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The End of Faith Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
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The End of Faith Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

By Harris, Sam

New York: W.W. Norton & Company (2004), 2004. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very near Fine. 336 pp. Price of $24.95 on front flap of jacket. A Near Fine book with light pencil annotation throughout and an erasure on the half-title page in a very near Fine dust jacket with a spot of foxing to the reverse of the front panel.

$50.00

The Structure of Science; Problems in the Logic of Scientific Exploration
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The Structure of Science; Problems in the Logic of Scientific Exploration

By Nagel, Ernest

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. [1961], 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 618 pp. Price of $10.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Jacket designed by beloved children's author Ellen Raskin. In his book Nagel explores the possibility of objective truth, the relationship between natural laws and logical necessity, and scientific methods of proof in chemistry, physics, etc. A nice copy of Nagel's important work in philosophy of science, difficult to find in collectible condition. A Very Good book with minor age toning to the textblock in a Very Good dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear, two tiny spots of discoloration on the spine panel, and a tiny abrasion on the rear panel.

$100.00

Phenomenological Interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
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Phenomenological Interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

By Heidegger, Martin

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press [1997], 1997. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very near Fine. 296 pp. Translated by Parvis Emad and Kenneth Maly. Part of the series Studies in Continental Thought (general editor John Salis). An exceptionally nice copy of Heidegger's analysis of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, an important post analytic examination of Kant's classic text.

$125.00

Philosophy and Spacetime Physics
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Philosophy and Spacetime Physics

By Sklar, Lawrence

Berkeley: University Of California Press (1985), 1985. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 335 pp. In this book Professor Sklar explores the underlying structures of what were then contemporary spacetime theories, building on his previous book Space, Time, and Spacetime. Dr. Sklar explores what it means for us to believe in a scientific theory, how credible such theories could truly be when they deal with unobservable phenomena, and the relationship of the spaciotemporal structure of the world to its causal structures. An exceptional copy of Sklar's critical work on philosophy of physics and scientific theory, difficult to find in collectible condition. A Near Fine book with a former owner's name written in the corner of the free front endpaper in a Near Fine dust jacket with an occasional hint of edge wear.

$150.00

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company, 1904. Later edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 4 volumes,176 pp.; 201 pp. 304 pp.; 238 pp. Half-bound in smooth, rich brown calf with marbled paper endpapers and pastedowns and marbled paper covering the boards. The spine of each volume is lettered and decorated with gilt, top edges gilt. Preface by Jules Claretie. Illustrated by Maurice Leloir. The volumes are complete with all illustrations and plates present. This set is beautifully illustrated by black and white steel engraved plates and stone engravings. A beautiful set of Rousseau's life story, his autobiography detailing his birth and upbringing (including his failed apprenticeship to an engraver), his many affairs with women, his patronage and friendship with the French nobility, his flight to Switzerland and final refuge in England. A Near Fine set with a few hints of rubbing to the edges of the boards. Includes the tag of a former book collector on the front pastedown of each volume.

$450.00

Content and Consciousness
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Content and Consciousness

By Dennett, Daniel C.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (1969), 1969. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 198 pp. A volume of the International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method, the rear of this book includes eleven pages of titles advertising the other books in the series. Editor: Ted Honderich. Dennett's expansive work focusing on the content of mental narrative and how his theory of consciousness works. A scarce, collectible example of Denett's first published book, a fascinating and important work by one of the most respected philosophers of the twentieth century. A Near Fine book with light pencil annotation throughout and a tiny dampstain on the bottom textblock in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear.

$200.00

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
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Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

By Williams, Bernard

London: Fontana Press/Collins [1985], 1985. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 230 pp. Price of £10.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. An exploration of ethics and the challenges ethical theory faces in the modern world. Williams argues that ethical theory is constrained by modern rationalism, and encourages turning to classical Greek thought for guidance in ethics, rather than focusing on obligation and a strict concept of morality.

