Philosophy, General
Featured Items
Prolegomena to Any Future Megaphysics
Prolegomena to Any Future Megaphysics
Paperback      ISBN: 0023193301
Trial of Socrates
Trial of Socrates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385260326
Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher
The Birth of Tragedy and the Case of Wagner
The Birth of Tragedy and the Case of Wagner
Paperback      ISBN: 0394703693
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 the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others. The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally. Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished new translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.
An Apology for Raymond Sebond
An Apology for Raymond Sebond
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444939
Criticizes philosophers who attempt rational explanations for the universe and argues that while Christians should be skeptical, Christianity should be based on faith rather than reason.
Empiricists
Empiricists
Paperback      ISBN: 0385096224
This volume includes the major works of the British Empiricists, philosophers who sought to derive all knowledge from experience. All essays are complete except that of Locke, which Professor Richard Taylor of Brown University has skillfully abridged.
Plato Reader
Plato Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0395051975
Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 002367170x
Healing into Life and Death
Healing into Life and Death
Paperback      ISBN: 0385262191
Discusses the philosophy and techniques of mental healing as a way of preparing for and accepting death, and includes meditations for this purpose
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy: Human Immortality
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
Human Immortality
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202917
Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist
First and Second Discourses
First and Second Discourses
Paperback      ISBN: 0312694407
One of the most respected translations of this key work of 18th-century philosophy, this text includes a brief introduction to the two works as well as abundant notes that range from simple explanations to speculative interpretations.