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THE ANTI-PHILOSOPHERS: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth Century France

THE ANTI-PHILOSOPHERS: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth Century France

by White, R.J.

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London: Macmillan, 1970. vii, + 175pp., unpaginated (8 page) b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated [ 'Le Repas de Philosophes', Jean Huber (styled after) dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and sunned. A study of 'Les Philosophes', the revolutionary thinkers of eighteenth-century France, who, in the closing years of the Ancien Regime, tried and considerably succeeded in making their countrymen think in a new way, especially about politics and religion. Contents, in 4 'parts', include: Prelims., Philosophes & Philosophers, Second Generation, Encyclopedia, Philosophes & The Revolution, Epilogue, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 420g. . First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL : Discourses of Literature and Science
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THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL : Discourses of Literature and Science

by Broderick, Damien

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Carlton, Vic, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1994. x, + 155pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Model for a World Fair Maintenance Machine', John Howley) card wrapper nominally scuffed. A stand-alone volume in the MUP 'Interpretations' series. " C.P.Snow long ago diagnosed a breach in our civilization between the two cultures: Literature and Science . . . a critical introduction to recent efforts to construct an interdisciplinary analysis of these two cultures, copiously punctuated with the voices of many scientists and writers . . . The result is an analysis of the discourses circulating in today's mindscape, a scientific/technological formation grounded in ceaseless, rapid and sometimes frightening cognitive change . . . " Contents include: Intro., 10 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo -… Read More
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THE ART OF WAR. The New Illustrated Edition (Translated by Samuel B. Griffith)

THE ART OF WAR. The New Illustrated Edition (Translated by Samuel B. Griffith)

by Sun Tzu

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London: Watkins Publishing, 2011. 272pp. Colour art, and photographc plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, mildly canted. Art-illustrated, flapped card wrapper minimally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. 'The Art of War' is common sense military and business philosophy as relevant today as when it was written millenia ago . . . Contents include: Prelims., Forwword (B.H. Liddell Hart). Preface. Acks., Introduction. Biography of Sun Tzu. The Art of War (13 chapters). Appendices. Bibliography. Index, more. Book weight approx. 810g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG.with packing. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - (approx. 23.5cm x 15.5cm).
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BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS: The Impossible Art of Being Female

BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS: The Impossible Art of Being Female

by Kindersley, Tania, and Vine, Sarah

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London: Fourth Estate, 2009. 376pp. Illustrated endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Backstrip firm. Illustrated boards undamaged. Tiny specks on front endpapers, else textblock unmarked. Attached green ribbon bookmark. Sage, woman-to-woman advice covering subjects such as: Love, Food, Career, Men, Health, Politics and the New Orthodoxy, Philosophy of Life, Dressing and Shopping, Motherhood and Family, Money, Grief, Age, Beauty, Sex, and The Practical Chapter. Book weight approx. 865g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - (approx. 20.5cm x 16cm).
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BEYOND BETRAYAL: Marxism-The Cutting Edge, Volume 1

BEYOND BETRAYAL: Marxism-The Cutting Edge, Volume 1

by Blunden, Andy

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Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: Intervention Press, 1991. v, + 263pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. ISBN sticker affixed to colophon page, otherwise leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. "The object of this book is to offer the reader an introduction to the whole range of Marxist theory. It is addressed to the serious student who is prepared to work quite hard in coming to grips with new concepts . . . " The first of three volumes, this volume includes: Prelims., Intro., Part 1/ Classical Marxism. 2/ Modern Marxism. 3. Marxism of today/Post World War 11. Appendices. Index. Book weight approx. 430g.. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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CATECHISM OF HUMANISTIC ETHICS

CATECHISM OF HUMANISTIC ETHICS

by Partenyi, Z.V.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Pelagius No publication date [1965]. 61pp. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally cocked. Bright gilt titles. Bumped on head and heel of backstrip. Signed, dated [1983] on both free endpapers, by Australian author/educator: Ray Oliphant. Random foxing splotches throughout. Printed wrapper sunned, soiled and edgeworn. A catechism [series of questions and answers] on the subject of Ethics.Contents include: Preface, On Various Ethics, Human Situation, On Personality, Selfishness and Self-love, Faith and Doubt, On Conscience, Pleasures, Moral Power of Man, Various Problems of Ethics, Index. Pelagius, c. 355-c418 was a British theologian-Celtic monk, who promoted 'Pelagianism', a doctrine of essential goodness-opposed to the doctrine of the [Christian idea] of original sin. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Signed by Other. Original Red Cloth HB & DJ. Good+/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read More
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CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE

CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE

by Pollock, John L.

