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A dual biography crafted around the famous encounter between the French philosopher who wrote about power and the Russian empress who wielded it with great aplomb. In October 1773, after a grueling trek from Paris, the aged and ailing Denis Diderot stumbled from a carriage in wintery St. Petersburg. The ...
Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment
A dual biography crafted around the famous encounter between the French philosopher who wrote about power and the Russian empress who wielded it with great aplomb. In October 1773, after a grueling trek from Paris, the aged and ailing Denis Diderot stumbled from a carriage in wintery St. Petersburg. The century's most subversive thinker, Diderot arrived as the guest of its most ambitious and admired ruler, Empress Catherine of Russia. What followed was unprecedented: more than forty private meetings, stretching over nearly four months, between these two extraordinary figures. Diderot had come from Paris in order to guide-or so he thought-the woman who had become the continent's last great hope for an enlightened ruler. But as it soon became clear, Catherine had a very different understanding not just of her role but of his as well. Philosophers, she claimed, had the luxury of writing on unfeeling paper. Rulers had the task of writing on human skin, sensitive to the slightest touch. Diderot and Catherine's series of meetings, held in her private chambers at the Hermitage, captured the imagination of their contemporaries. While heads of state like Frederick of Prussia feared the consequences of these conversations, intellectuals like Voltaire hoped they would further the goals of the Enlightenment. In Catherine & Diderot, Robert Zaretsky traces the lives of these two remarkable figures, inviting us to reflect on the fraught relationship between politics and philosophy, and between a man of thought and a woman of action.
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29.350000 USD

Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment

by Robert Zaretsky
Hardback
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The first major biography in English in over thirty years of the seminal modern Jewish thinker Martin Buber An authority on the twentieth-century philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965), Paul Mendes-Flohr offers the first major biography in English in thirty years of this seminal modern Jewish thinker. The book is organized around ...
Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent
The first major biography in English in over thirty years of the seminal modern Jewish thinker Martin Buber An authority on the twentieth-century philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965), Paul Mendes-Flohr offers the first major biography in English in thirty years of this seminal modern Jewish thinker. The book is organized around several key moments, such as his sudden abandonment by his mother when he was a child of three, a foundational trauma that, Mendes-Flohr shows, left an enduring mark on Buber's inner life, attuning him to the fragility of human relations and the need to nurture them with what he would call a dialogical attentiveness. Buber's philosophical and theological writings, most famously I and Thou, made significant contributions to religious and Jewish thought, philosophical anthropology, biblical studies, political theory, and Zionism. In this accessible new biography, Mendes-Flohr situates Buber's life and legacy in the intellectual and cultural life of German Jewry as well as in the broader European intellectual life of the first half of the twentieth century.
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28.99 USD

Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent

by Paul Mendes-Flohr
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The history of sorcery comes alive with these unique portraits of some of the most remarkable, infamous, and colourful practitioners of magic and alchemy. Join author Guy Ogilvy as he reveals the fascinating beliefs, techniques, and powers mastered by these influential figures. Beginning with the prehistoric culture of the Lion ...
The Great Wizards of Antiquity: The Dawn of Western Magic and Alchemy
The history of sorcery comes alive with these unique portraits of some of the most remarkable, infamous, and colourful practitioners of magic and alchemy. Join author Guy Ogilvy as he reveals the fascinating beliefs, techniques, and powers mastered by these influential figures. Beginning with the prehistoric culture of the Lion Man, continuing through the great mythical figures such as Orpheus, the pre-Socratic Greeks such as Pythagoras and Aristeas of Proconnesus, and following the trail up to the great alchemists of the Middle Ages and beyond, this book is a treasure trove of information. From antiquity to the Renaissance, The Great Wizards of History is a profound exploration of ideas and practices that were often contested or condemned even as they demonstrated the brilliant results of magical practice.
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42.66 USD

The Great Wizards of Antiquity: The Dawn of Western Magic and Alchemy

by Guy Ogilvy
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In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking nostalgically...of 'an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with delicious music, [and] nice people'. This came to pass in 1975, when Foucault spent Memorial Day weekend in Southern California ...
Foucault in California: [A True Story-Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death]
In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking nostalgically...of 'an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with delicious music, [and] nice people'. This came to pass in 1975, when Foucault spent Memorial Day weekend in Southern California at the invitation of Simeon Wade-ostensibly to guest-lecture at the Claremont Graduate School where Wade was an assistant professor, but in truth to explore what he called the Valley of Death. Led by Wade and Wade's partner Michael Stoneman, Foucault experimented with psychotropic drugs for the first time; by morning he was crying and proclaiming that he knew Truth. Foucault in California is Wade's firsthand account of that long weekend. Felicitous and often humorous prose vaults readers headlong into the erudite and subversive circles of the Claremont intelligentsia: parties in Wade's bungalow, intensive dialogues between Foucault and his disciples at a Taoist utopia in the Angeles Forest (whose denizens call Foucault Country Joe ); and, of course, the fabled synesthetic acid trip in Death Valley, set to the strains of Bach and Stockhausen. Part search for higher consciousness, part bacchanal, this book chronicles a young man's burgeoning friendship with one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers.
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23.100000 USD

