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1. Abell, George O. (editor); Singer, Barry (editor) (1981). Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural. London: Junction Books. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor toning top edge jacket (rear flap corner creased), minor edgewear. Skeptics including Martin Gardner, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Philip Klass, Philip Morrison, James Randi and others critically examine a broad range of pseudosciences. Includes UFOs, pyramid power, psychic healing, the Bermuda Triangle, biorhythms, sensations in plants, Kirlian auras and more. These essays were originally published in "Skeptical Inquirer" magazine. ISBN/ASIN: 0862450373. Our Book No: 16411. $25 AUD.
2. Adamson, Jane (editor); Freadman, Richard (editor); Parker, David (editor) (1998). Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory (1st ed) [Literature, Culture, Theory]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 294 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners, minor pencil annotation. An international group of literary scholars and philosophers address some of the major reconceptualisations involved in the so called "turn towards ethics". The book attempts to assess the significance of this development for ethical and literary theory. ISBN/ASIN: 0521629381. Our Book No: 28825. $20 AUD.
3. Alcock, James E. (1981). Parapsychology: Science or Magic? A Psychological Perspective [Foundations and Philosophy of Science and Technology Series]. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 224 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, flexible cover, minor edgewear. James E. Alcock provides a skeptical scientific evaluation of parapsychology, which he likens as having much in common with pseudoscience and magic. Along the way, he explores the many psychological principles that can lead to a belief in the paranormal. Alcock is professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada, a supporter of skeptical bodies, and also an amateur magician. ISBN/ASIN: 0080257720. Our Book No: 5610. $50 AUD.
4. Amnesty (1995). Human Rights are Women's Right. London: Amnesty International. 135 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), cancelled rubber stamp, sticker, errata slip loosely inserted. This Amnesty Interantional report launches a campaign in support of women's human rights. The abuse of women in 73 countries is documented - there is a long road ahead. (Amnesty sticker. Cancelled AWBC library rubber stamp.). ISBN/ASIN: 0862102421. Our Book No: 11979. $12 AUD.
5. Anderson, John; Monk, Rich (with) (1991). Psychic Phenomena Unveiled: Confessions of a New Age Warlock. Lafayette, LA: Huntington House. 202 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned. The former high priest of an occult group reveals the trickery behind miracles such as walking on hot coals, psychic readings, and stopping the heart. He later became a Christian. ISBN/ASIN: 0910311498. Our Book No: 3439. $12 AUD.
6. Arlacchi, Pino (1988). Mafia Business: The Mafia Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 239 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, light creasing corners covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A thoroughly documented account of the transition from the old-style mafia of 'The Godfather' in Italy to the new gangster-capitalists: international entrepreneurs combining large-scale business and banking activity with drug dealing, political corruption, and widespread violence in the 1980s, including the murder of investigators. The author Pino Arlacchi served on the Italian Government Anti-Mafia Commission. . ISBN/ASIN: 0192851977. Our Book No: 24037. $15 AUD.
7. Armstrong, D. M.; Holland, R. F. (editor) (1962). Bodily Sensations (1st ed) [Studies in Philosophical Psychology Series]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP). 132 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges little foxed, reverse side jacket foxed (littled toned, spine lightly faded, flaps lightly foxed), pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers, some edgewear. David Armstrong, an Australian philosopher, argues that bodily sensations are nothing but impressions that physical happenings are taking place in the body, impressions that may correspond or fail to correspond to physical reality. He divides them into two classes. Firstly, sensations of warmth: pressure, motion, distension, from one class. aches, pains, itches, tickles. Secondly, erotic sensations. (From the RKP Studies in Philosophical Psychology series.). ISBN/ASIN: B0007JS0NI. Our Book No: 31113. $40 AUD.
8. Ayer, A. J. (1984). Philosophy in the Twentieth Century. London: Counterpoint / Unwin Paperbacks. 280 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, slight crease spine, minor edgewear. Mostly devoted to representatives of two major schools: the American pragmatists, ranging from James and Lewis to Goodman and Quine; and the analytic movement, which includes, as well as Russell himself, philosophers as diverse as Moore, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Ryle and, more recently Strawson and Dummett. Deals in depth with the work of a relatively small number of outstanding individuals. ISBN/ASIN: 0041000447. Our Book No: 26905. $13 AUD.
9. Ayer, A. J.; Honderich, Ted (introduction) (1990). The Meaning of Life and Other Essays. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 212 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, edges lightly foxed. The eminent philosopher's last book. A collection of his best essays. The last two essays describe his near-death experience (NDE), of considerable interest as Ayer is a noted atheist, thus described here without religious overlay. ISBN/ASIN: 0297820419. Our Book No: 7070. $20 AUD.
10. Baggini, Julian (2011). The Ego Trick: What Does It Mean to You? (1st ed). London: Granta Publications. 257 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge one page, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, Julian Baggini, a popular British philosopher, asks: what is the self? Is it something solid which remains constant over time? Or something far more elusive? He looks at the history of philosophy, and the two clashing schools of thought on personal identity. The author talks to theologians, priests and lamas to see whether understanding the concept of the soul can help him understand the self. He talks to neurologists and psychologists, and examines cases of lost memory and personality disorders to find out whether we can get insights from what happens when the brain changes. He talks to people who have undergone transformation, including changes of gender. He looks to the future, and how we may be changed by new technology. He also describes his experience of his own self and personality. ISBN/ASIN: 9781847081926. Our Book No: 41082. $30 AUD.
11. Baker, Robert A. (1990). They Call It Hypnosis. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 313 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, edges lightly foxed. A skeptical examination of hypnosis. This book is based on modern scientific research, and provides factual answers about this unusual aspect of creative human behavior. ISBN/ASIN: 0879755768. Our Book No: 2015. $25 AUD.
12. Banerji, Barenya K. (1981). Towards Quiescence and Immortality (1st ed). New York: Philosophical Library. 137 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge coloured, minor edgewear & rubbing jacket, tiny tear one page, minimal pencil underlining. This philosophical and holistic textbook by Barenya Banerji analyzes the way biological factors influence human society, offering a completely new evolutionary approach to development in human society based on such biological laws. By Indian-born Australian philosopher, University of New South Wales, Broken Hill campus. ISBN/ASIN: 0802223664. Our Book No: 22703. $15 AUD.
13. Beder, Sharon (2006). Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 304 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition. Australian environmental academic uses environmental and social principles and ethics to analyse the latest economic and market-based environmental policies worldwide. Examines six key principles: ecological sustainability; polluter pays principle; precautionary principle; equity; human rights; and public participation. Using these principles, evaluates, eg, pollution charges, emissions trading, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradeable fishing rights. ISBN/ASIN: 0868408573. Our Book No: 13455. $30 AUD.
14. Bennett, Max R. (1997). The Idea of Consciousness: Synapses and the Mind. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers. 176 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures & drawings, minimal edgewear. Max Bennett examines the problem of how the working of synaptic connections might give rise to consciousness, and describes the current neuroscientific concepts and techniques used to identify and explore those parts of the brain that may be involved. An invaluable and stimulating introduction. Beautifully illustrated. The author is professor of physiology at the University of Sydney. ISBN/ASIN: 9057022036. Our Book No: 17492. $40 AUD.
15. Berg, Chris (2016). The Libertarian Alternative. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. This book is a libertarian defence of free speech, which is at the heart of individual liberty and democracy. Yet, in Australia and around the Western world, it is under attack on all sides: from regulations to force 'balance' on the press, to new human rights such as the right not to be offended. Offers a bold reinterpretation of why freedom of speech matters. Only by understanding how the right to free expression and freedom of conscience arose can we understand the magnitude of the threats we now face. The liberty to express our thoughts and opinions is one of the central foundations of Western Civilisation. When governments threaten that freedom of speech, they threaten the foundations of liberty and the democratic system. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522868456. Our Book No: 17310. $20 AUD.
16. Berg, Geoffrey (2009). The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God. [Cambridge]: G. Berg / Temple DPS. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal foxing & rubbing edges, minor edgewear. Geoffrey Berg develops six simple completely logical arguments for atheism, in clear language that everybody can understand, and in a way that has never been done before. ISBN/ASIN: 9780954395667. Our Book No: 23902. $12 AUD.
17. Berg, Michael (2007). Well of Life: Kabbalistic Wisdom from a Depth of Knowledge (1st ed). New York: Kabbalah Centre. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. According to the Kabbalah, portions of the Bible connect to distinct weekly energies. Tapping those energies increases the power and depth of your spiritual work. Michael Berg, a noted Kabbalistic scholar, helps you to connect with the Light - the source of all the positive energy we experience in life. While the lessons and readings are from Biblical sources, the wisdom is not religious in tone. Rather, it philosophically provides new ways of thinking about life, life's purpose, and new ways to build a richer, more meaningful life experience. A useful tool for all students of Kabbalah, as well as for other spiritual seekers. This simple, inspirational handbook can be used over and over again and is effective alone or in groups. ISBN/ASIN: 1571895639. Our Book No: 14101. $12 AUD.
18. Berki, R. N. (1984). Socialism (Reprint ed) [Modern Ideologies Series]. London: J. M. Dent. 184 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, top corner rear cover creased, spine edges little rubbed, minimal scuffing & foxing, inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. Discusses the doctrinal positions of major socialist thinkers, such as Saint Simon, Marx, Lenin and Mao Tse-tung, and argues that socialism can be better understood by reference to its four basic tendencies, moralism, rationalism, egalitarianism and libertarianism - than any attempts to reduce it to any one central idea. ISBN/ASIN: 0460117211. Our Book No: 40386. $15 AUD.
19. Berman, David (1997). Berkeley: Experimental Philosophy. London: Phoenix. 57 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. David Berman traces the experimentalism of philosopher Bishop George Berkeley - from experiments with sight and touch to near-death experiences. The author has found an intriguing marriage of philosophy and experimental psychology. ISBN/ASIN: 0753801949. Our Book No: 30995. $12 AUD.
20. Bertens, Hans (1995). The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (1st ed). London: Routledge. 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. This is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in giving a witty and accessible guide that is is easy to understand. The author sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of modernism in a clear way, using elegant prose. He also explains the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. ISBN/ASIN: 0415060125. Our Book No: 29482. $25 AUD.
21. Bertocci, P. A. (Peter Anthony) (1988). The Person and Primary Emotions [Recent Research in Psychology]. New York: Springer-Verlag. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, minor annotation single page. An academic psychological and philosophical text that describes the role of the person in the primary emotions. Proposes that the unlearned motives of persons are primary emotions. By emeritus professor of philosophy, Boston University. Second ISBN: 3540968121. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0387968121. Our Book No: 22238. $30 AUD.
22. Beyerstein, Barry L. (editor); Beyerstein, Dale F. (editor) (1992). The Write Stuff: Evaluations of Graphology: The Study of Handwriting Analysis. New York: Prometheus Books. 515 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), rubber stamps. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Gives open-minded readers an overview (though mostly skeptical) of the best evidence available on both sides of the dispute about graphology (handwriting analysis). Edited by two Canadian professors (psychology and philosophy). (Rubber stamp of Australian parapsychologist, Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN/ASIN: 0879756128. Our Book No: 20107. $30 AUD.
23. Blackmore, Susan (2005). Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (Reprint ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 146 pp. Paperback small, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This introduction to consciousness by a British psychologist Susan Blackmore considers whether we really have free will and what creates our sense of self. Explores some of the key theories, including recent experiments on action and awareness, vision and attention, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs. ISBN/ASIN: 0192805851. Our Book No: 25250. $12 AUD.
24. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Noble, Bernard (translator); Wolf, Ernst (introduction) (1962). Act and Being (U.K. ed). London: Collins. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamps (crossed out), minor text annotation, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. One of the German theologian's earliest writings, presented to the University of Berlin in 1931. Its two themes are transcendental philosophy and ontology, seen as underlying two theological tendencies: theology of act, and theology of being. This is a U.K. edition (Collins, London) Our Book No: 13938. $20 AUD.
25. Borst, C. V. (editor) (1977). The Mind-brain Identity Theory: A Collection of Papers (Reprint ed) [Controversies in Philosophy]. London: Macmillan Student Editions. 261 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, edges moderately foxed, internally excellent. A collection of 23 essays, edited by C. V. Borst, that variously discuss the hot topic of the mind-brain problem. Identity theory proposes that the mind is identical to (and thus not separate from) the brain. Includes papers from many of the main philosophers: Feigl, Smart, Armstrong, Feyerabend, Nagel, Rorty, Malcolm. ISBN/ASIN: 0333110471. Our Book No: 14285. $15 AUD.
26. Bourke, Vernon J. (2008). History of Ethics: Volume 1: Graeco-Roman to Early Modern Ethics (Reprint ed) [History of Values Series]. Mount Jackson, VA: Axios Press. 422 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, few tiny marks bottom edge, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear corners. Vernon Bourke provides a history of attempts to provide an account of the ethical theories of Western philosophers from the beginnings, 500 years before Christ, to the present day. ISBN/ASIN: 9780975366233. Our Book No: 30281. $30 AUD.
27. Brams, Steven J. (2011). Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology. In evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for competition in nature. But game theory has been only sporadically applied to the humanities: literature, history, and philosophy. It can illuminate the rational choices made by characters in texts ranging from the Bible to Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and can explicate strategic questions in law, history, and philosophy. Much of Brams's analysis is based on the theory of moves (TOM), which is grounded in game theory, and which he develops gradually and applies systematically throughout. ISBN/ASIN: 9780262015226. Our Book No: 15442. $25 AUD.
28. Bray, Mark (2017). Anifa: The Anti-fascist Handbook. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 261 pp. Paperback large trade, as new condition. Mark Bray, an historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer, provides a unique look inside the Antifa movement, its history and beliefs, based on interviews with anti-fascists worldwide. So long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism (antifa). Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and 30s, the antifa movement has burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump presidency, the rise of the alt-right, and the resurgence of white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522873061. Our Book No: 18080. $22 AUD.
29. Brock, Bernard L. (editor) (1995). Kenneth Burke and Contemporary European Thought: Rhetoric in Transition [Studies in Rhetoric and Communication]. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), flap creased jacket. Reflects the present transitory nature of rhetoric and society. Relates the rhetorical theory and critical approaches of American critic Kenneth Burke (1897 - ) to four major European philosophers - Jurgen Habermas, Ernesto Grassi, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. They all assert language plays a central critical role in society. ISBN/ASIN: 0817307311. Our Book No: 14237. $20 AUD.
30. Brock, David (2002). Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex - Conservative (Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges, front cover & spine little creased, minor edgewear. A very personal memoir by David Brock about his rise to the pinnacle of the conservative movement and his painful break with it. He tells his powerful story from the beginning, giving the first insiders view of what Hillary Clinton called a 'vast right-wing conspiracy’. Australian edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0908011857. Our Book No: 40464. $20 AUD.
