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Why I Am So Wise

By Nietzche

NY: Chartwell Books, Inc., 2009. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. He has been called a brilliant thinker, strikingly original, subversive, evil, creative, brazen, intellectually passionate, challenging, and the Anti-Christ ("God is a crude answer, a piece of indelicacy against us thinkers"). Reading German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) , can be a life-changing experience. He rejected Christianity as well as the morality of his time, embracing instead the belief that we are able to create our own values. The ideal man, in his view, was the "Ubermensch," or superman, characterized by strong, creative, positive qualities, and able to impose his will upon the weak and worthless. Written in 1888 but not published until 1908, Why I Am So Wise is Nietzsches singular autobiography, which sets out the story of his life in bizarre and provocative fashion yet remains key to an understanding of work. Why I Am So Wise is Nietzsches last great work. In January 1889, he began his descent into madness when he is said to have been found in tears in a Turin street, with his arms around a horse that had been beaten by its master. This hardcover collectors edition is beautifully illustrated, and the text is an essential one which still influences modern thinking. 7.20 X 5.10 X 0.60 inches, 128 pages

$11.04

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
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Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

By Shaffer, Andrew

NY: Harper Perennial, 2011. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Near fineFew people have failed at love as spectacularly as the great philosophers. Although we admire their wisdom, history is littered with the romantic failures of the most sensible men and women of every age, including: Friedrich Nietzsche: "Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent." (Rejected by everyone he proposed to, even when he kept asking and asking. ) Jean-Paul Sartre: "There are of course ugly women, but I prefer those who are pretty." (Adopted his mistress as his daughter. ) Louis Althusser: "The trouble is there are bodies and, worse still, sexual organs." (Accidentally strangled his wife to death. ) And dozens of other great thinkers whose words we revere--but whose romantic decisions we should avoid at all costs. Photographs7.10 X 4.90 X 0.70 inches, 208 pages

$9.20

On Knowing - The Natural Sciences
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On Knowing - The Natural Sciences

By McKeon, Richard

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Owen, David B. & David B. Owen & Zahava K. McKeon Publisher:Glossy paper covers History of Western sciences, taught using original materials of scientists from Plato to Maxwell. Includes Notes, Lectures Notes, Index, and much more. . 8 vo, 8" - 9" tall405 pages

$27.60

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - An Treatise Of Human Nature - [Paul Carus Student Editions]
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - An Treatise Of Human Nature - [Paul Carus Student Editions]

By Hume, David - Edited by Antony Flew

La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1994. 1st Edition Later Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. 8 vo,211 pages

$8.28

Democracy And The Gospel Of Wealth

By Kennedy, Gail [Editor]

Boston: D. C. Heath & Company, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Good. Problems in American civilizationreadings selected by the Department Of American Studies, Amherst College. 8 vo, 8" - 9" tall116 pages

$7.36

Evolution And Religion - The Conflict Between Science And Theology In Modern America.

By Kennedy, Gail [editor]

Boston: D. C. Heath & Company, 1957. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Problems in American civilizationreadings selected by the Department Of American Studies, Amherst College. 8 vo, 8" - 9" tall114 pages

$12.88

Between Heaven And Earth

By Werfel, Franz

New York: Philosophical Library, 1944. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Published@ $3.00Gray DJ with red titles. 8 vo,252 pages

$16.56

Philosopher's Holiday

By Edman, Irwin

NY: Viking Press. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Black spine, green boards w / silver. Clean & tight- Autobiography of an extraordinary teacher, writer, philosopher. 8 vo,270 pages

$6.44

After The Seventh Day: The World Man Created

By Calder, Ritchie

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrated by Photos. 448 pages

$9.20

Lead, Kindly Light: Gandhi and the Way to Peace

By Sheean, Vincent

NY: Random House, 1949. Hardcover. Good/Good. Brown cover, DJ frayed along edges374 pages

$8.28

The Broken Wings

By Gibran, Kahlil

NY: The Citadel Press, 1957. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Fading along the top edge, small worn spot on face. Spine is discolored.8 vo,128 pages

$8.28

An Introduction To Philosphy

By Brightman, Edgar Sheffield

NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1925. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Green cover.393 pages

$7.36

An Essay on Morals

By Wylie, Philip

NY: Rinehart, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. DJ has major tears, pieces missing8 vo,204 pages

$8.28