Philosophy

The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency (Feminist Constructions)
$42.15
Description
All people spend a considerable portion of their lives either as dependents or the caretakers of dependents. The fact of human dependency--a function of youth, severe illness, disability, or frail old age--marks our lives, not only as those who are cared for, but as those who engage in the work of caring. In spite of the time, energy and resources-material and emotional, social and individual-that dependency care requires, these concerns rarely enter into philosophical, legal, and political discussions. In The Subject of Care, feminist scholars consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self. Contributors develop feminist understandings of dependency, reassessing the place dependency occupies in our lives and in a just social order.
ISBN
9780742513631
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692547
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C
The Awakening of Intelligence
$6.99
Description
This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of 'cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.
ISBN
9780060648343
By
Krishnamurti, Jiddu
Publisher
Harper & Row
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103579
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D
Religion without God
$10.49
Description

In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses questions that men and women have asked through the ages: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What is death and what is immortality? Based on the 2011 Einstein Lectures, Religion without God is inspired by remarks Einstein made that if religion consists of awe toward mysteries which "manifest themselves in the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, and which our dull faculties can comprehend only in the most primitive forms," then, he, Einstein, was a religious person.

Dworkin joins Einstein's sense of cosmic mystery and beauty to the claim that value is objective, independent of mind, and immanent in the world. He rejects the metaphysics of naturalism--that nothing is real except what can be studied by the natural sciences. Belief in God is one manifestation of this deeper worldview, but not the only one. The conviction that God underwrites value presupposes a prior commitment to the independent reality of that value--a commitment that is available to nonbelievers as well. So theists share a commitment with some atheists that is more fundamental than what divides them. Freedom of religion should flow not from a respect for belief in God but from the right to ethical independence.

Dworkin hoped that this short book would contribute to rational conversation and the softening of religious fear and hatred. Religion without God is the work of a humanist who recognized both the possibilities and limitations of humanity.

ISBN
9780674726826
By
Dworkin, Ronald
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745607
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C
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
$7.21
Description
Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries -- theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers -- to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed centerpiece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. This book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it's wrong to wreck the world.
ISBN
9781595340856
By
Nelson, Michael P
Publisher
Trinity University Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741948
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D
Sensations (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
$12.96
Description
This is a book about sensory states and their apparent characteristics. It confronts a whole series of metaphysical and epistemological questions and presents an argument for type materialism: the view that sensory states are identical with the neural states with which they are correlated. According to type materialism, sensations are only possessed by human beings and members of related biological species; silicon-based androids cannot have sensations. The author rebuts several other rival theories (dualism, double aspect theory, eliminative materialism, functionalism), and explores a number of important issues: the forms and limits of introspective awareness of sensations, the semantic properties of sensory concepts, knowledge of other minds, and unity of consciousness. The book is a significant contribution to the philosophy of mind, and has much to say to psychologists and cognitive scientists.
ISBN
9780521397377
By
Hill, Christopher S
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742546
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D
Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
$6.73
Description
This authoritative translation by John Cottingham of the Meditations is taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes. It is based on the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English.
ISBN
9780521558181
By
Descartes, Rene
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108612
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F
Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
$17.51
ISBN
9780525155904
By
Bateson, Gregory
Publisher
Dutton
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108518
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F
On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life (Hackett Classics)
$5.19
Description

(Part II of Thoughts Out of Season)

ISBN
9780915144945
By
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Publisher
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103562
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D
The Essays (Penguin Classics)
$5.19
Description
The genius of Francis Bacon is nowhere better revealed than in his essays.

Bacon's education was grounded in the classical texts of ancient Greece and Rome, but he brought vividness and color to the arid scholasticism of medieval book-learning. Whatever their subject, whether it is something as personal as "Friendship" or as abstract as "Truth," the essays combine a mixture of rhetoric and philosophy; and are perhaps the most complete and rounded examples of Bacon's literary style.

Rather than merely summarizing popular philosophy or producing glib expositions of correct conduct, Bacon attempted to change the shape of the other men's minds. He believed rhetoric, as the force eloquence and persuasion, could incline the mind towards the pure light of reason.

ISBN
9780140432169
By
Bacon, Francis
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103520
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D
Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels, Fragment
$7.60
Description
This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.
ISBN
9780674035003
By
Freeman, Kathleen
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710611
Location
C
Metaphysics, 4th Edition
$7.18
Description
This classic, provocative introduction to classical metaphysical questions focuses on appreciating the problems, rather than attempting to proffer answers.
ISBN
9780135678190
By
Taylor, Richard
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745850
Location
C
Esoterism As Principle and As Way
$16.20
ISBN
9780900588235
By
Schuon, Frithjof
Publisher
Perrenial Books
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
642075
Location
C