31. Broderick, Damien (1997). Theory and Its Discontents. Geelong: Deakin University Press. 223 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, base rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A comprehensive, controversial and sardonic critic of critical theory - the work of Foucault, Kristeva, Derrida, Lacan, Baudrillard. He challenges the denial that there is a 'real world'. Following Roman Jakobson and Mikhail Bakhtin, and using discourse analysis, he suggests a startling theory of discursive 'long cycles', marked by regular historic rotation through just six cultural dominants. Originally presented as a PhD thesis, Deakin University. He is an associate of the University of Melbourne and an award-winning novelist. ISBN/ASIN: 0949823651. Our Book No: 14920. $40 AUD.
32. Brown, D. G. (1968). Action (1st ed). London: George Allen & Unwin. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), edge tears jacket repaired (minor edgewear & scratches, spine toned), top corner front cover bumped, pages faintly toned, top edge lightly foxed. A philosophical account of action in which the peculiarities of human action find their place in nature. Considers one the most difficult questions in metaphysics: what is action? Examined from the point of view of the agent, the primacy of inanimate action, and the pervasiveness of explanatory insight in the description of action. Concepts common to morality, psychology, and history are discussed. By professor of philosophy, University of British Columbia. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: B002DZD1E2. Our Book No: 21850. $16 AUD.
33. Carter, Paul (2010). Ground Truthing: Explorations in a Creative Region. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 331 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. This book explores the visible and invisible aspects of Victoria's Mallee region. It presents the districts past, present and future - as well as the meaning and values of regions in a globalised world (where total visual surveillance homogenises rather than differentiates space). By historian, writer, philosopher and artist. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742580708. Our Book No: 15426. $23 AUD.
34. Casey, Edward S. (editor); Morano, Donald V. (editor) (1986). The Life of the Transcendental Ego: Essays in Honor of William Earle (1st ed). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 217 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Essays by a number of distinguished writers in the continental tradition of philosophy. Examines transcendental philosophy, in particular the existentialist phenomenology of William Earle, including the nature of autobiography, and issues in aesthetics and ethics. Examines the influence of phenomenology and existentialism on academic philosophy in the U.S. Sections: Reason, Existence and Choice; Philosophical Vision, the Transcendental and the Mystical; Art, Ontology and Consciousness; Morality and War, Surrealism and Memory. ISBN/ASIN: 0887061710. Our Book No: 20285. $15 AUD.
35. Caws, Peter (1991). Structuralism: The Art of the Intelligible (1st p/b, reprint ed) [Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences]. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, faint foxing top edges, minor edgewear. Peter Caws demonstrates that structuralism was not displaced by post-structuralism but remains a standing contribution to the legacy of philosophy. Complemented by phenomenology and materialism, it provides a worldview that reconciles old conflicts between nature and society, objective and subjective, individual and group. By professor of philosophy, George Washington University. ISBN/ASIN: 0391036866. Our Book No: 23189. $20 AUD.
36. Chambers, Iain (1990). Border Dialogues: Journeys in Postmodernity (1st ed) [Comedia Series]. London: Routledge. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly rubbed, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Examines some areas of contemporary culture, philosophy and criticism from the postmodern perspective. ISBN/ASIN: 0415013755. Our Book No: 24187. $15 AUD.
37. Churchland, Patricia (2014). Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves (1st small p/b ed). New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 304 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, few black & white figures, covers & corner tips little creased, edgewear. American philosopher integrates cognitive science and neuropsychology. The author has used her professional expertise and personal experience to explain the latest brain science and explores its ethical and philosophical implications for our understanding of identity, consciousness, memory and free will. ISBN/ASIN: 9780393349443. Our Book No: 30019. $13 AUD.
38. Cleary, J. C. (1991). Worldly Wisdom: Confucian Teachings of the Ming Dynasty (1st ed) [Shambhala Dragon Editions]. Boston: Shambhala. 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, small scuff rear cover, minor edgewear. This book has a selection of passages (sayings) from 37 leading Chinese thinkers of the later Ming dynasty (16th - 17th centuries), a peak period of Confucian creativity that was influenced by Buddhism and Taoism. Chosen for their practical interest and universal appeal, the passages are concerned with how to develop the personality, conduct social relations, and order society. They emphasize the cultivation of spiritual qualities as a means of operating harmoniously and successfully in the world. The philosophical, religious, and sociopolitical teachings of Confucianism have played a central role in East Asian culture for many centuries. Translated and edited by J. C. Cleary. First edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 0877736014. Our Book No: 27929. $15 AUD.
39. Coates, Irene (2003). Mind the Gap: A Dynamic Philosophy. Sydney, Blackheath: Verand Press. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. Irene Coates is an Australian multi-skilled creative personality who started her academic life as a self-admitted rebel, and has continued to offer unique insights into human society ever since. This is her seventh published book which draws on all her previous work to take an original look at philosophy from Ancient Greece to the present day. ISBN/ASIN: 0975116509. Our Book No: 23586. $20 AUD.
40. Collins, Jeff; Mayblin, Bill (2000). Introducing Derrida (Reprint ed). Sydney: Icon / Allen & Unwin. 171 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Describes the key strategies of Derrida's writings, explains their controversial effects in philosophy, and shows how Derrida has put them to work in literature, art, architecture and politics. Written and illustrated with wit and clarity, the book offers a starting point for an intellectual adventure that threatens to disturb some of the most comfortable habits of contemporary thought. ISBN/ASIN: 1840461187. Our Book No: 24843. $12 AUD.
41. Colombetti, Giovanna (editor); Thompson, Evan (editor) (2005). Emotion Experience [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Emotion experience has failed to date to gain a central place in the study of consciousness. This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies presents the most recent views on the matter, with discussions of several aspects of emotion experience. Contributors from different disciplines address links between feelings, brain, body and world. What happens in the brain and in the body when we have feelings - How do feelings relate to our understanding of the world. The contributors also analyse emotion experience per se, the character of moods, the role of emotion experience in demarcating the class of emotion, the alleged positive and negative character of affect, its embodied feel, and its relation to action. ISBN/ASIN: 1845400291. Our Book No: 16007. $20 AUD.
42. Conway, David (1987). A Farewell to Marx: An Outline and Appraisal of His Theories (1st ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 230 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The author shows that theories about politics and economics, ideology and human nature (eg, Marxism) are perfectly amenable to rational discussion. ISBN/ASIN: 0140223657. Our Book No: 24974. $12 AUD.
43. Cornford, Frances Macdonald (F. M.) (1962). Before and after Socrates (Reprint ed). London: Cambridge University Press. 113 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, tan brown cover (red lettering), minor edgewear, sticker base front cover, cover design differs from stock photo. Reprint (pre-ISBN) edition. A classic text, originally published in 1932. F.M. Cornford explains why the life and work of Socrates stand out as marking a turning-point in the history of thought. He shows how Socrates revolutionized the concept of philosophy, converting it from the study of nature to the study of the human soul, the meaning of right and wrong, and the ends for which we ought to live. In effect, the story of the whole creative period of Greek philosophy: the Ionian nature of science before Socrates, Socrates himself, and his chief followers, Plato and his pupil Aristotle. ISBN/ASIN: 0521091136. Our Book No: 30860. $20 AUD.
44. Cottingham, John (editor) (1998). Descartes (1st ed) [Oxford Readings in Philosophy]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 326 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips covers & few pages little worn. This edited book brings together some of the most influential and stimulating essays on the 17th-century French philosopher, Descartes. These broad-ranging and accessible perspectives on Descartes' work will interest students and specialists. ISBN/ASIN: 0198751826. Our Book No: 26893. $15 AUD.
45. Cottrell, Stella (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (Reprint ed) [Palgrave Study Guides]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 250 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, top spine lightly bumped, small ridge spine, minor edgewear. This textbook by Stella Cottrell takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to developing a range of critical thinking skills, with clear explanations, good examples and plenty of activities to develop your understanding at each stage. This book offers invaluable guidance to both students and general readers. ISBN/ASIN: 1403996857. Our Book No: 30272. $20 AUD.
46. Daniels, Paul Raimond (2013). Nietzsche and the Birth of Tragedy (1st ed). Durham: Acumen Publishing. 240 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. An analysis of the meaning of Greek tragedy (Ancient Greek theatre) by the German philosopher Nietzsche. A clear account of the text and its philosophical, literary and historical influences. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant points of interpretation. The book will interest readers in philosophy, literary studies and classics. ISBN/ASIN: 9781844652433. Our Book No: 29455. $30 AUD.
47. Dawkins, Richard (2004). A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love (Reprint ed). Boston: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin. 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book takes the author back to the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in "The Selfish Gene". These essays are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including an eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, correspondence with Stephen Jay Gould, and visits with paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey. The collection includes a note to the author's ten-year-old daughter. ISBN/ASIN: 9780618485390. Our Book No: 28572. $17 AUD.
48. de Botton, Alain (2000). The Consolations of Philosophy (Australian, reprint ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books Australia. 265 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Alain de Botton provides personal and witty discussion of some common human concerns, according to six philosophers: Socrates on unpopularity, Epicurus on not having enough money, Seneca on frustration, Montaigne on inadequacy, Schopenhauer on having a broken heart, and Nietzsche on difficulties. This book inspired the Channel 4 TV series 'Philosophy'. The bestselling author is a director of philosophy at London University. ISBN/ASIN: 0241140110. Our Book No: 11330. $22 AUD.
49. de Botton, Alain (2009). The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group (Australia). 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white text-photos, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (small closed split spine). Alain de Botton, a philosopher, examines the joys and perils of the modern workplace. Different occupations are discussed, from rocket science to biscuit making, accountancy to art. Explores what makes our jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying. ISBN/ASIN: 9780241143537. Our Book No: 28307. $30 AUD.
50. de Botton, Alain (2012). Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (1st p/b ed). London: Penguin Books. 320 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear corner tips. Alain de Botton, an academic philosopher and popular author, argues that religions have some important things to teach the secular world, and we should look to religions for insights into improving life in many ways. ISBN/ASIN: 9780241964057. Our Book No: 31099. $20 AUD.
51. de Waal, Frans; Macedo, Stephen (editor); Ober, Josiah (editor) (2009). Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (P/b, reprint ed) [Princeton Science Library]. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 209 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Noted primatologist Frans de Waal, with commentary by four colleagues, explore the biological foundations of one of most valued human traits: morality. Drawing on both Darwin and recent scientific advances, the authors demonstrate a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. Morality has a strong basis in social behaviour rather than too strong a focus on the 'selfish gene'. Edited by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober. ISBN/ASIN: 9780691141299. Our Book No: 16672. $25 AUD.
52. Dear, Peter (2006). The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World (1st ed) [Science.culture]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 242 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & figures, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing edges. This fascinating book is about the important relationship between instrumentalism and realism in the sciences from 1600 to 1950. The author's intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends - doing and knowing. The illustrations throughout the book help to make this an interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about the nature of science. ISBN/ASIN: 0226139484. Our Book No: 29442. $20 AUD.
53. DelMonte, M. M. (editor); Haruki, Y (editor) (1998). The Embodiment of Mind: Eastern and Western Perspectives (1st ed). Delft, Netherlands: Eburon Press. 168 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, top corner creased rear cover, minor edgewear. The proceedings of two professional meetings organised by "The Transnational Network for the Study of Psychological and Spiritual Well-being". Both meetings took place in or near Montreal, Canada, in August 1996. ISBN/ASIN: 9051666381. Our Book No: 24304. $15 AUD.
54. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator); Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN/ASIN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $25 AUD.
55. Desai, Meghnad (2014). Who Wrote the Bhagavadgita? A Secular Inquiry into a Sacred Text. India: Harper Element. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, minimal pencil annotation last page (rubbed out). The author is an economist and public intellectual who has written a humanist critique of the Gita. The book is provocative and scholarly, and it challenges all of the popular notions of the Gita. ISBN/ASIN: 9789351361657. Our Book No: 30002. $30 AUD.
56. Doughney, James (2002). The Poker Machine State: Dilemmas in Ethics, Economics and Governance. Melbourne, Altona: Common Ground. 190 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. James Doughney interrogates the ethical and political context in which decisions about poker machines are made in Victoria. He refutes claims by the gambling industry and its consultants that poker machines measurably and substantially improve the quality of life of those that play them. He argues for a reflection on the type of economics that should more generally guide the formation of public policy. ISBN/ASIN: 1863355030. Our Book No: 22291. $25 AUD.
57. Downing, Jerry N. (2000). Between Conviction and Uncertainty: Philosophical Guidelines for the Practicing Psychotherapist [SUNY Series in Alternatives in Psychology]. New York, Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 333 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamp bottom edge. Jerry N. Downing examines and clarifies the philosophical context - epistemological, scientific and moral - within which psychotherapy functions. Most therapists are not trained in the philosophical underpinnings (theory) of the numerous, often incompatible, therapeutic techniques, which leaves a gap in assessing their effectiveness. This book will appeal to all practitioners, supervisors, and students/trainees who find value in reflecting on the nature of psychotherapeutic practice, as well as philosophers with an interest in therapy. ISBN/ASIN: 079144628X. Our Book No: 23566. $20 AUD.
58. Draenos, Stan (1982). Freud's Odyssey: Psychoanalysis and the End of Metaphysics. New Haven: Yale University Press (YUP). 177 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, front lightly marked), owner's written name. Stan Draenos offers a new perspective on the tensions, transformations and the relentless dynamic of the thought of Sigmund Freud. ISBN/ASIN: 0300027915. Our Book No: 24744. $12 AUD.
59. Edge, Hoyt; Morris, Robert; Palmer, John; Rush, Joseph; Barber, T. X. (foreword) (1986). Foundations of Parapsychology: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Capacity. Boston: Routledge Kegan Paul (RKP). 432 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, edges little foxed, bottom edge rubbed, spinewear & edgewear. A valuable and detailed survey of parapsychological research, by four academic parapsychologists. Mainly about extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis (PK), but includes survival and sociocultural / philosophical aspects. ISBN/ASIN: 0710208057. Our Book No: 6555. $25 AUD.
60. Edmonds, David; Warburton, Nigel (2012). Philosophy Bites: 25 Philosophers on 25 Intriguing Subjects (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Twenty-five philosophers discuss topics ranging from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics. First made public on the Philosophy Bites podcast, the conversations are published in book form for the first time. ISBN/ASIN: 9780199694662. Our Book No: 29942. $15 AUD.
61. Eikeland, Olav (2008). The Ways of Aristotle: Aristotelian Phronesis, Aristotelian Philosophy of Dialogue, and Action Research [Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education]. Bern: Peter Lang. 560 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few faint marks fore-edge & bottom edge, minor edgewear corners. Norwegian philosophy and worklife professor Olav Eikeland provides a well-researched study of Aristotle's phronesis (a type of wisdom relevant to practical action) and its applications to the fields of Ancient Greek personal development, character formation and ethical virtues. It also relates phronesis to the wider context of Aristotle's theoretical philosophy, and of his different ways of knowing, and to both theoretical and practical concerns within modern social and action research. ISBN/ASIN: 9783039114719. Our Book No: 29989. $95 AUD.
