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Product Description: An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher. Best known for his contributions to political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes set out to develop a coherent philosophical system extending from logic and natural philosophy to civil and religious philosophy...read more
By Nicholas Walker (trans)

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9781438457659 | Italian edition edition (State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $80.00

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9781438457666 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, July 2, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.

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Product Description: In this volume, Dr Bunce (University of Cambridge) introduces Hobbes' ambitious philosophical project to discover the principles that govern the social world. If Hobbes' immodest assessment that he successfully attained this goal may be disputed, Bunce nevertheless captures the extraordinary enduring value of Hobbes' work for the contemporary reader...read more

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9780826429797 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 7, 2009), cover price $140.00

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9781441101167 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 17, 2013), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In this volume, Dr Bunce (University of Cambridge) introduces Hobbes' ambitious philosophical project to discover the principles that govern the social world.

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Product Description: Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter’s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher—and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything...read more

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9780307269805 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 21, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter’s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A.
9781408808092 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, June 20, 2011, cover price $28.25 | also contains The House in France: A Memoir | About this edition: In 2009, six years after her mother's death, Gully Wells returns to La Migoua, the house in Provence which belonged to her mother - the glamorous, funny, unpredictable and furiously rude American journalist, Dee Wells.

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Product Description: Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most popular and productive English novelists of the twentieth century. This Literary Life not only concentrates on her fiction but also places it in the contexts of her personal and professional life and the political and cultural developments which it reflects and addresses...read more

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9781403948502, titled "Iris Murdoch: a Literary Life: A Literary Life" | Palgrave Macmillan, August 15, 2010, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most popular and productive English novelists of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Best known as the author of the classic Darkness at Noon, Koestler was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals, involved in and commenting on almost every political movement of the twentieth century. As young man, he was a committed Zionist and moved to Palestine; he was imprisoned and sentenced to death in Franco's Spain; escaped Occupied France; and was a member of the Communist party for seven years, later becoming one of its fiercest critics with the publication of Darkness at Noon...read more

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9780571138531 | Gardners Books, February 18, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Best known as the author of the classic Darkness at Noon, Koestler was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals, involved in and commenting on almost every political movement of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: C. S. Lewis, theologian and literary scholar, and Owen Barfield, philosopher and London solicitor, were longtime friends. G. B. Tennyson, editor of these papers by Barfield on Lewis, believes this relationship of "two immense intellects" "one of the most absorbing literary friendships of the twentieth century...read more

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9781597311007 | 2 edition (Lightning Source Inc, October 30, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: C.

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A personal account by the prestigious philosophy professor and author of On the Emotions describes his lonely youth in pre-World War II London, during which his impresario father and 'Gaiety Girl' mother interacted with such figures as Diaghilev, Kurt Weill, and Serge Lifar.

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9781593761257 | Counterpoint, October 28, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A personal account by the prestigious philosophy professor and author of On the Emotions describes his lonely youth in pre-World War II London, during which his impresario father and 'Gaiety Girl' mother interacted with such figures as Diaghilev, Kurt Weill, and Serge Lifar.
9781904130130 | Waywiser Pr, March 31, 2005, cover price $26.89 | About this edition: Written over a period of twenty years, philosopher Richard Wollheim’s daring memoir of his childhood comes alive in incandescent prose that recalls the sensibilities of Marcel Proust and W.

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9781904130147 | Waywiser Pr, October 1, 2004, cover price $22.01 | About this edition: Written over a period of twenty years, philosopher Richard Wollheim’s daring memoir of his childhood comes alive in incandescent prose that recalls the sensibilities of Marcel Proust and W.

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Product Description: John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity. This book answers three questions:* How did John Grote develop and contribute to modern Cambridge and British philosophy?* What is the significance of these contributions to modern philosophy in general and British Idealism and language philosophy in particular?* How were his ideas and his idealism incorporated into the modern philosophical tradition?Grote influenced his contemporaries, such as his students Henry Sidgwick and John Venn, in both style and content; he forged a brilliantly original philosophy of knowledge, ethics, politics and language, from a synthesis of the major British and European philosophies of his day; his social and political theory provide the origins of the 'new liberal' ideas later to reach their zenith in the writings of Green, Sidgwick, and Collingwood; he founded the ‘Cambridge style’ associated with Moore, Russell, Broad, McTaggart and Wittgenstein; and he was also a major influence on Oakeshott...read more

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9781845400071 | Imprint Academic, September 1, 2006, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity.

