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Product Description: "The specter haunting modern philosophy is not the ghost in the machine: it is solipsism."

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9781587315893 | St Augustine Pr Inc, April 30, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: "The specter haunting modern philosophy is not the ghost in the machine: it is solipsism.

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Book Description: The atheists Daniel Dennett in Breaking the Spell and Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion talk down to believers. Sam Harris in The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation insults believers outright. All three assume that believers are not very bright...read more

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9781587316494 | St Augustine Pr Inc, June 14, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The atheists Daniel Dennett in Breaking the Spell and Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion talk down to believers.

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Product Description: In his 54th year, Rene Descartes went to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina. He caught pneumonia there and died on February 11, 1650. It is said that because Descartes refused to dance, Queen Christina charged him with writing the verses for a court ballet, La Naissance de la Paix...read more

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9781587311758 | St Augustine Pr Inc, January 10, 2008, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: In his 54th year, Rene Descartes went to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina.

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Product Description: No biological concept has had greater impact on the way we view ourselves and the world around us than the theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin's masterful contribution was to provide an algorithmic model (a formal step-by-step procedure) of how adaptation may take place in biological systems...read more

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9780262232432 | Mit Pr, February 17, 2006, cover price $11.75 | About this edition: No biological concept has had greater impact on the way we view ourselves and the world around us than the theory of evolution by natural selection.

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A cave cricket, a cave rat, and a bat live contentedly in the dark until suddenly one day an explorer appears, bringing with him a beam of light.

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9780399227387 | Philomel Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A cricket, a bat, and a rat live in a dark cave visited only once by a spelunker with a light.

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9781595720382 | Star Bright Books, October 30, 2005, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A cave cricket, a cave rat, and a bat live contentedly in the dark until suddenly one day an explorer appears, bringing with him a beam of light.

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Product Description: Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary effort to investigate the fundamental properties of living systems through the simulation and synthesis of life-like processes. The young field brings a powerful set of tools to the study of how high-level behavior can arise in systems governed by simple rules of interaction...read more
By Mark Bedau (editor), Phil Husbands (editor), Takashi Ikegami (editor), Jordan Pollack (editor) and Richard A. Watson (editor)

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9780262661836 | Bradford Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary effort to investigate the fundamental properties of living systems through the simulation and synthesis of life-like processes.

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Product Description: Many kinds of Cartesian views are treated by these papers: the views that Descartes held, views from our perspective on those views, views on Descartes held by his early critics and followers, and views that are Cartesian in outlook (not for nothing is Descartes still regarded as the father of modern philosophy...read more
By Thomas M. Lennon (editor) and Richard A. Watson (editor)

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9789004132993 | Brill Academic Pub, October 1, 2003, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Many kinds of Cartesian views are treated by these papers: the views that Descartes held, views from our perspective on those views, views on Descartes held by his early critics and followers, and views that are Cartesian in outlook (not for nothing is Descartes still regarded as the father of modern philosophy.

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Product Description: Richard Watson, scholar and spelunker extraordinaire is back. Having told how to win the fight against fat in The Philosopher's Diet, and having painted the definitive portrait of philosopher René Descartes (Cogito, Ergo Sum), here he confronts his most difficult challenge: how he learned to speak French...read more

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9780826210036 | Univ of Missouri Pr, March 1, 1995, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Richard Watson, an American academic, provides an account of his experiences in France.

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9781567922271 | David R Godine Pub, June 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Richard Watson, scholar and spelunker extraordinaire is back.

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Product Description: Mark Twain's letters for 1874 and 1875 encompass one of his most productive and rewarding periods as author, husband and father, and man of property. He completed the writing of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published the major collection Sketches, New and Old, became a leading contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, and turned The Gilded Age, the novel he had previously coauthored with Charles Dudley Warner, into one of the most popular comedies of the nineteenth-century American stage...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Michael B. Frank (editor), Harriet E. Smith (editor), Mark Twain and Richard A. Watson (creator)

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9780520237728 | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Mark Twain's letters for 1874 and 1875 encompass one of his most productive and rewarding periods as author, husband and father, and man of property.

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Product Description: This is the first biography of Ren Descartes published since 1920 to be based on extensive original archival research. It is also explicitly the life of Descartes, in the flesh and blood, not a compendium of technical analyses of philosophical positions found in 'life and works' biographies so dear to contemporary professional philosophers...read more

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9781567921847 | 1 edition (David R Godine Pub, April 1, 2002), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This is the first biography of Ren Descartes published since 1920 to be based on extensive original archival research.