62. Ellis, Brian; Pinker, Steven (subject); Lynch, Tony (contributor); Bailey, Greg (contributor); Polya, Gideon (contributor) (2019). The New Enlightenment on Steven Pinker and Beyond. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 295 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. From the preface: This book has been written in response to Steven Pinker's book "Enlightenment Now", which is about the case for reason, science, humanism and progress. By Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, plus contributors. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925801910. Our Book No: 30546. $45 AUD.
63. Erwin, Edward (1997). Philosophy and Psychotherapy [Perspectives on Psychotherapy]. London: Sage Publications. 179 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This clearly written, pioneering book analyses the interface between philosophy and psychotherapy. The author discusses some of the key philosophical issues that have a particular relevance to psychotherapeutic theory. The book is a major contribution to the critical analysis of one of the most influential systems of thought and practice of our time. ISBN/ASIN: 080397521X. Our Book No: 27182. $30 AUD.
64. Fearn, Nicholas (2002). Zeno and the Tortoise: How to Think Like a Philosopher (Reprint ed). London: Atlantic Books. 193 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips, cover design differs from stock photo. Presents philosophy as a collection of tools - from Ockham's razor to Hume's fork. Written in 25 short chapters, each readable in a short time. A unique introduction to key philosophical ideas. Explains who each important philosopher was, and what they thought, but also shows exactly how each came to think in the way they did. . ISBN/ASIN: 9781903809617. Our Book No: 30423. $15 AUD.
65. Ferrell, Robyn (1996). Passion in Theory: Conceptions of Freud and Lacan (1st ed) [Warwick Studies in European Philosophy]. London: Routledge. 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Robyn Ferrell examines the philosophical possibilities of psychoanalysis, focusing on the 'metapsychological' theories of Freud and Lacan. The author argues that psychoanalysis, and the concept of the unconscious in particular, offer philosophy important theoretical opportunities. ISBN/ASIN: 0415090202. Our Book No: 31037. $18 AUD.
66. Fiengo, Robert; May, Robert (2006). De Lingua Belief (1st ed). Cambridge, MA: Bradford / MIT Press. 179 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, prelim page removed, otherwise excellent condition. De lingua beliefs are those about everyday conversations, when we examine the language we use. We wonder about what words mean, to whom a name refers, whether a sentence is true. The focus of this book is on the beliefs we have about the semantic values of linguistic expressions, exploring the genesis of these beliefs, and how they explain how we use and understand language. Examines the resources available to us for generating linguistic beliefs, and considers how linguistic theory characterizes the formal, syntactic identity of the linguistic beliefs. The key insight is that the content of beliefs about semantic values is part of what we say by our utterances. This has direct consequences for explaining the information in identity statements, and the possibilities for substitution in attributions of propositional attitudes. ISBN/ASIN: 0262062577. Our Book No: 14291. $15 AUD.
67. Fisher, Matt (1997). The Journey Home: Holism, Human Nature and Social Change (1st ed). Adelaide, Henley Beach South: Seaview Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tip bent rear cover, top corner creased one page. Describes a practical philosophy of human nature and social development for the 1990s and beyond. The author is an activist and philosopher. ISBN/ASIN: 1876070463. Our Book No: 26407. $30 AUD.
68. Fitzgerald, Ross (editor) (1980). Comparing Political Thinkers (1st ed). Sydney: Pergamon Press. 302 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Fifteen essays by Australian and foreign academics on the political thought of famous philosophers. Each of the 15 innovative essays compare two philosophers: for example Socrates and Plato, Plato and Confucius, Hegel and Nietzsche, and Mill and Marx. Edited by Australian academic political scientist Ross Fitzgerald. ISBN/ASIN: 0080247997. Our Book No: 22970. $20 AUD.
69. Flanagan, Owen (1992). Consciousness Reconsidered (1st ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 234 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (flaps creased). In this broad, entertaining, and persuasive account, Owen Flanagan (Professor of Philosophy and Neurobiology, Duke University) argues that we can understand consciousness and its place in the natural order. No aspect of consciousness escapes His probe: Qualia, self-consciousness, autobiographical memory, perceptions, sensations, the stream of consciousness, disorders such as blindsight, amnesia, and multiple personalities, all find a place in this powerful synthetic theory that contends that consciousness is real, plays an important causal role, and resides in the brain. ISBN/ASIN: 0262061481. Our Book No: 24443. $25 AUD.
70. Freeman, Anthony (editor) (2001). The Emergence of Consciousness [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 166 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. How does the conscious mind relate to the physical body? Two common views from the past offered the stark choice between dualism in which mind and body were quite separate, and physicalism in which the mind was in fact nothing but the physical brain. Both these views are now widely rejected. Emergence theory offers a compromise: the mind emerges from the physical body but the whole person, mind and body, is more than the sum of the physical parts. Philosopher Robert Van Gulick gives a clear and masterly overview and comparison of the current emergent and reductive approaches. The editor's own chapter argues for the radical proposal that even God is an emergent property. ISBN/ASIN: 0907845185. Our Book No: 16008. $20 AUD.
71. Freydberg, Bernard (2005). Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason [Studies in Continental Thought]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few figures, minor edgewear. This book is a close reading of Kant's second critique: "The critique of Practical Reason". The author challenges the widespread view that Kant's ethics calls for rigid, self-denying obedience. The book gives a surprising and provocative view of the German philosopher's ethics in this accessible book. ISBN/ASIN: 0253217873. Our Book No: 28805. $16 AUD.
72. Friel, Howard; Lovejoy, Thomas E. (foreword) (2010). The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight about Global Warming (Reprint ed). New Haven: Yale University Press. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). A detailed assessment of the writings of leading climate-change skeptic Bjorn Lomborg. Deconstructs the Danish statistician's claim that global warming is 'no catastrophe' by exposing systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climate skepticism. A detailed analysis that is not only as a guide to understanding global warming skeptics, but also a model for assessing the state of climate science. Attends to the complexities of climate-related phenomena across a range of areas, thus providing an enlightening pole-to-pole review of some of today's most urgent climate concerns. ISBN/ASIN: 9780300161038. Our Book No: 21610. $18 AUD.
73. Fukuyama, Francis (2006). After the Neocons: America at the Crossroads. London: Profile Books. 226 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. About American foreign policy since the terrorist attacks of 2001. Fukuyama has long regarded himself as a neoconservative, but George W. Bush’s foreign policy (as both political symbol and a body of thought) has evolved into something he can no longer support. ISBN/ASIN: 1861979223. Our Book No: 17523. $15 AUD.
74. Gaita, Raimond (2005). The Philosopher's Dog: Friendships with Animals. New York: Random House. 220 pp. Paperback, as new condition. The Australian philosopher has always been fascinated by animals - their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, the deep feelings they elicit from us and seem to return. In this marvellous book, he trains the lens of philosophy on the mystery and beauty of the animals he has known and loved best. One of those rare works that engages the heart from the very first paragraph. A graceful and engaging stylist, Gaita is lucidly grapples with great thinkers through the ages - from Socrates to Wittgenstein, Descartes to Hannah Arendt. And yet, Gaita frankly acknowledges that he has learned much about the nature of life from his beloved dogs and cat. In the end, he argues that love should be the essence of our bond with animals, the critical factor that guides how we treat them and think about their place in our world. ISBN/ASIN: 0812970241. Our Book No: 14826. $10 AUD.
75. Garvey, James (2009). The Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World (Reprint ed). London: Continuum. 179 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), minor edgewear. An introduction to the ethics of climate change. The author looks at climate science, and moral philosophy. He argues that the ultimate rationale for action on climate change cannot be simply economic, political, scientific or social. ISBN/ASIN: 9780826497376. Our Book No: 27247. $18 AUD.
76. Gava, Giacomo (2004). The Knowledge Argument: A Survey and a Proposal. Padova, Italy: CLEUP. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Italian philosophy professor provides an historical survey of the Knowledge Argument, Jackson's formulation of Mary's case, and a personal suggestion for overcoming problems. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 8871789210. Our Book No: 11754. $15 AUD.
77. Golinski, Jan (2005). Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science: With a New Preface (New ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 236 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, corner tips front cover lightly creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. An introduction to constructivism, a research paradigm that has dominated the history of science for the past 40 years. Reflects on the importance of this theory, tells the history of its rise to prominence, and traces its most important tensions. Shines new light on the relations between science and other cultural domains. ISBN/ASIN: 0226302318. Our Book No: 30339. $40 AUD.
78. Goodhart, David (2020). Head Hand Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 347 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. David Goodhart divides human aptitudes into three: Head (cognitive), Hand (manual and craft), and Heart (caring, emotional). The author discusses the need to re-imagine the meaning of skilled work, so that people who work with their hands and hearts are valued alongside workers who manipulate data. A timely book for now and the future. David Goodhart is a journalist and founder of Prospect magazine. ISBN/ASIN: 9780241391570. Our Book No: 40874. $30 AUD.
79. Gore, Al (2007). The Assault on Reason (How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-Making, Degrade Democracy and Imperil America and the World) (Australian printing ed). London: Bloomsbury. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The author of "An Inconvenient Truth" draws on a life's experience in politics as well as on the work of experts across broad range of disciplines to write a far-sighted book about the vital role of reason (argument based on facts) in a healthy democracy. ISBN/ASIN: 9780747591597. Our Book No: 28855. $15 AUD.
80. Grayling, A. C. (2005). Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 352 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white & few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear jacket. In this new biography of the French philosopher Rene Descartes, the philosopher A. C. Grayling tells the story of Descartes' life, and places it in his tumultuous times - with the unexpected result that an entirely new aspect of his story comes to light. This is the fullest ever biography of a philosopher whose writings remain on the syllabuses of almost every university in the world over 350 years after his death. The author has drawn on new research and his own insights as one of our leading philosophers, to write a fascinating story of the man and the remarkable era in which he lived. ISBN/ASIN: 0743231473. Our Book No: 31050. $30 AUD.
81. Grayling, A. C. (2007). The Reason of Things: Living with Philosophy (Reissue ed). London: Phoenix. 236 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A. C. Grayling, the noted British philosopher reflects on topics that concern everyone - ethics, religion, evil, luxury, marriage, sex, liberty, justice and war - from a philosophical viewpoint. A person who does not think about life is like a stranger, mapless in a foreign land. But in the 21st century, what meaning can we give to our lives? How can we justify our existence and continue to grow and learn? ISBN/ASIN: 9780753817131. Our Book No: 30462. $20 AUD.
82. Grayling, A. C. (2009). Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge (1st p/b ed). London: Continuum. 208 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front hinge split between flyleaf and title page (pages firm), minor edgewear. The noted British philosophy professor looks at important alternative approaches to solving the problem of how sceptical (skeptical) challenges can be met. In this book, he sets out an answer drawing the best of them together with his own investigations into the problem, investigations that stretch over thirty years. He offers a survey of important discussions of scepticism, and offers a solution that connects the most valuable insights in them with his own view of the structure of cognition and the framework of knowledge it supports. ISBN/ASIN: 9781441154361. Our Book No: 30371. $18 AUD.
83. Grayling, A. C. (2017). Democracy and Its Crisis (Reprint ed). London: Oneworld Publications. 225 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear. A. C. Grayling, the noted British philosophy professor, urgently investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against the forces they were designed to manage, and the consequences this brings. He suggests remedies as a counter to the recent rise of popularism and authoritarianism. He was prompted by Brexit in the UK, and the election of President Trump in the USA. He considers moments in history - Periclean Athens, the English Civil War, the American and French Revolutions - in which the current challenges were first encountered and the imperfect solutions that were found. Then he lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the 21st century, and maps out a set of urgently needed reforms. Democracy is essential for a civilized society to look after all its people, and to flourish. ISBN/ASIN: 9781786072894. Our Book No: 17384. $20 AUD.
84. Griffith-Dickson, Gwen (2000). Human and Divine: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religious Experience. London: Duckworth. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease bottom corner tip front cover, minor edgewear. Spiritual encounters and the problems raised by evil and suffering are the experiences that affect our religious beliefs most powerfully. This new introduction to the philosophy of religion fills an an important gap by examining these questions squarely in the context of the world's many religions and philosophical traditions, Gives particular attention to Continental European and Eastern philosophy as well as to Anglo-American thinking. Of interest to students and lecturers, as well as to those who wish to reflect more deeply on their own religious or anti-religious beliefs. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0715630539. Our Book No: 21983. $15 AUD.
85. Gross, Paul R.; Levitt, Norman (1997). Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly faded, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear & rubbing. Paul R. Gross and NormaN Levitt provide a thorough critique of the left-wing scholars of 'cultural studies' who turn to subjects far outside their areas of expertise. Fashionable viewpoints include postmodernism, feminism, radical environmentalism, multiculturalism and AIDS activism. They find the origins of their anti-science attitudes not only in modern discontents, but also in a long tradition of Romantic unhappiness with rationalism. ISBN/ASIN: 0801857074. Our Book No: 16609. $20 AUD.
86. Guthrie, W. K. C. (1975). The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle (Reprint ed). London: Methuen. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. A survey by W. K. C. Guthrie of the great age of Greek philosophy. Both comprehensive and brief, and renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists. The foundations that underpin Western thought today. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the "cultural soil" of their ideas. ISBN/ASIN: 0416697003. Our Book No: 25510. $15 AUD.
87. Habermas, Jurgen (1974). Theory and Practice (Reprint ed). Boston: Beacon Press. 310 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, spine lightly faded, covers little creased, front cover scuffed, owner's embossed stamp front cover, owner's written name. ISBN/ASIN: 080701527X. Our Book No: 3428. $10 AUD.
88. Haidt, Jonathan (2013). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 501 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Jonathan Haidt, an American social psychology academic, wisely explores why our political leaders can't work together. Our minds are hardwired to be moral and judgemental. Conservatives and liberals (progressives) live in different moral universes (politics and religion). He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain. Why do ideas such as "fairness" and "freedom" mean such different things to different people? He explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skilfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. It is possible to liberate ourselves from the disputes that divide good people, and to cooperate with those whose views differ from our own. ISBN/ASIN: 9780141039169. Our Book No: 18011. $22 AUD.
89. Hall, M. Clement (2009). The Fibromyalgia Controversy. New York: Prometheus Books. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, some toning inside covers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corner tips. Clement Hall MD critically reviews the opinions and studies on this controversial condition. An unbiased survey of data and views on this illness. The book will be of interest to sufferers, clinicians, and anyone wanting to learn about the illness. ISBN/ASIN: 9781591026815. Our Book No: 30084. $18 AUD.
