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Education, Nihilism and Survival
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Education, Nihilism and Survival

By Holbrook, David

London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1977. A near Fine unmarked copy. 170 pages. This work rejects the view that only things which can be verified empirically or arrived at rationally, are true. The author retorts that the reductive view of human nature is false and that what happens to man's consciousness and the need to find meaning is the most important thing in life. 1. First. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.39

Individualism  -  Personal Achievement and the Open Society
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Individualism - Personal Achievement and the Open Society

By Miller, David L.

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1967. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a name written on top edge) with VG dustjacket which has a little edge wear. 213 pages. In this age of the 'organization' man, thoughtful people may become discouraged as to the opportunity for individualism in our society. Professor Miller's study indicates cause for intelligent, logically based hope that the individualist has a bright future in democratic societies. Miller repudiates the mechanistic account of the human personality. He denies that the individual has no control over the forces operating on him and no power to direct his own destiny, and he explains that the uncritical acceptance of scientific methodology by social scientists has resulted in a one-sided view of the individual in society. 174. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.63

Simone De Beauvoir
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Simone De Beauvoir

By Bieber, Konrad

Boston: Twayne, 1979. A Fine unmarked copy. 198 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Simone de Beauvoir has sometimes been described as a mere appendage to Jean-Paul Sartre, and though Sartre's share in her life is essential, and his influence on some of her ideas is undeniable, and de Beauvoir would be the last to deny it, she is an entirely independent thinker and an original writer. Professor Bieber's book is a careful evaluation of what makes this writer distinct from others. B2E. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.18

Simone Weil  -  Utopian Pessimist
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Simone Weil - Utopian Pessimist

By McLellan, David

London: Macmillan, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy. xvii + 316 pages. 23 plates. 2 maps. From her birth in Paris in 1909, to her lonely death in a sanatorium in Ashford, Kent in 1943, Simone Weil lived only 34 years. She had published only a few articles and was known only to a small circle of friends. Yet some consider her the greatest spiritual thinker that the West has produced in the 20th century. **** NOT EX LIB **** 24. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.79

Sartre  -  The Necessity of Freedom
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Sartre - The Necessity of Freedom

By Howells, Christina

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy. xvii + 286 pages. Comprises List of Abbreviations; Chronological Biography; The Early Philosophy - The Necessity of Freedom; Notes for an Ethics; The Novels; Drama - Theory and Practice; The Later Philosophy - Marxism and the Truth and the Truth of History; Literary Theory; Psychoanalysis - Existential and Freudian; Biography and Autobiography - The Discontinuous Self; A Contemporary Perspective - Qui Perd Gagne. **** NOT EX LIBRARY **** 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.42

Simone De Beauvoir
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Simone De Beauvoir

By Francis, Claude and Gontier, Fernande

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small light mark to top edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xv + 412 Pages. 18 illustrations. Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, called Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), dominated not only the French intelligentsia, but feminist thinking throughout the world for over fifty years. The paradox this presents in the context of her tireless devotion to Jean-Paul Sartre is only one of many confronted here in her first full-scale biography. The range of her work as a writer is enormous, but she may, however, be best known for her relaionship with Sartre. Despite the intensity of their shared passion - physical, political and intellectual - 'the beaver' and the great existentialist never committed themselves to marriage. She was with him when he died, but her importance to him was far more than that of a muse and a support. Indeed de Beauvoir conducted a long and mutually inspirational affair with the American writer and Nobel Prizewinner, Nelson Algren (in accordance with what Sartre descibed as 'contingent relationships). An unpublished correspondence of 1,682 letters betwee those two has been released to the authors of this book. They reveal as much about de Beauvoir and her friends - Camus, Picasso, Genet and Giacometti, as well as Sartre - as they do of a profoundly sensual relationship. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.872 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** B2E. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.18

Critical Essays on Jean-Paul Sartre
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Critical Essays on Jean-Paul Sartre