$150.00

Force of Circumstance
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Force of Circumstance

By de Beauvoir, Simone

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons [1965], 1965. First printing. Hardcover. very near Fine/Very Good. 658 pp. Price of $10.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. de Beauvoir's third installation in her autobiography, exploring her experience as a middle-class woman in early twentieth century France as well as her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre. A very near Fine book with minor residue from a bookplate on the free front endpaper in a Very Good dust jacket with a dampstain on the reverse of the spine panel (barely noticeable on the front of the spine panel), and a few hints of edge wear.

$60.00

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

By Rorty, Richard

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press [1979], 1979. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. 401 pp. Bound in green cloth with a green and gold dust jacket. In his work Rorty critically examines the notions of an objective reality and of analyticity in epistemology, and argues that both self-justifying truths and the idea of a "mind-independent" reality are unsound. A nice copy of an important work in post analytic philosophy, scarcely found in collectible condition. A Very Good book with light pencil annotation throughout, a former owner's name on the free front endpaper, and a few hints of wear to the boards in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a few traces of edge wear.

$125.00

The Dialogues of Plato; Translated into English, With Analyses and Introductions
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The Dialogues of Plato; Translated into English, With Analyses and Introductions

By Plato (Tr. Benjamin Jowett)

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1892. Third edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 5vol. 594 pp.; 576 pp.; 543 pp.; 645 pp.; 541 pp. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board, top edges of all volumes are gilt, edges of boards are beveled. Revised and corrected with marginal analyses and an index of subjects and proper names. Includes both prefaces for the first and second and third editions written by Jowett. Jowett also included an advertisement in this edition for owners of the first and second editions to exchange their copies for the third edition for half price. The second, third, fourth and fifth volumes have analyses of the dialogues and of some the history behind Plato's writings by Jowett. Collates as complete. Benjamin Jowett was a renowned scholar of Plato who taught and studied at Oxford during the middle and latter part of the nineteenth century. He was made a fellow for Balliol College in Oxford as an undergraduate, and won the Hertford Scholarship for Latin in 1837. Jowett made his career translating sections from the New Testament before he undertook Plato's dialogues. After he published his translation of Plato's Dialogues in 1871, Jowett published a translation of Aritotle's politics. Other than translation, Jowett dedicated his career to helping undergraduate students afford the cost of college and believed that the tutorial instruction of students was just as important as lecturing. His contemporaries and pupils alike thought of him as the best teacher of classics at Oxford. He regarded his pupils as his friends, and dedicated this work to them. The final edition published before Jowett's death. Plato is a towering figure in the history of philosophy, the first great philosopher for whom a substantial body of his written work survives, and this is a beautiful set of an important, stylish translation of these works. Kunitz 337-338. A Near Fine set with some pages uncut, resulting in a small tear to one leaf in Volume V, a slight separation between the backstrip and the textblock to each, and moderate foxing to the endpapers, a lovely set overall.

$500.00

Rights and Persons
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Rights and Persons

By Melden, A.I.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 263 pp. A comprehensive overview on human rights and moral personhood. Melden also explores the rights conferred by promises and the rights that special moral persons like infants and the terminally ill have. An exceptional copy. A very near Fine book with a few flecks of foxing in a like dust jacket.

$100.00

Foundations of Space-Time Theories; Relativistic Physics and Philosophy of Science
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Foundations of Space-Time Theories; Relativistic Physics and Philosophy of Science

By Friedman, Michael

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 385 pp. Includes several illustrations, an index, and a bibliography. Friedman, a well-known philosopher of science, explores the conceptual foundations of Relativity Theory (both Special and General) and the philosophical context within which these theories were developed. An attractive copy of this important work in the philosophy of space and time, difficult to find in such fine condition. A very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with a crease to the rear flap and a few hints of wear to the extremities.

$150.00

The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity; Twelve Lectures
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The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity; Twelve Lectures

By Habermas, Jurgen

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1987. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 430 pp. Translated by Frederick Lawrence. A beautiful copy of Habermas' collected twelve lectures on philosophical discourse, difficult to find in such nice condition. A very near Fine book with minor darkening to the gutters in a Near Fine dust jacket with noticeable fading to the spine panel and a tiny tear to the rear corner.

