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THE THEORY OF HUMAN CULTURE

By Feibleman, James K.

NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Very Good- in Poor dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Slightly musty. Numerous tiny lighter areas on the spine - not affectng the lettering Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. The top edge's color is very mottled. Minor foxing of the edges & endpapers. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. DJ is in terrible condition, but all of it's information is present and legible. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1946. 9-1/4" Tall, XIV + 361pp. Medium red cloth, bright gold spine and front cover lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "This book is aimed at establishing the principles of social anthropology, understood as the science of culture, by employing ontology as an instrument of analysis and discovery. It crosses the boundaries of social psychology and ethnology to set up a new approach in these fields in investigation. By an absorbing series of arguments, the author defines culture and proves conclusively that there can be no adequate experimentation in the field of social studies unless it is deeply rooted in theory. The book is skillfully documented with examples of actual primitive and advanced cultures. " ... Index. .

$19.00

MOTIVATION LOMBARDI STYLE

By Lombardi, Vince

Lombard, Illinois: Celebrating Excellence Publishing. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 1880461277; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ's spine has faded from black marle to blue-green marble with the fading extending onto two inches of the front panel, otherwise DJ is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1992. 8-3/8" x 9-1/2", 90pp. Glossy brown leatherette, bright gold spine and front cover lettering. PHILOSOLPHY / SPORTS. "Football's greatest coach left lasting impressioins on his players and all of America with powerful insights about the principles of success to which he was committed. This book is a compilation of quotations by and about the legendary sideline strategist and the driving themes behind his quest for excellence. " Scores of b/w photos. .

$19.00

A UNIVERSE OF CONSCIOUSNESS How Matter Becomes Imigination
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A UNIVERSE OF CONSCIOUSNESS How Matter Becomes Imigination

By Edelman, Gerald M. & Giulio Tononi

NY: Basic Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0465013767; very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2000. 9-1/2" Tall, XIII + 274pp. Black boards, bright gold spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "In this book we develop ways to answer the following questions: How does consciiousness arise as a result of particular neural processes and of the interactiions among the brain, the body, and the world ? How do these neural processes account for key properties of conscious experience ? Each conscious state is unified and indivisible, yet at the same time, each person can choose among and immense number of different conscious states; How can we understand different subjective states - so-called qualia - in neural terms ? How can our understanding of consciousness help connect strictly scientific descriptions to the wider domain of human knowledge and experience ? " ... 39 b/w illustrations- mostly drawings, some figures, a few b/w photos. Notes. Bibliography. Index. .

$19.00

THE TURNING POINT Science, Society and the Rising Culture .

By Capra, Fritjof

NY: Simon & Schuster. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 067124423X; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Minor edge soil/foxing. Name on ffep. Endpapers are lightly foxed. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1982. 9-1/2" Tall, 464pp. Medium blue boards and cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "Capra shows how the revolution in modern physics foreshadows an imminent revolution in all the sciences and a transformation of our world view and values. In a stunning critique of Cartesian thinking in biology, medicine, psychology, and economics, Capra explains how our reductionist approach to systemic problems has brought us to a perilous impasse. But Capra sees a future that works, and he presents a new vision of reality involvng fundamental changes in our thoughts, perceptions, and values. " Bibliography. Index. .

$19.00

THE HUMAN PROVINCE

By Canetti, Elias

NY: Seabury Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1978. First US Edition. Hardcover. 0816493359; Binding is almost as new. Name blacked-out on ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. DJ's spine is faded but the lettering is clear. ; First Printing of the FIRST U. S. EDITION, 1978. Originally published as DIE PROVINZ DES MENSCHEN: AUFZEICHUUNGEN 1942-1972. Translated by Joachim Neurgoschel. 9-1/8" Tall, VI + 281pp. Black boards, bright silver spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "THE HUMAN PROVINCE contains Canetti's reflections from 1942 to 1972. They offered him a freedom of thought and expression because he never intended them for publication; they were left untouched, exactly as he originally wrote them. The book is a record of thirty years in an intensely conscious existence. It records the evolution of Canetti's life and thought in both their spiritual and intellectual contexts. " ... .

