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The Prince and the Discourses
MacHiavelli, Niccol祺; Lerner, Max (Introduction by)
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The Sacred East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto
Littleton, C. Scott
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Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: a Phenomenology of the Spirit
Jones, Robert B.
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1 Camp, Wesley D. What a Piece of Work is Man! : Camp's Unfamiliar Quotations from 2000 B. C. to the Present
013952102X / 9780139521027; Collected in this book are man's feelings and thoughts from the earliest time to the most recent past, showing the depth and originality of his mind of subjects as varied as atomic physics and the human soul. Generaly, cliches have been avoided. The binding is fine; 470 pages, no marks or tears. Small remainder mark at the bottom of the pages. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall.
Prentice Hall PTR
Paramus, Nj, U. S. A., 1990, First Trade Edition
Trade Paperback
Fine with no dust jacket


000714; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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2 Commins, Saxe; Linscott, Robert N. (edited by) Man and Spirit: the Social Philosophers
This is from the book set "The World's Greatest Thinkers. " It contains philosophers from around the world and very different ideas. For several philosophers they include their important points of belief in an easy to find system - by setting them apart and numbering them, but they are still in the general prose of the book. The light red cloth is turned under at the spine bottom. The spine is tight. 485 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6他" - 7他" tall.
Random House
New York, 1947, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


000427; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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3 Commins, Saxe; Linscott, Robert N. (edited by) Man and Spirit: the Speculative Philosophers
This is from the book set "The World's Greatest Thinkers. " It contains philosophers from around the world and very different ideas. For several philosophers they include their important points of belief in an easy to find system - by setting them apart and numbering them, but they are still in the general prose of the book. The light red cloth is very slightly worn at the corners. The spine is tight. 557 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6他" - 7他" tall.
Random House
New York, 1947, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


000426; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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4 Duval, R. Shannon; Terkel, Susan Neiburg (editors) Encyclopedia of Ethics
0816033110 / 9780816033119; NEW - Ranging from philosophical and theoretical ethics to applied ethics, this book covers people, events, terms, ideas, works, and movements from a global perspective. This one-volume, A to Z reference source for students and general readers provides the working vocabulary needed to tackle the ideas of ethical thinking - especially the contemporary issues of developing a moral compass to make informed personal decisions. Included are entries on: Philosophy (character, justice, self-realization) ; morality (Jewish ethics, moral development, Shari'a) ; practical issues (medical ethics, sexual ethics, business ethics) ; and leading thinkers of all the world's ethical traditions (Confucius, Hildegard of Bingen, John Stuart Mill) . Extensive cross referencing allows for a deeper and more thorough understanding of each topic; this volume is filled with real-world examples that make the concepts instantly relevant to today's readers. Includes an extensive index and bibliography. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall. ; 302 pages
Facts On File
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1999, Second Printing
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


002216; 
Price: 25.76 USD
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5 Jepsen, Dee Women: Beyond Equal Rights
0849904048 / 9780849904042; What do women really want? The author digs deep to find out why women's problems have been only partially solved by legislation, why women have so much difficulty in discovering their true identity and self-worth, and how men have been affected by women's new self-awareness and changing status. Insightful discussion focuses on such volatile issues as abortion and homosexuality; the chain of family authority, including the biblical "submission"; the role of church and society in promoting the value of women, with attention to the influence of advertising, media, and particularly "the Playboy mentality" on attitudes toward women. The author offers an affirmative voice for all women, for all human beings. . . . Includes endnotes. The reddish binding has a 1" horizontal scratch near the bottom. The jacket has been price clipped. ; 8vo - over 7他 - 9他" tall
Word Books Publishing
Waco, TX, 1984, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


003689; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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6 Jones, Robert B. Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: a Phenomenology of the Spirit
0870238604 / 9780870238604; Best known for his experimental novel 'Cane', Jean Toomer (1894-1967) is associated with the flowering of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1920s as well as the postwar movement known as the Lost Generation. But Toomer was an enigmatic writer with a mystical vision of life. He followed his own path, which led him on a lifelong quest for spiritual truth. This book provides the first comprehensive survey of Toome's writings, including many unpublished works. Critiquing the subjective idealism that lies at the center of Toomer's oeuvre through the lens of Lukacs's theory of reification, Robert B. Jones frames his analysis in terms of Kierkegaard's stages of development - the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious. The result is a thoughtful, well-written study that casts new light on Toomer's literary and intellectual development from a variety of critical perspectives. 191 pages consisting of the three spheres, notes, extensive bibliography from 1923-1992 and secondary sources, and an extensive index. The binding is light grey cloth. The jacket is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall.
Univ Of Massachusetts Pr
Amherst, MA, 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002701; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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Stitches: a Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, Lamott, Anne
7 Lamott, Anne Stitches: a Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one another and to what's sustaining when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable? These questions are at the heart of Stitches, and the author explores how we find meaning and peace in these times; where we can start again after personal or public devastation. We begin by gathering together the torn shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time. Slowly this quilt begins our life again, and embedded in it are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity. ; 8vo - over 7他 - 9他" tall
Riverhead Books
New York, NY, 2013, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket


004146; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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8 Littleton, C. Scott The Sacred East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto
0007680007 / 9780007680009; This book is a uniquely accessible and penetrating guide to the major spiritual and philosophical traditions of Asia, from the Hindu beliefs of India to the Shinto religion of Japan. It includes more than 100 full-color illustrations and photographs of sacred art, architecture, symbols, landscapes, ceremonies and festivals. It illuminates the many profound ideas from the East that have entered the spiritual vocabulary of the West, including mediatation, karma, and enlightenment. This volume describes and explains the religious practices of the Eastern world, from sacred ceremonies to individual acts of faith, and places beliefs and rituals in the social and historical concepts in which they developed. Also included are specially-commissioned full-color maps through which the extend and spread of traditions are seen. This softcover book includes end flaps front and back. Includes a glossary, further reading and an index. ; 4to - over 9他 - 12" tall
Thorsons Pub
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2003, First American Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings and Maps; 
002841; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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9 MacHiavelli, Niccol祺; Lerner, Max (Introduction by) The Prince and the Discourses
These are the two works which made Machiavelli both famous and infamous as a model for contemporary statesmen. These titles have been considered required reading for an understanding of our daily newspaper headlines, and now, online headlines. These books had never before been printed in a single volume. The texts are complete and unabridged. An illuminating introduction is provided by Max Lerner, then of Williams College and editor of The Nation. Jacket flaps included. Six pages at the back list titles of the Modern Library. Gray cloth with light bends at the spine ends. The gold lettering on the spine is somewhat lightened. ; 12mo - over 6他 - 7他" tall
Random House
New York, 1940, Unknown
Hardcover
Near Fine in Poor dust jacket


003485; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx, Karl
10 Marx, Karl The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
This study of events leading to the coup d'etat of "Napolean the Little" on December 2, 1851, written within a few weeks after the coup, is one of the first works by Marx in which he states his theory of history. It was first published in the United States, in German, in 1852. The present translation is based on the German edition of 1969, which was corrected by Marx. It is supplied with explanatory notes and an index. There is a wrinkle on the lower spine and a few light spots on the back. ; 12mo - over 6他 - 7他" tall
International Publishers
New York, NY, 1969, 
Softcover
Very Good


003972; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society, Munson, Ronald
11 Munson, Ronald Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
0195132998 / 9780195132991; Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25, 000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by recieving vital new organs. Another 5, 000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions. In Raising the Dead, Ronald Munson offers a vivid, often wrenchingly dramatic account of how transplants are performed, how we decide who receives them, and how we engage the entire range of tough issues that arise because of them. Each chapter begins with a detailed account of a specific case - Mickey Mantle's controversial liver transplant, for example - followed by careful analysis of its surrounding ethical questions (the charges that Mantle received special treatment because he was a celebrity, the larger problems involving how organs are allocated, and whether alcoholics should have an equal claim on donor livers) . Munson reminds us of the complex personal and emotional dimension that underlies such issues. Based on extensive scientific research, but written with a novelist's eye for the human condition, this volume shows readers the reality of organ transplantation now, the possibility of what it may become, and how we might respond to the ethical challenges it forces us to confront. 288 pages, including notes and references and an index. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall.
Oxford Univ Press
Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001818; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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12 Reynolds, Brad Embracing Reality: the Integral Vision of Ken Wilber a Historical Survey and Chapter-By-Chapter Review of Wilber's Major Works
1585423173 / 9781585423170; This historical survey is a chapter-by-chapter guide to the major works of Ken Wilber, arguably today's most popular living philosopher. Embracing Reality is the first book on the work of Ken Wilber, written with Wilber's own support and guidance, including a foreword. Also featured are: An in-depth intellectual biography of Ken Wilber; 48 line drawings depicting some of Wilber's key concepts; 22 black-and-white photographs of Wilber's original book jackets; 21 detailed charts correlating Wilber's concepts with those of other philosophers; passages from some of Wilber's core works; definitions of essential terms and a complete Wilber bibliography. As the most thorough Wilber research tool available, this book is a companion for students and researchers in navigating the more than 20 books Wilber has published. Many of Wilbers new readers are looking for a reliable primer. Many longtime readers are looking for a magnum summary. This volume provides both. 449 pages; the top corners show very light wear. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall.
J. P. Tarcher
New York, 2004, First Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Diagrams; 
002171; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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13 Sung, Vivien Five-Fold Happiness Chinese Concepts of Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, and Wealth
081183526x / 9780811835268; English and Chinese languages are on each page. One of their philosophies is to Invite Good Fortune. Surround yourself with auspicious objects. Discover the rich meaning and legends behind thousands of years of Chinese symbols. And enjoy the promise of true happiness revealed in this delightful volume. Pages are heavy stock, different colors, and lots of illustrations. Includes a Table of Contents and a preface. ; Color Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages
Chronicle Books
San Francisco, 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


004418; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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14 Weidlich, Thom Appointment Denied: the Inquisition of Bertrand Rusell
1573927880 / 9781573927888; In 1940, New York City's Board of Higher Education appointed noted British scholar Bertrand Russell, one of the greatest living philosophers of the day, to the faculty of the publicly funded City College. The board's intent was to boost the school's image. However, they found themselves mired in a fight between the religious leaders and Russell's unapolagetic atheism and popular writings on "free love. " While this event had few long-term repercussions, it does stand as a lesson in the difficulties of democracy; its causes say more than its effects. This is not only a tale about morals, but a tale with a moral. The problem pitted the spiritual truth of Bishop Manning against the scientific truth of Bertrand Russell; unfortunately, Bishop Manning's brand won. That there was an injustice done is clear. But what of the moral to the story? It's one we all know. 233 pages including notes, a selected bibliography, and index. 8vo - over 7他" - 9他" tall.
Prometheus Books
Amherst, New York, U. S. A., 2000, 
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001388; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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