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9789681821944 | 2 edition (Editorial Limusa S.A. De C.V., January 1, 2002), cover price $50.00

Explains how the attempt to take off twenty pounds--and keep it off--could be a path to individual truth, a way of changing one's self without harming anyone, and a means toward making the world better (view table of contents)

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9780316924658 | Little Brown & Co, May 1, 1985, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Explains how the attempt to take off twenty pounds--and keep it off--could be a path to individual truth, a way of changing one's self without harming anyone, and a means toward making the world better

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9781567920840, titled "The Philosopher's Diet: How to Lose Weight & Change the World" | Revised edition (David R Godine Pub, April 1, 1999), cover price $14.95
9780871130792 | Reprint edition (Atlantic Monthly Pr, May 1, 1986), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Explains how the attempt to take off twenty pounds--and keep it off--could be a path to individual truth, a way of changing one's self without harming anyone, and a means toward making the world better

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Product Description: Combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system. Far more radical in its conclusions than his 1966 study The Downfall of Cartesianism (a slightly revised version of which forms the main body of the current work), Watson argues that Descartes's ontology is incoherent and vacuous, his epistemology deceptive, and his theology unorthodox--indeed, that Descartes knows nothing...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780872204072 | Hackett Pub Co Inc, March 1, 1998, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system.

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9780872204065 | Hackett Pub Co Inc, March 1, 1998, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system.

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Product Description: In this sequel to his classic study The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, Popkin examines the important role played by the revival and reformulation of classical scepticism in eighteenth-century philosophy. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780872202528 | Reprint edition (Hackett Pub Co Inc, November 1, 1993), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In this sequel to his classic study The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, Popkin examines the important role played by the revival and reformulation of classical scepticism in eighteenth-century philosophy.

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9780872202511 | Reprint edition (Hackett Pub Co Inc, October 1, 1997), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In this sequel to his classic study The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, Popkin examines the important role played by the revival and reformulation of classical scepticism in eighteenth-century philosophy.

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Product Description: From junior college to Ivy League university, the level of teaching ranges from "great to awful," according to Richard A. Watson, who explains not only how to survive but how to profit from and enjoy your college experience.To help students make important personal choices—what school? what major? what classes?—Watson explains such broad areas as administrative structure, institutional goals, and faculty aspirations...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780809321117 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $21.50 | About this edition: From junior college to Ivy League university, the level of teaching ranges from "great to awful," according to Richard A.

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Product Description: In Representational Ideas: From Plato to Patricia Churchland Watson argues that all intelligible theories of representation by ideas are based on likeness between representations and objects. He concludes that 17th century materialist criticisms of `having' mental representations in the mind apply to contemporary material representations in the brain, as proposed by neurophilosophers...read more

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9780792334538 | Kluwer Academic Pub, November 1, 1995, cover price $209.00 | About this edition: In Representational Ideas: From Plato to Patricia Churchland Watson argues that all intelligible theories of representation by ideas are based on likeness between representations and objects.

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Product Description: In this engrossing double volume, the work and thought of Nicolas Malebranche is examined through the eyes of Simon Foucher and Dortous de Mairan. Part 1 consists of Richard A. Watson’s translation of the first published critique, by Simon Foucher, of Malebranche’s main philosophical work, Of the Search for the Truth...read more

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9780809319725 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, April 1, 1995, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In this engrossing double volume, the work and thought of Nicolas Malebranche is examined through the eyes of Simon Foucher and Dortous de Mairan.

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Product Description: In this turn-of-the-century novel, Watson introduces Jean Francois Gravelet and Anna Edson Taylor, two adventurers who challenge Niagara Falls. 2 cassettes.

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9781571210036 | Victory Audio Video Services, January 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In this turn-of-the-century novel, Watson introduces Jean Francois Gravelet and Anna Edson Taylor, two adventurers who challenge Niagara Falls.

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Two daredevils, a tightrope walker who walked across Niagra Falls, and a former schoolteacher who went over the falls in a barrel, look back on their lives

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9781566890069 | Coffee House Pr, April 1, 1993, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Two daredevils, a tightrope walker who walked across Niagra Falls, and a former schoolteacher who went over the falls in a barrel, look back on their lives

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Product Description: Book by Pika, Joseph August, Mosley, Zelma, Watson, Richard A.

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9780871876232 | 4 sub edition (Cq Pr, November 1, 1991), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Book by Pika, Joseph August, Mosley, Zelma, Watson, Richard A.

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Product Description: This unorthodox volume of related literary-philosophical essays is sure to ruffle a few feathers by making merry with the styles of philosophy fashionable today, and in each of the last four decades. Beginning with a strictly formalistic treatment of the relationship of perfection of form to truth of content in literature, Watson (author of the widely reviewed work, The Philosopher's Diet) comes full circle to a concluding essay in which the content of life is unraveled as a pig's meaningless "tale...read more

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9780879756017 | Prometheus Books, December 1, 1990, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This unorthodox volume of related literary-philosophical essays is sure to ruffle a few feathers by making merry with the styles of philosophy fashionable today, and in each of the last four decades.

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Product Description: The late Gregor Sebba was fond of describing his monumental Bibliographia Cartesiana: A Critical Guide to the Descartes Literature, 1800–1960 as a by-product of his research begun in 1949 for an article he had in mind titled The Dream of Descartes...read more

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9780809314133 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, August 1, 1987, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The late Gregor Sebba was fond of describing his monumental Bibliographia Cartesiana: A Critical Guide to the Descartes Literature, 1800–1960 as a by-product of his research begun in 1949 for an article he had in mind titled The Dream of Descartes.

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