$19.00

THE PATH LEADS Letters from the Labyrinth At the Turning Point

By Park, Lea, editor

San Francisco, CA: The Bindery At The Well. Fine. 2009. Paperback. 9780982055304; Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 7-1/2" x 7-1/2", X + 172pp. Cprt. 2009.Paper Covers with black letters on the white spine and medium brown letters on the light tan front cover. Introduction by Barbara MacDkougall, Keeper of the Labyrinth at The Turning Point Retreat center on Block Island, Rhode Island. "While the names and places that appear in the book are fictitious, the stories are real, based on the reflections of visitors who have walked the Labyrinth. " ... "In rhw apeinf od 2001, a labyrinth at the north end of Block Island, Rhode Island, was carried from on neighbor's field to anokther. Using dowsing rods to locate its new center, friends carted the stones to their new home and set them down again, in an age-old pattern of concentric rings. By June, the Block Island labyringgh was ready to receive visitors once again. Today between fifty and seventy-five people wolk the labyrinth every day during the summer. Many write reflections about their journeys in a little book that is kept for that purpose in a box by the stone wall. The letters compiled for this book are based on waht people have said in those journals. " ... At least 21 b/w photos plus dozens of facsimilies of journal entries. .

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LECTURES ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Volume II: Determinate Religion

By Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, edited by Peter C. Hodgson

Berkeley, CA: University Of California Press. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0520055136; Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing/soil. Pages 93 - 99 have pen underlining, otherwise the contents are clean, unworn. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1987. 9-1/4" Tall, XVI + 825pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. Translated by R. F. Brown, P. C. Hodgson , and J. M. Stewart with the assistance of H. S. Harris. "The present edition, for the first time, separates Hegel's four series of lectures on the philosophy of religion - 1821, 1824, 1827, and (in the excerpted form provided by D. F. Strauss) 1831 - publishing them as independent units on the basis of a complete reediting of the available sources. When the lectures are read in sequence as originally delivered, it is possible to trace Hegel's unrelentng efforts to work out an adequate philosophical conceptualization of the history of religions. When the materials are studied in this way it is unmistakably clear that 'nothing is more alien to Hegel's procedure than the customary picture of the pontificating plhilosopher who sets out to reduce the colorful array of historical acutality to pallid reason through a prefabricated net of abstract categories'. The detailed attention that Hegel devoted to precisely this part of his lectures is evidenced by the abundance or primary sources and literature he utilized. " ... Three pages of Abbrevitions, Signs, and Symbols. Four pages of Frequently Cited Works by Hegel. Bibliography of sources for Hegel's philosophy of religion. Index of Biblical References. Names and Subjects Index. One page of Errata to Volume 1 and Volume 3. .

$39.00

AS GOOD AS GOLDA The Warmth and Wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister
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AS GOOD AS GOLDA The Warmth and Wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister

By Israel and Mary Shenker, editors

NY: McCall Publishing Company. Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 0841500290; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. DJ’s spine is darkened but the lettering is clear. Moderate edge wear, very minor soil, on the complete DJ. ; Second Printing of the First Edition, cprt. 1970. 8-1/8” Tall, IX + 70pp. Golden tan cloth, blue spine and front cover lettering. PHILOSOPHY. “A collection of Mrs. Meir’s most telling remarks on many subjects. Israel’s Prime Minister reveals, in these excerpts from formal and informal public pronouncements, a muscular and finely balanced logic which weaves through argument and arrives triumphantly on target. And her irony reflects a bitter-lemon twist of diasporic humor. This book gives insight into the humanness of this great woman. ” .

$25.00

THE UNIVERSE IN A SINGLE ATOM The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
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THE UNIVERSE IN A SINGLE ATOM The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

By His Holiness The Dalai Lama

NY: Morgan Road Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 076792066X; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2005. 9-1/2" Tall, 216pp. White boards, dark gray spine, bright copper spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "After forty years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds, as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why all avenues of inquiry - scientific as well as spiritual - must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. " ... Index. .

$15.00

RIGHT REASON A Collection Selected by Richard Brookhiser

By Buckley, William F. , Jr.

Garden City: Doubleday. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385152353; Binding is almost as new. Minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new. Minor wear and vry minor soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1985. 9-3/8" Tall, XXIII + 454pp. PHILOSOPHY. "More often than not, Buckley is the conscience of the libertarian, all ideological labels aside. It seems, that coming at us out of right field, he is doing for America today what Orwell was doing out of left field in the 1930s. He has always tried to be an ideologue, and yet has never managed to be a bore. That is why he is an example to all of those who try to change the public way of thinking by argument; he is a reminder that the point is not what you may find, but the zest of how you serach. He deserves his reputation as one of the wittiest political satirists writing today. " ... Index. .