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United Kingdom: Hutchinson, 1987. xii, + 208pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has minimal edgewear, light bump to head of spine, and the hint of a corner crease to rear panel. "Designed as a text for advanced philosophy sudents, 'Contemporary Theories of Knowledge' introduces the reader to the fundamental issues and approaches in the field of epistemology. The author, one of the foremost contributors to this field, provides a critical survey and assessment of all the major competing theories of knowledge, clarifies the distinguishing features of each theory, and analyzes the arguments supporting or refuting them . . . " Contents include: Preface and Acks., chapters 1-5, Appendix, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 410g.. 1st U.K.. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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THE CRISIS IN MARXISM
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THE CRISIS IN MARXISM

by Lindsay, Jack

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Totowa, New Jersey, USA: Barnes & Noble Books, 1981. 183pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards slightly bumped on head. Leaves clean. Printed dustjacket lightly scuffed only. " . . . a detailed critical appraisal of the attempts that have been made since the 1920s to gain an adequate philosophic grasp of the problems of human development and the relationship of man to society . . . " 9 chapters, Notes, Bioblio., Index. Book weight approx. 500g.. 1st U.S.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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DESCARTES'S GAMBIT
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DESCARTES'S GAMBIT

by Markie, Peter J.

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Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Cornell University Press, 1986. 278pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, printed title there-on. Mauve cloth boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Printed dustjacket edgeworn, creased, with closed tears along head, else minimal soiling on rear (text) panel. "This book analyzes the relationship between metaphysics and epistemology in the thought of Rene Descartes (1596-1650). In particular, Peter J. Markie seeks to show how Descartes derives his theory of the self . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Notes, Introduction, 7 chapters, Summary, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 560g.. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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ETHICS

ETHICS

by Pepper, Stephen C.

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New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts [Prentice-Hall International], 1960. v, + 351pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Plain grey cloth boards very good. A stand-alone volume in the 'Century Philosophy Series', edited by Sterling P. Lamprecht. "This book represents an application of general value concepts to the particular problems of ethics. The focus of attention is solely directed upon the justifiable criteria for moral decision and action . . . " Contents include: Preface, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 550g.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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GENETHICS : The Ethics of Engineering Life

GENETHICS : The Ethics of Engineering Life

by Suzuki, David, and Knudtson, Peter

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North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1989. 384pp., b/white figures and illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased. "From coiling, rod-shaped chromosomes to the intricate wing patterns of the peppered moth; from the transformation of farm animals into genetic factories to the search for genetically culled antibodies, this work heralds the promise of a better world . . . or the horrors that an age of 'genetic manipulation' could bring. Clearly we have reached a time of dramatic and potentially dangerous change, one that requires a new vision of reality - a Genethics . . . " Book weight approx. 499g. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS

HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS

by Butterfield, Herbert

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London: Collins, 1951. 254pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Khaki-colour, original cloth boards unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a former owner's name on ffep., a foredge fleck on several leaves, foot untriimed, else random ballpoint pen marks on several pages. Printed dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. Some of the essays (now revised) in this book have been previously in print. In this volume of eight essays, Professor Butterfield widens his field of investigation into the scientific endeavour of human history, showing how the meaning of history becomes deeper and wider precisely as the evidence upon which it is established becomes more technically exact . . . Contents include: Prelims., 8 essays. Book weight approx. 420g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Thus.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good.
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ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
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ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

by Watt, W. Montgomery

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Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 1972. xxiii, + 196pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over undamaged spine. Light blue boards very good. Corner-clipped, blue-tinted ffep. Leaves clean. Printed dustjacket price-clipped, nominally edgeworn only. This stand-alone, Volume One in the Islamic Surveys series attempts to give a conspectus of the knowledge at present (read 1960s) possessed by European and American scholars of Islamic philosophy and theology . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 'parts' totalling 19 chapters, Appendix & Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. 4th Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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KINDNESS, CLARITY, AND INSIGHT

by The Fourteenth Dalai Lama His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso

