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Postmodernisms Now: Essays on Contemporaneity in the Arts (Literature and Philosophy)

By: Altieri, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Pennsylvania State University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 009163


316 pp. With a few black and white photos. A study of postmodern theory and its contradictions, examining its implications for various artists and poets. This includes sections on Jasper Johns, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Sylvia Plath and others. GOOD+ condition. Some bumping/curling to the lower corner. Minor edgewear. Old price sticker on the first endpaper. View more info

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Soviet Studies in Philosophy. A Journal of Translations. Vol. XX No. 2. Fall, 1981

By: Beliaev, D.K.; Narskii, I.S.; Dolgov, K.M.; Burov, V.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Armonk, NY, M.E. Sharpe, Inc: 1981

Seller ID: 007098


Yellow printed wraps. 95 pp. A collection of translations of various works published in the Soviet Union that reflected then recent trends in Soviet philosophical ideas. This issue contains 'Contemporary Science and Problems of the Human Individual;' 'Contradiction as a Category in Hegel's Science of Logic;' 'Leonardo Da Vinci's Philosophy of Culture and Esthetics;' and 'Chinese Philosophy at the Crossroads.' This journal is still published, under the name 'Russian Studi... View more info

Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, and on Mr. Paine's Rights of Man. In Two Parts

By: Boothby, Sir Brooke

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly: 1792

Seller ID: 005535


283 pages. LACKING ALL covers, spine and endpapers. Collated and complete textually. This work critiques both Edmund Burke's 'Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs' and 'The Rights of Man,' by Thomas Paine and espouses a similar philosophical view on the French Revolution and the power of the crown held by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, with whom Boothby was friends (Wikipedia). FAIR/GOOD condition, lacking all covers, spine and endpapers. Heavy darkening to t... View more info

The Physiology of Consciousness. Offprint, reprinted from Science, January 8, 1932

By: Boring, Edwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher:

Seller ID: 008773


Printed wraps. No publisher, place or date, presumed circa 1932. A short piece presenting a somewhat philosophical argument asserting that introspection is a method of observation of certain events of the brain, referring to the work of Wundt, Tichener and others. This piece seems to seek a bridge between psychology and science, in an effort to explore consciousness. GOOD+ condition. Minor browning and wrinkling to the wraps. Light soiling. View more info

Essays on Some of the First Principles of Metaphysicks, Ethicks and Theology

By: Burton, Asa

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Portland, Arthur Shirley: 1824

Seller ID: 008096


Full calf leather. 414 pp. A collection of philosophical and theological writings including discussions of the mind, will, liberty, morals, appetites, etc. Asa Burton was an American clergyman and teacher during the late 1700s, early 1800s, primarily in the Vermont area. GOOD condition, ex-theological institution library. Small spine labels, barcode sticker and bookplate present, with a few markings in pencil to the first few pages. Heavy scuffing along the extremities a... View more info

Le Sens de la Terre.

By: Chaix-Ruy, J

Price: $25.00

Publisher: France, Roissard Grenoble: 1970

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 011221


#195 of 844 copies. Printed wraps, housed in a burgundy clothbound folder in matching slipcase. 215 pp. Illustrations by Raymond Moretti throughout. All text in French. Writing by the French philosopher Jules Chaix-Ruy. FINE book in a VERY GOOD case. No visible wear to the book. Pages unopened throughout. Slipcase and folder faded. Very light soiling and edgewear to the case. View more info

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The Works of Samuel Clarke, D.D. Late Rector of St. James's Westminster. In Four Volumes.

By: Clarke, Samuel

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Printed for John and Paul Knapton: 1738

Seller ID: 008047


Folios. Full leather. xxiv, 728; (10), 758, (30); (10), 926; (10), xiv, 740 pp. With a frontis portrait in volume 1. A posthumously published collection of the works of Samuel Clarke, including various sermons, essays on various religious and philosophical matters, etc. Also included are his correspondences with Gottfried Leibniz, as well as his essay concerning the controversy relating to 'the Proportion of Force to Velocity in Bodies in Motion.' Both of these see Clark... View more info

Ecological Thinking. The Politics of Epistemic Location

By: Code, Lorraine

Price: $41.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 012429


322 pp. A philosophical study of knowledge, developing ecological thinking as an alternative to epistemic monolingualism. VERY GOOD condition. Small circular sticker on the front cover. Minor rubbing, fading and edgewear. View more info

Philosophia Rationalis Nov-Antiqua. Sive Disputationes Selectae, in Logicam et Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Cujus Antiquae Sententiae, Sicut et D. Thomae plerumque noviter elucidantur, accurate fulciuntur; & ab impugnationibus praefertim Recentibus

By: De Aguirre, Josepho Saenz

Price: $200.00

Publisher: No Place, Ex Ducali Campidonensi Typographeo per Joannem Mayr: 1722

Seller ID: 005357


Full title: Philosophia Rationalis Nov-Antiqua. Sive Disputationes Selectae, in Logicam et Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Cujus Antiquae Sententiae, Sicut et D. Thomae plerumque noviter elucidantur, accurate fulciuntur; & ab impugnationibus praefertim recentibus, vindicantur. Opus in IV. Tomos Divisum, Quorum I. Logicam & Metaphysicam, II & III Physicam, & IV Ethicam seu Philosophiam (…) Tomus Primus. Full vellum with yapp edges. 11 ¾ by 7 ½ inches wide. (A)8, (B)6, (C)4 ... View more info

Erinnerungen an Friederich Nietzsche. Mit Einem Portrat und drei Briefen in Faksimile