By Wilcocks, Robert

Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy. 325 pages. Comprises: Introduction by Robert Wilcocks; 'On the Other Side of Despair' - The Politics of a Philosopher - Sartre Remembered by Lionel Abel; On Maoism - An Interview with Jean-Paul Sartre by Michel-Antoine Burnier; L'Imagination au Pouvoir - The Evolution of Sartre's Political and Social Thought by Thomas R. Flynn; This Place of Violence, Obscurity and Witchcraft by Robert Denoon Cumming; Sartre's L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme by Terry Keefe. The Selves in the Texts - Sartre and Literary Criticism - Three Methods in Sartre's Literary Criticism by Fredric Jameson; L'Idiot de la Famille - The Ultimate Sartre? by Ronald Aronson; Sartre's Concept of the Self by Hazel E. Barnes. The Texts in the Self - Sartre and His Fiction - The Prolapsed World of Jean-Paul Sartre by W.M. Frohock; Sartre's Nausea - A Modern Classic Revisited by John Fletcher; The Ending of Sartre's La Nausée by Terry Keefe; 'The Nine of Hearts' - Fragment of a Psycho-reading of La Nausée by Serge Doubrovsky; 'Looking for Annie - Sartre's La Nausée and the Inter-War Years by Nicholas Hewitt; Erostrate - Sartre's Paranoid by Gary Woodle; Paris as Subjectivity in Sartre's Road to Freedom by Prescott S. Nichols; Politics and the Private Self in Sartre's Les Chemins de la Liberté by S. Beynon John; Sartre Resartus - A Reading of Les Mots by Jane P. Tompkins. 'The Plays the Thing - Three Essays on Sartre's Theater - Sartre's Kean - The Drama of Consciousness by C.R. Bukala; Sartre's Kean and Self-Portrait by Catherine Savage Brosman; Les Séquestrés d'Altona - Sartre's Black Tragedy by Jeremy N.J. Palmer. 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.42

Sartre as Biographer
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Sartre as Biographer

By Collins, Douglas

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1980. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has light marks to front. 220 pages. Since 1945 Sartre has devoted more pages to biography than to any other genre or subject. In this perceptive book, Douglas Collins analyzes Sartre's biographical enterprise, its place in his thought and development, and shows us much about Sartre and about biography in the 20th century.He examines Sartre's sources and locates his biographies in the history of ideas, discusses the role of the biographies in Sartre's theories of alienation and the imagination, paying particular attention to the relation between ethics and epistemology in his thought. **** NOT EX LIB **** 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.79

Sartre's Existential Biographies
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Sartre's Existential Biographies

By Scriven, Michael

London: Macmillan, 1984. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. x + 152 pages. Between 1946 and 1981 approximately 4,000 pages of Sartre's biographical discourse have been published - almost 2 million words. The average reader rarely associates Sartre's name with biography, but Sartre spent thirty years of his life engaged in oneway or another in writing the biographies of several poets, novelists and dramatists, and one painter. Towards the end of his life Sartre declared that of all the books that he had written those which came closest to his literary ideal were his biographies of Genet and Flaubert. Manifestly, Sartre's existential biographies are a network of contradictions which epitomise the contradictory nature of literature in the society in which we live. This book is an attempt to explain some of these contradictions. **** NOT EX LIBRARY *** 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.18

The Work of Sartre  -  Volume One  -  Search for Freedom
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The Work of Sartre - Volume One - Search for Freedom

By Meszaros, Istvan

Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1979. SIGNED AND DEDICATED TO PROFESSOR ..... BY AUTHOR on half title page. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. 279 pages. Professor Mészáros's book offers a comprehensive view of Sartre's achievements and the debates surrounding them. It is the first part of a two volume work. To understand the complex meanings of Sartre's writing, an overall view of his varied and controversial lifework is necessary. From a genearl Outline of Sartre's Development, Mészáros traces the inner unity underlying the formal variations in Sartre's work. After outlining his lifework as a whole, this new study examines the major individual works - from the early essays on philosophical psychology, plays and political writings, to the greatly misunderstood Critique of Dialectical Reason and Sartre's monumental reconstruction of Flaubert's development. Professor Mészáros also offers a new interpretation of the philosophical classic Being and Nothingness, and in his conclusion, assesses the significance of Sartre's lifework. 24. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.42

Father of Racist Ideology  -  The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau
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Father of Racist Ideology - The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau

By Biddiss, Michael D.

New York: Weybright and Talley, 1970. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from very small ticks against some of the reference list at rear) with VG+ dustjacket which has a very small closed tear to front and is not price clipped. x + 314 pages. Portrait frontispiece. First US edition. The first general study in English of the French aristocrat Count Gobineau - Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882)., the 'father of racism' and the most distinguished 19th century proponent of that doctrine. His notorious Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races surpasses in scope and sinister grandeur even that other racist classic Mein Kampf. Gobineau, a complex and enigmatic figure who has in the past been subject to extremes of reverence, denunciation and misrepresentation alike, here receives a more balanced assessment. reliant upon unreason. A valuable case study of the type of political philosophy **** NOT EX LIB **** B2C. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.57

Meaning and Myth in the Study of Lives  -  A Sartrean Perspective
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Meaning and Myth in the Study of Lives - A Sartrean Perspective

By Charme, Stuart L.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a bump to spine head) with dustjacket which has a small tear to back.vii + 190 pages. The book explores major theoretical issues in the study of an individual life through its focus on Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre's quest for an 'existential psychoanalysis' led him to develop what he called 'true novels' in the landmark studies of Flaubert and others. In clarifying Sartre's philosophical ideas in relation to the analysis of the self, Charmé examines the attraction/repulsion of Freudian concepts and explores parallels in Erikson's ego psychology. Certain 'mythic' qualities in religious biography and autobiography are seen as central to Sartre, who presents lives - including his own - as normative models. 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.94

