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An accessible interpretation of the subject of philosophy from a world-renowned philosopher and author offers readers a fundamental introduction to the history of ideas and human thought from around the world

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9780789435118 | Dk Pub, October 1, 1998, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An accessible interpretation of the subject of philosophy from a world-renowned philosopher and author offers readers a fundamental introduction to the history of ideas and human thought from around the world

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9781465445643 | Rev upd edition (Dk Pub, May 17, 2016), cover price $24.95
9781405353335 | Gardners Books, April 1, 2010, cover price $26.65 | About this edition: This title explores 2,500 years of Western philosophy.
9780751333329 | New edition (Gardners Books, July 5, 2001), cover price $28.60 | About this edition: Broadcaster, writer and critic Professor Magee traces 2,500 years of western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers.
9780789479945 | Reissue edition (Dk Pub, July 1, 2001), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An accessible interpretation of the subject of philosophy from a world-renowned philosopher and author offers readers a fundamental introduction to the history of ideas and human thought from around the world.
9789990038880, titled "Story Of Philosophy" | Dk Pub, July 1, 2001, cover price $0.02

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Why do we interpret the past as we do, rather than in some other way or not at all? What is the significance of the fact that we interpret the past? What are historical interpretations? Raymond Martin's approach to these questions transcends both the positivist and humanistic perspectives that have polarized Anglo-American philosophy of history. Martin goes to the source of this polarization by diagnosing a deep-seated flaw in the dominant analytic approach during the period from 1935 to 1975, namely, the emphasis on conceptual analysis rather than the examination of actual historical controversies. As an alternative, Martin proposes an empirical approach that examines what makes one historical interpretation better than its competitors.In addressing how historians should decide which explanations are better, Martin opts for a case-by-case analysis of historiographical practice as opposed to establishing general criteria. His book offers several detailed case studies, involving such topics as the collapse of Lowland Maya civilization in the ninth century A.D., the fall of Rome, and the alleged historical priority of St. Mark's gospel over the other synoptic gospels.Originally published in 1989.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691633176 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95
9780691073415 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why do we interpret the past as we do, rather than in some other way or not at all?

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9780691603964 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why do we interpret the past as we do, rather than in some other way or not at all?

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9780199674534 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2014, cover price $29.95

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9780198767039 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 10, 2016, cover price $19.95

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9780567664761 | T&t Clark Ltd, February 25, 2016, cover price $128.00

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9780567664778 | T&t Clark Ltd, February 25, 2016, cover price $39.95

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9780691155883 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 16, 2014, cover price $39.50

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9780691169200 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, February 16, 2016), cover price $24.95

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A comprehensive collection of historical readings in the philosophy of mathematics and a selection of influential contemporary work, this much-needed introduction reveals the rich history of the subject.An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader brings together an impressive collection of primary sources from ancient and modern philosophy. Arranged chronologically and featuring introductory overviews explaining technical terms, this accessible reader is easy-to-follow and unrivaled in its historical scope. With selections from key thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume and Kant, it connects the major ideas of the ancients with contemporary thinkers. A selection of recent texts from philosophers including Quine, Putnam, Field and Maddy offering insights into the current state of the discipline clearly illustrates the development of the subject.Presenting historical background essential to understanding contemporary trends and a survey of recent work, An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader is required reading for undergraduates and graduate students studying the philosophy of mathematics and an invaluable source book for working researchers.
By Mark Mcevoy (editor)

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9781472525345 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 11, 2016, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive collection of historical readings in the philosophy of mathematics and a selection of influential contemporary work, this much-needed introduction reveals the rich history of the subject.

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9781472525673 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 11, 2016, cover price $39.95

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In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism’s notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History Matters to Philosophy takes a fresh look at this debate. Current discussion usually starts with the question of whether philosophy’s past should matter, but Scharff argues that the very existence of the debate itself demonstrates that it already does matter. After an introductory review of the recent literature, he develops his case in two parts. In Part One, he shows how history actually matters for even Plato’s Socrates, Descartes, and Comte, in spite of their apparent promotion of conspicuously ahistorical Platonic, Cartesian, and Positivistic ideals. In Part Two, Scharff argues that the real issue is not whether history matters; rather it is that we already have a history, a very distinctive and unavoidable inheritance, which paradoxically teaches us that history’s mattering is merely optional. Through interpretations of Dilthey, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, he describes what thinking in a historically determinate way actually involves, and he considers how to avoid the denial of this condition that our own philosophical inheritance still seems to expect of us. In a brief conclusion, Scharff explains how this book should be read as part of his own effort to acknowledge this condition rather than deny it.

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9780415709224, titled "How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism" | Routledge, February 14, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism’s notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history.

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9781138642157 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 7, 2015), cover price $44.95

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9780745644929, titled "What Is Intellectual History?" | Polity Pr, December 21, 2015, cover price $59.95

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9780745644936, titled "What Is Intellectual History?" | Polity Pr, December 21, 2015, cover price $19.95

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By Robert Doran (editor)

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9781441108210 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 6, 2013, cover price $120.00

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9781474248860 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 18, 2015, cover price $37.95
9781472589316 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 13, 2014, cover price $37.95
9781441148223 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, June 30, 2013, cover price $34.95

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What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today. Using a chronological approach, Burton Porter shows how various philosophers address life's big questions. By putting each philosopher and their ideas into historical context, he helps us understand how certain ideas developed based on the thinking of the time, and how those ideas have influenced our modern perceptions. Using familiar language and interesting anecdotes, Porter provides us with an extremely readable and lively history that takes themes that characterize each age to reflect on the greater human experience. The book includes the philosophies and lives of the ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and continues through time into the Middle Ages with St. Thomas Aquinas, to the Renaissance, and beyond. Porter explores the metaphysics of Descartes and Hobbs; the epistemology of Hume and Berkeley, and the ethics of Kant and Mill among others. Finally he concludes with contemporary issues, including racism, abortion, and modern feminism. Porter is able to explain these complex ideas in a clear, simple, and straightforward way. What the Tortoise Taught Us is a balanced and approachable look at life's basic questions through the eyes of the philosophers that have helped shape modern thought.

