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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity
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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

By Lewis, Charles

935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral IntegrityLewis, Charles, Published by PublicAffairs, New York, 2014. First Edition.Quarter black over white boards, red spine titles. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 364 pages including index. Volume in unread condition; light crease to lower front of unclipped dustjacket which is otherwise fine.

$12.45

God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion
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God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion

By Stenger, Victor J.

God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion, Stenger, Victor J. Published by Prometheus Books, New York. 2012. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 408 pages including bibliography and index. In unread, unmarked condition.

$10.89

Healing the Heart of Democracy - The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
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Healing the Heart of Democracy - The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

By Parker J Palmer

Healing the Heart of Democracy - The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, Parker J Palmer. Published by Jossey-Bass, United States, 2014. First edition paperback. Card covers. 276 pages. In unread, as new condition. Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other: (1) An understanding that we are all in this together. (2) An appreciation of the value of "otherness." (3) An ability to hold tensions in life-giving ways. (4) A sense of personal voice and agency. (5) A capacity to create community. Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for "We the People" to reclaim our democracy. Publishers Weekly, in a *Starred Review*, said "This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it." And the online journal Democracy & Education called it "one of the most important books of the early 21st Century."

$7.78

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Published by Random House, New York, 2012. First Edition. Quarter black over beige boards, gilt spine titles. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 519 pages including index. Volume and contents in pristine condition; unclipped jacket has light ruffling and otherwise fine. Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What the author has identified and calls antifragile iis that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. In this book the author stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.

$15.56

Arguably: Selected Essays
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Arguably: Selected Essays

By Hitchens, Christopher

Arguably: Selected Essays, Hitchens, Christopher.Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, 2012. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 788 pages. In as new condition with light shelf wear to covers.

$9.34

The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
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The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice

By Kyabgon, Traleg

The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice,Kyabgon, Traleg. Published by Shambhala, 2001. First Edition. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 188 pages including index.Light wear to covers and otherwise in mint, unread condition.

$7.78

The Best Buddhist Writing 2004
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2004

The Best Buddhist Writing 2004. McLeod, Melvin (Editor). Published by Shambhala, Boston, London, 2004. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 363 pages. Card covers. In mint, unread condition without marks etc. The Best Buddhist Writing 2004 features selections from the Dalai Lama; Thich Nhat Hanh; Pema Chödrön; Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones; novelist and journalist Pico Iyer; Huston Smith, America's most respected writer on comparative religion; MacArthur Award winner Charles Johnson; Random House editor-in-chief Dan Meneker; and many others.

$7.78

Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World
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Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World

By Das, Lama Surya

Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World, Das, Lama Surya, Broadway Books, 1998. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 414 pages including index. Light toning to pages and otherwise in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.

$7.78

The Nature of Man (The Essence of Alan Watts; Book 5)
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The Nature of Man (The Essence of Alan Watts; Book 5)

By Watts, Alan

The Nature of Man (The Essence of Alan Watts; Book 5), Watts, Alan Published by Celestial Arts Publishing Co , U.S.A, 1975. First printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 63 pages with illustrations. Card covers. Contents in unread, mint condition; card covers have light shelf wear with one soil mark front; binding is tight and square. "The concept of work and duty lies at the heart of Western thought. Grimly we face our goals. We see tasks as adversaries to master. We regard jobs, whether routine or creative, as projects to put behind us so that we can find pleasure elsewhere. In The Nature of Man Alan Watts shows that any activity can be a pleasure in itself. Life, he says, is a kind of dance - to be wholly enjoyed for what it is, not for where it leads."

$27.24

True to Life; Why Truth Matters
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True to Life; Why Truth Matters

By Lynch, MIchael P.

True to Life; Why Truth Matters, Lynch, MIchael P. Published by MIT Press, Cambridge and London, 2004. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 204 pages including index. beige cloth boards with silver spine titles. Both jacket and volume in new, unread condition.

$11.67

Bricks to Babel: Selected Writings with Comments by the Author
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Bricks to Babel: Selected Writings with Comments by the Author

By Koestler, Arthur

Bricks to Babel: Selected Writings with Comments by the Author, Koestler, Arthur. Published by Hutchinson & Co 1980. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. Pp.697. Black boards with gilt spine titles. Both volume and unclipped dustjacket (protected in mylar) are in mint condition. Arthur Koestler, CBE was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Bricks to Babel is a collection compiled from Koestler's lifetime writings follows his progress from seeking political solutions to solve mankind's problems to his attempting to find ultimate meaning in science and philosophy

$19.46

Rosicrucian Esotericism
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Rosicrucian Esotericism

By Steiner, Rudolf

Rosicrucian Esotericism, Steiner, Rudolf. Anthroposophic Press, Spring Valley, New York, 1978. First Edition in English. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 122 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine titles. Unclipped dustjacket has chipping spine head and tiny closed tear to flap. Boards have fading and light edge rubbing. Endpapers have library stamps and label. Small stain fore-edge not affecting text-block which is free of markings, folds or tears. This volume is comprised of 10 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner to audiences attending the Fifth Congress of the Federation of European sections of the Theosophical teachings, Budapest June 3-12, 1909. Translated from the original German by D.S. Osmond this is the first English Edition. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist.

$19.46

Sartre
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Sartre

By Grene, Marjorie

Sartre, Grene, Marjorie. Published by New Viewpoints / Franklin Watts, 1973. First Issue soft cover. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 301 pages Card covers and spine have creases; contents in pristine condition. This is an extensive study of Sartre as philosopher and writer by American philosopher Marjorie Glicksman Grene (1910-2009). Grene wrote on existentialism and the philosophy of science and is considered the founder of the philosophy of biology. She received various awards, distinguished professorships, and honorary degrees throughout her career and in 2002 she became the first woman included in the Library of Living Philosophers.