90. Hall, Stephen S. (2010). Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience (Australian ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 333 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner tips ittle creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. In this journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall traces the path of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestation in education, politics, and the workplace. He explores the neural mechanisms for wise decision making; the conflict between the emotional and cognitive parts of the brain; how compassion, humility, and empathy develops, the effect of adversity and the impact of early-life stress on the development of wisdom; and how our future choices and future selves can be improved. Despite modern science's most powerful efforts, wisdom still remains hard to understand. The author is a science and society writer for the New York Times Magazine. Australian edition. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780702238673. Our Book No: 30179. $25 AUD.
91. Haller, Rudolf (1988). Questions on Wittgenstein. London: Routledge. 149 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Professor Rudolf Haller is one of Austria's foremost authorities on both Wittgenstein and contemporary Austrian philosophy. In this book he brings his experience to bear on a matter of vital philosophical importance: Wittgenstein's relationship to his Austrian predecessors and peers. ISBN/ASIN: 0415009456. Our Book No: 23545. $20 AUD.
92. Hamilton, Clive (2008). The Freedom Paradox: Towards a Post-secular Ethics. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Australian intellectual Clive Hamiltion (professor of public ethics, Charles Sturt University) argues that the paradox of modern consumer life is that we are deprived of our inner freedom by our pursuit of our own desires. He uses metaphysics to find a source of transformation that lies beyond the cultural, political and social philosophies that form the bedrock of contemporary Western thought. ISBN/ASIN: 9781741755077. Our Book No: 25996. $15 AUD.
93. Hamilton, Clive; Greer, Germaine (foreword) (2016). What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 209 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), illustrated inside covers, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The author examines colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the large social movements that defined modern Australia. He examines how these movements for equality, peace and environmental action have confronted the ugliness in Australian society, and caused epoch-defining shifts in social attitudes. Honours the courage and commitment of the activists who have sought to make Australia a better place, the people who stood up or sat down in the face of prejudice, intolerance and chauvinism, and still do so. ISBN/ASIN: 9780642278913. Our Book No: 29915. $40 AUD.
94. Hare, R. M. (1981). Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method and Point (Reprint ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tips some pages little creased, minor edgewear, sticker on spine. This book is a continuation of the enterprise which the author began with the The Language of Morals and Freedom and Reason. He has used the logical and linguistic theses of his earlier books to write a full-scale but readily intelligible account of moral argument. ISBN/ASIN: 0198246609. Our Book No: 30076. $20 AUD.
95. Harman, Willis (1991). A Re-examination of the Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science [Research Report, Causality Project, CP-1]. Sausalito, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences. 110 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, small tear base front cover, some edgewear, owner's written name title page. Proposes a new wholeness perspective in science: the standard objective reductionist scientific method should be complemented by incorporating subjective knowledge of "inner reality" (a sense of oneness or the mystical). Our Book No: 6551. $15 AUD.
96. Harre, Rom; Gillett, Grant (1994). The Discursive Mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few scratches rear cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark. This book presents a tour of the main philosophical revolutions that are shaping contemporary psychology. The authors show a new paradigm in psychology, dissolving the Cartesian distinction between mind and body in favour of the discursive turn in psychological theory. The book will interest scholars, professionals, and students in psychology, communication and sociology. ISBN/ASIN: 0803955022. Our Book No: 28812. $25 AUD.
97. Hayden, Gary; Picard, Michael (2009). This Book Does Not Exist: Adventures in the Paradoxical (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 159 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is packed with philosophical thought experiments, real-life examples, and puzzles for you to try. There are great names like Albert Einstein, and the ancient Greeks who are also in the field of paradoxes. ISBN/ASIN: 9781741756692. Our Book No: 26006. $20 AUD.
98. Heazle, Michael; Pillar, Paul R. (foreword) (2010). Uncertainty in Policy Making: Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions [Science in Society Series]. London: Earthscan Publications. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition. Michael Heazle explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is impossible in highly complex and uncertain environments. The blind pursuit of such a rational goal is in fact irrational in a world of competing values and interests. Based on two high-profile case studies: the Iraq War, and climate change policy in the US, UK and Australia. Based on three years' research - including interviews with experts such as Hans Blix, Paul Pillar and Brian Jones. Both case studies show that treatment of uncertainty issues in specialist advice is often determined by how well the advice fits with or contradicts the policy goals and orientation of the politicians. One should not allow the debate to be side-tracked by arguments over whose expert advice is "more right". We must accept that uncertainty in complex issues is unavoidable, and recognise the values and interests that lie at the heart of the issues. Offers a hedging approach; this enables policy makers to manage rather than eliminate uncertainty. ISBN/ASIN: 9781849710831. Our Book No: 14256. $30 AUD.
99. Hegel, G. W. F.; Sibree, J. (translator); Friedrich, C. J. (introduction) (2004). The Philosophy of History (Reissue ed) [Dover Philosophical Classics]. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. 457 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The German philosopher wrote this classic as an introduction to a series of lectures on the "philosophy of history"- a novel concept in the early 19th century. He created the history of philosophy as a scientific study. This book is a Dover unabridged republication of the 1956 Dover reprint of the last revised edition of J. Sibree's translation of the work, originally published by The Colonial Press, New York, 1899. ISBN/ASIN: 9780486437552. Our Book No: 30092. $16 AUD.
100. Hess, David J. (1993). Science in the New Age: The Paranormal, its Defenders and the Debunkers, and American Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 243 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, top edge faintly foxed, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear & spinewear. (This copy: Paperback edition, ISBN 0299138240.) David Hess, an American cultural anthropology academic, explores ideologies of the paranormal in the United States. He offers a comparative map of the labyrinth of views put forward by parapsychologists, skeptical debunkers, spirit channelers and crystal healers, Hollywood poltergeist scripts, and prophets of the New Age. ISBN/ASIN: 0299138240. Our Book No: 10768. $20 AUD.
101. Hetherington, Stephen (2009). Yes, But How Do You Know?: Introducing Philosophy through Sceptical Ideas [Broadview Guides to Philosophy]. Ontario: Broadview Press. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover & some pages little creased, bottom corners two pages folded (bookmark), minimal edgewear. In this very readable book, Stephen Hetherington invites readers to think philosophically by the use of sceptical (skeptical) ideas. He challenges our complacency and ask us to reconsider what we think we know. The author is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. ISBN/ASIN: 9781551119038. Our Book No: 30416. $25 AUD.
102. Hill, David Robert (2000). Matters Metaphysical: A Selection of Metaphysical Poems, Paintings and Essays. Sydney, Blackheath: David Hill / Wentworth Falls Printing. 100 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, colour reproductions, spine ends little rubbed, front cover little creased, fore-edge little scuffed & creased, minor edgewear. The poems and essays in this fascinating book were written by the author following specific topics debated by the discussion and creative writing group called "Matters Metaphysical". Our Book No: 28215. $16 AUD.
103. Hilley, John (2001). Malaysia: Mahathirism, Hegemony and the New Opposition [Politics in Contemporary Asia]. London: Zed Books. 305 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. Politics in contemporary Asia. This important book on Malaysian politics offers a profound analysis of the Mahathir government and its projects, including significant ethical problems. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 1856499189. Our Book No: 21770. $10 AUD.
104. Hobhouse, L. T.; Grimes, Alan P. (introduction) (1964). Liberalism (with New Introduction) (10th printing ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 130 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. A classic text on liberalism, by the noted English philosopher and writer, originally published in 1911. A rich description and history of of this political philosophy that he actively lived throughout his life. ISBN/ASIN: 0195003322. Our Book No: 8702. $15 AUD.
105. Hodgson, David (1999). The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World [Clarendon Paperbacks]. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 484 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear cover corner tips, rubber owner stamp top & bottom edge. David Hodgson is a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, but also widely versed in philosophy and quantum physics. He makes a powerful case for the efficacy of mind as opposed to a mechanistic view of the human brain. His philosophical discussion of computers, consciousness, reasoning, evolution and folk psychology lead to a penetrating and elegant examination of quantum physics and its relevance to the mind. (Some knowledge of mathematics would be helpful.). ISBN/ASIN: 0198240686. Our Book No: 12293. $40 AUD.
106. Hodgson, David (2005). A Plain Person's Free Will [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 95 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Plain persons tend to accept that free will exists and is inconsistent with determinism, but this commonsense position is widely debunked by professional philosophers and cognitive scientists. In this special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, David Hodgson defends a simple, robust account of the plain person's position on free will, as well as supporting equally robust views of personal responsibility for conduct. In a lively debate, his ideas are then discussed and challenged by ten philosophers and scientists of varying opinions, including Robert Kane, Henry Stapp, and veteran philosopher of mind J. J. C. Smart, with a response by Hodgson, who is a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN/ASIN: 1845400275. Our Book No: 16009. $15 AUD.
107. Holland, Owen (editor) (2003). Machine Consciousness [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Can a machine really have feelings? Well, even a humble thermostat knows when it gets too hot -- and can do something about it. But can a machine think? Does it have a personality How would you know? In this collection of essays we hear from an international array of computer and brain scientists who are actively working from both the machine and human ends of things to bridge the gap between the mind and the machine. ISBN/ASIN: 090784524X. Our Book No: 15922. $20 AUD.
108. Holloway, Richard (2009). Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition (Australian ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Richard Holloway looks at the human condition, which can inflict cruelty on each other, but can also be capable of being tender, empathic, and to show warmth and feeling. He draws on a selection of writings from history, philosophy, anthropology, science, poetry, theology and literature, to show how humans can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the challenge of the saint. ISBN/ASIN: 9781921520112. Our Book No: 29492. $18 AUD.
109. Hollway, Wendy (1989). Subjectivity and Method in Psychology: Gender, Meaning and Science [Gender and Psychology Series]. London: Sage Publications. 150 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine label. This book shows how psychology can be done differently. Her research on subjectivity and gender difference leads to a theory on how meaning is achieved within discourses, and - combined with psychodynamic processes and power relations - to a critique of mainstream psychologies, and support for feminist psychology and other emancipatory psychologies. ISBN/ASIN: 0803982089. Our Book No: 2333. $12 AUD.
110. Hollway, Wendy (2006). The Capacity to Care: Gender and Ethical Subjectivity [Women and Psychology]. East Sussex: Routledge. 152 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, white background covers lightly marked, minor edgewear. This book looks at how the capacity to care is achieved through the experiences of primary care, gender development, and later parenting. The author provides a unique theorization of the nature of selfhood, drawing on developmental and object relations psychoanalysis, as well as philosophical and feminist literatures. The book will be of interest to social scientists studying gender development, gender relations and the family, as well as those interested in the ethics of care debate. ISBN/ASIN: 0415399688. Our Book No: 26378. $18 AUD.
111. Horsburgh, H. J. N.; Gandhi, Mahatma (1968). Non-violence and Aggression: A Study of Gandhi's Moral Equivalent of War (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 207 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition (but complete), dark red cloth covers, gilt title spine, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (barcode mark front cover, rubber stamps), light foxing edges, corners covers little bumped, minimal flecking covers, top spine little bumped, pages lightly toned. The practice of satyagraha: non-violent resistance. From introduction: The first chapter is partly a critique of armed force and partly a general analysis of the requirements of an acceptable substitute. The second and third are concerned to give an account of the nature and bases of satyagraha. The fourth considers some of the central issues arising in connexion with defence. Examination of the non-violent defence system is described in chapter 5. In chapter 6 the author attempts to assess this non-violent system of defence. In chapter 7 the author considers the prospects of non-violence in a world that appears to be committed to reliance upon armed force. Our Book No: 30596. $25 AUD.
112. Houdini, Harry; Randi, Amazing James (foreword) (1993). Miracle Mongers and Their Methods: A Complete Expose (1st pub p/b ed) [Skeptic's Bookshelf]. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 240 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. The author, legendary American magician and illusionist Houdini, examines critically the claims of those in his own profession. Using personal research and observations, he reveals the techniques used by fire eaters, sword-swallowers, and other masters of illusion to mystify and amaze audiences around the world. (Originally published, 1920.). ISBN/ASIN: 0879758171. Our Book No: 17782. $12 AUD.
113. Howell, Connie (2017). Lifting the Veil: Raising Consciousness. Sydney, Hazelbrook: MoshPit Publishing. 140 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, slight bump fore-edge, minor edgewear. Connie Howell, an Australian author, asks thoughtful questions, in a new age (esoteric) style, about consciousness and reality. Some of the chapters include: The nature of reality - Resistance: friend or foe? - Love as a vibration - Earth: the great mother. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925739213. Our Book No: 30492. $15 AUD.
114. Hoyningen-Huene, Paul; Levine, Alexander T. (translator) (1993). Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased, cover little marked & rubbed, minor edgewear. The first comprehensive study of the influential theories of the philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn, particularly his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", in which he proposed his paradigm theory. The discussion is anchored by the historiographic foundations of Kuhn's philosophy. SALE PRICE. (Translated from the German.). ISBN/ASIN: 0226355519. Our Book No: 12336. $15 AUD.
115. Ivison, Duncan (2002). Postcolonial Liberalism (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 214 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. Duncan Ivison presents a compelling account of the challenges to liberal political theory by claims to cultural and political autonomy and land rights made by indigenous peoples today. Written in Australia, this book has a focus on Australian Aborigines. Public debate between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples has been often mired in mutual recrimination and misunderstanding. This experience is not unique to Australia. Attempts to present a larger picture within which to consider these questions, beyond the technicalities of legal doctrine and the bureaucratic imperatives of public policy. What is distinctive about this book is the middle way it charts between separatism, on the one hand, and assimilation, on the other. These two options present a false dichotomy as to what might constitute a genuinely postcolonial liberal society. ISBN/ASIN: 0521527511. Our Book No: 30432. $30 AUD.
116. Jamison, Andrew (2001). The Making of Green Knowledge: Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Andrew Jamison, an American-Danish academic, offers a personal exploration of the relationship between sustainable development, public participation, and cultural transformation, particularly in Europe, with a focus on environmentally-conscious Denmark. Topics covered include: ambiguity of 'greening', social movements, dialectics, nationalism, green business, and activism.The information is accessible and contains a mix of theory, practical analysis, and philosophical reflection that brings the book to life. ISBN/ASIN: 0521796873. Our Book No: 20431. $25 AUD.
117. Jeans, Sir James (1945). The New Background of Science (2nd ed). London: Scientific Book Club. 312 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The pioneer British physicist provides a popular account of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum mechanics, against a background of rudimentary philosophy (of the scientist rather than the metaphysician). Our Book No: 4267. $10 AUD.
118. Johnson, David Kyle (editor) (1978). Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World [Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series]. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This edited book analyzes some of the philosophical questions and issues raised by the hit television show 'Heroes'. The superheroes in each episode of this hit TV show by Tim Kring presents a philosophical quandary. With the help of some historical 'heroes' such as Plato and Nietzsche, these essays examine, for example, the role memory loss plays in loss of personal identity, and how the rise of superheroes (superpowers) could break down society by destroying the social contract between the state and its citozens. ISBN/ASIN: 9780470373385. Our Book No: 23783. $15 AUD.