$19.00

ZEN AND THE ART OF KNITTING Exploring the Links between Knitting,  Spirituality, and Creativity
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ZEN AND THE ART OF KNITTING Exploring the Links between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity

By Murphy, Bernadette

Avon MA: Adams Media. Very Good. 2002. First Edition. Paperback. 1580626548; Trade Paperback. Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, Cprt. 2002. 7-1/8" Tall, XIII + 212pp. The PAPER COVER is somewhat lighter than posterboard. PHILOSOPHY. "Knits together creativity, spirituality, and daily life, letting us see the rich and wondrous fabric that connects all of it, all of us, 'in a piece'. This is a book you will want to wrap yourself up in for comfort, for inspiration, for affirmation of the healing, centering, power of the art...explores the now-radical notion that in the smallest, most mundane gestures, we may find a kind of grace. " Index. .

$15.00

THE SHALLOWS What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
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THE SHALLOWS What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

By Carr, Nicholas

NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780393072228; Binding is almost as new, with the top and bottom of the spine very lightly bumped. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; Seventh Printing, Cprt 2010. 9-1/2" Tall, VIII + 276pp. White boards, black spine, bright silver spine lettering. "As we enjoy the Net's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This is the most compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscienc e. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic - a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. And now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. THE SHALLOWS sparkles with memorable vignettes even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. " ... Notes. Index. .

$19.00

THE WIT AND WISDOM OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

By editors Of Hallmark Cards

U. S. A.: Hallmark Cards. Very Good-. Paperback. Stiff Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. ; This is a very small book, only 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" with 60 pages. Stiff green paper covers. PHILOSOPHY. Frontispiece b/w drawing of John F. Kennedy. The Contents: On Peace; On Freedom ; On the Arts; On the Conquest of Space; On Foreign Affairs; On Domestic Affairs. ... One full-page drawing of John F. Kennedy within the text in addition to the frontispiece. .

$12.00

CONFUCIUS AND LAO TZU THE ANALECTS of CONFUCIUS. Lao Tzu: TAO TE CHING

By Confucius & Lao Tzu, translated by Arthur Waley

NY: Barnes & Noble. Very Good in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0760777950; Binding is almost as new, with a very shallow dent on the front cover's top edge. Gilt edges are almost as new. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the First Barnes & Noble Edition, 2005. . Arthur Waley's translations are copyrighted in 1938 and 1934. 4" x 6", 311pp. Dark blue cloth, bright gold spine lettering, silhouette of a sailing ship debossed on the front cover. All edges gilt. Bound-in ribbon marker. Blue endpapers. PHILOSOPHY. "Confucius and Lao Tzu represent the two great components in Chinese philosophy - rational and mystical. Confucianism is based on humanity, benevolence and goodness; it values age and the past, considering the latter an infallible model for the present. In old age, Lao Tzu left China, disappointed at humankind's intractability. Asked to record his teachings, he wrote the TAO TE CHING, offering mystical insights into the nature of things and providing a basis for a humane morality and a vision of political utopia. " ... 13-page Introduction by Tom Griffith. The ANALECTS is the only work of Confucius in this volume and TAO TE CHING is the only work of Lao Tzu included. .

$19.00

NIETZCHE'S DANCE . Resentment, Reciprocity and Resistance in Social Life

By Stauth, Georg & Bryan S. Turner

NY: Basil Blackwell. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0631154078; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Approx. 65 pages have red or blue underlining and margin marks, otherwise contents are clean, unworn. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, IX + 254pp. Cprt. 1988. Index. Bibliography. HardCover. Black cloth, bright silver spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. In this innovative and provacative study, Stauth and Turner show how the leading problems of modern thought - the death of God, perspectivism, nihilism, the crisis of rationality - have their origins in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. . .

