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Simone Weil, the French philosopher, political activist, and religious mystic, was little known when she died young in 1943. Four years later the philosopher-farmer Gustave Thibon compiled La pesanteur et la grâce from the notebooks she left in his keeping.…

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How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already…

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This volume is a comprehensive survey of contemporary thought on a wide range of issues and provides students with the basic background to current debates in metaphysics.

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…

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A superb classroom edition with a detailed introduction and extensive notes by Anthony Flew, author of Hume’s Philosophy of Belief. This also includes Hume’s autobiography, My Own Life; Hume’s An abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature; the key passage Why a Cause…

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This book, by one of Italy's most important and original contemporary philosophers, represents a broad, general, and ambitious undertaking—nothing less than an attempt to rethink the nature of poetic language and to rearticulate relationships among…

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil,…

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…
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"Art history and art theory are inseparable. A history of art can be achieved only through the simultaneous construction of a theory of art." These words of the eminent scholar and critic Louis Marin suggest why he considered the paintings and the writings of…

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…

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This book explores the character of modernity through a consideration of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche. It argues that Bacon and Descartes, in their positive claims for science, played the fundamental role in the development of the modern world view; that they…