119. Jones, Caroline (2000). Questions of Ethics in Counselling and Therapy. Buckingham: Open University Press. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Caroline Jones and colleagues offer many questions and answers about ethics in counselling and therapy, training, counselling supervision and research. They cover psychodynamic, person-centred, integrative or eclectic approaches, and also a variety of experience from independent practice, institutional and voluntary agency settings. The questions cover a range of issues that practitioners need to consider: such as confidentiality, boundaries, dual and multiple relationships, relationships with former clients, non-discriminatory practice, and responsibility to deliver non-exploitative and non-abusive help to clients. A clear, accessible style is aimed at a wide readership ranging from trainees to more experienced practitioners. ISBN/ASIN: 0335206107. Our Book No: 15267. $25 AUD.
120. Kenkmann, Andrea (editor) (2009). Teaching Philosophy (1st ed). London: Continuum Publishing. 218 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small scuff top spine, top corner removed flyleaf, light crease rear cover and last few pages, minor edgewear. This book suggests ways in which the teaching of philosophy at undergraduate level might be facilitated. This thoughtful and important book emphasises the responsibility of the philosophy teacher towards his or her students and society in general. ISBN/ASIN: 9781847062444. Our Book No: 27235. $18 AUD.
121. Kenny, Anthony (2008). From Empedocles to Wittgenstein: Historical Essays in Philosophy (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 218 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed & lightly scratched). A collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by the author after about the year 2000. Mainly they are about four great philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein. ISBN/ASIN: 9780199550821. Our Book No: 29469. $35 AUD.
122. Kieckhefer, Richard (2000). Magic in the Middle Ages [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, CANCELLED EX-LIBRARY, review label inside front cover. Surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval Europe. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature, and politics before introducing the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs. The book also looks at many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages. ISBN/ASIN: 0521785766. Our Book No: 29512. $25 AUD.
123. Kimball, Charles (2002). When Religion Becomes Evil (1st stated, reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 240 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner covers little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top edge, spine little faded, faint sticker mark), owner's written name. Charles Kimball examines the nature and signs of religious evil, and outlines the correctives to these corruptions within each of the major religious traditions. He has worked as a Christian with Muslims and Jews at the intersections of politics and religion over the past 25 years. ISBN/ASIN: 0060506539. Our Book No: 28359. $18 AUD.
124. Kirk, John T. O. (2007). Science and Certainty. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, figures, minimal scratching covers, minor edgewear. John Kirk, a former CSIRO senior research scientist, provides a clear and wide ranging scientific explanation of the real world. Why do certain areas of science cause concern to many people today? He attempts to clear away many misunderstandings about the nature and origin of physical and biological reality, and also of consciousness and environmentalism. This book will appeal to popular science readers, those with an interest in the environment, and with the implications of science for the meaning of human existence, as well as students of philosophy, ethics and theology. ISBN/ASIN: 9780643093911. Our Book No: 22850. $25 AUD.
125. Kirmmse, Bruce H. (editor); Kirmmse, Bruce H. (translator); Laursen, Virginia R. (translator) (1998). Encounters with Kierkegaard: A Life as Seen by His Contemporaries (1st p/b, corrected ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, small mark inside front cover & free flyleaf, small section top edge front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear corners, sticker mark flyleaf. A collection of every known eyewitness account of the great Danish existentialist philosopher and Christian theologian. The observations of his contemporaries, maintains the editor, are an indispensable path to understanding what he was like as a person. ISBN/ASIN: 0691058946. Our Book No: 27385. $18 AUD.
126. Kitchen, Martin (1976). Fascism. London: Macmillan. 106 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, spine little faded, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A concise and lucid introduction to the theories of fascism, by a distinguished scholar of German history. Assesses rival theories, including: communist labelling, totalitarianism, disgruntled middles classes, Bonapartism. ISBN/ASIN: 0333185927. Our Book No: 17742. $15 AUD.
127. Kohn, Marek (2009). Trust Self-interest and the Common Good (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 150 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, crease fore-edge rear cover, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear. This thought-provoking essay considers the central role of trust in our society, and its connections to a wider complex of factors including equality, social capital, community, democracy, and health. The book argues for the vital importance of building trust at every level in the modern world. ISBN/ASIN: 9780199217922. Our Book No: 30431. $14 AUD.
128. Kuehn, Manfred (2002). Kant: A Biography (1st p/b ed) [Immanuel Kant]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 544 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The first full-length biography of the influential German philosopher in more than fifty years. It is well known that Kant spent his entire life in an isolated part of Prussia living the life of a typical university professor. This has given rise to the view that Kant was a pure thinker with no life of his own, or at least none worth considering seriously. This biography debunks that myth once and for all. Taking account of the most recent scholarship Professor Kuehn allows the reader (whether interested in philosophy, history, politics, German culture, or religion) to follow the same journey that Kant himself took in emerging as a central figure in modern philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 0521524067. Our Book No: 15678. $40 AUD.
129. Laing, R. D.; Cooper, D. G.; Sartre, Jean-Paul (foreword) (1971). Reason and Violence: A Decade of Sartre's Philosophy 1950 - 1960 (2nd ed) [Social Science Paperbacks]. London: Tavistock Publications. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges rear cover faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, cover design differs from stock photo. (This copy: Social Sciences Paperback, Tavistock, London.) This work by R. D. Laing and D. C. Cooper, now reissued with a new and extended introduction, has been influential in presenting to the English reader aspects of thought of the French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, as embodied in his three major books published between 1950 and 1960. (Originally published, 1964.). ISBN/ASIN: 0422722200. Our Book No: 20197. $25 AUD.
130. Lang, Allan (editor) (1986 - 1995). The Southern Skeptic (32 issues). Adelaide, Magill: Australian Skeptics, South Australian Branch. 18 pp. Each issue: Quarto magazine format, stapled (taped along spine), good condition, address label rear cover, tape marks (includes along spine). Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Consists of: 1986 (2 issues), 87 (4), 88 (4), 89 (1), 90 (5), 91 (3), 92 (5), 93 (4), 94 (3), 95 (1). Our Book No: 12699. $50 AUD.
131. Laski, Harold J. (1971). The Rise of European Liberalism (Reprint ed). London: Unwin Books. 192 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, spine little creased & rubbed, covers & edges little creased, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), some edgewear. In this fascinating book Professor Laski traces the growth of Liberalism, and shows how the blind operation of this same freedom-for-some entailed inhuman oppression for others, which has led to the necessity for socialism. He spans four hundred years of political thought, from one age of momentous change, the sixteenth century, to another, our own. (Originally published, 1936.). ISBN/ASIN: 0043290019. Our Book No: 30602. $10 AUD.
132. Laszlo, Ervin (1993). The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaf, minor edgewear. Examines scientific inquiry into the nature of reality. Laszlo proposes a universal psi-field underlying and interconnecting all of matter. He examines the probable nature and workings of this cosmic medium, using the most recent findings in holodynamics and scalar wave theory. We exist in an intrinsically creative cosmos which preserves and renews the imprint of all that is and ever was. Written in a clear and accessible style, this books makes vital reading for all those searching to understand the paradigms for the emerging interdisciplinary science for the next century. ISBN/ASIN: 0863151728. Our Book No: 26470. $15 AUD.
133. Lauder, Robert E.; Ullmann, Liv (prologue) (1989). God, Death, Art and Love: The Philosophical Vision of Ingmar Bergman. New York: Paulist Press. 198 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. Philosopher Robert Lauder has written one of the few books devoted entirely to a critical discussion of the philosophical vision of Ingmar Bergman, the famous Swedish film-maker and director. This book will also interest students of Western culture and lovers of film. ISBN/ASIN: 0809131080. Our Book No: 40372. $25 AUD.
134. Lawson, Nigel (2008). An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming. New York: Overlook Duckworth, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc. 149 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. Nigel Lawson, a former British journalist and conservative politician, examines the realities of global warming from a long-overdue 'non-partisan' (actually, skeptical) viewpoint. The author examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. ISBN/ASIN: 9781590200841. Our Book No: 26405. $13 AUD.
135. Leung, S. K. (2000). Nature of the Self: A Philosophy on Human Nature (1st ed). London: Empiricus Books. 416 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This in-depth analysis looks at each individual as four distinct aspects to his or her "self". The author examines some thoughts of the classical Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, the philosophers of the Enlightenment, and the thinkers of the 20th century. Everyday examples are introduced to illustrate concepts in this readable treatise of the "self". ISBN/ASIN: 1902835034. Our Book No: 25928. $20 AUD.
136. Leunig, Michael (2001). The Curly Pyjama Letters (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 74 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white cartoons. Michael Leunig, the Australian political newspaper cartoonist and philosopher, provides these letters, being a small fragment of the vast correspondence known to have taken place between lone voyager Vasco Pyjama and his friend and mentor Mr Curly of Curly Flat. First edition. The stay-at-home Mr Curly and the restless voyager Vasco Pyjama are his two best-loved creations. ISBN/ASIN: 0670040231. Our Book No: 41106. $25 AUD.
137. Libet, Benjamin (editor); Freeman, Anthony (editor); Sutherland, Keith (editor) (1999). The Volitional Brain: Towards a Neuroscience of Free Will [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The much-debated 'hard problems' in the emerging field of consciousness studies revolve around the difficulty in reconciling our first-person 'folk psychology' account of ourselves with our scientific understanding of the world. Despite the occasional dissident voice (for instance Anthony Freeman), most people are agreed that we all 'know' that we have some degree of volitional control over the sort of experiences that we undergo. But when we try to reconcile this with our physics-based & biology-based understanding of the world, we run into a number of serious well-documented problems. ISBN/ASIN: 0907845118. Our Book No: 16003. $20 AUD.
138. Limentani, Adam; Kernberg, Otto (foreword); Maxwell, Harold (new foreword) (1998). Between Freud and Klein: The Psychoanalytic Quest for Knowledge and Truth. London: Karnac Books. 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Adam Limentani, a distinguished member of the Independent Group of British Psychoanalysts. explores the breadth of psychoanalysis ('between Freud and Klein'). These collected papers, written with great compassion, reflect the breadth of his work and clinical experience. ISBN/ASIN: 1855751453. Our Book No: 23158. $25 AUD.
139. Lind, Michael (1996). Up from Conservatism: Why the Right is Wrong for America (1st ed). New York: Free Press. 295 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket. Lind was an intellectual leader of American conservatism but he became disillusioned at their cynical "culture war" strategy for capturing political power. ISBN/ASIN: 0684827611. Our Book No: 40215. $22 AUD.
140. Llanera, Tracy (2020). Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism (1st ed). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 167 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, erasable pencil annotation some pages (mostly a line next to paragraph). Tracy Llanera provides a new contribution to contemporary debates on nihilism and its relation to the sacred. The author draws on an original interpretation of Richard Rorty's writings. It challenges the orthodox treatment of nihilism as a malaise that human beings must overcome. Instead, nihilism should be framed as a problem for human culture to outgrow through pragmatism. ISBN/ASIN: 9783030450601. Our Book No: 41149. $80 AUD.
141. Lomborg, Bjorn (2004). The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Updated, reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 515 pp. Paperback small thick quarto, very good condition, figures. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistics academic, skeptically surveys a vast amount of data, and gives an informed but skeptical opinion about environmental threats facing the future of our planet. He concludes that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, and he stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. There are more important global threats than global warming. (Translated from the Danish, and also updated.). ISBN/ASIN: 0521010683. Our Book No: 25391. $40 AUD.
142. Lomborg, Bjorn (2007). Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming. London: Cyan Communications / Marshall Cavendish. 353 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small edge tears & edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. First edition. Argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world's temperature. Rather, we should look at smarter, more cost-effective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change, but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized. Bjorn Lomborg is the author of popular "The Skeptical Environmentalist". ISBN/ASIN: 9780462099125. Our Book No: 13985. $20 AUD.
143. Longstaff, Dr Simon (2017). Everyday Ethics: The Daily Decisions You Make and How They Shape the World (Reprint ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Ventura Publishing. 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book about leading a more ethical life, the author uses a broad range of topics and examples to provoke eye-opening reflection and discussion. Written by Australia's leading authority on ethics. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925183429. Our Book No: 30053. $25 AUD.
144. Macquarrie, John (1994). God-talk: An Examination of the Language and Logic of Theology. London: XPress Reprints / SCM Press. 255 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents & scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear. A great introduction to theology, particularly the problems about language that confront the modern theologian. Analytical philosophy, existentialism, Biblical criticism and continental neo-Protestant theology, all contribute to a single argument about the problems of human likeness to God (and anthropomorphism) with precision. Lucidly explains the issues raised for Christian belief both by empiricist analytical philosophy and by existentialist hermeneutics. Following Wittgenstein, he holds that we must allow each linguistic form to disclose its own logic - to speak in terms of myth, symbol and analogy. Existentialist interpretation cannot exhaust the meaning of theological language, otherwise we are reduced to anthropology. We must progress to ontology - to talk about the transcendent Being of God. A timely counter-poise to over-facile analyses of the logic of theology that result in a kind of Christian atheism. ISBN/ASIN: 1859310249. Our Book No: 17486. $26 AUD.
145. Maitland, Hokaku Jeffrey (2010). Mind Body Zen: Waking Up to Your Life. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Helps to bridge the east-west gap in spiritual practice. The author is a long-time zen student, world-renowned rolfer, and former philosophy professor. He discusses many of the common misunderstandings about Zen Buddhism, and explains the power of simple, direct experience that is the heart of Zen. He uses his rolfing experiences and years of applied meditation practice to offer techniques for healers in many systems and disciplines to work more effectively with their clients. ISBN/ASIN: 9781556439049. Our Book No: 29413. $12 AUD.
146. Mann, Scott (1996). The Heart of a Heartless World: Religion as Ideology (1st ed). Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger. 400 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Australian (Sydney) academic Scott Mann reveals how both Marxist social theory and Freud (psychoanalysis) can provide deep insights into the nature of religious beliefs, from stone age times through to the modern world. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 1876040068. Our Book No: 12604. $20 AUD.
147. Martin, Glenn (2007). Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace. Sydney, Cherrybrook: G. P. Martin. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. Glenn Martin, an Australian business resources manager and publicist on ethics in business, shows how people's behaviour arises out of their values and beliefs - their world view. He offers a framework of values that will help you to move beyond the legal compliance perspective, and create the foundation for a life of aspiration and purpose in work as well as in life. ISBN/ASIN: 9780980404500. Our Book No: 22811. $20 AUD.
148. McGinn, Colin (1994). The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution (Reprint ed). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, covers lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Collected essays on consciousness by American philosopher (Rutgers University). He supports the viewpoint that the brain-mind problem is too hard to ever be solved. ISBN/ASIN: 0631188037. Our Book No: 12121. $30 AUD.
