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THE ESSENCE OF DOGEN
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THE ESSENCE OF DOGEN

By Takahashi, Masanobu (Translated by Yuzuru Nobuoka)

London, et al: Kegan Paul International , 1983. x, + 90pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally bumped and shelfworn only. Dogen (1200-1253) was one of the great Zen masters of the Middle Ages in Japan, and in this book Masanobu Takahashi, a leading authority on Dogen, explains his thought in the clearest terms, drawing on his many years of study of the Zen master's complex philosophy . . . Translated into English by Yuzuru Nobuoka. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., 6 chapters, Supplement. Notes, Index of Persons, Index of Works, General Index. Book weight approx. 255g. *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" - 9¾" tall.

$33.97

LIKE A DREAM, LIKE A FANTASY. The Zen Teachings and Translations of Nyogen Senzaki
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LIKE A DREAM, LIKE A FANTASY. The Zen Teachings and Translations of Nyogen Senzaki

By Senzaki, Nyogen (Edited and Introduced by Eido Shimano)

Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Wisdom Publications (with assistance), 2005. xvi, + 200pp., intext b/white halftone plates, plus an illustrated publisher's promo section at rear. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss card wrapper near fine. Textblock pristine. From the rear cover: "Fearless and free-thinking, Nyogen Senzaki was the first great Buddhist teacher to immerse himself fully and without reservation in American life. The teachings and poems in this volume are among the first words of Zen uttered in the New World, and they are still as fresh, direct and timeless as when they were spoken." Melvin McLeod, editor of 'The Best Buddhist Writing' series. Contents include: Prelims., Letter to Nyogen Senzaki, Introduction, The Zen Teachings and Translations of Nyogen Senzaki, Glossary, Notes. Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

SCIENCE, RELIGION AND THE FUTURE: A Course of Eight Lectures
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SCIENCE, RELIGION AND THE FUTURE: A Course of Eight Lectures

By Raven, Charles E.

London: Syndics of the Cambridge University Press , 1968. x, + 125pp. Book clean and square. Brigfht gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock top edge tinted (faded) blue, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket faded on spine and foredge folds, dampstain on rear panel, else minimal edgewear. A stand-alone title in the 'Cambridge University Press Library Editions' series - reissues of out-of-print works from the Cambridge catalogue. This title was a course of eight lectures delivered by the author at Cambridge in 1943 . . . He suggests that science and religion, as the most formative influence in the educational and the intellectual life of the world share responsibility for the outbreak of world-wide war . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 8 'lectures'. Book weight approx. 360g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$14.16

HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS
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HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS

By Butterfield, Herbert

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, loose-plastic protected 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. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.03

MORE THAN COOL REASON : A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
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MORE THAN COOL REASON : A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

By Lakoff, George, and Turner, Mark

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: The University of Chicago Press, 1995. xii, + 230pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a very minor reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has a former owner's name on inside front cover. Textblock unmarked. "General Lakoff and Mark Turner have written a compelling study of how we read poetry, embedded in an account of how our aesthetic sense functions in its intellectual, cultural and historical contexts." Contents include: Prelims., 4 chapters, Conclusion, More on Traditional Views, Bibliography, Indexes. Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Fifth Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

A FALSE UTOPIA. Collectivism in Theory and Practice
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A FALSE UTOPIA. Collectivism in Theory and Practice

By Chamberlin, William Henry

London: Duckworth (The Right Book Club) , 1931. vi, + 264pp. Book square. Blue cloth spine bumped, foxed and faded (title clearly legible). Plain papered boards mildly soiled (one mark on rear blue quarter cloth), plus lower foredge tips worn. Text-block edges flecked, else leaves tanned. No dustjacket. An early believer in the Marxist communist ideology, William Henry Chamberlin, American-born (Brooklyn, 17 Feb., 1897; d. 12 Sep., 1969) historian/journalist was later to change his beliefs after observing the negative aspects of collectivism whilst working in the U.S.S.R. This book attempts to set forth a reasoned proposition that collectivism, both in its communist and fascist forms, is a false utopia . . . Contents include: Introduction, 8 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First U.K.. Hardcover [Quarter-Cloth]. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$19.82

THE WORLD OF ZEN. An East-West Anthology
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THE WORLD OF ZEN. An East-West Anthology

By Ross, Nancy Wilson (Compiler/Editor)

London: Collins, 1962. xx, + 362pp., a b/white halftone plate section, frontispiece, intext plates, and several sketch-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards slightly abraded on front panel, else very good. A nondescript inscription on tinted ffep., else textblock minimally tanned and flecked. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated (compiler/editor portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, creased on front flap, and mildly edgeworn, plus foxing on reverse (no noticeable strike-through). With an Introduction by compiler/editor Nancy Ross Wilson, this anthology is the result of the collective knowledge of a team of distinguished contributors. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

A COMMON HUMANITY : Thinking about Love & Truth & Justice
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A COMMON HUMANITY : Thinking about Love & Truth & Justice

By Gaita, Raimond

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Text Publishing Company, 1999. 293pp. Book clean and square. Binding firm. Leaves clean, edges slightly tanned. Art-illustrated (Hieronymous Bosch) card wrapper very mildly surface indented. "Raimond Gaita discusses ideas about love and hatred, good and evil, guilt and forgiveness. Reflecting on concepts of racism, genocide, justice, truth and truthfulness, he raises questions about our search for lucidity and meaning in life . . . " Includes Select Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 406g. . Ist Edition . Paperback. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

THE PROBLEM OF PAIN
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THE PROBLEM OF PAIN