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Written in limpid prose, these autobiographical essays provide an insight into the mind and personality of Roger Scruton. This is a quiet, witty but also serious and moving account of the ways in which life brought him to think what he thinks, and to be what he is. His moving vignettes of his childhood and later influences illuminate this book.

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9780826471314 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, August 30, 2005, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Roger Scruton is Britain's best known intellectual dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identity against an official culture of denigration.

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9780826480330 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 27, 2006, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: Written in limpid prose, these autobiographical essays provide an insight into the mind and personality of Roger Scruton.

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Product Description: This book offers a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, framed against the background of his extraordinary life and character. Woven together with a biographical narrative, the chapters explain the key ideas of Wittgenstein's work, from his first book, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, to his mature masterpiece, the Philosophical Investigations...read more

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9780745626154 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, April 7, 2006), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book offers a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, framed against the background of his extraordinary life and character.

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9780745626161 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, April 7, 2006), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: This book offers a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, framed against the background of his extraordinary life and character.

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Product Description: This is the first modern biography to place Henry More’s (1614-1687) religious and philosophical preoccupations centre-stage, and to provide a coherent interpretation of his work from a consideration of his own writings, their contexts and aims...read more

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9781402015021 | Kluwer Academic Pub, December 1, 2003, cover price $269.00 | About this edition: This is the first modern biography to place Henry More’s (1614-1687) religious and philosophical preoccupations centre-stage, and to provide a coherent interpretation of his work from a consideration of his own writings, their contexts and aims.

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Drawing on hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, an authorized biography of the critically acclaimed philosopher and novelist traces her personal life and literary and philosophical career, from her student days at Oxford, through her marriage to John Bayley, to Murdoch's remarkable influence on literary England, from 1940 to the present day.

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9780393324013 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Traces the life and career of the philosopher and novelist, from her student days at Oxford, through her marriage to John Bayley, to Murdoch's influence on literary England, from 1940 to the present day.

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The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease

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9780312253820 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, November 1, 1999), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease
9780783885643 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, May 1, 1999), cover price $29.95
9780756756413 | Diane Pub Co, April 1, 1999, cover price $23.00
9780312198640 | St Martins Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: A moving memoir by the husband of the great contemporary writer Dame Iris Murdoch captures the ineffable mystery and fascination that she has exerted on both him and her readers and chronicles her recent sad struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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9780312421113 | St Martins Pr Special, November 1, 2001, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease

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9780736644723 | Unabridged edition (Books on Tape, July 1, 1999), cover price $29.95

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Drawing on hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, an authorized biography of the critically acclaimed philosopher and novelist traces her personal life and literary and philosophical career, from her student days at Oxford, through her marriage to John Bayley, to Murdoch's remarkable influence on literary England, from 1940 to the present day. (view table of contents)

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9780393048759 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2001, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This biography of the critically acclaimed philosopher and novelist traces her personal life and literary and philosophical career, from her student days at Oxford, through her marriage to John Bayley, to Murdoch's influence on literary England, from 1940 to the present day.

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Product Description: This collection of new essays deals with the relationship between Wittgenstein's life and his philosophy. The first two essays reflect on general problems inherent in philosophical biography itself. The essays that follow draw on recently published letters as well as recently published diaries from the 1930s to explore Wittgenstein's background as an engineer and its relation to the Tractatus, the impact of his schizoid personality on his approach to philosophy, his role as a diarist, letter-writer and polemicist, and finally the complex issue of Wittgenstein as a Jew...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By James Carl Klagge (editor)

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9780521803977 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: This collection of new essays deals with the relationship between Wittgenstein's life and his philosophy.

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9780521008686 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: This collection of new essays deals with the relationship between Wittgenstein's life and his philosophy.

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Product Description: Philosopher and man of science, Whitehead is the man who went farthest on the road we all must travel. Here, recorded as conversations in his own home and clearly modeled on Eckermann s dialogues with Goethe, are some of the landmarks, signposts, milestones and noble scenery of that journey, and they are presented there in a volume The Washington Post called "as readable as it is provocative...read more

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9780837193410 | Reprint edition (Greenwood Pub Group, February 1, 1977), cover price $76.95 | About this edition: Philosopher and man of science, Whitehead is the man who went farthest on the road we all must travel.

