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A History of Formal Logic (translated By Vio Thomas)

by Bochenski, I.M. (Joseph Innocent M.)

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New York; (1970): Chelsea House Publishers. Octavo. 2nd corrected edition. (the first had to be withdrawn because of some typographical errors). 567 pages, 10 p. publisher's catalog. A masterful work on the history of logic by the scholar whose writings became a major influence after World War II (his work on Contemporary European Philosophy included his critique… Read more
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Manchester: J.E. Cornish, 1899. Quarto. 105pp. The essays are on Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume and John Stuart Mill. His essay on John Locke is among the most important and has led to scholars taking sides on his view. Bound in white linen lettered in gilt, spine plain, previous owner's name… Read more
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Eric Voegelin and the Problem of Christian Political Order

by Herndon, Jeffrey C.

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2007
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Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri, 2007. First Edition. Octavo. 189 pages, index. Professor Herndon has clarified the issues of Voegelin's rejection of the "the historical Jesus school" and he sees Paul not as an antithesis but one who implies what a Christian social order would look like. A profound book rooted in the sources of Voegelin's… Read more
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History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe

by Lecky, William Edward Hartpole

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1904
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London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1904. Octavo. In two volumes. Half-titles, xxxi, 408pp and xiii, 430pp. The author attempts to show the distinction between the sphere of the historian and the sphere of the theologian. He traces the history of the spirit of Rationalism. Not any class of definite doctrines or criticisms, but rather a certain cast of thought,… Read more
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An Autobiography

by Spenser, Herbert

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1904
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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1904. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. 655, 613pp., (2)pp. publisher's ads. The author had died before the publication of his autobiography but left instructions to the trustees as to how he would like it to be presented. Herbert Spencer was a British philosopher and sociologist who was intellectually active during the Victorian… Read more
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Treatise on Right and Wrong

by Mencken, H. L.

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1934
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New York: Knopf, 1934. First Edition. Octavo. viii, 331 pages, xix pages. Here Mencken in his anti-theological point of view states "revelation as a moral sanction has serious limitations" as he believes that ethical problems are inseparable from individual and social life. Although this is a scientific approach to morality, he understands there is the reality of moral experience… Read more
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London: Printed By James Flesher, for Richard Royston at the Angel in Ivy-Lane, 1660. Folio. . Spine reads: Rule of Conscience. 2 volumes in one. Volume 1 [6] xi, 559 pages. Volume 2 558 pages [2] leaves of plates. Jeremy Taylor was a clergyman in the Church of England who was a chaplain to King Charles I as a… Read more
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Nomological Statements and Admissible Operations (Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics)

by Reichenbach, Hans

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1954
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Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. 140 pages, index, flex binding. In Formalized logics the relation of inference between two statements is generally given a wider scope than it has in ordinary discourse. The implications which Reichebach studies are not restricted to logical implications but include also physical entailment. For the serious reader… Read more
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Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Science and Logic; Collected Papers, 1933-1969

by Moody, Ernest A.

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1975
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo. 453 pages includes major articles on Galileo; Medieval Logic and Nominalism with an important study of William of Ockham. This book has scholar Neal Gilbert's name penned on front endpaper. Gilbert was known for his work on Renaissance Concepts of Method and his many articles on… Read more
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Paul and his Interpreters: A Critical Reprint

by Schweitzer, Albert

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1951
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New York: Macmillan, 1951. Octavo. 252 pages. index. Early printing of the American edition.. The first edition in German and English appeared in 1912 and languished while most people devoured his classic The Quest for the Historical Jesus. Here he deals with the question: Was F.C. Baur's Hegelian interpretation correct? What about Adolph Harnack who… Read more
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A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences

by Krauth, Charles Porterfield; William Fleming; Henry Calderwood

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1881
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New York: Shelton, 1881. Octavo. 3rd Edition. xxiv, 1055p One of the best works on the discipline of philosophy as it was being explored by Americans in the last half of the Nineteenth Century which already notes the contributions of Hegel, Kant and Schopenhauer. While philosophers such as William James and Charles Pierce were already coming under the influence… Read more
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Plato's Method of Dialectic (translated and Edited By D.J. Allan)

by Stenzel, Julius

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1973
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New York: Arno, 1973. 170p. index. Stenzel who was Professor of philosphy at Halle was one of the most original and industrious Platonic scholars of his time. This work is comprised first of two distinct works: an essay on the literary form and philosophical context of the Dialogues, and studies on Plato's Dialectic. … Read more
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Being and Some Philosphers

by Gilson, Etienne

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1949
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Toronto, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1949. First Edition. Octavo. Being and Some Philosophers is a testament to the persistence of those concerns and an important landmark in the history of the question of being. This book presents the ways in which being is translated across history, from unity in Plato and substance in Aristotle to essence in… Read more
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Washington, D.C.: (1997): Catholic University of America. Octavo. xv, 319 p. This important works covers the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. While it was a time of crisis in Spain, the adaptation of Erasmus' encomium of the liberal arts is covered to the period just before Cadalso's indictment of Salamanca as an institution of regression. The deep commitment to… Read more
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Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2010. First Edition. Octavo. . 150p. This study is an important reappraisal of Aristotelian cosmology. His belief that all celestial objects consist of the same substance that pervades the heavens but the author in a careful study argues that the heavenly stuff applied to the stars only. He also distinguishes the key points between Aristotle's view… Read more
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Kleines Lehrbuch Des Postivismmus; einfuehrung in Die Empiristishce Wissenschaftsauffassung

by Von Mises, Richard

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1939
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The Hague, Holland: W.P. Van Stockum & Zoon, 1939. Original Paper Wrps. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 467p. index. clean text, no marks of any kind. Paper corners light wear. Although known in the US as the Harvard Professor of Aerodynamics, he was a logical positivists and here was his… Read more
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Lorenzo Valla's Anti-Aristotelian natural Philosophy

by Trinkaus, Charles Edward

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1994
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Firenze: L.S. Olschki, 1994. p. 279-325. Overlooked by previous scholars the analysis of Valla's critique of Aristotle in the process of ending the dominance of medieval scholasticism.
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The Philosophy of Karl Jaspers

by Schilpp, Paul Arthur, Editor

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1957
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New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 918 pages, mylar protected boards. A product of The Library of Living Philosophers. Tan cloth with black title panel on spine, Title letters tan.
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PHILOSOPHY - THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY) - VOL. XV 1940

by Broad, C.D., Et al. (Hooper, Sydney E., Ed.)

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London: Macmillan & Co. 1940. Octavo. 448 pp. C.d. Broad "Conscience and Conscientious Action" and discussion of Sir Arthur Eddington's "Philosophy of Physical Science," R.G. Collingwood "Fascism and Nazism", W.R. Inge, C.E.M. Joad, J.O. Wisdom "Hegel's Dialectic in HIstorical Philosophy," E.F. Carritt on "Hegel and Prussianism. Ink presentation written on frontpapers. Some light staining front cover.
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Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 1979. Original Cloth. Good Copy First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Kantstudien. Ergaenzungshefte im auftrage der Kant-Gesellschaft in Verbindung mit Ingeborg Heidemann, herausgegeben von Gerhard Funke und Joachim Kopper. 110.
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