$75.00

Notebooks 1914 - 1916
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Notebooks 1914 - 1916

By Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 131 pp. Price of 32s. 6d. on front flap of dust jacket. Edited by G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe, one of his best and most devoted students (original German text on the versos, English translation on the rectos). A book collecting the only surviving notebooks of Wittgenstein during the period in which he was working on the Tractatus. A Near Fine book with a tiny spot of discoloration on the top textblock; dust jacket is Very Good with a few hints of edge wear and a few tiny spots of discoloration on the front and spine panel.

$200.00

The Bounds of Sense; An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
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The Bounds of Sense; An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

By Strawson, P.F.

London: Methuen & Co. LTD (1966), 1966. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 296 pp. Strawson was an important philosopher of the twentieth century, and made significant contributions to philosophy of language, most notably in his academic opposition to Russell's work. This book is Strawson's analysis of Kant's seminal work. Strawson attempts to explain Kant's seeming hypocrisy within Critique of Pure Reason by meticulously exploring Kant's understanding of epistemology and human rationality within his work. A Near Fine book with a few flecks of foxing to the pastedowns and textblock in a Very Good dust jacket that is price-clipped and has mild edge wear.

$100.00

Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege
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Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege

By Frege, Gottlob

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 244 pp. Price of 25s. net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Edited and translated by Peter Geach and Max Black with the (uncredited, in this edition) bibliographic assistance of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until the publication of this book, the work of Frege, one of the pre-eminent figures in analytic philosophy and a key figure in the development of modern logic, was generally inaccessible to those who could not read German (other than a few journal articles and references in the work of Russell et. al.). A number of the papers in this book appear for the first time in English. A collection of some of the most important work by one of the founders of analytic philosophy, scarce in collectible condition. A Near Fine book with a former owner's name written on the front pastedown in a Very Good dust jacket with a few traces of edge wear and two tiny chips to the jacket not affecting the lettering.

$250.00

Theaetetus; Sophist
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Theaetetus; Sophist

By Plato

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, n.d.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 462 pp. Translated into English by Harold North Fowler. Number 123 in the Loeb Classical Library. A very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of rubbing.

$25.00

Between Hume and Mill: An Anthology of British Philosophy, 1749-1843; Selected Readings from Hartley to Ferrier
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Between Hume and Mill: An Anthology of British Philosophy, 1749-1843; Selected Readings from Hartley to Ferrier

By Brown, Robert [Ed.]

New York: The Modern Library (1970), 1970. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 495 pp. Price of $4.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first Modern Library edition. Includes an old Kroch's and Brentano's tag on the rear panel. Toledano 102.1. A Near Fine book with the faint odor of tobacco in a like dust jacket with minor yellowing and a few hints of edge wear.

$60.00

Selected Works
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Selected Works

By Burke, Edmund

New York: The Modern Library [1960], 1960. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 536 pp. Price of $1.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Edited by W.J. Bate. Toleano 289.2. A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket that shows a few hints of edge wear and age toning.

$60.00

The Logical Structure of the World; Pseudoproblems in Philosophy
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The Logical Structure of the World; Pseudoproblems in Philosophy

By Carnap, Rudolf

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 364 pp. Price of $8.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. With a preface by Carnap, a bibliography, and a translator's preface. Translated by Rolf A. George. In this work Carnap engages with the ideas of Russell and Mach, and rigorously develops a formal theory of empiricism according to which all scientific terms are definable by terms of a phenomenalistic language (a view Carnap later amended). An important book collecting two of Carnap's most significant works. A Near Fine book with a slight separation between the backstrip and the textblock and a tiny bump to the corner of the front board; dust jacket is Near Fine with mild fading to the spine panel and the top of the front panel and a tiny wrinkle to the top corner of the front board.

$250.00

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