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Delhi, India, and Ithaca, New York: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Ltd., With Snow Lion Publications, 1997. 232pp., unpaginated, candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial-portrait illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and scuffed, softly corner creased. Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, et al. Consisting of a collection of talks given by the Dalai Lama during his tours of North America between 1979-81, where he spoke at scores of universities, colleges, ecumenical gatherings, Buddhist centers and public meetings. His practical message speaks to people everywhere of the importance of kindness, love and compassion. A concluding discourse explains the basic meeting points of thought between the old and new schools in Tibet . . . Book weight approx. 327g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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THE LAST LECTURE

by Pausch, Randy, with Zaslow, Jeffrey

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Australia: Hachette Australia, 2008. x, + 206pp., several b/white, halftone, photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Binding firm. Gilt titles to front panel and spine. Minimal rubbing to foot. Previous owner's name and date to ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated dustjacket nominally scuffed only. When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give a lecture in which he considered his demise and ruminated on what matters most to him, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, as he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer . . . In this book, Randy Pausch combines the humour, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon . . . Contents include: Intro., The Last Lecture, Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, Adventures . . . And Lessons Learned, Enabling The Dreams of Others, It's About How You Live Your Life, Final Remarks. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under… Read More
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MAKING SENSE OF HEIDEGGER: A Paradigm Shift

MAKING SENSE OF HEIDEGGER: A Paradigm Shift

by Sheehan, Thomas

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London: Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd. , 2015. xx, + 349pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated (Design: Neil Cotterill) card wrapper skilfully covered in clear, adhesive film. Textblock unmarked. Taking a different approach to Heidegger's work, "Sheehan's provocative study is bound to be a 'game-changer', forcing scholars to rethink long-held assumptions about Heidegger's thought and its reach . . . " - Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University. Contents include: Prelims., Frequently Cited German Texts and their Abbreviated English Translations. Foreword. Introduction. Part 1/ Aristotelian Beginnings. 2/ The Early Heidegger. 3/ The Later Heidegger. Conclusion. Appendices. Bibliographies. Index of German, English and Latin Terms. Index of Greek Terms. Book weight approx. 520g. . First Paperback. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - (approx. 21.5cm x 14cm).
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THE MODERN CRISIS

THE MODERN CRISIS

by Bookchin, Murray

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Black Rose Books, 1987. 194pp. Book clean. Spine firm. A former owner's name, an original seller's stamp, and random flecks on front flysheet. Foxing flecks on text-block edges. Art-illustrated (J.W.Stewart) card wrapper mildly edgeworn and creased. In this book, Murray Bookchin, ecological issues spokesman for over twenty years, identifies social ecology as an alternative to society's head-on collision with disaster . . . Five chapters, Notes. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second (Revised). Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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NIETZSCHE, FEMINISM & POLITICAL THEORY

by Patton, Paul (Edited by)

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St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1993. xiii, + 247pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn. "Nietzsche's views on women have long been the most problematic aspects of his thought. Why then has the work of Nietzsche aroused so much interest in recent years from feminist theorists and political philosophers? In answer, this collection comprises twelve outstanding essays on Nietzsche's philosophy . . . " Contents include: Notes on Contributors, Introduction, 12 essays, Index. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Australian. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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THE NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION : A Comprehensive Guide to Ahimsa - the Philosophy of Dynamic Harmlessness

THE NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION : A Comprehensive Guide to Ahimsa - the Philosophy of Dynamic Harmlessness

by Altman, Nathaniel

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Dorset, England: Element Books, 1988. x, + 180pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased and surface indented, mildly edgeworn only. "This is the first book to bring the major aspects of Ahimsa - dynamic harmlessness - into focus for the Western reader. Nathaniel Altman provides a thorough grounding in a philosophy that has been practised by such notables as Thomas Merton, M.K. Gandhi, Bertrand Russell and Martin Luther King - to name but a few. But he goes further than this and shows how Ahimsa can be practically applied by each of us in our daily lives . . . " Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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POSTMODERN CONDITIONS
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POSTMODERN CONDITIONS

by Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by)

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Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere): Berg Publishers, 1990. xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The articles discuss central theorists of postmodernism, feminist reading of the concept of avante-garde, the re-reading of texts by Marx and Bataille, the wrapped monuments of Christo, and more. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Essays (10), Notes on Contributors, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read More
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