By Lewis, C. S

London: HarperCollinsPublishers (Harper Collins), 2002. xii, + 162pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, very slightly edge-tanned. Corner crease to one page. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. A stand-alone title in the C.S. Lewis Signature Classics series. "Whatever your philosophy of life, it will be tested at some point when you encounter or endure suffering. Why do people or animals have to suffer pain, especially if there is a God? C.S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this conundrum with a wealth of compassion and insight, offering hope, wisdom and a true understanding of human nature." Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.49

THE 50TH LAW
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THE 50TH LAW

By 50 Cent and Robert Greene

London: Profile Books, 2009. x, + 291pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over undamaged black, round-cornered flexi-boards. Textblock pristine, all edges gilt (aug.). No dustjacket (as issued). An unusual collaboration between an author and a rapper/author stemming from a chance meeting, a suggestion of a future project that lead to Greene spending much of 2007 in the company of the artist/businessman/reformed felon, 50 Cent. That project was this volume, the musings (or! maybe philosophy) of the rapper known as 50 Cent. Book weight approx. 530g. . First U.K. Edition, First Impression. Hardcover (flexi). Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.70

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

By Altman, Nathaniel

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.

$11.32

GENETHICS : The Ethics of Engineering Life
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GENETHICS : The Ethics of Engineering Life

By Suzuki, David, and Knudtson, Peter

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. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.08

OUTERCOURSE : The Be-dazzling Voyage. Containing Recollections from my 'Logbook of a Radical Feminist Philosopher' (Be-ing an Account of My Time/Space Travels and Ideas - Then, Again, Now and How)
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OUTERCOURSE : The Be-dazzling Voyage. Containing Recollections from my 'Logbook of a Radical Feminist Philosopher' (Be-ing an Account of My Time/Space Travels and Ideas - Then, Again, Now and How)

By Daly, Mary

North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Spinifex Press, 1993. xiii, + 477pp. Four b/white illustrations by Sudie Rakusin. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. The resplendent philosophical autobiography of the world's foremost radical feminist philosopher . . . Book weight approx. 723g. . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

ONE WORLD : The Ethics of Globalisation
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ONE WORLD : The Ethics of Globalisation

By Singer, Peter

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Text Publishing, 2004. vii, + 255pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn and softly creased. "What are the ethical concerns surrounding globalisation? Peter Singer examines our obligations towards climate change, foreign aid, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, and he asks us to consider what a global ethic could mean. An essential book for our times." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$8.49

THE CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
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THE CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY

By de Botton, Alain

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Penguin Books, 2002. 264pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Pages clean, very soft corner crease to several leaves. Illustrated card wrapper very good. "Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here there are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.08

A COMMON HUMANITY : Thinking about Love & Truth & Justice
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A COMMON HUMANITY : Thinking about Love & Truth & Justice

By Gaita, Raimond

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Text Publishing Company, 1999. 293pp. Book clean and square. Binding firm. Leaves clean, edges very mildly tanned. Art-illustrated (Hieronymous Bosch) card wrapper mildly indented only "Raimond Gaita discusses ideas about love and hatred, good and evil, guilt and forgiveness. Reflecting on concepts of racism, genocide, justice, truth and truthfulness, he raises questions about our search for lucidity and meaning in life . . . " Includes Select Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 406g. . Ist Edition . Paperback. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.03

INTELLECTUALS
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INTELLECTUALS

By Johnson, Paul

London, United Kingdom: Phoenix/Orion Books, 1996. x, + 384pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, soft reading crease. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Oliver Buston) card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "The author examines whether intellectuals are morally fit to give advice to humanity. How great is their respect for truth? What is their attitude to money? How do they treat their spouses and children - legitimate and illegitimate? How loyal are they to their friends? In essence, so their private practices match the standard of their public principles? Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway and many others are put under the spotlight . . . " Book weight approx. 490g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

RETHINKING THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE : Learning Within the Unknowable
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RETHINKING THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE : Learning Within the Unknowable

By Flood, Robert Louis

London: Routledge, 2000. xvi, + 213pp., b/white illustrations/diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panels, negligible edgewear. " . . . makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline of systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in this area in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants as well as students studying and researching management, business and administration . . . " Contents include: List of illustrations, Biography, Acks., 22 chapters over 2 'parts', Further Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 366g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.23

THE TREE OF LIFE : From Nemi to Global Warning
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THE TREE OF LIFE : From Nemi to Global Warning

By Talbot, Jennifer

Hartwell, VIC, Australia: Sid Harta Publishers, 2006. 311pp., including 8 pages of colour-art illustrations, plus b/white illustrations throughout, by Jennifer Talbot. Book clean, square. Handwritten name ('Jenny Talbot') and date ('9-12-07') to title page, private library stamp to same, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Talbot) card wrapper undamaged. "Mythology, environmental destruction, journeys in India, Europe and Australia, spirituality, especially the connection between the Great Goddess, the Tree of Life, and the Snake, C.G Jung, and art, interplay in this unique book by artist and conservationist Jennifer Talbot." Book weight approx. 505g. . Signed by Author/Artist. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Private Library.

$24.77

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST
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I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST

By Geisler, Norman L.Turek, Frank

Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A.: Crossway Books, 2005. 447pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Foreword by David Limbaugh. "This book will serve as an indispensable evangelism tool, especially when dealing with non-believers with 'intellectual' obstacles to the faith . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Preface, Acks., Introduction, 15 chapters, Appendix 1-3, Notes, General Index, Scripture Index. Book weight approx. 540g. . Sixth Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

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