$15.56

The Trial of Socrates
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The Trial of Socrates

By Stone, I. F.

The Trial of Socrates, Stone, I. F. Published by Little, Brown & Company, 1988. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 282 pages including index. Quarter grey cloth over gray paper covered boards. Volume in fine condition; clipped dustjacket has light edge wear with a small closed tear back tail edge. Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the 2,500-year-old trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher. The New York Times called this national best-seller an "intellectual thriller."

$11.67

Cicero: On The Good Life
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Cicero: On The Good Life

By Cicero; Michael Grant (Translator)

Cicero: On The Good Life, Cicero; Michael Grant (Translator); A. C. Grayling (Preface). Published by The Folio Society, London, 2003, Second printing, 2005. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 415 pp. Grant, Michael Introduction and Notes. Quarter leather over illustrated front and back boards; gilt spine titles; dark brown endpapers and top edge. Frontispiece engraving by Simon Brett. Volume is in pristine condition; unread. Matching slipcase is fine with the lightest of shelf wear. Matching volumes are: Aristotle: Ethics (002258) and Plato: Republic (002257). A discount will be applied if ordering more than one book of this series.

$58.37

Aristotle: Ethics
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Aristotle: Ethics

By Aristotle; J K A Thomson (Translator)

Aristotle: Ethics, Aristotle; J K A Thomson (Translator); A. C. Grayling (Preface). Published by The Folio Society, London, 2003, Second printing, 2005. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 297 pages. Complete text of English translation by J K A Thomson, revised with Notes and Appendices by Hugh Tredenick, an Introduction and Further Readings by Jonathan Barnes. Quarter leather over illustrated front and back boards; gilt spine titles; dark brown endpapers and top edge. Frontispiece engraving by Simon Brett. Volume is in pristine condition; unread. Matching slipcase is fine with a narrow strip of light sunning to one edge. Matching volumes are: Plato: Republic (002257) and Cicero: On The Good Life (002259). A discount will be applied if ordering more than one book of this series.

$54.47

Wittgenstein Elegies
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Wittgenstein Elegies

By Zwicky, Jan

Wittgenstein Elegies, Zwicky, Jan. Published by Brick Books /Coldstream/ Academic Printing and Publishing, Edmonton, 1986. First edition/Signed: "For the staff of Booming Ground with many thanks - it has been extraordinary. JZ 2002." Booming Ground refers to the University of British Columbia Creating Writing Program. Card covers. 70 pages. In fine condition. A rare copy. Complex, intricately textured and polyphonic, this sequence of five long poems enacts the fulfillment of poetry and philosophy in one another. "In Schiller's terms, it is the elegiac longing for unity of soul and world, here expressed in some of the most beautiful poetry of 1986." -- Ronald B. Hatch, University of Toronto Quarterly

$54.47

Representations: Images of the World in Ciceronian Oratory
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Representations: Images of the World in Ciceronian Oratory

By Ann Vasaly

Representations: Images of the World in Ciceronian Oratory, Ann Vasaly. Published by University of California Press Ltd., Berkley, Los Angeles, Oxford, 1993. First Edition. Blue cloth boards, blue spine titles. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 301 pages including bibliography, general index, index of ancient authors, illustrations. In mint, unread condition; unclipped dustjacket has light scuffing otherwise fine. Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieu—social, political, topographical—is crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, ancient oratory becomes performance art. Vasaly investigates the way Cicero represented the contemporary physical world—places, topography, and monuments, both those seen and those merely mentioned—to his listeners and demonstrates how he used these representations to persuade. Her exceptionally well-written study deftly recaptures the immediacy of Cicero's oratory and makes a trenchant contribution to an important new area of inquiry in Classical Studies.

$15.56

Max Weber - A Biography
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Max Weber - A Biography

By Joachim Radkau

Max Weber - A Biography, Joachim Radkau. Published by Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2011. First English Edition translated by Patrick Camiller. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 700 pages including chronology, index and notes. Very light shelf wear to covers and outer edge; otherwise pristine and unread. "Max Weber (1864-1920) is recognized throughout the world as the most important classic thinker in the social sciences - for nearly 80 years, our understanding of the life of Max Weber was dominated by the biography published in 1926 by his widow, Marianne Weber. ...When Joachim Radkau s biography appeared in Germany in 2005 it caused a sensation. Based on an abundance of previously unknown sources and richly embedded in the German history of the time, this is the first fully comprehensive biography of Max Weber ever to appear."Joachim Radkau, is an esteemed Professor of Modern History at the Bielefeld University, Germany.

$15.56

Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in Shakespeare and Marlowe
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Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in Shakespeare and Marlowe

By Lawrence, Sean

Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in Shakespeare and Marlowe, Lawrence, Sean. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies, Duquesne University Press, Pittsburgh, 2012. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 244 pages including index, notes. Brown boards, gilt spine titles. Unclipped dustjacket has very light shelf wear. Volume is in unread condition without marks, tears or folds. Front board has a light binding flaw top edge (see picture). "Forgiving the Gift challenges the tendency to reflexively understand gifts as exchanges, negotiations, and circulations. Lawrence reads plays by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare as informed by an early modern belief in the possibility and even necessity of radical generosity, of gifts that break the cycle of economy and self-interest".

$46.69

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