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The Portable Plato
The Portable Plato
by Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150404
Contains Plato's famous philosophic dialogues with an introduction on their contemporary implications
The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
The Copernican Revolution
Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
Paperback      ISBN: 0674171039
The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text
Blue and Brown Books
Blue and Brown Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0061312118
Presents the unfinished sketches for "Philosophical Investigations," revealing the growth of the author's ideas and mental processes.
I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother ...: A Case of Parricide in the Nineteenth Century
I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother ...
A Case of Parricide in the Nineteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0803268572
To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Rivière's memoir. The Rivière case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.
Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
Story of Philosophy
The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
Paperback      ISBN: 067120159x
Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 019815786x
Schiller's 1795 essay on the educative function of art is one of the most important contributions to the history of ideas in modern times. This English-German parallel text edition includes a long analytical introduction and extensive notes.
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Paperback      ISBN: 039473954x
Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality
Positions
Positions
Paperback      ISBN: 0226143317
Positions is a collection of three interviews with Jacques Derrida that illuminate and make more accessible the complex concepts and terms treated extensively in such works as Writing and Difference and Dissemination. Derrida takes positions on his detractors, his supporters, and the two major preoccupations of French intellectual life, Marxism and psychoanalysis. The interviews included in this volume offer a multifaceted view of Derrida. "Implications: Interview with Henri Ronse" contains a succinct statement of principles. "Seminology and Grammatology: Interview with Julia Kristeva" provides important clarifications of the role played by linguistics in Derrida's work. "Positions: Interview with Jean-Louis Houdebine and Guy Scarpetta" is a wide-ranging discussion that touches on many of the polemics that Derrida's work has provoked. Alan Bass, whose translation of Writing and Difference was highly praised for its clarity, accuracy, and readability, has provided extremely useful critical notes, full of vital information, including historical background.

Works of Love: Some Christian Reflections in the Form of Discourses
Works of Love
Some Christian Reflections in the Form of Discourses
Paperback      ISBN: 0061301221
Some Christian reflections in the form of discourses. Preface by Ronald Gregor Smith Translated by Howard and Edna Hong
Nature of Things
Nature of Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0393090949
The epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.