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The Basic Works of Aristotle

Written by Aristotle
Edited by Richard McKeon
Introduction by C.D.C. Reeve


Format: Trade Paperback, 1520 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75799-0 (0-375-75799-6)

Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle–constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years–has long been considered the... Read more >
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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64260-2 (0-679-64260-9)

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s... Read more >
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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6825-5 (0-8129-6825-5)

A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made... Read more >
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Identity And Difference
John Locke And The Invention Of Consciousness
Written by Etienne Balibar


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-134-3 (1-78168-134-1)

John Locke’s foundational place in the history of British empiricism and liberal political thought is well established. So, in what sense, can Locke be considered a modern European philosopher? Identity and Difference argues for reassessing this canonical figure. Closely examining the “treatise on identity” added to the second edition of An... Read more >
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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

Written by S.E. Frost


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1962
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-03007-6 (0-385-03007-X)

A complete summary of the views of some of the most important philosophers in Western civilization. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre and many others. Read more >

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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37819-4 (0-307-37819-5)

From the acclaimed writer and thinker—whose award-winning books include both fiction and nonfiction—a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today’s debates on love, religion, politics, and science.

Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and set out on a multicity... Read more >
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Yehuda Halevi

Written by Hillel Halkin


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4206-5 (0-8052-4206-6)

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.

Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician, he is known... Read more >
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A Companion to Marx's Capital

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-359-9 (1-84467-359-6)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his... Read more >
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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-122-0 (1-78168-122-8)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-121-3 (1-78168-121-X)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80730-1 (0-553-80730-7)

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light... Read more >
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The Hemlock Cup
Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life
Written by Bettany Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7601-7 (1-4000-7601-3)

Winner of the Norton Medlicott Award
From the celebrated British author and historian: a brilliant new book combining historical inquiry and storytelling élan to paint an unprecedentedly vivid portrait of Socrates and the Golden Age of classical Athens.

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in... Read more >
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Meditations

Written by Marcus Aurelius


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41271-7 (0-679-41271-9)

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just... Read more >
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Voltaire in Love

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-578-1 (1-59017-578-6)

The inimitable Nancy Mitford’s account of Voltaire’s fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Châtelet–the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton’s revolutionary new physics to France–is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford’s... Read more >
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1150-4 (0-8052-1150-0)

Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight... Read more >
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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 1960
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-09497-9 (0-385-09497-3)

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in one paperback volume: The Republic, The Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Read more >
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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73387-4 (0-679-73387-6)

The Republic, in the course of its tautly reasoned Socratic dialogues, accomplishes nothing less than an anatomy of the soul and an exhaustive description of a state that both mirrors and enforces the soul's idea of harmony. No other book, except the Bible, has had its formative influence on two thousand... Read more >
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Selected Dialogues of Plato
The Benjamin Jowett Translation
Written by Plato
Introduction by Hayden Pelliccia


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75840-9 (0-375-75840-2)

Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right. In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett's renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett's best features and Plato's own masterly style.

Gathered here are many of Plato's liveliest and richest... Read more >
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Symposium and Phaedrus

Written by Plato


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 6, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41174-8 (0-375-41174-7)

It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato’s dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. And of the dialogues, the Symposium is the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy or customs. Dramatizing a party in fifth-century B.C. Athens, the deceptively unassuming Symposium... Read more >

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The Essential Writings of Rousseau

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Edited by Leo Damrosch
Translated by Peter Constantine


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8038-7 (0-8129-8038-7)

Newly translated by Peter Constantine
Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch

The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world’s most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement’s most passionate and persuasive critics. His... Read more >
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The Trial of Socrates

Written by I.F. Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26032-9 (0-385-26032-6)

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today. The New York Times called... Read more >

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The Science Delusion
Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
Written by Curtis White


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-200-0 (1-61219-200-9)

One of our most brilliant social critics–author of The Middle Mind–presents a scathing critique of the “delusions” of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism and the “big” questions.

With the rise of religion critics such as Richard Dawkins, and of pseudo-science advocates such as Malcolm Gladwell and Jonah... Read more >
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