149. McInerny, Ralph (1982). Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press (CUA Press). 129 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamps. An analysis by a professor of philosophy of the moral philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274), the influential Italian priest, theologian and saint. He conceived man as a rational agent, as based on the notion of human good or human end implicit in all action and decisions-making - and also the influence of Aristotle on Thomas Aquinas. ISBN/ASIN: 0813205611. Our Book No: 15872. $20 AUD.
150. McKnight, David (2005). Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture Wars (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. The author argues that the new Australian right has a radical agenda, not a conservative one. He shows how this drives some of the most vexed cultural issues of our time: overconsumption, work-family balance, immigration and the environment. The discussion is original and incisive. ISBN/ASIN: 1741145708. Our Book No: 24632. $15 AUD.
151. McKnight, David (2018). Populism Now! The Case for Progressive Populism (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 200 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Populism is currently seen as a dirty word, because of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. However, it is better seen as a backlash against free market globalisation, that can be harnessed as a positive force in difficult times. This timely book by Australian progressive journalist David McKnight exposes the failures of globalisation: greedy banks, predatory privatisation, corporate tax avoidance, and a growing underclass of temporary foreign workers. 'Progressive populism' could address the genuine economic grievances of everyday people, without scapegoating immigrants or ethnic minorities. This may be the best way to defeat the racist backlash of right-wing populism. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742235639. Our Book No: 17695. $20 AUD.
152. Meehan, Johanna (editor) (1995). Feminists Read Habermas: Gendering the Subject of Discourse (1st ed) [Thinking Gender]. New York: Routledge. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. This new collection considers Habermas's theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. While the contributors hold widely different political and philosophical views, they recognize that Habermas's work, critically appropriated, offers much that is valuable to feminist reflections on power, norms, and subjectivity. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. ISBN/ASIN: 0415907144. Our Book No: 29500. $30 AUD.
153. Mennell, Stephen (1992). Norbert Elias: An Introduction (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. 339 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. Norbert Elias's book "The Civilizing Process" is one of the top ten works of sociology in the 20th century. Reports on this masterwork, his other writings, and his influence on the field of sociology. A thoughtful intellectual portrait of Elias. His "Civilizing Process" traces the civilizing of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages, and shows how it was related to the formation of states and the control of violence. His later writings range from sport to human relations, through to the changing relations between men and women to time, and the growth of knowledge and the sciences. ISBN/ASIN: 0631182640. Our Book No: 26152. $23 AUD.
154. Meyer, Michel; Barsky, Robert F. (translator) (2000). Philosophy and the Passions: Toward a History of Human Nature (1st p/b ed) [Literature & Philosophy Series]. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The subject of the passions (emotions) has haunted Western philosophy - thus arousing harsh judgments. For the passions represent a force of excess and lawlessness in humanity that produces troubling, confusing paradoxes. The Belgian philosopher provides new insight into an age-old dilemma. Does passion torture people because it blinds them, or, does it permit people to understand who they really are. Translated from the French, with preface, introduction and bibliography by Robert F. Barsky. ISBN/ASIN: 0271020326. Our Book No: 15775. $30 AUD.
155. Mill, John Stuart; Feuer, Lewis, S. (introduction) (1987). On Socialism [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The skeptical Scottish philosopher critiques government and the early social critics of capitalism ("socialists", such as Robert Owen and Saint-Simon). ISBN/ASIN: 0879754044. Our Book No: 12076. $12 AUD.
156. Mill, John Stuart (1991). Considerations on Representative Government [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 365 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. John Sturat Mill, the skeptical Scottish philosopher, explores government for the majority, combined with rights for minorities. (A classic book in the 'Great Books in Philosophy' series from Prometheus Books.). ISBN/ASIN: 0879756705. Our Book No: 12072. $18 AUD.
157. Miron, Jeffrey A. (2010). Libertarianism from A to Z. New York: Basic Books. 198 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket,) pages faintly toned. In this thought provoking book Jeffrey Miron, a Harvard economist, has written a dictionary to explain libertarian principles. The subjects he writes about are as diverse as prostitution and drugs, financial crises and government bailouts, the legality of abortion, and the war on terror. . ISBN/ASIN: 9780465019434. Our Book No: 40332. $25 AUD.
158. Morgan, Peggy (editor); Lawton, Clive (editor) (2001). Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions (1st, reprint ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. These essays draw together authors respected in six significant religious traditions to explore the ethical foundations of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each section introduces a different religion and sets the wider context within which more specific questions can be asked. The result is an informative and well-balanced examination which helps to address the issue of common values in society. ISBN/ASIN: 0748607099. Our Book No: 21865. $15 AUD.
159. Mould, Oli (2018). Against Creativity (1st ed). London: Verso. 234 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Oli Mould, a lecturer in human geography at University of London, suggests new ways to look at creativity. He shows that creativity is a barely hidden form of the ever-expanding marketplace, which unfortunately refuses to acknowledge anything - job, place, person - that can be used for profit-making (a hidden form of neoliberal appropriation). The author offers a radical redefinition of creativity, one embedded in the idea of collective flourishing, but outside of the tyranny of profit. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9781786636485. Our Book No: 31087. $30 AUD.
160. Mourelatos, Alexander P. D. (editor) (1974). The Pre-Socratics: A Collection of Critical Essays (1st stated ed) [Modern Studies in Philosophy]. Garden City, NY: Anchor / Doubleday. 400 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, covers lightly marked, pages lightly toned, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear, small texta mark front cover, owner's written name & date inside front cover. These reprinted essays, edited by Alexander Mourelatos, focus on Ancient Greek philosophers prior to Socrates over an historical period of nearly 200 years. There is an introduction with sections keyed to each of the eight parts, as well as a selective bibliography and extensive index, with a glossary of Greek words discussed. Included are three studies newly translated from German. ISBN/ASIN: 0385054807. Our Book No: 26090. $30 AUD.
161. Muldoon, James (2014). Hegel's Philosophy of Drives (1st ed) [New Studies in Idealism]. Aurora, CO: Noesis Press. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, closed tear at cover join top spine, minor edgewear. Uses Hegel's philosophy to demonstrate the importance and centrality of the concept of the drives to Hegel's thought. Reveals the ways in which a focus on this concept transforms our understanding of the Hegelian project. The drives are examined as they are developed throughout Hegel's writing. Also an introduction to the development of Hegel's thinking, and gives an overview of the major points of his ethical and political thought. ISBN/ASIN: 9781934542453. Our Book No: 28838. $18 AUD.
162. Murdoch, Walter; Salusinszky, Imre (editor); Murdoch, Rupert (foreword) (2011). On Rabbits, Morality, etc. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A collection of essays written by Sir Walter Murdoch who was the Foundation Professor of English at the University of Western Australia. This selection restores this writer's work back into print for a new generation of readers. Walter Murdoch, a popular broadcaster and public speaker, was one of Australia's bestselling twentieth-century authors. He wrote weekly essays in The Argus and other newspapers. He was uncle to Rupert Murdoch, who provides a foreword. Edited by Imre Salusinszky. . ISBN/ASIN: 9781742582757. Our Book No: 27562. $20 AUD.
163. Norris, Christopher (1984). The Deconstructive Turn: Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy (1st p/b ed). New York: Methuen. 201 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few scratches front cover, light foxing edges, spine & covers little faded (text little faded rear cover but readable), minor edgewear. Examines the deconstructionist challenge in a series of closely-argued essays on philosophers Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin, Gilbert Ryle and Saul Kripke. Also examines the interpretative strategies forced upon literary critics in the efforts to master the ambivalent rhetorics of fiction, poetry and philosophy. A fresh and productive look at links between philosophy and literary theory. ISBN/ASIN: 0416361404. Our Book No: 30029. $15 AUD.
164. Northcott, Michael S. (2007). A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming (1st ed). London: Christian Aid / Darton Longman & Todd (DLT). 336 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, top corner front cover faintly creased, minor edgewear. Examines Christian theological attitudes to climate change. The author is professor of ethics at the University of Edinburgh, and a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ISBN/ASIN: 9780232526684. Our Book No: 25262. $12 AUD.
165. Nunez, Rafael (editor); Freeman, W. J. (editor) (1999). Reclaiming Cognition: The Primacy of Action, Intention and Emotion [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Traditional cognitive science (cognitivism) is Cartesian in the sense that it takes as fundamental the distinction between the mind and the world. This leads to the claim that cognition is representational and best explained by classical AI and computational theory. The authors in this volume develop a critique of cognitivism and introduce an alternative approach - which owes more to evolutionary biology, embodied robotics, phenomenology and dynamical systems. ISBN/ASIN: 0907845061. Our Book No: 16002. $20 AUD.
166. Nuttall, Jon (2002). An Introduction to Philosophy (1st ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 254 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, small sticker inside rear cover. This new textbook by Jon Nuttall is an accessible introduction to philosophy. The book provides clear and incisive discussion of the key areas of philosophy for students new to this subject. Fundamental issues of philosophical thought to the latest theories in the philosophy of mind are discussed. This is an ideal text for AS-level, A-level and first year undergraduate students or anyone studying the subject for the first time. ISBN/ASIN: 0745616631. Our Book No: 30064. $25 AUD.
167. O'Brien, Ruth (2005). Bodies in Revolt: Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care. New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 198 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. Ruth O'Brien, a feminist professor of government, argues that the 'Americans with Disabilities Act' (ADA) will humanize capitalism by turning employers into caregivers, creating an ethic of care in the workplace. Unlike other feminists, she bases her ethics not on benevolence, but on self-preservation. She relies on Deleuze's and Guttari's interpretation of Spinoza and Foucault's conception of corporeal resistance to show how a workplace ethic that is neither communitarian nor individualistic can be based upon the rallying cry 'one for all and all for one’. This book will interest all supporters of workplace reform. ISBN/ASIN: 0415945348. Our Book No: 23595. $25 AUD.
168. O'Connor, D. J. (1981). Free Will (Reprint ed) [Problems of Philosophy Series]. London: Macmillan. 140 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. An introductory examination of the very old and intractable philosophical problem of free will, by D. J. O’Connor, professor of philosophy, University of Exeter. ISBN/ASIN: 0333117611. Our Book No: 22188. $15 AUD.
169. O'Sullivan, Noel (1992). Santayana: Thinkers of Our Time [Thinkers of Our Time Series]. St Albans, Herts: Claridge Press. 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Spanish-American philosopher Santayana (1863 - 1952) is almost unique amongst 20th century philosophers in his positive response to the contemporary world. Offers an overall interpretation of his diverse writings that has been obscured by previous studies that concentrated on particular aspects of his work. Instead of classic Western humanism that has produced alienation and angst, he advocates a better philosophy of humanism based on modesty. ISBN/ASIN: 1870626389. Our Book No: 22485. $15 AUD.
170. Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. (2011). Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Reprint ed). New York: Bloomsbury. 356 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (American science historians) tell the remarkable story of how a small conservative group of American scientists leads the world in vehement denial of a host of environmental dangers. They have deep connections in politics and industry, run effective campaigns to mislead the public, and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals surface repeatedly - they deny the science of global warming, that smoking causes lung cancer, that coal smoke causes acid rain, and that CFCs caused the ozone hole. 'Doubt is our product’, wrote one tobacco executive. These 'experts' supplied it. ISBN/ASIN: 9781608193943. Our Book No: 15769. $25 AUD.
171. Passmore, John (1997). Memoirs of a Semi-detached Australian. Melbourne, Carlton South: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), maps, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name title page), owner's small written name. Memoirs of a Semi-detached Australian, by John Passmore (first edition, 1997, 274 pages). The autobiography of Australian philosopher John Passmore. He takes an unsentimental journey from his childhood in Manly to the hothouse environment of the University of Sydney, and on to the realities of his imagined Europe. He mounts a passionate defence of the life of the mind, displaying the intellectual energy and insight that has made him a philosopher of international stature. ISBN/ASIN: 0522847668. Our Book No: 27690. $40 AUD.
172. Plant, Raymond (1973). Hegel (1st ed) [Political Thinkers Series]. London: George Allen & Unwin. 214 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge coloured, minor edgewear jacket (small part top spine faded, top edge reverse side lightly toned). Hegel, by Raymond Plant (1973). This is the first concise philosophical study of Hegel's political thought for many years. The author demonstrates the interconnection between his political and metaphysical writings, thereby providing the student with an entry point into the German philosopher's system of ideas. ISBN/ASIN: 0049210165. Our Book No: 26349. $20 AUD.
173. Popper, Karl (1977). Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography (Revised ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 255 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf. The autobiography of the greatest philosopher of science and a formidable critic of Marxism. The text of the present edition has been revised. A few small additions have been made, and one passage has been removed from the text, and has been incorporated in note 20. ISBN/ASIN: 0006341160. Our Book No: 15936. $12 AUD.
174. Popper, Karl R. (1987). The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Revised ed). London: Hutchinson. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good condition, edges little foxed, bottom edge rubbed, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, by Karl Popper (Hutchinson, 1987). Karl Popper, a leading philosopher of science, presents a striking new but technical or probabilistic picture of the logical character of scientific discovery. This picture does full justice to the liberating effect of the Einsteinian revolution in physics and quantum mechanics. Includes his revolutionary idea of the criteria of falsification. (Originally published in English in 1959: this is the, revised, 13th impression, and includes 12 new appendices.). ISBN/ASIN: 0091117216. Our Book No: 18008. $32 AUD.
175. Prado, C. G.; Foucault, Paul-Michel (1995). Starting with Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 181 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, crease one page (printing error), minor edgewear. C. G. Prado writes a straightforward introduction to the thought of French philospher and literary critic Paul-Michel Foucault. The focus is on discipline and punishment, and the first volume of 'The History of Sexuality'. This sympathetic but critical introduction is especially suited for readers more familiar with Anglo-American rather than with European philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 0813317916. Our Book No: 41048. $30 AUD.
176. Preston, Noel; Wilson, Ben (cartoonist) (1996). Understanding Ethics (1st ed). Sydney: Federation Press. 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, spine lightly faded, edges inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. Noel Preston, and Australian campaigner for social justice, and adjunct professor at Griffith University, provides an excellent statement of the principles of ethical behaviour, including case studies. ISBN/ASIN: 1862872279. Our Book No: 9594. $15 AUD.
177. Prokhovnik, S. J. (Simon) (1967). The Logic of Special Relativity. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 128 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket little creased (flap clipped, faint tide marks along spine being previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear, little biro underlining several pages, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). Albert Einstein's principles of special relativity have widespread applications, but their significance and interpretation has been the subject to heated debate. Simon Prokhovnik, from the School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, provides an analysis of this problem, and discusses the logic and limitations of each viewpoint. SCARCE. Our Book No: 18085. $60 AUD.
178. Putnam, Hilary (1998). Reason, Truth and History (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 222 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, corner tips front cover little creased, minimal edgewear. The author deals with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy: the nature of truth, knowledge and rationality. He aims to break down the fixed categories of thought which have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems. ISBN/ASIN: 0521297761. Our Book No: 30336. $30 AUD.