By: Deussen, Paul

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus: 1901

Seller ID: 004747


Blue cloth. Frontis cabinet photo picture of Nietzsche. 111 pages. With three facsimiles of letters written by Nietzsche. ALL TEXT IN GERMAN. A look at the life and philosophy of Friederich Nietzsche through the letters written to his friend Paul Deussen. Deussen and Nietzsche met at a school, the Schulpforta and became lifelong friends, Deussen becoming an historian of philosophy and a noted Orientalist and Sanskrit scholar. GOOD condition. Minor uneven fading, rubbing ... View more info

The Discipline of Sorrow

By: Eliot, William (Greenleaf).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, American Unitarian Association: 1855

Seller ID: 007795


Greenish blue finely ribbed cloth. 106 pp. A theological discussion of the importance and value of sorrow in one's life, examining its role in illuminating greater truths and beauty in life. By William Greenleaf Eliot, a 19th century American Unitarian minister and educator. Eliot helped to found several universities and schools in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as advocated on behalf of African-Americans and for women's suffrage, among other social causes (Wikipedia). FAI... View more info

Le Livre de la Sagesse Arabe

By: Finbert, Elian-J (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Robert Laffont, Publisher: 1948

Seller ID: 011250


Number 3409 of 3500 copies. Red leather decorated with gilt. 92 + pages. With decorative page ornamentation by Andree Corbin. All text in French. A collection of aphorisms or short bits of wisdom from the Arabic culture. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading and a hint of scuffing to the covers. Paper toned in the interior. View more info

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The Court of the Gentiles: or a Discourse Touching the Original of Human Literature both Philologie and Philosophie from the Scriptures and Jewish Church. Part II.

By: Gale, Theophilus

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Presumed printed by Will: Hall for Tho. Gilbert: 1671

Seller ID: 008547


Full leather. (40) 448 pp. Title page MISSING, making title and bibliographic information conjecture based on ESTC record R469383. Partial title handwritten on the first endpaper. Part II of this three part work that aims to attribute the origin and learning from philosophy to ancient Hebrew scriptures. This part contains chapters on Phoenician, Chaldaic, Magi and Druid philosophy and philosophers, as well as the many various branches of Greek philosophy and philosophers... View more info

Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 (Theory and History of Literature Vol 14)

By: Georges Bataille

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University Of Minnesota Press: 1986

Seller ID: 009763


271 pp. A collection of philosophical writings by Georges Bataille including his polemic against Andre Breton, a critique of fascism, a rethinking of Marxism, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy diagonal crease to the front cover. Minor general fading and rubbing. Fore edges curled. Some underlining to the first part of the book. View more info

The Philosophy of Ultraism. An Address Delivered Before the Society of Alumni, of Newton Theological Institution, August 18, 1835

By: Hague, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, William D. Ticknor, Publisher: 1835

Seller ID: 011270


32 pp. A predominately philosophical work musing on ultraism, or the focus on one object, often to the detriment of other objects, and its effects on various institutions, whether religious or secular, although primarily focusing on religion. GOOD condition. Ex-historical society, with a few blindstamps in the interior. Vertical fold crease present. Wrappers soiled and darkened, with some staining. Wrappers mostly split along the spine, tenuously holding on. Scattered so... View more info

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Habit-A Manifestation of Personality

By: Hall, Jas. K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richmond, VA, Williams Printing Company:

Seller ID: 006930


ca 1913. Printed wraps. 10 pp. Reprinted from the Virginia Medical Semi-Monthly, July 25, 1913. A short essay reflecting on habit in human beings, exploring the benefits to 'instinctively' carrying out daily tasks, but also the perils of bad habits in modern society. Citing the stresses of meeting modern demands, the author addresses the use of drugs and alcohol to address 'weaknesses' that a person may feel, while also citing Eddyism, the Emmanuel movement, Christian Sc... View more info

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Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty and his Expectations. In Two Parts. Three volumes, including Notes and Additions to Dr. Hartley's Observations on Man by Herman Andrew Pistorius

By: Hartley, David

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson, Printer: 1791

Seller ID: 009924


Full calf leather. xvi, iv, 5-512; xii, iv, 5-455; xv, v-ix, 457-768 plus index. A later printing of this key work by British philosopher, explaining his theories on the mind-body connection, including his doctrines of vibrations and associations, the formation and growth of consciousness, etc. With a third volume containing notes and commentary on the work by Herman Pistorius. David Hartley, as well as being a British philosopher, was the founder of the Associationist S... View more info

Demonstratio Evangelica Ad Serenissimum Delphinum.

By: Huetii, Petri Danielis (Pierre Daniel Huet)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Paris, Apud Stephanum Michallet via San Jacobaea, sub signo Sancti Pauli: 1679

Seller ID: 005934


Folio. Full leather. (8), 20, 726, (8) pp. Collated and complete, with a few pages misnumbered. A work examining various aspects of the Bible, seeking, among other topics, to prove that Greek deities originated from the source of Moses, and that the Old Testament was the source of Greek myths. Huet also sought to debunk Cartesian philosophy, as well as disputing the work of Spinoza in his Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. This work marked his first attack on the philosophy... View more info

Utilitarianism: For and Against

By: J. J. C. Smart; Bernard Williams

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 012364


155 pp. Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of views.VERY GOOD condition. Price sticker present. Light edgewear. Few minor scuffs on top edge. View more info

Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education

By: James S. Taylor

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Albany, State University of New York Press: 1997

Seller ID: 012212


211 pp. A philosophical look at education and the teaching of knowledge, returning to traditional means as opposed to some of the newer academic trends. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning along the extremities. Light scuffing. View more info