Hardcover. Oxford UK, Clarendon Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 656 pages. These essays are the fruit of many years' research by one of the world's leading Hobbes scholars. Noel Malcolm offers not only succinct introductions to Hobbes's life and thought, but also path-breaking studies of many different aspects of his political philosophy, his scientific and religioustheories, his relations with his contemporaries, the sources of his ideas, the printing history of his works, and his influence on European thought.
Hardcover. New York, Viking Studio Books, 2nd pr., 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated. Hardcover with no dust jacket in a slipcase. Clean, tight copy with only light fading to slipcase. Paper on top of slip case is starting to become unglued. Bright colorful pictures throughout.
Softcover. Cambridge [England] ; New York, Cambridge University Press, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 389 pages. Minor wear to edges of cover. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. Slight foxing on top edge. Inside is bright, clean and unmarked. A nice copy.
Hardcover. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1st Edition, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 346 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with only minor wear. Clean, unmarked and tight copy.
Hardcover. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1st Edition, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Tan cloth bound covers, red title on spine. In excellent condition, pages clean, bright, unmarked. Binding tight. Spin straight. Dust jacket unclipped, has a touch of tanning, otherwise very good, no tears or rips. Previous bookstore's label on spine. Traces the historical roots of an idea that has had an incalculable impact on twentieth-century thought and culture by examining the interplay of Freud's inner life--his fantasies and dreams--with the world around him.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1st US, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Geoffrey Bennington sets out here to write a systematic account of the thought of Jacques Derrida. Responding to Bennington's text at every turn is Derrida's own excerpts from his life and thought that, appearing at the bottom of each page, resist circumscription. Together these texts, as a dialogue and a contest, constitute a remarkably in-depth, critical introduction to one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century and, at the same time, demonstrate the illusions inherent in such a project. Bennington's account of Derrida, broader in scope than any previously done, leads the reader through the philosopher's familiar yet still widely misunderstood work on language and writing to the less familiar and altogether more mysterious themes of signature, sexual difference, law, and affirmation. Seeking to escape this systematic rendering - in fact, to prove it impossible - Derrida interweaves Bennington's text with surprising and disruptive "periphrases": reflections on his mother's death agony, commentaries on St. Augustine's Confessions, memories of childhood, remarks on Judaism, and references to his collaborator's efforts. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, First Edition, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 335 pages. Hardcover. Ivory boards with black printed titles to mustard cloth spine. Dust jacket with moderate toning & light wear to edges. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Illustrations in bw throughout. Clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Bristol, Thoemmes Press, Reprint, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 Hardcover Volumes. Volume 1 - 447 pages. Previous owners name at top right corner of front endpaper. Blue cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 519 pages. Previous owners name at top right corner of front endpaper. Approximately 15 pages of light pencil marking/marginalia. Blue cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Philosophical Library, 1st US, 1952, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket. 208 pages, bibliography. Introduction by Ronald Knox, b&w frontispiece portrait of Pascal. Clean copy.
Softcover. University of Washington Press, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 335 pages. "Known for his blending of philosophy, spirituality, humor, and a rollicking good story, Charles Johnson is one of the most important novelists writing today. From his magical first novel, Faith and the Good Thing, to his decidedly philosophical Oxherding Tale; from his swashbuckling indictment of the slave trade in the National Book Award-winning Middle Passage, to his more recent imaginative treatment of Martin Luther King Jr. in Dreamer, Johnson has continually surprised, instructed, and entertained his many avid readers. As this collection of interviews suggests, the novelist is as multifaceted and complex as his novels. Trained in cartooning and philosophy, martial arts and meditation, and producing teleplays, photobiographies, and literary criticism in addition to fiction, Charles Johnson represents a model of what he calls "life as art." Clean copy.
Softcover. New York, Aperture, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. In original shrink wrap, spotless and tight. Poet, scholar, philosopher, and master of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche led a life of profound dedication to spiritual enlightenment and teaching. During the final fourteen years of his life his personal assistant was Matthieu Ricard. Together they traveled throughout Tibet, Bhutan, India, and Nepal, returning to the places of Khyentse Rinpoche's youth: his birthplace in Eastern Tibet; the monastery of Shechen which he had entered at the age of eleven; and the retreats where he spent years in meditation and study. At every stop on his journey, Khyentse Rinpoche was welcomed with elaborate ceremonies and outpourings of devotion. Ricard's deeply personal photographs of this journey are enhanced by a biographical narrative that is interspersed with extensive passages from the writings and teachings of Khyentse Rinpoche. Together, these images and texts form an inspiring portrait of one of the great spiritual leaders and teachers of our time. Many masters of Tibetan Buddhism studied with Khyentse Rinpoche, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who regarded him as his principal instructor in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Hardcover. NY, Columbia University Press, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 562 pages. During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally identified by the shorthand word "Pragmatism," has been the distinctive American philosophy of the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today, anticipating as it did the ascendance in contemporary American pedagogy of multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896) thrives still and is a model for schools worldwide, especially in emerging democracies. But how was this lifetime of thought enmeshed in Dewey's emotional experience, in his joys and sorrows as son and brother, husband and father, and in his political activism and spirituality? Acclaimed biographer Jay Martin recaptures the unity of Dewey's life and work, tracing important themes through the philosopher's childhood years, family history, religious experience, and influential friendships. Clean copy.