Adventures On The Freedom Road  -  The French Intellectuals in the 20th Century
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Adventures On The Freedom Road - The French Intellectuals in the 20th Century

By Levy, Bernard-Henri

London: The Harvill Press, 1995. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small inscription to front endpaper) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xi + 433 pages. Translated from the French by Richard Veasey. The French philosopher's book is the result of his quest to tell the story, in his own way, of French intellectuals from the time of the Dreyfus Affair. He travelled extensively, met survivors of the period, delved into their books and into their minds, and produces a survey and new perspective of many famous Frenchmen. Include are Claude Simon, Paul Valéry, Maurice Barrès, Jaurès, François Mauriac, Bernard Lazare, Romain Holland, Pierre Naville, Malraux, Sartre, Gide, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Camus, Michel Foucault. 116. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.94

The Concept of Motivation
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The Concept of Motivation

By Peters, R.S.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963. Black title on red boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a touch of light foxing to top edge else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has fading to spine, very little wear and is not price clipped. 166 pages. First published in 1958. The book deals with problems connected with explaining human behaviour, and the author takes to pieces contemporary theories of motivation. Comprises: Types of Explanation in Psychological Theories; Motives and Motivation; Freaud's Theory; Drive Theories; The Regression to Hedonism; Conclusion; Bibliography. **** NOT EX LIB **** 309. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.63

The Art of Happiness at Work
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The Art of Happiness at Work

By Lama, His Holiness the Dalai and Cutler, Howard C.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2003. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition, first printing. 'The Art of Happiness' has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living - illuminating the profound principles and perceptive wisdom of this greatest, most revered spiritual leader. Now for the first time since that revolutionary book, His Holiness has teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to resume the discussion about what makes life meaningful. 302. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.63

Philosophical Incursions Into Literature
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Philosophical Incursions Into Literature

By Laird, John

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1946. Paper title label on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small contemporary label with name and date to front pastedown else clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is also VG+ with age darkening to spine and is not price clipped. Also loosely included is the original receipt of January 16, 1947. The late John Laird, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen, chose for the purpose of this book to read certain renowned works of English Literature with a professional eye upon the philosophy of the authors, as far as that could be deduced from the book in hand. Some of his chosen authors can be said to have invited this approach - Bridges, Shelley, Pope for instance, and possibly Hardy. But others - Dickens, Browning, Sterne, for example - scarcely expected, while they were writing, to be closely questioned in a matter in which they were often so vague. Wordsworth, perhaps, was not unwilling, and Isaac Watts might have had arguments to advance; but how would Shakespeare receive the question? Laird, in his first essay seeks to uncover Shakespeare's attitude to war and government, in another essay he analyses Robinson Crusoe's primitive philosophy, whilst with Sterne his search for a philosophy goes almost unrewarded. 170. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.63

Loving on Principle
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Loving on Principle

By Dicken, E.W. Trueman

London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1969. A Very Good clean, tight and unmarked copy. 168 pages. The moral standards which most recognise in everyday lives are not those of the traditional Christian moralist ; they are not only less exacting, but they are a good deal vaguer, and often rest on a single axiom such as 'the greatest good of the greatest number' or 'love is all that matters'. Dr. Trueman Dicken's examines the issues with real life examples. **** NOT EX LIB **** R16. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.70

Language and Christian Belief
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Language and Christian Belief

By Wilson, John

London: Macmillan, 1958. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which has age darkening to spine. Christian belief and modern British philosophy have long existed in almost complete isolation from each other; the limited contact made between the two has been on the academic highly specialised level, and has so far been disappointingly indecisive. In this book the author seeks to bridge the gulf between faith and reason, and brings modern analytical philosophy to bear on those problems of logic which are central to religion. **** NOT EX LIB **** R12. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.55

Language, Logic and God
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Language, Logic and God

By Ferre, Frederick

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode and the Book Society, 1962. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. The book provides a clear and full introduction to some of the most important philosophical developments of the last quarter century, and presents a substantial defence of religious thought against positivist crtics. The rise of logical positivist philosophy and its later developments in linguistic analysis produced a radical criticism of theology. Dr. Ferre begins by giving an account of positivist and linguistic philosophy, its terms, methods, ideas and history, then, within the framework, he considers the position of theology and argues that it has a real claim to objective, not merely poetic truth. R6. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.63

Our Experience of God
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Our Experience of God

By Lewis, H.D.

London: George Allen & Unwin / Religious Book Club, 1959. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy. Uniform with the Muirhead Library of Philosophy series. The author is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion in the University of London, and in this work of 19 chapters covers all aspects of religious belief from a historic and philosophical point of view. **** NOT EX LIB **** R11. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.55

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