Foucault in California: [A True Story-Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death]

by Simeon Wade
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When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, ...
The Lives of Michel Foucault
When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery.In The Lives of Michel Foucault written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings. In this new edition, Foucault scholar Stuart Elden has contributed a new postface assessing the contribution of the biography in the light of more recent literature.
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34.11 USD

The Lives of Michel Foucault

by David Macey
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The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely ...
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic
The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely death at age fifty-nine, writing some dozen major books, all marked by breathtaking erudition and a provocative essayistic style. He single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche's reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Until now, no book has examined his intellectual legacy. Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann's thought, covering all his major works. He shows how Kaufmann speaks to many issues that concern us today, such as the good of philosophy, the effects of religion, the persistence of tragedy, and the crisis of the humanities in an age of technology. Few scholars in modern times can match Kaufmann's range of interests, from philosophy and literature to intellectual history and comparative religion, from psychology and photography to art and architecture. Corngold provides a heartfelt portrait of a man who, to an extraordinary extent, transfigured his personal experience in the pages of his books. This original study, both appreciative and critical, is the definitive intellectual life of one of the twentieth century's most engaging yet neglected thinkers. It will introduce Kaufmann to a new generation of readers and serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar's incomparable libido sciendi, or lust for knowledge.
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51.19 USD

Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic

by Stanley Corngold
Hardback
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The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers; as a TV presenter he ...
A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger
The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers; as a TV presenter he changed the way we looked at art in Ways of Seeing; as a storyteller and political activist he defended the rights and dignity of workers, migrants and the oppressed around the world. In 1953 he wrote: 'Far from dragging politics into art, art has dragged me into politics.' He remained a revolutionary up to his death in January, 2017. In A Writer of Our Time, Joshua Sperling places Berger's life and works within the historical narrative of postwar Britain and beyond. The book also explores, through the work, the larger questions that vexed a generation: the purpose of art, the nature of creative freedom, the meaning of commitment. Drawing on extensive interviews, close readings and a wealth of archival sources only recently made available, the book brings the many different faces of John Berger together and shows him as one of the most vital, and brilliant, thinkers and storytellers of our time.
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34.12 USD

A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

by Joshua Sperling
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When Luis de Molina died in Madrid in 1600, he had every reason to believe he was about to be anathametized by Pope Clement VIII. The Protestant Reformation was splitting Europe, tribunals of the Inquisition met regularly in a dozen Spanish cities, and the Pope had launched a commission two ...
Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge
When Luis de Molina died in Madrid in 1600, he had every reason to believe he was about to be anathametized by Pope Clement VIII. The Protestant Reformation was splitting Europe, tribunals of the Inquisition met regularly in a dozen Spanish cities, and the Pope had launched a commission two years earlier to investigate Molina's writings. Molina was eventually vindicated, though the decision came seven years after his death. In the centuries that followed Molina was relegated to relatively minor status in the history of theology until a renaissance of interest in recent years. His doctrine of God's middle knowledge, in particular, has been appropriated by a number of current philosophers and theologians, with apologist William Lane Craig calling it one of the most fruitful theological ideas ever conceived. In Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge, author Kirk R. MacGregor outlines the main contours of Molina's subtle and far-reaching philosophical theology, covering his views on God's foreknowledge, salvation and predestination, poverty and obedience, and social justice. Drawing on writings of Molina never translated into English, MacGregor also provides insight into the experiences that shaped Molina, recounting the events of a life fully as dramatic as any of the Protestant Reformers. With implications for topics as wide-ranging as biblical inerrancy, creation and evolution, the relationship between Christianity and world religions, the problem of evil, and quantum indeterminacy, Molina's thought remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Most significantly, perhaps, it continues to offer the possibility of a rapprochement between Calvinism and Arminianism, a view of salvation that fully upholds both God's predestination and human free will. As the first full-length work ever published on Molina, Kirk MacGregor's Luis de Molina provides an accessible and insightful introduction for scholars, students, and armchair theologians alike.
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26.240000 USD

Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge

by Kirk R. MacGregor
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Friedrich Nietzsche Notebook: The Notebook Journal Diary with 80 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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10.450000 USD

Friedrich Nietzsche Notebook: The Notebook Journal Diary with 80 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

by By the Book
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But: Keys for Turning Sinking Sand Into Stepping Stones
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15.220000 USD

But: Keys for Turning Sinking Sand Into Stepping Stones

by Alexander Gyimah Agyemang, Alexander G Agyemang
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Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President, Biography of Nelson Mandela
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7.340000 USD

Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President, Biography of Nelson Mandela

by Tim D Washington
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Meditations
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7.310000 USD

Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius
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Voltaire French Philosopher & Enlighten Writer: Journal with Voltaire Quotes Every Several Pages on Top of Blank Lined Pages
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8.350000 USD

Voltaire French Philosopher & Enlighten Writer: Journal with Voltaire Quotes Every Several Pages on Top of Blank Lined Pages

by Classic Pages
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Uncertain Manifesto: Unsure Manifesto I
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23.88 USD

Uncertain Manifesto: Unsure Manifesto I

by Donald Nicholson-Smith, Frederic Pajak
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If You Have a Dream a Dream to Chase... Nothing Can Stop You: Nothing Can Stop You
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9.980000 USD

If You Have a Dream a Dream to Chase... Nothing Can Stop You: Nothing Can Stop You

by Hrithik Reddy
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Inoue Enryo: A Philosophical Portrait
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94.500000 USD

Inoue Enryo: A Philosophical Portrait

by Rainer Schulzer
Hardback
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The Pursuit of Truth
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11.540000 USD

The Pursuit of Truth

by Mark Hichens
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Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.
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48.300000 USD

Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.

by Gordon Huntington Harper, John Henry Newman, William F R S Froude
Hardback
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Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.
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27.300000 USD

Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.

by Gordon Huntington Harper, John Henry Newman, William F R S Froude
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Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy
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26.200000 USD

Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy

by Roger Lipsey
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Autobiography
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14.600000 USD

Autobiography

by John Stuart Mill
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The Pursuit of Truth
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17.840000 USD

The Pursuit of Truth

by Hichens Mark
Hardback
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In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning
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26.250000 USD

In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning

by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Hardback
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Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely
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30.400000 USD

Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely

by Andrew S. Curran
Hardback
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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life
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28.350000 USD

Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

by Edith Hall
Hardback
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Now available in English for the first time, Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess's meditation on the art of living is an exhortation to preserve the environment and biodiversity. As Naess approaches his ninetieth year, he offers a bright and bold perspective on the power of feelings to move us away from ...
Life's Philosophy: Reason and Feeling in a Deeper World
Now available in English for the first time, Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess's meditation on the art of living is an exhortation to preserve the environment and biodiversity. As Naess approaches his ninetieth year, he offers a bright and bold perspective on the power of feelings to move us away from ecological and cultural degradation toward sound, future-focused policy and action. Naess acknowledges the powerlessness of the intellect without the heart, and, like Thoreau before him, he rejects the Cartesian notion of mind-body separation. He advocates instead for the integration of reason and emotion-a combination Naess believes will inspire us to make changes for the better. Playful and serious, this is a guidebook for finding our way on a planet wrecked by the harmful effects of consumption, population growth, commodification, technology, and globalization. It is sure to mobilize today's philosophers, environmentalists, policy makers, and the general public into seeking-with whole hearts rather than with superficial motives-more effective and timelier solutions. Naess's style is reflective and anecdotal as he shares stories and details from his rich and long life. With characteristic goodwill, wit, and wisdom, he denounces our unsustainable actions while simultaneously demonstrating the unsurpassed wonder, beauty, and possibility our world offers, and ultimately shows us that there is always reason for hope, that everyone is a potential ally in our fight for the future.
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104.950000 USD

Life's Philosophy: Reason and Feeling in a Deeper World

by Arne Naess
Hardback
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Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Classic Reprint)

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Arthur Schopenhauer: The Philosopher and the Project of Living
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9.440000 USD

Arthur Schopenhauer: The Philosopher and the Project of Living

by In60learning
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Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

by John Morley
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The Teachings of Don Lucio - Third Initiation: The Spiritual Practice
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12.600000 USD

The Teachings of Don Lucio - Third Initiation: The Spiritual Practice

by Rodolfo P Muller
Paperback / softback
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