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The Republic
The Republic
Written by Plato
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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
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Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about...

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Social and Political Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Written by John Somerville and Ronald Santoni
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ISBN: 9780307826350
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Social and Political Philosophy
Readings From Plato to Gandhi
Written by John Somerville and Ronald Santoni


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2012
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An anthology of basic statements by the most influential social and political philosophers of Western civilization. Includes Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Mill, Marx and Engels, Hitler, Gandhi, and others. Read more >
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Political Evil
Political Evil
Written by Alan Wolfe
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Political Evil
What It Is and How to Combat It
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
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A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush... Read more >
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The Republic and Other Works
The Republic and Other Works
Written by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett
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ISBN: 9780307823007
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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
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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 Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Written by Jonathan Haidt
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ISBN: 9780307377906
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
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Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
 
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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Written by Jonathan Haidt
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
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Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
 
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The Book of Mirdad
The Strange Story of a Monastery which was Once Called The Ark
Written by Mikhail Naimy


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

A classic of spiritual literature - Mikhail Naimy, a contemporary of Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, has woven legend, mysticism, philosophy and poetry into a powerful allegorical story that has touched the hearts of millions of readers. Read more >
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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
Written by Richard Tarnas
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ISBN: 9780307804525
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Passion of the Western Mind

Written by Richard Tarnas


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike...Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time."
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Political Evil
Political Evil
Written by Alan Wolfe
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ISBN: 9780307701473
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Political Evil
What It Is and How to Combat It
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush... Read more >
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Anti-Nietzsche

Written by Malcolm Bull


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 1, 2011
Price: $24.95

Nietzsche, the philosopher seemingly opposed to everyone, has met with remarkably little opposition himself. He remains what he wanted to be— the limit-philosopher of a modernity that never ends. In this provocative, sometimes disturbing book, Bull argues that merely to reject Nietzsche is not to escape his lure. He seduces by... Read more >
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780307787033
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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Secrets
Secrets
Written by Sissela Bok
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ISBN: 9780307761729
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Secrets
On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation
Written by Sissela Bok


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality. Read more >
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The Life of Meaning
Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole
Foreword by Tom Browkaw


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent... Read more >
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La Muerta y la Doncella

Written by Ariel Dorfman


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
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La muerte y la doncella, la obra latinoamericana mas representada en la historia del mundo, ha llegado a constituirse en un clasico sobre la justicia y el perdon, la memoria y el olvido. Dorfman se ha propuesto a explorar preguntas pocas veces hechas en voz alta: "¿Como pueden los represores y... Read more >
Negative Ethnicity
From Bias to Genocide
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $10.95

"Negative ethnicity" is Koigi wa Wamwere’s name for the deep-seated tensions in Africa that the world has seen flare so terrifyingly. The genocide in Rwanda and "ethnic" killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and elsewhere stand out as examples. Wa Wamwere argues that these clashes cannot properly be described... Read more >
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Overcoming Speechlessness
A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
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In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the... Read more >
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Right & Wrong & Palestine
and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7. . .
Written by Ted Honderich


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four shattering current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9-11 and London’s 7-7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict-ridden era. Read more >
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Sent by Earth
A Message from the Grandmother Spirit
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
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Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and... Read more >
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Exuberant Skepticism

Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

For more than three decades, philosopher Paul Kurtz has been a strong advocate of skepticism, not only as a philosophical position, but also as a fulfilling way of life. Contrary to the view that skepticism is merely a negative, nay saying, or debunking stance toward commonly held beliefs, skepticism as defined... Read more >
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Forbidden Fruit
The Ethics of Secularism
Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 29, 2010
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Fundamentalists from all religious persuasions deny the possibility of morality without belief in God. Yet belief in God is no guarantee of moral virtue - as the evils committed in the name of religion, past and present, have shown. Are there ethical, nonreligious choices that will work for a world in... Read more >
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The Life You Can Save
The Life You Can Save
Written by Peter Singer
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The Life You Can Save
How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty
Written by Peter Singer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
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For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies...

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Handing One Another Along
Handing One Another Along
Written by Robert Coles, Edited by Trevor Hall and Vicki Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780679604037
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Handing One Another Along
Literature and Social Reflection
Written by Robert Coles
Edited by Trevor Hall and Vicki Kennedy


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $14.99

In this book on shaping a meaningful and ethical life, the renowned, Pulitzer Prize–winning author explores how character, courage, and human and moral understanding can be fostered by reflecting on the lives of others, through stories. Based on Robert Coles’ legendary course at Harvard, this provocative book addresses such questions as... Read more >
Ethics
Ethics
Edited by Gordon Marino
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ISBN: 9780812977783
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Ethics
The Essential Writings
Edited by Gordon Marino


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
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In Ethics: The Essential Writings, philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless... Read more >
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Ethics
Ethics
Written by Gordon Marino
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ISBN: 9781588368010
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Ethics
The Essential Writings
Written by Gordon Marino


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 10, 2010
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In Ethics: The Essential Writings, philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless... Read more >
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The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner
The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
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ISBN: 9780307432988
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The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
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The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded... Read more >
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