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Four Prague lectures and Other Texts

By Woods, Michael

Prague, Czech Republic: Petr Rezek Publishers, 2001. The author was one of a number of philosophers who visited Prague as part of a long-term Oxford project aimed at supporting underground philosophy seminars in communist Czechoslovakia; this volume contains four lectures, previously unpublished, and three published papers on Aristotle; the first two lectures on Plato's Republic were delivered in November, 1988, and the second two lectures on Aristotle's Ethics in May, 1992 (white paper-covered boards with black lettering and red stripe on the front, pages tanned; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Carlo Michelstaedter and the Failure of Language

By Bini, Daniela

Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.: University Press of Florida, 1992. This is a study of a little-known Italian-Jewish philosopher, poet, and artist, who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1910 after completing his dissertation, published posthumously as Persuasion and Rhetoric, a commentary on Plato and Aristotle's relation to the pre-Socratic philosophers and an influential work in modern rhetoric; frontispiece portrait of Michelstaedter (red cloth with silver lettering; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.


Studies in Presocratic Philosophy, Vol. II: The Eleatics and Pluralists (International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method)

By Allen, R. E.; Furley, David J. (editor)

Atlantic Highlands, NJ, U.S.A.: Humanities Press, 1975. The second of two volumes, this book contains a selection of the most influential articles on the Greek philosophers before Socrates, beginning with the Eleatics and continuing with those philosophers who argued against the Eleatics or tried to come to terms with their arguments; these studies deal only with the four major philosophical positions of the period: the arguments of Parmenides and Zeno against pluralist theories, and the three pluralist responses of Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and the early Atomists (orange cloth with gold lettering, slightly creased at ends of spine; light yellow & dark green dust jacket is worn along the edges with small tears and chips; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.


Plato and Freud: Statesmen of the Soul
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Plato and Freud: Statesmen of the Soul

By Gallucci, Gerard

U.S.A.: Xlibris Corporation, 2001. In this book, the author, a political scientist and Foreign Service officer, shows how Freud's conception of the human soul and the conflict within it is related to classic Greek concerns with living the good life (light yellow & blue cover with orange, white & black lettering, author's photo on the back; a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. As New.


Problems and Projects

By Goodman, Nelson

Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1972. This book, by the distinguished American philosopher, includes nearly all of his published articles, excerpts from three earlier books, and a half-dozen previously unpublished papers, all organized into chapters according to subject, with a new foreword to each chapter which supplies historical notes concerning the papers or the problem they deal with, relates the papers to each other, to other papers in the book, and to the current state of investigation of the problem, and sometimes corrects common misunderstandings or carries investigation of the problem further; inscribed by the author on the half-title page to a linguistics scholar referred to in the text; the inscription reads "For Beverly Robbins who showed that all copies of this book have the same meaning," which refers to his statement in the foreword to one of the chapters, which reads "For such terms the result is that only, and as Beverly Robbins has shown, all, replicas of each other have the same meaning." (red & gray paper covered boards with bright gold lettering on spine, corners slightly bumped; dust jacket, with photo of the author on the back, is rubbed, edges are worn, chipped, creased). Inscribed By Author. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair.


Altered Ground: Levinas, History, and Violence

By Schroeder, Brian

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Routledge, 1996 This book elaborates on the relationship between Levinas' thought and the writings of other philosophers; it goes beyond Levinas' alternatives to traditional theories of the self to suggest a notion of subjectivity that is not grounded in violence (purple cover with red & white lettering, photo of a Caspar David Friedrich painting on the front cover; a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. As New.


The Faces of Reason: An Essay on Philosophy and Cuture in English Canada, 1850-1950

By Armour, Leslie; Trott, Elizabeth

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1981. This is a history of the development of philosophy as an academic discipline in British Canada during its first 100 years, from the publication of James Beaven's Elements of Natural Theology in 1850 until the mass immigration of philosophers from abroad after World War II changed its character; it includes those philosophers whose writing was extensive and covered a variety of topics; includes portraits of six philosophers by Kathryn Cole (bright yellow cloth with black lettering, inscribed by one of the co-authors and dated June, 1982, on the front endpaper; two very small cuts on edges of front and back covers and indentation in bottom edge of textblock, otherwise both cover and text are in excellent condition). Inscribed By Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.