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9781442205512 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 31, 2010, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today.

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9781442205529 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 11, 2015), cover price $24.00

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Product Description: How do we understand the notions of the beautiful, the true, and the good, and how do they help us to know, to understand? Philosopher Robert E. Wood considers appeal respectively to the heart, to the intellect, and to the will. In our minds, their interplay beckons each of us to assimilate one’s past, and look forward towards further endeavors...read more

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9780813227474, titled "The Beautiful, the True & the Good: Studies in the History of Thought" | Catholic Univ of Amer Pr, June 5, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: How do we understand the notions of the beautiful, the true, and the good, and how do they help us to know, to understand?

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Product Description: The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace...read more
By Jeremy A. Greene (editor)

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9781118488836 | 1 edition (Blackwell Pub, May 18, 2015), cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace.

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9781118490150 | 1 edition (Blackwell Pub, May 11, 2015), cover price $59.95
9780415138406, titled "Evolutionary Psychiatry: A New Beginning" | Routledge, December 1, 1996, cover price $31.95 | also contains Evolutionary Psychiatry: A New Beginning
9780415138833, titled "History: What and Why? : Ancient, Modern, and Postmodern Perspectives" | Routledge, October 1, 1996, cover price $26.95 | also contains History: What and Why? : Ancient, Modern, and Postmodern Perspectives

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By Sayana Cairo (trans), Jelic, Sameen Laudann (trans), Ines Schramm (photographer) and Jean Willi

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9780415035989, titled "Ibn Khaldun." | Reprint edition (Routledge, July 1, 1990), cover price $15.95 | also contains Ibn Khaldun.

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In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Pessin leads us on an entertaining tour of philosophy, explaining the pivotal moments when the greatest minds solved some of the knottiest conundrums—by asserting some very strange things. But the great philosophers don’t merely make unusual claims, they offer powerful arguments for those claims that you can’t easily dismiss. And these arguments suggest that the world is much stranger than you could have imagined:You neither will, nor won't, do certain things in the future, like wear your blue shirt tomorrow. But your blue shirt isn't really blue, because colors don’t exist in physical objects; they’re only in your mind. Time is an illusion.Your thoughts are not inside your head.Everything you believe about morality is false.Animals don’t have minds. There is no physical world at all.In eighteen lively, intelligent chapters, spanning the ancient Greeks and contemporary thinkers, Pessin examines the most unusual ideas, how they have influenced the course of Western thought, and why, despite being so odd, they just might be correct. Here is popular philosophy at its finest, sure to entertain as it enlightens.

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9781442216082 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 19, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Pessin leads us on an entertaining tour of philosophy, explaining the pivotal moments when the greatest minds solved some of the knottiest conundrums—by asserting some very strange things.

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9781442216099 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 3, 2015), cover price $22.00

Product Description: Part of a two-volume study of the Enlightenment, this volume develops a social history of the period, the "Philosophes" and their background. The author provides insights into the Enlightenment's critical methods and its humane and libertarian visions. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780393008753, titled "Enlightenment: An Interpretation-The Science of Freedom" | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 1977, cover price $16.95 | also contains Enlightenment: An Interpretation-The Science of Freedom | About this edition: Part of a two-volume study of the Enlightenment, this volume develops a social history of the period, the "Philosophes" and their background.

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Product Description: Philosophy raises some fascinating and mind-boggling questions, thorny existential puzzles that have perplexed and troubled humanity for millennia. This concise book approaches fifty of the most perplexing problems of all time and shows how they have been addressed, if not solved, by some of the greatest minds in history...read more

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9780394545356, titled "Summer" | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 1986, cover price $15.95 | also contains Summer | About this edition: Jan, daughter of a famous sculptor, narrates the story of her family's summer on Sanders Island and their struggles to accept that their mother is dying of cancer and to summon the strength to let go of her

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9781477781487 | Rosen Young Adult, January 1, 2015, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Philosophy raises some fascinating and mind-boggling questions, thorny existential puzzles that have perplexed and troubled humanity for millennia.

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Product Description: This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history profession and in establishing Women's History as a mainstream field...read more

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9780807832936 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, March 15, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present.

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9781469622019 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, December 1, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present.
9780373764556, titled "Falling for the Enemy" | Harlequin Books, August 1, 2002, cover price $4.25 | also contains Falling for the Enemy | About this edition: Paige Bradford intended to expose Bryce Lexington for the ruthless shark he was.

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Product Description: Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible analyzes the ideas that are central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard in order to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. Brayton Polka argues that Schopenhauer has an altogether false conception of the fundamental ideas of the Bible—creation, the Fall of Adam and Eve, and covenantal love—and of Christianity, which leaves his philosophy irredeemably contradictory, as he himself acknowledges...read more

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9780739193174 | Lexington Books, October 15, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible analyzes the ideas that are central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard in order to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically.

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