179. Rader, Melvin; Laski, Harold J. (preface) (1939). No Compromise: The Conflict Between Two Worlds. London: Left Book Club / Victor Gollancz. 381 pp. Paperback, good condition, card covers (spine little creased during manufacture), pages & covers lightly toned, rear cover lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners. Melvin Rader describes the struggle between two worlds: democracy and fascism. He is a lecturer of philosophy, University of Washington. He leaves the traditional themes of philosophy to write about the dangers of fascism for the survival of philosophy, and for democratic society in general. ISBN/ASIN: B01LTIHX6K. Our Book No: 20699. $15 AUD.
180. Rail, Genevieve (editor) (1998). Sport and Postmodern Times. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 399 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear corner tips. These essays provide a critical insight into the questions of race, gender, sexuality, and locality in sport and society. Topics include postmodern sport writing, sport and the postmodern deconstruction of gender and sexuality, virtual sport and the postmodern mediascape, discipline, normalization, rationalization, surveillance, panopticism, and other forms of power to "invest" postmodern sporting bodies, and new perspectives on sport and physical culture, consumer culture, and postmodern geography. Edited by Genevieve Rail, human kinetics, University of Ottawa. ISBN/ASIN: 0791439267. Our Book No: 22578. $20 AUD.
181. Rapaport, Herman (2011). The Literary Theory Toolkit: A Compendium of Concepts and Methods. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, figures, top corner rear cover creased, corner tips covers little creased, top spine bumped, small mark bottom corner last page & fore-edge, minor edgewear. This book is a compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. A lucid overview of the field of literary study, and provides the intellectual tools necessary to construct an effective foundation for literary analysis and a richer appreciation of world literature. The topics that are looked at are narrative, poetic, and performance analysis, the study of textual systems, and key aspects of social theory relevant to literary study. There are examples from literary texts covering all periods and genres. ISBN/ASIN: 9781405170475. Our Book No: 40073. $20 AUD.
182. Rawcliffe, D. H.; Huxley, Julian (foreword) (1959). Occult and Supernatural Phenomena (Reprint ed). New York: Dover Publications. 551 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), covers little creased, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. Applies the stern light of rational examination to hundreds of persistent "illusions and delusions" of mankind, such as (as listed on the front cover): stigmata, poltergeists, seances, ESP and telepathy, hypnotism, firewalking, mystical experience, lycanthropy, peyotl visions, auras, levitation, automatic writing. Our Book No: 18238. $15 AUD.
183. Renault, Emmanuel (2001). Hegel: La Naturalisation de la Dialectique [Histoire de la Philosophie]. Paris: Librarie Philosophique / J. Vrin. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The philosophy of nature has mostly been ignored in Hegelian studies. A careful reading of the German philosopher rectifies this prejudice, showing that not only is Hegel attentive and respectful of positive knowledge of his time, but that he tries to define the terms of methodological collaboration between philosophy and science. What is a speculative science project? What is Hegel's speculative deduction of the truth? What is the Hegelian understanding of the status and forms of discourse of the natural sciences? What attitude should the speculation adopt concerning scientific controversies? It is these questions that this book attempts to answer. (French language.). ISBN/ASIN: 9782711615025. Our Book No: 16762. $45 AUD.
184. Robinson, Dave; Mayblin, Bill (2004). Introducing Empiricism (1st ed). Royston, Herts / Sydney: Icon Books / Allen & Unwin. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cartoons. This popular cartoon guide explores empiricism, that is, our knowledge as coming primarily from experience. Covers the main philosopher proponents: Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J. S. Mill, Russell, Ayer. Includes criticisms by Kant, Wittgenstein, Popper and others. ISBN/ASIN: 184046545X. Our Book No: 16670. $10 AUD.
185. Robinson, Daniel N. (1985). Philosophy of Psychology [Critical Assessments of Contemporary Psychology]. New York: Columbia University Press. 188 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing, minimal annotation title page (letter) & pencil annotation. Daniel Robinson, an American psychology professor, discusses the fundamentals of the philosophy of psychology in an easygoing style. ISBN/ASIN: 023105923X. Our Book No: 21421. $15 AUD.
186. Rosenfield, Israel (1992). The Strange, Familiar and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness (1st UK ed). London: Picador. 157 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket (transparent paper), very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (top spine & top corners lightly worn). Argues that consciousness is the major business of the brain. Memories, language, and thoughts and drives are responsible for our everyday sense of life -- and are all integral parts of the protean yet fragile structure of consciousness. ISBN/ASIN: 0330324934. Our Book No: 23835. $18 AUD.
187. Rubin, Paul H. (2002). Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom [Rutgers Series In Human Evolution]. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Paul Rubin has written the first book to look at political behavior from a modern evolutionary perspective. The author shows why certain political-moral philosophies succeed or fail in modern Western culture. Ultimately, the author argues that humans naturally seek political freedom, and modern Western society provides more freedom than any previous one. ISBN/ASIN: 0813530962. Our Book No: 29179. $28 AUD.
188. Russell, Bertrand; Pirani, Felix (editor) (1958). A. B. C. of Relativity (Revised ed) [ABC of Relativity]. London: George Allen & Unwin. 139 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey-coloured top edge, figures, sticker & old price marks front flyleaf, minor foxing endpapers, minimal foxing some pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, faint toning reverse side, spine little faded, rear cover lightly toned, flap price-clipped), shop sticker front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Revised edition (1958) of a book by Bertand Russell initially published in 1925. The basic principles of relativity (Albert Einstein) have not changed since then, but its applications have been extended, and some revision was necessary for this edition. Chapter 11 has been rewritten, and a number of other passages have been altered to agree with present knowledge. Our Book No: 27301. $15 AUD.
189. Russell, Bertrand (1996). Marriage and Morals (Reprint ed). London: Routledge. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned. British philosopher offers a controversial and provocative book about a morality less distorting to human personality and sexuality, but careful of social needs. ISBN/ASIN: 0415079179. Our Book No: 11469. $12 AUD.
190. Russell, Bertrand (2001). Yours Faithfully, Bertrand Russell: A Lifelong Fight for Peace, Justice, and Truth in Letters to the Editor (1st stated ed). La Salle, IL: Open Court. 433 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. The noted English philosopher wrote during his long life 400 letters to the editor, about 75% being reproduced here. These wise, witty, sometimes eccentric, often indignant, letters provide an alternative biography as a political animal, exposing the unreason of our rulers, and defending human values. ISBN/ASIN: 0812694503. Our Book No: 14257. $20 AUD.
191. Said, Edward W. (1997). Beginnings: Intention and Method (1st U.K. ed). London: Granta Books. 416 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Edward W. Said brings together history, philosophy, structuralism and critical theory in a stimulating work of literary criticism. The author argues that during the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel was the major attempt in Western literary culture to give beginnings an authorizing, institutional and specialized role in art, experience and knowledge. He traces this idea through the late 19th and early 20th centuries - to Freud's discoveries and the novels of modernist authors - and examines the question of beginnings in critical discourse, and the work of the French structuralists. He combines philosophy and belles-lettres, and does not separate literature from history, philosophy and social discourse, thereby broadening the role of criticism from celebration and orthodoxy to re-experiencing and questioning. ISBN/ASIN: 1862071608. Our Book No: 30296. $30 AUD.
192. Sassi, Carla (2005). Why Scottish Literature Matters. Edinburgh: Saltire Society. 202 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This is the fourth book in the Saltire series examining the significance of Scottish history, philosophy and the Scots language. Carla Sassi examines Scotland's literature from the earliest times to the late 20th century, and offers new and fascinating insights into the nature of nationhood and identity, and the way in which these are reflected in, and the inspiration for, literary output at various periods. ISBN/ASIN: 0854110828. Our Book No: 23600. $20 AUD.
193. Satter, Beryl (2001). Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement 1875 - 1920 (1st p/b ed). Berkeley: University of California Press. 382 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white figures, charts, top corner rear cover creased, crease front cover near spine, small mark fore-edge. The author has chapters on the late-19th-century debate over the meanings of male desire and female virtue, the ideas of Mary Baker Eddy and Warren Felt Evans, the rise of Emma Curtis Hopkins, three novels written by female New Thought authors, and the life and thought of Helen Wilmans (1831 - 1907). Explains why some prominent turn-of-the-century political reformers were fascinated by New Thought. Describes the subsequent transformation of New Thought in early 20th century United States. The conclusion briefly traces the history of New Thought ideas (as philosophy and spirituality) to the present day. (Printed copy of a POD book.). ISBN/ASIN: 0520229274. Our Book No: 28766. $30 AUD.
194. Saul, John Ralston (2002). On Equilibrium (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 370 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. John Ralston Saul, an influential Canadian writer on philosophy and politics, explains how our different qualities give us the intelligence, self-confidence and practical ability to think and act as responsible adults. His book is an intelligent, persuasive and controversial exploration of the essential qualities of humans, and how these qualities can be used to achieve equilibrium for the self, and to foster an ethical society. ISBN/ASIN: 0140293140. Our Book No: 23612. $15 AUD.
195. Schapiro, J. Salwyn (1958). Liberalism: Its Meaning and History. New York: Anvil Original / Van Nostrand. 192 pp. Paperback small, good condition, pages toned, small tear top edge end pages & rear cover, some edgewear, sticker front cover, owner's written name. A crisp meaningful narrative by American academic historian that traces the main streams of liberal thought as they developed in England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. Outlines the basic ideas of liberalism that are the same everywhere, but also notes regional variations that have developed. Our Book No: 4549. $10 AUD.
196. Schirato, Tony; Roberts, Mary (2018). Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light scratches covers, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of French sociologist, cultural theorist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu. Drawing on recently released lectures, the authors offer a systematic account of Bourdieu's full body of work, from his early research in Algiers to his last lecture in Paris. This critical introduction will interest all Bourdieu scholars, as well as researchers and thinkers who use his work in their own social and cultural analyses. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760111748. Our Book No: 31060. $40 AUD.
197. Searle, John R. (1992). The Rediscovery of the Mind [Representation and Mind Series]. Cambridge: MIT Press. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light bump top, top corner front cover little worn, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. American philosopher presents a formidable attack on current orthodoxies in the philosophy of mind. In four chapters that constitute the heart of his argument, the author elaborates a theory of consciousness and its relation to our overall scientific world view and to unconscious mental phenomena. He concludes with a criticism of cognitive science and proposes an approach to the study of mind that emphasizes the centrality of consciousness. ISBN/ASIN: 026269154X. Our Book No: 29053. $20 AUD.
198. Shillingsburg, Peter (2001). William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life [Literary Lives]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear, owner's details embossed title page. This biography of Thackeray by Peter Shillingsburg offers a new perspective on the relationship between his life and his novels. It combines an analysis of his philosophy and religion with his life's experiences with women, and acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies. Traces Thackeray's composition and revision of sample passages to demonstrate that his narrative strategies were conscious developments. Also demonstrates how his critique of the evils of society focused subtly on conventional domestic cruelties, and on the inequities of the world of women, but in a way that could be dismissed and would not necessarily alienate the public upon whose good will his livelihood depended. ISBN/ASIN: 033365093X. Our Book No: 22625. $20 AUD.
199. Simonton, Dean Keith (2011). Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press. 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor edgewear dustjacket. Dean Keith Simonton examines cinematic creativity and aesthetics, but confined to scientific studies carried out by a multidisciplinary group of researchers. The book also has a chapter on Oscars, Golden Globes and Critics, The Script, The Stars, and the epilogue is about The Science of Cinema. This book will interest anyone with an interest in film, including aficionados who are open to the scientific approach, and researchers in the areas of creativity, aesthetics, and cultural economics. The reported research comes from many disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, management, marketing, communications, journalism, broadcasting, history, musicology, and statistics. ISBN/ASIN: 9780199752034. Our Book No: 30966. $30 AUD.
200. Singer, Peter (2002). One World: The Ethics of Globalisation. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear cover corner tips. (One World: The Ethics of Globalisation, by Peter Singer, Text Publishing, 2002.) Peter Singer, the noted Australian-born philosopher looks at the ethical issues surrounding globalisation. The key issues, he argues, cut across national boundaries. ISBN/ASIN: 1877008451. Our Book No: 26676. $15 AUD.
201. Sinnott, Edmund W. (1961). Cell and Psyche: The Biology of Purpose [Science Library]. New York: Harper Torchbooks. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small edge tear base rear cover, minor edgewear. The noted American botanist explores the hypothesis that biological organization and behaviour are the same thing. Human organization is more complex than the sum of its biological and psychological parts. Section 1: Organization, the distinctive character of all life. Section 2: Biological organization and psychological activity. Section 3: Some implications for philosophy. Our Book No: 4843. $12 AUD.
202. Skinner, B. F. (2002). Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company. 234 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers lightly toned, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark last page. This book is a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971. The book is controversial, and the author argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be revised. He insists that the problems of the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior. ISBN/ASIN: 0872206270. Our Book No: 29406. $15 AUD.
203. Somerville, Margaret (2007). The Ethical Imagination (1st Australian ed) [CBC Massey Lectures Series]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 276 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge lightly toned, top corner tip rear cover little creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Renowned conservative Australian-Canadian ethicist Margaret Somerville tackles some of the most contentious issues of our time and proposes a brilliant new kind of ethical language and thought to help us deal with them. Science and technology confront us with some of the most challenging and unprecedented ethical questions in the world today. These issues encompass what it means to be human, how we relate to others and our world and how we find meaning in life. She touches on controversial topics such as new reproductive technologies, genetic modification and transhumanism. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522854046. Our Book No: 25822. $18 AUD.
204. Specter, Michael (2010). Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives (1st U.K. ed). London: Duckworth. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Michael Specter, a science and public health journalist at New Yorker magazine, tackles a broad range of contentious topics including genetically-modifed versus organic food, concern over big pharma practices, anti-vaccination fears, and the effectiveness of complementary medicine. A compelling case against irrationality, and in favour of fact-based decision-making for individuals and democratic society. ISBN/ASIN: 9780715639436. Our Book No: 17686. $20 AUD.
205. Spencer, Lloyd; Krauze, Andrzej (1996). Hegel for Beginners (1st ed). London: Icon Books. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. Cartoon biography of the German philosopher who had a profound influence on the ideas and political events of the 20th century. ISBN/ASIN: 1874166447. Our Book No: 25874. $14 AUD.
206. Stalnaker, Aaron (2006). Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine [Moral Traditions Series]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor crease rear cover corner, small crush top edge front cover & first few pages, light crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book by Aaron Stalnaker has its main focus on how ethical and religious commitments are conceived, articulated, and nurtured through methodical practices that guide aspirants through alternative territories of sin and salvation, ignorance and wisdom, or suffering and bliss. He discusses and compares the moral psychologies of Augustine (Christian) and Xunzi (Chinese philosopher). (From the Moral Traditions Series.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781589015036. Our Book No: 28757. $25 AUD.