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9781567921298 | David R Godine Pub, August 1, 2001, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Philosopher and man of science, Whitehead is the man who went farthest on the road we all must travel.

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Product Description: Mary Warnock reflects on her involvement in the philosophical world of Oxford during its heyday in the fifties and sixties and on her life as a major, yet controversial, player in British politics. When Margaret Thatcher made her Chairman of the highly charged Enquiry into Human Fertilization, Mary entered the public spotlight...read more

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9780715629550 | Duckbacks, May 1, 2001, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Mary Warnock reflects on her involvement in the philosophical world of Oxford during its heyday in the fifties and sixties and on her life as a major, yet controversial, player in British politics.

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The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780754014249 | Large print edition (Chivers, June 1, 2000), cover price $55.01
9780786224739 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 1, 2000), cover price $30.95
9780393048568 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.

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9780393320794 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2000, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.

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Was Sir Francis Bacon a noble scholar or a conniving crook? Jardine and Stewart draw upon previously untapped sources to create a controversial and nuanced portrait of the quintessential "Renaissance man". 18 photos. (view table of contents)

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9780809055395 | Hill & Wang Pub, April 1, 1999, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Was Sir Francis Bacon a noble scholar or a conniving crook?

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9780809055401 | Hill & Wang Pub, October 1, 2000, cover price $17.00

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Product Description: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Scientific Revolution, exerted a powerful influence on the intellectual development of the modern world. He also led a remarkably varied and dramatic life as a philosopher, writer, lawyer, courtier, and statesman...read more

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9780691059280 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1998, cover price $62.50 | About this edition: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Scientific Revolution, exerted a powerful influence on the intellectual development of the modern world.

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9780691009667 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 15, 1999, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Scientific Revolution, exerted a powerful influence on the intellectual development of the modern world.

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A biography of the Soviet-born British philosopher describes how he was shaped by the politics and culture of his time, and his contributions to contemporary liberal philosophy

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9780805055207 | Metropolitan Books, December 1, 1998, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A biography of the Soviet-born British philosopher describes how he was shaped by politics and culture of his time, and his contributions to contemporary liberal philosophy

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9780805063004 | Owl Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A biography of the Soviet-born British philosopher describes how he was shaped by the politics and culture of his time, and his contributions to contemporary liberal philosophy

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In a brilliant but accessible memoir written for a popular audience, a renowned English philosopher and scholar recounts his discovery of philosophy and illuminates its relevance to life, encompassing all of the great philosophers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. PW.

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9780375750366 | Modern Library, June 1, 1999, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The author shares his personal discovery of philosophical questions and the great philosophers, while introducing the reader to the ideas of Russell, Kant, Nietzsche, and Popper

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In a brilliant but accessible memoir written for a popular audience, a renowned English philosopher and scholar recounts his discovery of philosophy and illuminates its relevance to life, encompassing all of the great philosophers. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375500282 | Random House Inc, February 1, 1998, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Looks at the author's discovery of philosophical questions and the great philosophers, showing how they influenced his life experiences

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Product Description: Beyond his own country Francis Bacon is remembered as a great man, founder of modern science and philosophy, a just judge and a teacher of kings. In England and America, however, he is more commonly seen as a cruel, corrupt and power-hungry politician...read more

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9780300064414 | Yale Univ Pr, May 29, 1996, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Beyond his own country Francis Bacon is remembered as a great man, founder of modern science and philosophy, a just judge and a teacher of kings.

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Product Description: William Godwin-husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley, friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and mentor of Wordsworth, Southey, and Shelley-has been recently recognized as an original moral and revolutionary thinker and a novelist of great skill, a man whose influence was far wider than is usually assumed...read more

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9780300031751 | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 1984, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: William Godwin-husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley, friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and mentor of Wordsworth, Southey, and Shelley-has been recently recognized as an original moral and revolutionary thinker and a novelist of great skill, a man whose influence was far wider than is usually assumed.

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9780300105445 | Yale Univ Pr, July 11, 1984, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: William Godwin-husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley, friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and mentor of Wordsworth, Southey, and Shelley-has been recently recognized as an original moral and revolutionary thinker and a novelist of great skill, a man whose influence was far wider than is usually assumed.

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