher's writings, art and perception thus intertwine necessarily rather than contingently such that they can only be distinguished by abstraction. As a result, his account of perception and his account of art are organic, interdependent, and dynamic. The contributors examine various aspects of this intertwining across different artistic media, each ingeniously revealing an original perspective on this intertwining. Duane H. Davis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the editor of Merleau-Ponty's Later Works and Their Practical Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility. William S. Hamrick is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is the coauthor (with Jan Van der Veken) of Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought; author of Kindness and the Good Society: Connections of the Heart; and the coeditor (with Suzanne L. Cataldi) of Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought, all published by SUNY Press. 
Price: 90.25 USD
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131 DAVIS, MICHAEL. The Soul Of The Greeks: An Inquiry.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The understanding of the soul in the West has been profoundly shaped by Christianity, and its influence can be seen in certain assumptions often made about the soul: that, for example, if it does exist, it is separable from the body, free, immortal, and potentially pure. The ancient Greeks, however, conceived of the soul quite differently. In this ambitious new work, Michael Davis analyzes works by Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and Aristotle to reveal how the ancient Greeks portrayed and understood what he calls "the fully human soul." Beginning with Homer's Iliad, Davis lays out the tension within the soul of Achilles between immortality and life. He then turns to Aristotle's De Anima and Nicomachean Ethics to explore the consequences of the problem of Achilles across the whole range of the soul's activity. Moving to Herodotus and Euripides, Davis considers the former's portrayal of the two extremes of culture—one rooted in stability and tradition, the other in freedom and motion—and explores how they mark the limits of character. Davis then shows how Helen and Iphigeneia among the Taurians serve to provide dramatic examples of Herodotus's extreme cultures and their consequences for the soul. The book returns to philosophy in the final part, plumbing several Platonic dialogues—the Republic, Cleitophon, Hipparchus, Phaedrus, Euthyphro, and Symposium—to understand the soul's imperfection in relation to law, justice, tyranny, eros, the gods, and philosophy itself. Davis concludes with Plato's presentation of the soul of Socrates as self-aware and nontragic, even if it is necessarily alienated and divided against itself. The Soul of the Greeks thus begins with the imperfect soul as it is manifested in Achilles' heroic, but tragic, longing and concludes with its nontragic and fuller philosophic expression in the soul of Socrates. But, far from being a historical survey, it is instead a brilliant meditation on what lies at the heart of being human. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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132 DAVIS, MOSHE; RATNER, VICTOR; CHAGALL, MARC ( ETCHINGS BY). The Birthday Of The World.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1959. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Cover has slight scratches. 
An attempt to express our understanding of some of the opportunities given to all of us to find the direction and meaning of our lives. 
Price: 28.03 USD
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133 DE BOTTON, ALAIN. Status Anxiety.
Vintage Books, New York: 2003. 0375725350 / 9780375725357 First Vintage International Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort than with love. To demonstrate his thesis, de Botton ranges through Western history and thought from St. Augustine to Andrew Carnegie and Machiavelli to Anthony Robbins. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.57 USD
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134 DE MAISTRE, JOSEPH DE; LIVELY, JACK (SELECTED, TRANSLATED & INTRODUCED BY). The Works Of Joseph De Maistre.
The Macmillan Company, New York / Collier-Macmillan Limited, London: 1964. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
In this edition, the attempt has been made to present the central arguments of Maistre's most important works. In place of destructive a priori reasoning, Maistre wished to substitute a science of politics firmly rooted in history and experience. Includes an Index 
Price: 75.28 USD
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135 DE MONTAIGNE, MICHEL; HAZLITT, W. CAREW. The Essays Of Michel De Montaigne, Volume II.
A. L. Burt Co., New York. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition, Some signs of aging. 
Essays by the 16th Century French Philosopher. Translated into English from the French by Charles Cotton. 
Price: 41.56 USD
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136 DE SANTILLANA, GIORGIO WITH A FOREWORD BY HUGH R. TREVOR-ROPER. Reflections On Men And Ideas.
MIT Press, Cambridge: 1970. 0262540126 / 9780262540124 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A collection of articles on famous scientists and philosophers including Galileo, Parmenides, Descartes, Eudoxus, Plato, Einstein, Leibniz and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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137 DE SPINOZA, BENEDICT; ELWES, R. H. M. (TRANSLATED BY); SEWALL, FRANK (INTRODUCTION BY). Philosophy Of Benedict De Spinoza.
Tudor Publishing Co., New York: 1936. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Covers a broad range of metaphysical, theological, and epistemological subjects. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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138 DE SPINOZA, BENEDICT; ELWES, R. H. M. (TRANSLATED BY); SEWALL, FRANK (INTRODUCTION). Philosophy Of Benedict De Spinoza.
Tudor Press, New York. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Wear and fading to covers. Bump to back cover edge. 
Covers a broad range of metaphysical, theological, and epistemological subjects. 
Price: 10.69 USD
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139 DE UNAMUNO, MIGUEL. Tragic Sense Of Life.
Dover, New York: 1954. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good, clean reading copy. 
Here, the reader will find the inner contradictions of a modern human being set down with great respect for truth. Unamuno builds up his theory of life from an inner deadlock involving faith and reason. He makes a strong plea for passion over rationality, heart over head, faith over reason. Translated into Englsih from the Spanish by J. E. Crawford Fitch. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.22 USD
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140 DECASSERES, BENJAMIN. Spinoza: Liberator Of God And Man 1632 - 1832.
E. Wickham Sweetland, New York: 1932. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
An exposition of the mind and doctrines of Spinoza in the author's own terms. He has placed his doctrines under a light which no one has dared to do before. He has projected the book not only as an exposition of certain sides of his philosophy and life (and the two are inextricably mixed) but as tribute on the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of the few great thinkers of all time. 
Price: 61.28 USD
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