207. Starr, Paul (2007). Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism. New York: Basic Books. 276 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, bottom corner front cover little bumped, pages faintly toned. Liberalism is a sturdy public philosophy, an important part of American traditions, and capable of making America and the world more free and secure. ISBN/ASIN: 9780465081868. Our Book No: 30353. $20 AUD.
208. Sterelny, Kim (1994). The Representational Theory of Mind: An Introduction (Reprint ed). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, flyleaf little creased, faint foxing edges, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name inside front cover. Demonstrates that we can construct physicalist theories of important aspects of our mental life. The author aims to show that philosophical and empirical investigations can be synthesized to the benefit of both. The book is both introduction and argument, explanation and manifesto, and succeeds in bridging the widening gap between student primer and contemporary research. ISBN/ASIN: 0631164987. Our Book No: 26372. $14 AUD.
209. Stern, Robert; Hegel, G. W. F. (subject) (2002). Hegel and the Phenomenology of Spirit [Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks]. London: Routledge. 234 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine creased, minor edgewear. "Phenomenology of Spirit" is Hegel's most influential and famous work. It is essential to understanding Hegel's philosophical system and why he is still a major figure in Western philosophy. This book introduces and assesses Hegel's life and background to the book, the goals and text, and the continuing importance of Hegel's work for philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 0415217881. Our Book No: 30188. $20 AUD.
210. Stevenson, Leslie; Byerly, Henry (1995). The Many Faces of Science: An Introduction to Scientists, Values, and Society (1st ed). Boulder: Westview Press. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. Provides the basic information and the philosophical reflection students need to gain an understanding of the development of modern science. Brief, accessible, and rich in anecdotes, personal asides, and keen insight, this book is the ideal introduction for non-scientists in courses on science studies, science and society, and science and human values. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0813320178. Our Book No: 8644. $10 AUD.
211. Stevenson, Leslie (editor); Aquires, Roger (editor); Haldane, John (editor) (1986). Mind, Causation and Action (1st ed) [Philosophical Quarterly]. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, covers little faded, [pages lightly toned, top & bottom edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing inside covers, light crease covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name These essays by prominent philosophers explore in detail various aspects of the way in which causality is involved in our concepts of mind. An introductory survey by Simon Blackburn and critical studies of important recent books by Stich and Peacocke round out this collection of work. Some topics are reason, Davidson anomalous monism, Lewis functionalism, self-deception, and free action. The book will be of interest to anyone concerned with current research in the philosophy of mind. (These essays were originally published in The Philosophical Quarterly.). ISBN/ASIN: 0631150455. Our Book No: 30428. $30 AUD.
212. Sutherland, Stewart R. (1977). Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and The Brothers Karamazov. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, owner's written name & date. Dostoyevsky was tormented by the question about the existence of God throughout his life. Stewart Sutherland discusses this from both a philosophical and theological viewpoint, and with specific reference to the novel 'The Brothers Karamazov'. ISBN/ASIN: 063112604X. Our Book No: 12836. $35 AUD.
213. Svendsen, Lars; Irons, John (translation) (2006). Fashion: A Philosophy (1st English ed). London: Reaktion Books. 188 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Drawing on a range of commentators, from Adam Smith in the 18th century to Roland Barthes in more recent times, Lars Svendsen analyses fashion as a historical phenomenon and as a philosophy of aesthetics, and considers fashion's relationships to art, politics and philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 1861892918. Our Book No: 24999. $16 AUD.
214. Tallis, Frank (2002). Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious (1st ed). London: Profile Books. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), navy boards & endpapers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. Frank Tallis provides a brilliant synthesis that reevaluates, in accessible language, the notion of the unconscious - one of the major concepts of 20th-century science. The latest experiments suggest a remarkable comeback for a notion originally popularised by Sigmund Freud. Tallis concludes with a revolutionary account of what it means to be human. This is a compelling story that looks at writers, artists and scientists, bitter professional rivalries and fascinating discoveries. ISBN/ASIN: 186197311X. Our Book No: 23328. $25 AUD.
215. Thalberg, Irving (1972). Enigmas of Agency: Studies in the Philosophy of Human Action (1st ed) [Muirhead Library of Philosophy]. London: Allen & Unwin. 229 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), boards & top edge burgundy, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear jacket (small defect bottom edge). Enigmas of Agency, by Irving Tahlberg (Allen & Unwin, 1972.) Irving Thalberg provides an introduction to the philosophy of action and human behaviour, written in a lucid and witty style. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 004100034X. Our Book No: 2706. $20 AUD.
216. Thomas, J. Heywood (2000). Tillich [Paul Tillich] [Outstanding Christian Thinkers]. London: Continuum. 188 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965) was a singular German theologian who was as much at home in theological discussion. His attacks on Nazism forced him to flee to the United States. A critical review of this theology, including his debts to Schelling, Kant and Husserl. Examines his ontological approach to Christology and salvation, and his understanding of the Church as a spiritual community. ISBN/ASIN: 0826450830. Our Book No: 3844. $12 AUD.
217. Thomassen, Lasse (editor) (2006). The Derrida - Habermas Reader (1st U.K. ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 321 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Examines the debate between two of the most prominent philosophers and social theorists of the 20th century: Jacques Derrida and Jurgen Habermas. It presents a unique collection of articles by the two figures and by those who have written about them, and includes pieces published in English for the first time. ISBN/ASIN: 0748622500. Our Book No: 25238. $30 AUD.
218. Thompson, Damian (2008). Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History. London: Atlantic Books. 162 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, barcode sticker at rear, extensive written annotation rear endpapers. Damian Thompson, a British sociologist and journalist, From conspiracy theories to alternative medicine, people are experiencing an epidemic of untrue descriptions of the world. Following in the footsteps of 'The God Delusion' (Richard Dawkins) and 'The End of Faith' (Sam Harris), this book is a defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication. We are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. Examples abound: From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to the revision of ancient history in 'The Da Vinci Code', from the Book of Mormon's account of settling the New World, to the belief in a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. We are experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. This pandemic isn't about religious faith or untestable truths. Rather, it is about everyday beliefs and woolly thinking that contradict clear evidence. ISBN/ASIN: 9781843546757. Our Book No: 18140. $15 AUD.
219. Thompson, Evan (editor) (2001). Between Ourselves: Second-person Issues in the Study of Consciousness [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. A companion volume to a previous one on first-person approaches to the study of consciousness. Your relationships are central to human life yet have been neglected in consciousness research. This book puts that right, and goes further by including descriptions of animal person-to-person interactions from primatologists Barbara Smuts and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh. Other contributions are drawn from fields as diverse as Japanese philosophy and Buddhist studies, neurophysiology, phenomenology and neuropsychology - including clinical studies on autism and face-recognition disorders. Edited by Evan Thomspon. (A special issue of the 'Journal of Consciousness Studies'.). ISBN/ASIN: 0907845142. Our Book No: 15953. $20 AUD.
220. Thorpe, T. E. (2007). Humphry Davy: Poet and Philosopher. Stroud, Glouc.: Nonsuch Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. One of the most brilliant scientists of his day, Humphry Davy was acclaimed for his work as a chemist, notably for the isolation of iodine, and later the invention of the Davy safety lamp. He was also an accomplished poet, known throughout his life to express his feelings in verse, and his impassioned and romantic spirit was unmistakable in his vision of science. Using extracts from Davy's letters and papers, details the life and achievements of a man who, transgressing scientific and literary circles, played a significant role in the social and intellectual world of late 18th and early 19th century London. (Originally published, 1896. This edition has a modern introduction.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781845883829. Our Book No: 14525. $18 AUD.
221. Torey, Zoltan (1999). The Crucible of Consciousness: A Personal Exploration of the Conscious Mind (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The Hungarian-Australian clinical psychologist was blinded in an industrial accident, and learned to see again by persistent internal visualization (as described in "Out of Darkness"). He explores areas as diverse as neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, and describes how consciousness (reflective awareness) is an innate ability related to language. The results are extraordinary, and will be of great interest to anyone wanting to understand the hard brain-mind problem. Recommended by Oliver Sacks and Daniel Dennett. ISBN/ASIN: 0195508726. Our Book No: 23682. $30 AUD.
222. Truzzi, Marcello (editor) (1979). Zetetic Scholar: An Independent Scientific Review of Claims of Anomalies and the Paranormal (No. 5). Ypsilanti, MI: Marcello Truzzi / Zetetic Scholar. 124 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (staples rusted), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, typewritten-style text, edges lightly foxed. Main articles: Attitudes of college professors towards ESP; Dialogue on statistical problems in psi research; Thirty years after Kenneth Arnold (flying saucers); Review of UFO witnesses' reliability; Visit to the Centre de Cryptozoologie. Our Book No: 13767. $15 AUD.
223. Truzzi, Marcello (editor) (1980). Zetetic Scholar: An Independent Scientific Review of Claims of Anomalies and the Paranormal (No. 6). Ypsilanti, MI: Marcello Truzzi / Zetetic Scholar. 186 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (staples rusted), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, typewritten-style text, edges lightly foxed. Main articles: Psychic research (Robert Jahn); Scientists and anomalous phenomena (a survey); Pathological science (Ray Hyman + critical comments); Failures to replicate remote-viewing using psychic subjects (+ critical comments); Seven evidential experiments (John Beloff + critical comments). Our Book No: 13770. $15 AUD.
224. Veracini, Lorenzo (2010). Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview [Cambridge Imperial and Post-colonial Studies]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few figures, minor edgewear. Lorenzo Veracini looks at the settler colonial 'situation' and explains how there is no such thing as neo-settler colonialism or post-settler colonialism because settler colonialism itself is a resilient formation that rarely ends. It is a global and transnational phenomenon, and as much something of the present as a thing of the past (most discussed as building European worlds outside of Europe). ISBN/ASIN: 9780230284906. Our Book No: 31112. $35 AUD.
225. Vincent, Andrew (2002). Nationalism and Particularity (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, bookplate (review copy). A work of political theory that examines nationalism in two ways. First, it draws out the ideological connections and associations of nationalism by analysing its relation to a series of key political concepts, theories and practices. Second, it looks at the drift to particularity in political debates by assessing nationalism as a key example of particularity. It is an original contribution to political theory accessible to students in philosophy, politics and law. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0521017092. Our Book No: 21917. $12 AUD.
226. Warnock, Mary (2003). Nature and Mortality: Recollections of a Philosopher in Public Life. London: Continuum. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, small scuff base spine, corner tips covers little creased, faint foxing inside covers & endpapers, few small dents covers, covers little scratched, autograph (author's written name title page). The noted English philosopher provides a thought-provoking account on such matters as human embryology, genetic engineering, euthanasia and abortion. Her views are set in the context of her own experience of writing reports on these topics. The framework of the book is autobiographical and very personal. ISBN/ASIN: 0826473237. Our Book No: 29288. $15 AUD.
227. Washburn, Michael (1994). Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective (Reprint ed) [SUNY Series in the Philosophy of Psychology]. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 367 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, corner tips last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Michael Washburn provides a psychoanalytic foundation for transpersonal psychology. Using psychoanalytic theory, he explains how ego development both prepares for and creates obstacles to ego transcendence. Eastern and Western sources are used to discuss spiritual development. ISBN/ASIN: 0791419541. Our Book No: 28714. $30 AUD.
228. Wasserman, David (editor); Wachbroit, Robert (editor) (2001). Genetics and Criminal Behavior (1st p/b ed) [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Several philosophers address basic conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues raised by genetic research on criminal behavior. The essays explore the complexities of tracing any genetic influence on criminal, violent or antisocial behavior; the varieties of interpretations to which evidence of such influences is subject; and the relevance of such influences to the moral and legal appraisal of criminal conduct. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0521627281. Our Book No: 22345. $15 AUD.
229. Waugh, Alexander (2008). The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War (1st ed). New York: Doubleday. 333 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, black & white photos, top corners covers minimally bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Alexander Waugh provides a dramatic historical and psychological epic about a brilliant and tragic Viennese Wittgenstein family. The author traces the triumphs of a family held together by a fanatical love of music yet torn apart by money, madness, conflicts of loyalty, and the upheaval of two world wars. Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of eight children, became one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. (The author is grandson of Evelyn Waugh. First edition stated, but seems 1st U.S. edition.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780385520607. Our Book No: 27629. $30 AUD.
230. Wendt, Marlitt (2011). Trust Instead of Dominance: Working Towards a New Form of Ethical Horsemanship (1st English ed). Richmond Upon Thames: Cadmos Publishing. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. Marlitt Wendt, a German behavioural scientist, explodes the widely held belief in the theory of dominance over the horse. The author presents a new scientifically based concept which is founded instead on friendship as an ethical alternative. Marlitt covers a range of topics from herd behaviour, the concept of hierarchy, through to an insight into current learning theory. (Translated from the German.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780857880017. Our Book No: 27144. $25 AUD.
231. Williams, Robyn (2006). Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 165 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Robyn Williams, the ABC Science Show presenter, writes a short, wicked and witty debunk of Intelligent Design, which is actually just a re-design of the pseudoscience of Creation Science (Creationism). ISBN/ASIN: 1741149231. Our Book No: 25169. $12 AUD.
232. Wright, Arthur, F. (editor) (1985). Confucianism and Chinese Civilization (Reissue, reprint ed). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. This selection of essays about Confucius and Confucianism, edited by Arthur Wright, was initially published in 1964, and is reissued here. The essays were selected from three previous volumes: Confucianism in Action (1959), The Confucian Persuasion (1960) and Confucian Personalities (1962). ISBN/ASIN: 0804708916. Our Book No: 3016. $12 AUD.
233. Yeatman, Anna (editor); Hansen, Phillip (editor); Zolkos, Magdalena (editor); Barbour, Charles (editor) (2011). Action and Appearance: Ethics and the Politics of Writing in Hannah Arendt. New York: Continuum. 219 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, top corner tip removed front flyleaf, minimal edgewear. These essays examine the important and complex link between action and appearance in Hannah Arendt's political thought. The essays explore the German-American political philosopher’s familiar, previously unpublished and recently rediscovered texts that challenge the established readings of her work. A good resource for anyone wanting to look at her work, political thought, political theory, and political philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 9781441101730. Our Book No: 30101. $25 AUD.
234. Young, J. Z. (1987). Philosophy and the Brain. Oxford: Opus / Oxford University Press (OUP). 233 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A masterly exposition of the advances made over the last 30 years in our knowledge of the brain, by British professor of neurophysiology. ISBN/ASIN: 0192821679. Our Book No: 3676. $12 AUD.
235. Young, Robert (1986). Personal Autonomy: Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty [International Series of Social and Political Thought]. London: Croom Helm. 123 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Australian philosopher (Latrobe University) examines all aspects of personal autonomy, which is central to discussions about democratic rights, personal freedom and individualism in the marketplace. Defining personal autonomy as freedom to act without external constraints is too narrow. It also implies individual self-determination in accord with one's chosen life path. ISBN/ASIN: 0709929145. Our Book No: 16582. $50 AUD.