$15.00

MAX WEBER A Skeleton Key. Masters of Social Theory Volume 3
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MAX WEBER A Skeleton Key. Masters of Social Theory Volume 3

By Collins, Randall

Beverly Hills CA: Sage Publications. Very Good-. 1986. First Edition. Paperback. 0803925514; Paper Covers. Minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Page 59 has a e" line in the fore margin, else contents are clean, unworn. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 151pp. PAPER COVERS. Black Cover, with a b/w photo of Weber on the front cover, is a little lighter than posterboard. Cprt. 1986. PHILOSOPHY. "One of the great strengths of this book is Collins's willingness to ignore Weber's own anti-positivist statements and those of many contemporary 'Websterians' for the purpose of demonstrati ng Weber's talent for sensing the basic and generic properties of human organization. The other major contribution of this volume is the treatment of Weber's work as multidimensional and often contradictory. Weber's sociology is filled with unreconciled dimensions. The most important of these are the emphasis on ideas and the concern with material conditions. Collins's analysis highlights the multidimensionality of Weberian sociology and exposes Weber's own intellectual as well as personal conflicts over idealist versus materialist interpretations of historical processes. " Name Index. Subject Index. .

$25.00

SHEEP WILL NEVER MAKE INSURRECTIONS And Some Other Bon Mots of Bon Homme Richard, Typophile Monograph No. 125

By Bon Homme Richard, Benjamin Franklin

NY: Privately Printed. Very Good+ in Good- dust jacket. 1973. Hardcover. Binding and contents are almost like new. Glassine DJ has pieces missing from the edges. ; 4-34" x 7-1/4", 1973. Brown boards, bright gold spine and front cover lettering. PHILOSOPHY. Sequel to A QUART OF OYSTERS published in 1972. This Keepsake is the twentieth in The Printing Week Library of Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes, published 1973, commemorating the 267th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, Printer. Thirteen brief selections, illustrating the wit and humor of Benjamin Franklin, plus a Profile of Franklin . Several brown and white drawings. ; 4-3/4 x 7-1/4"; 54 pages .

$15.00

CUTTIN' THE BODY LOOSE Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches  to Death and Dying
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CUTTIN' THE BODY LOOSE Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches to Death and Dying

By Gavin, William Joseph

Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1995. Hardcover. 1566392977; Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. No DJ. (lr-4-d) . ; Hardcover. 8-1/2" Tall, cprt. 1995. XVI + 235pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering, bright copper front cover lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "The text is divided into three parts. Part 1 argues for the proposition that death should be viewed historically and culturally, and that, when this is done, it becomes evident that death does not have meaning invariance. Part 2 deals with the opposite position, that is, the thesis that death is a biological phenomenon, historical accounts being of relatively minor use. Various biological definitions are discussed, as well as the issue of what kind of public policy should be adopted. Part 3 commences with a criticism that discussion thus far in the text has focused, incorrectly, upon death, whereas the really important topic is that of dying. It begins with an overview of the person as an ongoing process of interactions, for whom the bodily and the affective are consequently important situating dimensions. Focusing upon the individual highlights the moral priority of 'stories' of dying over the more general 'stages' of dying. " ... Index. (lr-4-d) . .

$45.00

THE PRAGMATICS AND SEMIOTICS OF STANDARD LANGUAGES

By Sweet, Albert M.

University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0271006307; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, 209pp. Medium red cloth, bright silver spine lettering. Cprt. 1988. PHILOSOPHY. "Sweet describes the pragmatic foundations of standard logic and applies these foundations to the task of developing a theory of intended models as an extension of standard model theory in which the relevant 'intending' is represented pragmatically. Methods of formal logic are used to investigate the structure of the relation between language and the world. The first section of the book states the immediate goal of standard pragmatics as that of recovering the algebraic structure first-order logic by means of a purely pragmatic construction. The second section, the major portion of the work, then provides the foundation for a semiotic theory of intended models and referential meaning . The theory is then applied to the problem of referential indeterminancy, which has been associated with the phenomenon of scientific revolutions. " ... Notes. Index. .

$25.00

FREEDOM REGAINED The Possibility of Free Will
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FREEDOM REGAINED The Possibility of Free Will

By Baggini, Julian

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket. 2015. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 9780226319896; Binding, DJ and Contents are almost like new save pencilled notes on the bfep. ; First Printing of the First University of Chicago Press Edition, 2015. 8-34" Tall, 239pp. Light gray cloth, blue-green spine lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "In this cogent and compelling book, Baggini explores the concept of free will from every angle, blending philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science to find rich new insights into the intractable questions that have plagued us. Are we products of our culture, or free agents within it? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us? FREEDOM REGAINED brings the issues raised by the possibilities - and denials - of free will to thought-provoking life, drawing on scientific reseach and fascinting encounters with everyone from artists to prisoners to dissidents. " ... " Originally published by Granta Publications under the title FREEDOM REGAINED, copyright 2015. Index. .

$19.00

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