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The Metaphyiscal Club: A Story of Ideas in America

by Menand, Louis

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2001
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Farrar Straus Giroux, NY, 2001. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A compelling account of how Pragamism arose as a philosophical movement. William James, John Dewey, Charles Sanders Peirce. 546 pages.
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Wiener Ausgabe

by Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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Springer-Verlag Wien, NY, c. 1993. Soft Cover. Very Good. "The 'Wiener Ausgabe' presents for the first time the complete manuscripts of Wittgenstein in complete form, faithfully reproduced, and arranged by content and chronology. This bilingual volume is an introduction to the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and makes readable the complex structure of his work, and also serves as a… Read more
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Civilization and its Discontents

by Freud, Sigmund

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1955
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Publisher: Hogarth Press, London UK, 1955. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine . "Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory. It may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come… Read more
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Excellence: An American Treasury [slipcase]

by Westvaco Special Publication

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1988
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Westvaco, NY, 1988. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. 100 thought-provoking selections from great Americans from Benjamin Franklin to Chuck Yeager. 1ST EDITION
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The Mystery of Courage

by Miller, William Ian

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2000
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Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 2000. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Abner Small, a Civil War soldier, was puzzled by what he called the 'mystery of bravery'; courage and cowardice seemed strangely divorced from character and will. Compelling insights into a condition as endlessly interesting as it is elusive." [Pub. Info] A broad study. 346 pages. 1ST EDITION
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The Intellectuals: A Controversial Portrait

by De Huszar, George B. (editor)

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1960
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Free Press, NY, 1960. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. More than 65 superb selections. 543 pages. Expertly rebound. Prior owner's name lightly stamped on the edge of the pages. 1ST EDITION
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Emerson's Complete Works (14 volumes)

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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1883
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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1883. 1st edition. Hardcover. Leather. Near Fine. "Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was one of the finest minds America has produced. A poet, philosopher, essayist and public speaker, he was a pioneering figure in the Transcendentalist movement, and one of the nation's greatest spokesman for the freedom and dignity of the individual." [Pub. Info] Fourteen volumes; the… Read more
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Plato: Collected Dialogues

by Hamilton, Edith and Huntington Cairns (editors)

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1971
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Bolligen, Princeton University, NJ, 1971. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented. Contents from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. Prefatory notes to each dialogue; an introductory essay on Plato's… Read more
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Albert Schweitzer: An Anthology

by Joy, Charles R (editor)

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1947
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Harper & Brothers, NY, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. 19 essays, including The Ideals of Civilization and Reverance for Life. An excellent collection. No dust jacket. Spine lettering not fully legible, but book is sound and pages are excellent. 1ST EDITION
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Philosophical Reasoning

by Passmore, John

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1961
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Duckworth, London, 1961. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. "An attempt to describe and examine the reasoning of philosophers in such a way as to avoid two common defects of methodological writings: insufficient illustration, and an undue anxiety to assimilate the varieties of rational procedure to a single type. As such, concerned to show that certain reasoning-procedures do exist and… Read more
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Adventures of Ideas

by Whitehead, Alfred North

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1969/1933
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Macmillan, NY, 1969/1933. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Attempts to assess the differences between ancient and contemporary philosophical thought on the nature of society." [Pub. Info] 1ST EDITION
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Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: An Anthology (4 volumes)

by Barrett, William and Henry D. Aiken eds.

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1962
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Random House, NY, 1962. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Random House, NY, 1962. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Concise discussions about philosophy by the leading thinkers including: Charles S Pierce, William James, John Dewey, Josiah Royce, Moritz Schlick, AJ Ayer, WV Quine, Etienne Gilson, Paul Tillich Karl Jaspers, Martin Buber and many more."" [Pub. Info] Outstanding collection with… Read more
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A Critical History of Western Philosophy

by O'Conner, D. J. ed.

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1965
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Free Press, NY, 1965. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Focusing on metaphysical and epistemological concepts, the authors describe and evaluate major intellectual ideas that have shaped Western thought since the age of classical Greece." 25 historical articles by prominent philosophers and historians. 1ST EDITION, 2ND PRINTING
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Man in Contemporary Society: A Source Book (2 volumes)

by Matthews, George T. et al (editors)

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1955
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Columbia University., NY, 1955. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Contemporary Western society, despite its unique instruments of communication, despite its enormous self-concern and its passion for the disclosure of fact, is peculiarly elusive subject matter. Largely upon the academic community falls the responsibility of finding or devising the best of the answers and the best of the perspectives.… Read more
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Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972

by Mumford, Lewis

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1973
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Harcourt Brace, NY, 1973. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Studies in Literature, History, Biography, Tehnics, and Contemporary Society. 522 pages. Index. 1ST EDITION
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Cicero

by Everett, Anthony

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2001
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Random House, NY, 2001. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1ST EDITION.
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Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

by Gaukroger, Stephen

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1995
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Oxford, NY, 1995. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 494 pages. Definitive biography. 1ST EDITION.
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Aristotle

by Jaeger, Werner

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1948
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Oxford, NY, 1948. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 2nd edition
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A Stroll with William James

by Barzun, Jacques

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1983
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Harper & Row, NY, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. STATED 1ST EDITION.
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Albert Schweitzer: The Man and his Mind

by Seaver, George

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1947
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Harper & Brothers, NY, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Some chipping to dust jacket. 1ST EDITION.
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